Tips & Techniques

The Easiest Herb You Can Grow Indoors — Simple Gardens

Mint is one of those plants that you really cannot mess up. Promise. It can handle the abuse of lack of watering or poor sunlight. The only real risk is that the plant chokes itself (silly, plant!) but that can be avoided easily.

Here's everything you need to know about growing mint in your kitchen.


What You Should Know Before Attending Your First Iftar — An American Ramadan

The Iftar, or the breaking of the fast, is one of the most significant points in the day during Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Observing Muslims will abstain from all food and water — yes, even water — from the crack of dawn all the way until sunset, every day of this month. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar one, each year Ramadan falls at a slightly different time. When Ramadan falls in the winter, the fast will be shorter; in the summer it can be quite long and intense.


Add a Little of This to Make Softer, More Scoopable Ice Cream — Tips from The Kitchn

When I started making ice cream from scratch, I dove in deep, churning out a mix of flavors weekly. I read through The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz cover to cover, and practically kept it by my nightstand during that first summer. While he taught me all about the best mix-ins and flavoring agents, the biggest tip I took away was how to ensure that my ice cream was as soft and scoopable as those from the best mom-and-pop shops. If you've made ice cream yourself, you may have noticed that this is often an issue with the homemade stuff. While the flavor can be spot on, it can be hard to get those perfect scoops for your cone or cup. Luckily, this is an easy fix if you have a little something on hand to add to the ice cream base — and that something is alcohol.


The Most Ingenious Ways to Organize Your Refrigerator — Fridge Fix-Up

If you're anything like me, your fridge is almost always in a constant state of disarray. Try as I may, I can't seem to find an organizational strategy that will stick. Leftovers kept to one shelf? Tried that. Condiments on the door? Tried that. Lucky for me (and probably you) the internet is an untapped well of ideas from other people who happen to be much better at organizing.

Here are some of the most ingenious storage solutions you should steal.


5 Things to Know Before You Buy a Charcoal Grill — The Grill Guide

Here's the thing about a charcoal grill: It inspires profound loyalty. Chances are that if you are #teamcharcoal, you're #teamcharcoal all the way. Maybe it's the fact that it requires a certain amount of patience and strategy to get that Goldilocks char and tenderness, or perhaps it's that it feels like a true hobby you can spend a Saturday afternoon practicing and perfecting.

If you're ready to join the legions of devoted charcoal fans, whatever your reason, there are a few things you should know before you buy.


The Easiest Vegetable You Can Grow Indoors — Simple Gardens

What if I told you that you could grow your own salad (or, at the very least, a leafy base of arugula) inside the comforts of your kitchen? It's true, you can! Usually when it comes to indoor gardening, people tend to think of herbs or, well, just succulents. But it's actually super easy to grow arugula on your windowsill.

Here's what you need to know.


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