The Best Way to Sanitize Your Kitchen Sponge Is Not What You Think — Food News

Kitchen sponges are notorious for being bacteria-ridden. By some estimates, they are dirtier than toilet seats. Strains of germs range from campylobacter, salmonella, and staphylococcus to E. coli and listeria.

Yuck.

"That thing is very dirty," Philip Tierno, a microbiologist and pathologist at the New York University School of Medicine, tells Tech Insider. "Mainly because you're cleaning up vegetables, carcasses of meat, and all sorts of food stuff that can potentially contain pathogenic [disease-causing] bacteria that will grow in numbers over time."

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The Top College Dining Halls Have One Thing in Common — College Eats

Princeton Review has been ranking colleges for more than two decades for everything from dorms to dining. In the 2017 list for best campus dining food — which surveyed 137,000 students at 382 top schools — University of Massachusetts-Amherst was the number-one school, followed by Bowdoin College, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Olaf College, and James Madison University.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Ingrid from Los Angeles, California — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Ingrid Beer
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 42
Occupation: Recipe developer, blogger (The Cozy Apron), personal chef
Number of people in household: 2 during the week (hubby and myself); 3 on the weekends (when our son comes home to visit).

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15 Ways to Eat Tomatoes for Breakfast — Recipes from The Kitchn

I firmly believe that summer isn't summer unless you've consumed your weight's worth of tomatoes by the time the season is over. I tend to overload my farmers market tote with as many I can possibly fit into it, then dig into them ravenously each week. This is my routine until the last tomatoes linger at stalls in early fall. It's so hard to get tired of them when they taste this good.

Daily caprese salads for lunch and fresh tomato-sauced pastas for dinner are a must to help you eat as many tomatoes as you can, but I also strongly believe that you shouldn't hesitate to bring them to the breakfast plate as well. A three-times-a-day tomato habit is something to be celebrated this time of the year! Here are 15 delicious ways to get your morning fill of juicy, sweet tomatoes.

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7 Types of Tomatoes You’ll Find at the Market (and What They Taste Like) — Tips from The Kitchn

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When tomatoes are at their peak, it's hard not to ogle them and only them at the farmers market. The array of shapes, sizes, and colors can honestly take your breath away and leave you loading up your tote until you can hardly carry it home. While countless varieties exist, there are a handful that you'll most likely come across regardless of the market you frequent.

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Here’s Why You Should Stop Microwaving Your Sponges, Immediately — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → Stop Microwaving Your Sponges, Immediately

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