My Uncool Kitchen Tool: My Kitchen Stool

My Uncool Kitchen Tool: My Kitchen Stool

I am short.  Never made it to 5’4" — thus my dreams of becoming a long-legged, ballet dancer at Julliard turned into an application for culinary school.  Nevertheless, there is still lots of dancing and constant choreography my kitchen. I can create a sauce with poise and handle a knife with equal aplomb but there is nothing graceful about the kitchen tool I use almost as often as my knife  — my kitchen stool. 


2010 DiamAndes de Uco Malbec — Wine of the Week

2-27-wine.jpgWine of the Week: 2010 DiamAndes de Uco Malbec
Region & Country: Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
Price: $25

As regular readers know, I have long been a fan of Malbec wines, deliciously juicy and packed with flavor... More

Help! What Are Your Best Tips for Deep-Frying at Home? — Good Questions

Q: I have a silly fear of frying foods. I would love some occasional fried foods in my life, but the thought of heating up oil to an exact temperature on my glass top stove scares me. How exact does the temperature need to be for frying? Will I burn everything if I go too high? Will my food just sit and soak in the oil if too low? 


10 Easy Supper Side Dishes That Sing — Kitchn Recipe Roundup

Ever find yourself with your main dish planned out for tonight's dinner but in need of a little something extra on the side? If so, pick one of these 10 easy side dish recipes, from roasted winter vegetables to grilled cabbage wedges with spicy lime dressing; from brown rice salad with apples and walnuts to Greek-style braised green beans. Simple, satisfying, and just enough to round out the meal. More

Mark’s Methods for Confidently Choosing Paint Colors

022613_xpost1615.jpgMark's home is fantastic with his (very) successful use of color. He very generously offered to take a trip to the paint store to share his knowledge and give some tips on how to choose colors that are right for you.

How to Choose Paint Colors
  Apartment Therapy

4 Reasons to Keep Nori in the Pantry — Ingredient Spotlight

4 Reasons You Should Keep Nori in the Pantry

You probably know nori best as the paper-like dark green wrapping that keeps pieces of sushi neatly -- and deliciously! -- contained. Crisp sheets of this mild grassy-tasting seaweed last forever in the pantry and can come in handy when you just need "a little something extra" to perk up a weeknight meal. 


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