Monthly Archives: May 2016

5 Ways to Steam Vegetables Without a Basket — Tips from The Kitchn

By Kelli Foster

When it comes to cooking, there’s rarely just a single way to do something. In the case of steaming veggies, a steamer basket is certainly handy, but you don’t necessarily need one. Some of these tools and methods are a little … let’s say, creative, but they’ll get you to where you want to go. Now repeat after me: No steamer basket, no problem!

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10 Beautiful Ice Cream Cones That Are Made for Instagram — The Summer Scoop

By Ariel Knutson

It could be argued that the Cronut from Dominique Ansel Bakery was the first Instagram-forward food. It’s been three years since its inception, and the amount of meals — especially desserts — that have been created in the name of social media has grown. And now that it’s finally hot out, you’ll be seeing these ice cream creations all over your Instagram feed.

From unusual bubble cones, to ice cream that’s truly jet-black, here are the 10 summer cones that are ready for their close-up.

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Recipe: Avocado Pickles — Recipes from The Kitchn

By Kelli Foster

Firm, underripe avocados used to be something I avoided at all costs. I was in it for the instant gratification of a soft, creamy avocado that could be instantly split open and spread on toast. That all changed the day I discovered avocado pickles. While I once scoffed at a bin filled to the brim with hard avocados, these are the very ones I now happily load in my basket to bring home because there’s something just as delectable to do with them.

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If You See Any of These 12 Things at the Farmers Market, Buy Them Now — Shopping Tips from The Kitchn

By Carrie Havranek

As exciting as it may be to see table after table heaped with colorful fresh, local food during the growing season, it can also be overwhelming. And it’s nearly impossible to eat all the seasonal produce you encounter, unless you’ve got a clan whose hunger and numbers are sizable (and tons of time on your hands). You gotta have a strategy and pick out the things that really count.

So, here’s our take on the exclusive, seasonal, gotta-have-them items you absolutely should buy at the market when you see them.

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The Easiest Way to Make Veggie Roses — One Good Thing

By Kristin Appenbrink

No, it’s not a crab apple corer (although we suppose you could use it for that) — it’s a radish rose maker from the kitchen tool company J.B. Prince. It’s been around for a long time, but you’ll probably only find it in restaurant kitchens — until now, that is.

With the rose trend in full swing (apples, avocados, what’s next?), we think it’s time for the radish rose maker to go mainstream. While it does have a more limited skill set than, say, a good paring knife, if you’re a frequent entertainer who likes to surprise and delight your guests, this might just be your next impulse purchase.

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20 No-Heat Summer Potluck Dishes for Everyone — Recipes from The Kitchn

By Kelli Foster

Recipe: Crunchy Cabbage & Ramen Noodle Salad

Who’s ready to keep the oven and stove off in this too-warm spring? It’s Memorial Day and summer is here. Well, you’re in luck — these 20 recipes don’t require one bit of cooking.

In addition to keeping the kitchen just a little bit cooler, no-cook dishes always have a way of offering something for everyone — from vegetarians and vegans to people avoiding gluten, dairy, and nuts. Keep it easy and relaxed with modern broccoli slaw, or a cabbage and ramen salad, and stay cool with strawberry icebox cake and no-cook, no-churn two-ingredient ice cream.

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