Category: How To

  • How to Quickly Age a Cutting Board into a Rustic, Vintage Treasure

  • Scan Old Negatives with Your Smartphone

    Lomography, a company started by two Austrian students dedicated to keeping “creative analogue photography available and accessible to everyone” has just released the most amazing new product: a handheld converter that allows you to scan your old negatives directly into your smartphone.

  • How to Cook with “The Pizza Herb”

    Aside from tons of vitamins and nutrients, oregano also has more concentrated antioxidants than blueberries, has antibacterial properties that will help keep your entire system healthy (even protecting you from other germs on other foods), and actually counts as a dietary fiber. Worried about all the crazy infections that are now resistant to antibiotics, like…

  • The Definitive Guide to Buying Olive Oil

  • All About Rosemary: How to Plant it, Pick it & Cook with it

    The evergreen needle does more than just smell amazing and make food delicious. It has numerous anti-inflammatory properties that also help the immune system, improve blood flow, and aid in digestion. Researchers believe rosemary also helps improve concentration, and could help asthma sufferers.

  • Using a Pastry Blender

    Am I the only one who had no idea how to use a pastry blender when she first started baking? The number of ways I tried and failed and ended up with flour all over my counter and myself… I rocked it back-and-forth like a little see-saw (in my defense, it is shaped that way!),…

  • How to Measure Dry Pasta

    If you’re measuring out dried pasta into the pot and don’t know how much you need, consider the average girl eats about one cup of cooked pasta. You’ll need half that much of the dried pasta, so pour in a half cup. Measure out half of that for kids, and double for big boys. You…

  • Make Your Own Food Backdrop Boards

    Even if your home is filled with gorgeous antique tables, at some point you’re going to want to shoot your food on a surface you don’t have. And if you live in a state where you have to chase the sun for natural light, a portable food backdrop board is essential. While I am a…

  • Fear of Frying

    “Fried food” just sounds unhealthy, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re using a heart-healthy oil like olive oil, and cooking at a high enough temperature, there’s no reason to be afraid of getting out your skillet.

  • What Exactly Is a “Canola”? (Hint: It’s not a vegetable…)

    Canola oil is often advertised as being as good as, or even healthier than, olive oil, but I’m not buying it (seriously, I’m not buying it). Olive oil is cleanly pressed. Canola oil, like all the other “vegetable” oils, is extremely chemically processed. But my biggest question is: what’s a canola? I never heard of…