February 2016

Sugar Snap Peas - A Quick & Easy Side Dish

February 29, 2016 - 13:13
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Sugar Snap Peas

4 ingredients and 15 minutes from start to finish is all you need for this tasty sugar snap peas side dish. Modeled off Ina Garten's mildly more involved dish (she uses 5 ingredients) we cut down the ingredients slightly but still get to a similarly tasty place.

What You'll Need:
Other than the peas you should have all of these kitchen basics on hand
1.) Sugar snap peas - as many of them as you want, (figure a pound serves 6-8 people as a small side dish).
2.) Decent quality Olive Oil
3.) Kosher Salt
4.) Fresh ground pepper

10 Step Home Dishwasher Tune Up

February 25, 2016 - 16:20
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Dish Washer Tune Up

The dishwasher - the workhorses of our kitchens, more than any other appliances they are relied on to save us time and in my case keep me sane (I hate doing dishes by hand). To many of us though they are an afterthought - something we always expect to work perfectly time and time again. Unfortunately that constant use over time leads to wear and tear, build-ups, and in turn degraded performance. Dishes that once came out consistently clean, glasses sparkling, flatware spotless; over time give way to films, water spots, and clouding.

In Praise of a Simple Natural Cleaner: White Vinegar

February 24, 2016 - 00:00
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White Vinegar

Few products around the house are as green and versatile as vinegar. In its most innocuous form (distilled white vinegar), it can be used to remove hard water spots, decalcify a kettle, clean the floor, or to make salad dressing! Today we'll look past the obvious cooking applications for vinegar and instead look at some of the lesser known uses.