The trick is to recalibrate your expectations in a marketplace of oversized foods—at restaurants, at bagel stops, at grocery stores, and, of course, at home. This doesn’t mean an everlasting tyranny of measuring cups and kiddie-style portion plates. But a close examination of your habits is the first step to making smaller portions second nature. We’ve put together three stories […]
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How much ice cream you eat may depend on the tool you use to get it from container to bowl or cone. Is a scoop a useful portion-control device? Turns out most scoops are exactly that because the business ends tend to be fairly modest in size. Scoops are designed small partly because a large one would be difficult to […]
Brighten up a gray day (at least that’s how it is here in Alabama) with the first garden update of 2013 from Farmer Mary Beth. -Phillip In our Cooking Light garden this January day, it’s a balmy, drippy 68 degrees. What? Yes. You read that correctly. And just a few days ago it was 28 degrees. Both the plants and […]
Have you reorganized your kitchen drawer yet? In our January/February issue, we broke down the art of bringing zen to your kitchen drawers–from tossing the superspecialized tools or the six utensils you use to open a bottle of wine (the classic is still the best). We’ve also identified the most underused objects in your arsenal of tools (we’re looking at you, apple […]
Another update from our Farmer Mary Beth about our garden and why we should all be thankful for food. As we all crowd into kitchens and around dining tables, prepping, chopping, baking, cooking, and devouring the nap-inducing Thanksgiving buffet, there is no better time to share a garden update giving thanks for our food. We are thankful to you all […]
Love, love, love Le Creuset’s new Revolution line of utensils. (Stainless steel and silicone.) See those three rings around the handle? They’re perfectly positioned to keep your ladle propped against the side of the Dutch oven—handy if yours sees as much action as mine does on these cool fall weekends.