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8 Tips for Keeping Vegetables Fresh Longer

Some people shop impulsively for shoes. Erin, associate editor of Gardenista, shops impulsively for vegetables. But unfortunately, her vegetable crisper is where her "good intentions go to die." Luck…

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Expert Tips from Two Savvy Cooking Bloggers

At Remodelista, we recently learned that Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, the founders of Food52, were about to launch Provisions, an online kitchen-and-home shop offering their take on the best tha…

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5 Clever and Convenient Compost Solutions

With Earth Day around the corner, we're aiming to be more responsible composters here at Gardenista. We admit, our impulse is to scrape the dinner plates into the sink, whirl the disposal, and be don…

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4 Homemade Condiment Recipes

One of my favorite things about delicious, real food is the myriad ways I can dress up any dish with a rainbow of condiments. Now, we are all familiar with the electric yellow of store-bought mustard …

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Bring Your Cast Iron Skillet Back to Life

Many of us have countertops full of modern-day kitchen gadgets. With a quick glance, you’ll catalog blenders, mixers, electric tea kettles and countertop grills. However, as I scan my own kitchen, one…

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3 Stupid Microwave Tricks That Work!

My microwave broke last winter and I haven’t had the motivation to fix it, or more appropriately replace it. This is largely because I have very little use for my microwave, other than facilitating so…

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Egg Essentials: 21 Tips, Tricks & Recipes

For such a basic food, eggs have caused quite a ruckus. Long considered the enemy of healthy hearts everywhere, eggs are actually one of nature’s purest forms of nutritional goodness. Inside its sm…

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How to Keep Cut Avocados Fresh for a Week (Video)

By Jerry James Stone, TreeHugger We all love avocados, right? Right! So there is nothing worse than losing half of this tasty, yet expensive, fruit to a few days in the refrigerator. See, t…

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Keep Herbs Alive!

Supermarket herbs suck! There, I said it. I am talking about those plastic clamshell casings filled with about an once of “fresh” herbs for $2.99. They are enormously expensive and rarely any good. An…

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Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week

While conceivable that this great, week-long holiday could be overshadowed by other events such as Mother’s Day, International Compost Awareness Week is SO worth celebrating. This week focuses on buil…

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