Better than Restaurant Risotto

This risotto is so good that I expect to receive marriage proposals every time I make it. But that’s not the only reason why it’s such a staple around here. It’s also incredibly delicious and endlessly customizable. You can make it with just about any ingredients you have around, and it will come out superbly each time. I’ve never been satisfied with risottos from restaurants, but this one hits the spot. Even better, it makes a great next-day lunch if … Continue reading

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Storing Spices in Small Kitchens

Anyone who likes to cook knows that it can be a real challenge to store spices in a way that keeps them fresh, organized, and easily identifiable. Anyone who cooks in a relatively small kitchen also knows that many of the spice storage options available are unrealistic for our space constraints. While I’d love to have a rotating spice rack sitting by my stove, that counter space is reserved for other purposes. And if I did have the extra space, … Continue reading

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Apartment Gardening

I have always loved growing plants, but caring for them while living in a city has been a true challenge. Especially because my apartment receives NO direct sunlight. But that hasn’t stopped me from trying! Whenever I eat an exceptionally delicious fruit, I try to grow its seeds. I’ve done this semi-successfully with both oranges, pomegranates, and potatoes, especially with the help of this book. I’ve also purchased seeds to plant. Strawberries, radishes, cucumbers, and little sequoia trees were all … Continue reading

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