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cast iron skillet

I asked for a cast iron skillet when I was in my early 20s. I’m not even sure why I wanted it, now – I just know I’d read about cast iron, and it seemed like a romantic and wholesome way to cook my food. Have you ever tried cooking with a cast iron skillet? […]

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slow cooker

The weather has been cooler, the last little bit. I haven’t started using my slow cooker yet, but it’s only a matter of time. I love slow cookers – I love the wonderful flavours that develop when the food is cooked gently for hours… Do you have a slow cooker? What kinds of things do […]

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eggs

After several months of begin vegan, I added eggs back into my diet recently. I love them hard-boiled or cooked into puffy omelets. My next trick is to try souffles. What’s your favorite way to eat eggs? How would you never want your eggs prepared? What do eggs make you think of? Breakfast? Easter? Birds? […]

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lemon reamer

I use this lemon reamer nearly every day to juice a lime or two for my salad dressings. In the winter I used it to juice oranges for my daily smoothies. I love the way it feels in my hand – love the way it extends the utility of my hands, love the eye-squinching juice […]

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colander

I love colanders. They’re so useful in the kitchen for rinsing produce and then letting it drain. Or for draining cooked pasta. Which kitchen tool do you use the most? If you could create your own design, how would you make it look or feel? “The holes _________”

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groceries

I love the feeling of having a fridge full of vegetables, after I’ve gone grocery shopping. It’s the gatherer in me, who wants to make sure I have enough food.. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever kept in a fridge? If you didn’t have a fridge, how would you keep food cool, or change your […]

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measuring cups

I learned to bake when I was a child, from my mother. I would watch her measure out the ingredients – for a pie crust, say, and carefully blend and mix them. I don’t bake myself anymore, but I love the precision of measuring cups. Do you like to bake? What else do you measure […]

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kitchen scissors

I’m a big fan of scissors in the kitchen. I use them for cutting the tops and tails off beans and snow peas, and cutting through really tough things like clamshell packaging. I once got stopped in an airport because they thought I had a knife in my bag. It was actually a pair of […]

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celery leaves

When I buy a bunch of celery from the grocery store, I always cut off all the leaves and the stem ends, and use them in soup. I like being able to make use of the unlovable parts of vegetables. Do you know how to make homemade soup stock? Is there anyone in your life […]

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food processor

I love the name “food processor.” As if this machine were the only thing that processes food. What about a knife? Or a whisk? Or our bodies, come to think of it? Do you own a food processor? What do you use it for? “I flipped _________”

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