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Make Sorbet From Any Fruit With This Simple Recipe

Sorbet is a refreshing way to enjoy your favourite fruit. You can make sorbet from any fruit with this easy recipe.


Turn Overripe Tomatoes Into Tomato Water Instead Of Trashing Them

Overripe tomatoes may be a little too soft for a sandwich, but according to the good folks at Bon Appetit, there’s no reason to chuck ‘em. You’ll want to rinse or cut off the mould, of course, but once that’s taken care of you’re just hours away from delicious tomato water, a light but umami-packed liquid perfect for sauces.


The Only Time It's Safe To Refreeze Thawed Meat

Raise your hand if this has happened to you before: You took some meat out of the freezer to defrost, only to never get around to cooking it. You can still save the meat and refreeze it — but only on one condition.


Make Sushi With Sriracha Instead Of Seaweed For An Extra Flavour Kick

Don’t mind a bit of spice with your raw fish? Here’s a way to switch up your homemade sushi: Forget the seaweed and roll your ingredients in a sheet of sriracha.


Five Best Cookbooks For Beginners

Whether you’re an old hand in the kitchen or attempting a home-cooked meal for the very first time, a good cookbook can prove extremely valuable. In addition to teaching you the culinary basics, they will get you familiar with some great recipes that can be used again and again. Here are five tomes that should be in every amateur chef’s pantry.


Level Up Your Roasted Root Vegetables With A Jam Glaze

Root vegetables, like carrots and parsnips, are versatile and especially delicious when roasted. Add an unexpected twist of flavour by glazing them with jam. Since root vegetables tend to have a mild taste, you can experiment with whatever jam you have in your fridge.


Get Better Use Out Of A Small Kitchen By Keeping The Countertops Clear

Trying to prep a meal in a tiny kitchen can be incredibly frustrating because you don’t have enough room for anything. If you reserve your countertops for food prep only, however, you can alleviate some of that frustration.


Grow Baby Lettuce To Always Have Fresh Salads On Hand

If you don’t have the space to grow a whole garden for fresh salad fixings, opt for growing baby lettuce. You’ll be able to grow an almost constant supply in a small space.


This Video Shows You How To Easily Shuck Oysters With A Paring Knife

Fresh oysters are tough to open if you don’t know what you’re doing, and you usually need a sturdy shucking knife. This method of opening from the front of the oyster can be done safely with a common paring knife.


When You Have A Surplus Of Mint, Make Mint Sugar

Mint grows fast. Sometimes, it grows faster than you can use it. If you have a surplus of mint on hand, use it to make a little treat called mint sugar.