Since recently moving house, we've been coping with a very small kitchen that sees heavy use with at least two cooked meals a every day and a significant amount of baking. Limitation has its benefits though, forcing us to consider quality over quantity as we winnow our cooking gadgets to the essentials and try to set up an efficient, working kitchen.
I'm hardly the poster child for appliance care. My toaster oven has seen more fire than it has toast. But in spite of (or maybe because of) my kitchen shortcomings, I've become kind of a pro at getting a long life from my toaster oven. Just like its full-sized kitchen counterpart, your counter-top oven needs a little weekly, monthly and annual attention to keep it running smooth.
Do you know Angry Birds, one of the top-selling games for mobile devices and the iPad? We've seen cakes with an Angry Birds theme before, but this one blows them all away. And it was made by an amateur baker — a dad in England who wanted his son to have a really terrific birthday. Read on for a video of the cake in action, and illustrated steps for trying it yourself!
My better half recently asked if it was okay if she could borrow my iPad for awhile to check out a new app, a notable request since she's not usually one to follow app releases. Upon investigating, I discovered her curiosity was sparked by the release of a new BBC produced food publication app, BBC Good Food Magazine. Today, Emily guest posts with a hands-on review of what we discovered is one of the better food publications now available for the iPad.
People tend to be divisive over their tech preferences. Mac vs. PC, Nikon vs. Canon, Android vs. iPhone, and now, Keurig vs. Cuisinart. If you love your pot-brewing coffee maker and you need a fantastic argument against those by-the-cup pod brewing java systems, this is it: you can cook at least 10 different dishes using your coffee machine.
Even casual wine drinkers can benefit from proper care of their bottles, and with the aid of technology, it's now easier -- and cheaper -- than ever. Here are some easy steps to setting up proper wine storage at home, and some recommended gadgets and apps to maximize enjoyment of your purchases.
Not all ovens are created equal. Same goes for refrigerators. If you're moving or renovating, you might find that appliances aren't one-size-fits-all. Sometimes, life hands you a gap, and it's your challenge to fill it as best you can. Here are our three suggestions.
Feeling ultra-crafty? Put your skills to the test by making your own precision-controlled yogurt maker using your slow cooker, spare electronics parts, and a little piece of open source software. No kidding.
We're serious coffee drinkers who can't get seem to get enough of our caffeine fix. While our french press is doing wonders for us and it's the best no-fuss option, we can't help but be curious about high tech coffee machines and the results using one compared to the old fashioned way. We found three interesting options, leaving budget for the birds.