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    Potato Discoloration

    Q: Some color questions: Are potatoes with green skins or sprouts poisonous? Should the whole potato be thrown out, or is it fine to use if I just cut off the…

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    Salad gets a new spin

    We love the one-handled operation of this Smart Touch salad spinner from Zyliss. You pump the lever to spin the basket, and a rubber base keeps the spinner from moving…

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    Spin cycle

    The key to a great salad, in my opinion, is to dry washed salad greens completely before tossing them with your vinaigrette. But my salad spinner rarely does the job…

  • How-To

    Faster green bean prep

    Trimming a couple of pounds of beans for our fresh Green Bean Salad might take you a while—if you trim them one at a time, that is. Here’s our strategy for quickly…

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    A safer way to clean your blender

    Cleaning a blender jar can be an annoying and tricky task. Taking it apart is easy, but then suddenly you have four pointy blades in your hand, and then there’s…

  • How-To

    How to Wash and Dry Leafy Greens

    The best way to get the grit out of lettuce, chard, kale and more

  • How-To

    Egg wash vs. milk wash

    Q: When baking bread and other pastries, some recipes call for an egg wash, others for brushing the top with milk. Are they interchangeable? April Finnegan, New York, NY A: Nicole…

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    Sieve keeps small cookie cutters from getting lost

    My small round cookie cutters often fell down the drain into the garbage disposal at cleaning time, until I came up with an easy solution. Since I already have my…

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    Wash those berries

    Learn why you should wash berries and how to do it without bruising the delicate fruit.

  • How-To

    How to wash and chop fresh herbs

    1. To wash a bunch of parsley (or any leafy tender herb), hold the stems and dunk the bunch repeatedly in a bowl of cold water, letting the grit settle.…

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