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Blue Apron Follow-Up

A Review of the Meal Service Earlier this year, I gave a review of my first week with Blue Apron, a service that delivers recipes and precisely measured ingredients to your home. Since then, we’ve done several more weeks with the service, and I have mixed feelings about the process. The Pros No meal planning. I don’t […] Read More

Vegetable Broth: Less Kitchen Waste

Turn Your Kitchen Waste Into Broth I hate throwing away food. Hate it. But supermarkets are designed to sell you more than you need. Do I need a giant bag of celery? Nope, just a few stalks. I always seem to have a couple of carrots that are passing their prime. And how about that half […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chipotle Powder

My Secret Ingredient A few of you have noticed that a lot of my recipes use chipotle powder. I have a confession to make: it goes in even more stuff than what I publish here. Have you ever cooked something, tasted it and just thought it was a bit flat? Salt, pepper, vinegar… depending on […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Still No Oven

Waiting for Appliance Delivery The bad news: my oven still looks like this:   The good news: if the appliance gods smile favorably upon me, I should have a new one by next Thursday. What do I miss the most? The microwave. I never realized how much I relied on it for dumb stuff. Last […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo No-Recipe Friday

When Your Wall Oven Dies When I was in Germany last week, my wall oven/microwave combination decided to give up the ghost. It’s been on its last legs for quite some time. Two or three years ago, a repairman came out to work on the wonky control panel. I paid a ridiculous amount of money […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: The Freezer

No, this week’s entry isn’t a new food. It’s a new approach to food. What’s in your freezer? No, seriously: what’s in your freezer? My freezer is always absurdly full, and yet I can tell you honestly that I haven’t the faintest idea as to what’s actually in there. I decided to dig in, see […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Kitchen Mishaps

I’ve had the same hand mixer since my bridal shower more than a dozen years ago. About a year ago, it started acting funny. By “funny” I mean that the lowest of its three speeds didn’t work anymore. This can be a bit of a problem when you’re trying to gently incorporate flour into a […] Read More