(Works! My strawberries usually would last only a week, but after this they lasted 2.5!!) Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding. will DEF have to try this!
KITCHEN: Formaticum- "Journal & Cheese Paper Combo" (Bon Appetit said "It your wrapping cheese in plastic, your doing it wrong. This coated paper works like a Gore-Tex jacket to protect and extend the life of that $24-a-pound cloth-bound Vermont cheddar", $15 for journal and sheets of wrap paper
Speakeasy Cocktails This app—brought to you by the bartenders behind New York City's best cocktail bars like PDT and Milk & Honey—contains nearly everything an aspiring mixologist needs to know to make a darn good drink. It comes with hundreds of recipes and dozens of tutorials and videos—there's even one devoted to ice—and provides you with all the info you'll need for stocking your bar, from the tools to the booze. Speakeasy Cocktails, iPad only, $9.99
Seafood Watch So maybe this free app makes eating sushi a lot less fun, but you'll be glad you have it when you read about the population decline of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Search by type of fish or browse by sustainability rating, plus find an index of crowd-sourced businesses that serve and sell sustainable seafood. Seafood Watch, iPhone only, Free
Harvest This straightforward, no-fuss app is your best friend when perusing the produce section of the supermarket. From acorn squash to zucchini, it tells you what is in season and how to know if the fruit or vegetable you are buying is ripe. Also included in the app is pesticide level information for each piece of produce—useful to know when deciding whether or not to buy organic. Celery? Go Organic! Onions? Not so much. Harvest, iPad, $9.99; iPhone, $9.99