Portland is working on a community kitchen tool library. What a great idea!
Borrow, Don't Buy: Portland's Kitchen Tool Library
why chefs use a torch for creme brulee and why home cooks don't need to
Homemade wheat bread is just flour, water, and yeast - everything else is a dough conditioner. A discussion/explanation on dough conditioners like sugar, eggs, fats, gluten, lecithin, etc.
Natural Dough Conditioners | Tammy's Recipes
Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in.
8 Ways to Make Any Pasta Sauce Instantly More Amazing | The Kitchn
How to transport cupcakes: make a grid with masking tape on a cookie sheet. It will keep the cupcakes separate and still give your hands enough room to take them out. A cheap-o way to get around buying a bunch of cupcake boxes.
50 Tips to Help You Make the Best Soup You've Ever Had Tips from The Kitchn
nap-jail cooking: when the baby's asleep and you can't leave the house to get an ingredient. . .how to cook, what to do for substitutions; see also "no-car jail, called-in-sick-and-can't-get-caught jail"
How I Cook When Stuck in Nap Jail
How Much Food Fits in a 5 Gallon Bucket
How Much Food Fits in a 5 Gallon Bucket? (Five Gallon Ideas)
storing tomato paste without waste - and lots of great tips in the comments
The Best Way to Keep Guacamole Green — Tips from The Kitchn
What Are Your Favorite Meals to Make Ahead and Freeze? read the comments for ideas and suggestions
three ways to skin a tomato (I'm definitely going to try the freezer method)
Root Crop Storage Bin- root veggies like carrots and beets will stay fresh all winter, just fill with layers of damp sand or sawdust, alternating with layers of carrots or beets, and put in a cool, dark place. Potatoes, turnips and squash can go right in the bin without sand.
Did you know you can freeze unbaked muffin batter? Great way to speed up busy mornings when needed!
What to Do With Leftover Pickle Brine? excellent, frugal tips