tips & tricks tuesday

so if you’re trying out some of these recipes (and i know some of you are) – here are some things that help me in the kitchen.

i’ll continue to post some helpful things on tuesdays, and if you have any – send them over! van@chieats.com

  • olive oil, sunflower oil, canola…so many oils to choose from! here’s a handy chart: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art14617.asp
  • fresh basil keeps  better and longer at room temperature with the stems in water
  • summertime = farmer’s markets. save $$ by going around closing time – you’ll get some deals, as most farmers won’t want to haul a lot back with them.
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