Four Things You Should Know About Lemons

Lemons and their tart, refreshing flavor signal spring to me so we’re welcoming spring with a week’s worth of lemon-y recipes! I crave lemons all year long, but especially right about now when I’m more […]

Cranberry Lime Compote

How to Make Cranberry Lime Compote

This cranberry lime compote kicks canned cranberry sauce’s butt. Excuse my language, but it’s really, really good, but let’s back up a bit. What is a compote? A compote is one of two types of […]


The Grate Thing About Microplanes

One size does not fit all where graters are concerned. While the box grater, the stainless steel standup version with four grating sides, is standard in most kitchens, the microplane is a smaller, simpler, more […]



Zest is the skin or rind of citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, kumquats). If you’veever tasted an orange peel you know it’s bitter at best. The thin layer of colored skin provides concentrated citrus […]