A few weeks ago, your day-to-day world consisted of your home, your car, an office, maybe a school. Now, you are among the millions across North America who are spending most of their time inside because of restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. While a comfortable home is a good place to spend your … Continue reading "How to Improve Your Living Space, Simplify Life, and Build Comfort During COVID-19"
Whether you call it social distancing or quarantine, millions of families are now spending more time together at home than ever and kitchens are being tested to live up to their reputation as a multi-use space. What was a kitchen yesterday is now also a classroom and perhaps a home office. Parents are teaching, in … Continue reading "Working at Home? Homeschooling? Making your Kitchen Functional During the COVID-19 Quarantine"
Cuban cooking is about making the most of what you have. Its recipes aim to make a lot out of a little, using the ingredients that are on hand. “They don’t have a winter, but still can only get certain things at certain times of the year,” says Guillermo Pernot, chef-partner of Cuba Libre Restaurant … Continue reading "Bring Culture to Your Kitchen Part 3: Cuban"
NOTE: NSF was interviewed for the following blog post on cleaning vs. sanitizing. While sanitization cycles are a tool to boost the cleanliness of your home, NSF’s testing of sanitization cycles does not presently include the COVID-19 or coronaviruses. Anyone shopping for cleaning products that can kill bacteria, viruses and other illness-causing microorganisms these days … Continue reading "Sanitizing Cycles and Other Ways to Kill Illness-causing Bugs"
Scent is an integral part of our memory. Consider the smell of chocolate chip cookies, your brain jumps to the people and places associated with the scent so quickly that the cookies almost become an afterthought. Conversely, thinking of a bad smell probably brings you to a specific place in your mind, like a garbage … Continue reading "Scents of Home: Use a diffuser to create your home’s identity"
It’s late on a Friday night when that unmistakable craving for Mexican food strikes. So what will it be? You could dial up the local restaurant to satisfy your urge to inhale a savory favorite like a burrito, taco, or enchilada. Or you can head to the kitchen. Before you break out your blender to … Continue reading "Bring Culture to Your Kitchen Part 2: Mexican"
Learning to cook foods from a culture outside of your own can add new depth to your home cooking. You’ll discover new recipes, new flavors, and learn more about another culture’s history and traditions. Over the next few weeks, In Every Home will explore various ways you can expand your cooking repertoire and bring new … Continue reading "Bring Culture to Your Kitchen Part 1: Thai"
Who doesn’t love a good milkshake? They’re a decadent treat, a comfort food and a dose of culinary nostalgia in a tall, frosty glass. The thick, chilly indulgence that may or may not require a spoon to consume brings to mind images of 1950s diners, summer nights at the ice cream shop, and a quick … Continue reading "The Cherry on Top: Break out your blender for a modern milkshake twist"
It’s the first day of school. You are rushing around, trying to get the kids ready and out the door on time. As you reach into your refrigerator to grab their lunches, you notice it feels warm inside. Your thermometer reads well above the recommended 37-40 degrees. It is time to call a repair technician. … Continue reading "Ask these questions before you hire an appliance repair technician"
When you think of essential tools for summer cooking, chances are your mind goes immediately to the charcoal or gas grill, a cool salad or a pot of boiling sweet corn. You probably do not think of a sous vide cooker, the increasingly popular portable appliance synonymous with steak, but quickly catching on as a … Continue reading "Sous vide – Not just for summer"