Food & Garden 101

We don’t know about you, but we’re tired. Tired of finding a genius instructional or article, saving it and then rummaging through all of our pins/ instapaper reads /google reader debacles trying to locate it. Which is why we decided to start keeping all that information handy, right at the place we call our virtual home. Besides, this way we get to share these great articles with you. They are the sort of things that are always relevant and shouldn’t get lost in crowds of post or in time. This list will be updated when we find new things to save and share.
Thanks to all the wonderful magazines and sites that create all of this useful information.

COOKING

How to:

Create the perfect meatball via Bon Appetit
Choose healthier grains (infographic) via Greatist
Chop chives perfectly via Michael Ruhlman
Cook quinoa perfectly via The Kitchn
Make cultured butter from cream via A Smart Mouth
European-style (cultured butter) via Delicious Obsessions
Make ghee via A Smart Mouth
Make perfect idlis and dosas: the science via Veg Recipes of India
Make pizza like a pro via Sunset
Wash and dry green without a salad spinner via Food52 (video)
Get the most juice out of lemons via The Kitchn
Cook on a grill via Saveur
Tell if your food items are usable past their shelf life via Still Tasty

The best:

Five Oils for deep frying via Saveur
Way to season your cast iron via Country Cleaver
Hardwood Charcoal brands for grilling via Bon Appetit

BAKING

How to:
Make cake flour
via Joy the Baker
Tell if baking soda has expired via The Kitchn
Double batches of muffins, cookies and breads via The Kitchn

Baking powder vs Baking soda
via Serious Eats
Difference in butters: sweet cream, cultured, clarified, ghee via Naturally Knocked Up

DRINKS

Guides to:
Tequila via The Blender
The Ultimate Wine Pairing Infographic via Fast Company


ENTERTAINING

5 tips for dinner party atmosphere via The Kitchn


GARDENING

How to build raised beds via Sunset Magazine
Garden Planning 101 via Amy Pennington’s Blog
How to make self-watering container and how it works via Urban Organic Gardener
Which plastics are safe for planting edibles via LiveStrong