Kitchen Composting 101: 4 Easy Methods to Repurpose Food Scraps

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Turning your food scraps into kitchen compost is a proactive way to reduce your food waste. Easy and fun to practice, it has a positive impact on the environment. And if you enjoy gardening, it’s an economical way to add organic, natural nutrients your plants will love. Learn how to get started now on Foodal.

How to Cook and Use Rhubarb in the Kitchen

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You know it’s spring when rhubarb shows up on shelf and table – and the talk (maybe even the aroma!) of pie is in the air. Wondering what else to do with this unique seasonal veggie – also considered a fruit – besides packing it in pies with some strawberries? Check out our suggestions, hints, and even health tips on Foodal, along with suggestions for choosing, storing and preserving the stalks to keep them at their freshest this spring and beyond.

How to Make Easy Herb-Infused Olive Oil

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Want to take your favorite fresh herbs and create something with truly spectacular flavor? Make easy herb-infused olive oil at home. You can use it in salad dressings, pasta dishes, artisan breads, and so much more. It takes less time than you think, and you’ll have so much fun trying different combinations. Read more.

How to Break Down a Whole Chicken Easily

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Want to hone your kitchen technique and save a little money on poultry? Whether you’re making stew or stock, it’s time to learn how to break down a chicken. Cutting whole poultry into parts isn’t as hard as you might think, and it will soon become your favorite skill to practice. Read on to get our tips now on Foodal.

Get the Best Baked Goods Possible By Understanding Your Oven

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Want to get the most out of your baking, with consistent results? The trick is in knowing your oven. Every appliance has its own quirks, and we cover the basics for gas, electric, and convection models. Plus, we explain how to test your oven for hot spots with a loaf of white bread. Read more now on Foodal.

Foodal’s In-Depth Guide to Top Rated Pressure Canners: 5 Great Brands Reviewed

Foodal's In-Depth Guide to Top Rated Pressure Canners

Preserving your garden’s harvest, or seasonal produce when it comes on sale, is just flat-out smart. A pantry full of jams and jellies, chutney and pickles for the year is economical, you get to control what goes into the foods you eat, and it’s fun to produce them as well. You can produce a variety of low-acid foods, including garden veggies, fish, poultry, game, and meat. And while they make look a little complicated, they actually have a simple design and are easy to use. Get the whole story now!

Meat Thermometers: Take the Guesswork Out of Cooking Protein

Meat Thermometers - Take the Guesswork Out of Cooking Protein | Foodal.com

Using a simple little gadget like a meat thermometer can prevent over or under-cooked meat, and eliminates guesswork altogether – making you look like a brilliant star in the kitchen! Simple to use, inexpensive, and small enough to store in a drawer, an accurate thermometer can deliver sumptuous, and perfectly cooked meats time after time.