Retro Sundays

I created the Retro Sundays series to help newer readers easily navigate the very best of this blog's enormous back catalog of content. Each Retro Sundays column serves up a selection of the best articles from this week in history here at Casual Kitchen.

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This Week in History at Casual Kitchen:

How Not to Waste Fresh Herbs (November 2007)
It's incredibly frustrating to pay the extra money to buy herbs like parsley or mint, use a tiny fraction of them in a recipe--and then have the rest end up rotting in your fridge. Here's how to nip that waste in the bud and get far more value out of the herbs you buy.

The Macchinetta: Stovetop Espresso Coffee (November 2008)
This unusual and surprisingly inexpensive coffeemaker--totally new to me at the time--made such exceptionally strong and delicious coffee that I couldn't wait to share it with readers.

How are You Adjusting to the Economic Crisis? (November 2008)
Way back in '08 as the credit crisis was just getting going, I asked readers how they've changed their cooking, eating, and food-related entertainment habits to adjust to coming economic uncertainty. And oh, did they answer. You'll find a ton of exceptional ideas here that you can use to save money right now.

Overpriced and Overengineered: Kitchen Gadgets for the Non-Frugal (November 2009)
Too often, the housewares industry sells us products we don't really need at prices we should never pay. You'll see what exactly I mean when you read this post.

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