Retro Sundays

This Week in History at Casual Kitchen:

How Not to Waste Fresh Herbs (November 2007)
It's incredibly frustrating to pay extra money for herbs like parsley or mint and then just use a tiny fraction of them in a recipe. This post will help you use the rest--rather than having it rot in the back of your fridge.

The Macchinetta: Stovetop Espresso Coffee (November 2008)
You don't need a barrista anymore: with this unusual and surprisingly inexpensive coffeemaker you can make a rich, espresso-style coffee in just minutes in your own home!

How are You Adjusting to the Economic Crisis? (November 2008)
Back in '08 as the credit crisis was just starting, I asked readers how they changed their cooking, eating and entertainment habits to adjust to coming economic uncertainty. Read this post for a ton of exceptional money-saving ideas that you can put to use right now. (PS: Please don't follow the advice of the commenter who said she's running up her credit cards.)

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. Don't get sucked in.

Indian Mung Bean Stirfry (November 2010)
You can make this filling, healthy and delicious meal in 30 minutes for a laughable 70-80c per serving. Plus, bonus instructions for how to sprout your own mung beans at home.

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Brittany said...

I'd be interested in a call for an update to the "How are you adjusting to the economic crisis?" now that we're 3 years in. I'm interested to see how many habits have "stuck," how many new tactics have been developed, and who's reached a new equilibrium that's swung closer or farther away from the "pre-recession" days.

Daniel said...

Thanks for the idea Brittany! It's a good one. I see if I can run something late this week or early next week. I'd be curious to hear reader thoughts on this issue too.