Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Three Handy Things For My Summer Kitchen

I try my best to avoid getting sucked in by the siren that is Pinterest. There are so many lovely, handy and interesting pins.  A girl could get lost for days!

Here are a few of my favorites I've been using this summer.

1.  Growing green onions in water from The Burlap Bag.

Wild and crazy
This will keep your salads, quesadillas, eggs, and such.very happy. Mine sit next to the sink, not near a window and do fine for weeks. I just change the water every few days. That's it.

After a trim.

2.  Cooking corn on the cob in the oven from Riches to Rags


When my friend Caroline pinned this I thought "how is it possible I grew up in Indiana and I don't know this method?!" Well, let me tell you it's the only way I cook corn now. Throw it in the oven with the husks still on at 350 for 30 minutes. The husks slide right off and the corn is juicy and delicious. Done.

3.  Cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker from good (CHEAP) eats

Throwing the whole bird in the Crock Pot means I hardly have to touch or think about touching raw chicken. This makes me happier than it should. And the chicken comes out perfectly. No more dry chicken, ever. (Or wire hangers. Name that movie.)

Have you found any winning ideas on Pinterest lately?



  1. oh my goodness! i forgot i pinned that!! now i must try it :)

  2. I love, love, LOVE pinterest. I have found so many great ideas. I'm planning a water day party for later in the summer and I can't wait to do the water balloon piñata!!!! Great post! (and I will have to try that corn...)

  3. Some days I find myself with a bit of a pinterest problem. So many great ideas; so little time. The corn idea sounds intriguing although I'm not too excited at the thought of using my oven even for 30 minutes in this heat.

  4. I love me some Pinterest. Evidently too much, seeing as how I never blog anymore. Hubs says it's because I'm on Pinterest too much. I don't know about that, but hopefully I'll get around to blogging more often.

    As for my favorite Pinterest thing, it's got to be Mexican chicken. Three ingredients, to die for flavor. Throw chicken breasts, taco seasoning, and a jar of salsa in the crock pot. Cook 6 to 8 hours. Salivate. :) Seriously, it's the best thing since sliced bread.

    Miss you! Wishing I was going to Allume this year...maybe I'll send you a Flat Heather to take with you!


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