Don’t chill your drink with any ordinary ice cubes, amp up your drink and make juice cubes!
EVOO isn’t just for the kitchen, these soaps use olive oil’s moisturizers and antioxidants to work skin magic.
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1. Alighiero Campostrini Fruttato, $8.50, bigelowchemists.com 2. Soap Cartel Naked Truth, $9, soapcartel.com 3. Volta Organics ginger and grapefruit, $6, voltasoap.com 4. Kiss My Face olive oil and green tea, $3, kissmyface.com 5. Olivia Care moisturizing olive oil, $7.50, oliviacare.com 6. Lather lavender- lime, $8, lather.com
—Kara M. Murphy
From our September 2012 Italian Issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray
Blanching is a quick cooking technique that came tame sourness and soften texture. I like to use this technique for veggies like asparagus, snap peas and green beans, to only cook them just a bit.
The technique: Boil vegetables or fruit in rapidly boiling water for a minute or two until they’re cooked but still tender, then scoop them out and dunk them in ice water to stop the cooking.
Try it out on the Lemon Wheel & Ricotta Pizza (above)!
—Katie Barreira, Senior Test Kitchen Associate