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Easy Vegan: Stocking a Vegan Pantry

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Food & Cooking |

Whether you’re wanting to start following a vegan diet or are just simply looking to add a few healthier, plant-based alternatives to your regimen, this list covers the vegan pantry necessities and will help to start you off on the right track. Covering all the basics - from whole spelt flour and unrefined coconut oil to medjool dates and cacao nibs - stocking a vegan pantry just got so much easier. Read more

Craftsy Named Official Honoree in the Webby Awards!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Fine Art, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Home & Garden, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking | Comments

We're so proud to announce Craftsy was named an Official Honoree in the 18th Annual Webby Awards! We received Honoree-status in three categories, including recognition for the mobile app and online videos! Read more

Savor the Flavor: How to Make Flavor Extracts

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Food & Cooking | Comments

All you need to make your own extracts is some jars, some alcohol for steeping and preserving plus whatever flavors are calling to you. These homemade extracts come together in minutes, and once complete, they'll keep for months. Read on to learn how to create homemade flavor extracts that'll elevate your baking! Read more

Sea Salt: Oven Baked Fish in a Salt Crust

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Food & Cooking |

When I can get my hands on fresh, whole fish, there is really only one cooking technique I’m interested in employing: salt-baked fish. Oven baked fish in a salt crust keeps the meat invariably moist and flavorful, unlike traditional oven baking methods. It's so good, I wouldn't feel right sharing any other recipe for oven baked fish with you because this one is simply the best! Read more

How to Fertilize Tomatoes

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Food & Cooking, Gardening, Home & Garden | Comments

Navigating the confusing territory that is fertilizing tomato plants can be tough. There are so many options out there, and how do you know when your plants need fertilizing anyway? These tips and tricks are all you need to find your ideal fertilizer and grow the most fabulous, juicy tomatoes this year. Read more

A No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Recipe That’s Easy AND Delicious

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Food & Cooking |

Cheesecake is a universally beloved dessert, but it can be a big pain to make. This easy no-bake lemon cheesecakes recipe has all of the flavor of its baked cousins without any of the hassle. Their creamy texture and bright flavor will leave everyone licking the bowl and clamoring for more! Read more