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What are the best hacks for optimising speed and flavour, and minimising waste?
Jess, Glasgow

If you’ve ever fallen down a rabbit hole watching YouTube or Instagram, you’ll know there’s a big, bad world of kitchen hacks (otherwise known as tips) lurking in the depths of the internet. While some will waste your time and ingredients (hello, melted gummy bear jelly), others can make you a more efficient cook.

Ingredient prep is a good place to start, something in which Ixta Belfrage, recipe developer for Yotam Ottolenghi and co-author of the new Ottolenghi Flavour (out in September), is well-versed. To remove garlic skins, Belfrage usually crushes the cloves with the flat of a knife, but, when faced with a lot to do, she turns to the microwave: “Put in a whole bulb for about five seconds and the skin will come off really easily,” she says. She then blitzes it

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New York Homeowners: Tips For A Successful Kitchen Renovation

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Getting your kitchen ready for your contractor will make the project run smoother.
Getting your kitchen ready for your contractor will make the project run smoother. (Shutterstock)

Fall is on its way here in New York state, and it’s time to put away the lawn mower and gardening tools and turn your eye to indoor projects. Why not start with a kitchen renovation and give the most popular room in the house a new look? No matter what your budget, kitchen remodels are a great way to update your home.

Make it easy for your contractor to work by clearing out your kitchen ahead of time. One

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Homeowners In Rhode Island: Tips For A Winning Kitchen Remodel

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Be kind to your contractor by preparing for your kitchen remodel.
Be kind to your contractor by preparing for your kitchen remodel. (Shutterstock)

Rhode Island is heading into another fall season, and for many homeowners this is the perfect time to think about your next project. Why not start with remodeling the kitchen? Kitchen makeovers are one of the most popular renovations and can make a big impact on the look and value of your home.

Make it easy for your contractor to work by clearing out your kitchen ahead of time. One week before work is scheduled to begin you can start packing up

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2020 Fall Decorating Ideas – Best Autumn Decor Tips

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As the seasons change outside, the design of your home should subtly reflect that inside. Transitioning your space for the fall season can be quite challenging. While it can be tempting and fun to consider kitschy autumn decor, more thoughtful decorating choices will take your space to the next level. From unique accessories to sophisticated wallpaper, fall decorating is all about adding warmth and expressing your style. Our favorite designers shared all the fall decorating inspiration you need to make your home cool and cozy for the autumn season.

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Colors Found in Nature

Create a cozy and inviting space by mixing in hues found in nature. Keita Turner of Keita Turner Design added dimension to this living room by layering rich rust furniture and gold art and accessories.

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Bring Fall Leaves Inside

“I love the

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15 Interior Design Tips For The Best First Impression

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Creating inspiring interior design that makes a good first impression on guests is something that every homeowner wants as it’s a nice feeling to hear the oohs and aahs of your guests as they admire your home’s impressive interior design.

To help you make a killer interior design impression, here are 13 ways you can impress guests with brilliant interior design, including tips from Décor Aid interior designers.

Hang Interesting Pendant Lights

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Lighting can make or break even the best interior design. If you want to impress guests with thrilling home interior design, be sure to get lighting right. Pendant lamps are the best choice of lighting for a modern home interior. But when it comes to pendant lights, make sure you choose something that has an extraordinary, unusual design – one that calls attention and can trigger visual focus upward.

Adopt An Open Plan Design

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If you want to

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