Ambessa Tea Stories: Tea as Nature’s Febreze

By Ashley Beck | June 26, 2013

Earl of Harlem tea keeps clothes fresh until your ready to wear them.


(Photo: hamblin)

Ambessa’s Earl of Harlem and Choco Nut Blend are a great way to keep drawers fresh. (Photo: hamblin)

Oh tea and all of its versatile ways…We’ve shown you how to apply it to your face, brew it without heat, infuse it into your food and pair it with a meal. Now I’m going to tell you that you can reuse your tea as an air freshener right? Exactly.

So yes, there is Febreze, but I’m sure I’m not the only one that believes it doesn’t really neutralize odors. If anything, it tends to add a fresh or flowery scent to the not so fresh or flowery scent it’s trying to eliminate. Which is almost worse. Read More


How to Make Your Own Infused Alcohol

By admin | June 24, 2011

Photo: on flickr

Photo: on flickr

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with refreshing cocktails, and infusions can help add a delicious and seasonal twist to your favorite liquor. They can also make a great gift or contribution to a summer potluck picnic! Here’s how to make your own infused alcohol. Read More


Five Inexpensive Kitchen Improvement Projects

By admin | June 20, 2011

Photo: gardener41 on flickr
Photo: gardener41 on flickr

It is no secret that food brings us together, whether it is sharing a meal or swapping recipe ideas with friends. And while our palates and dishes are ever evolving, our most important tool-our kitchens,-is often ignored and remains stuck in the past. Get your kitchen out of its slump by following these simple tips to improve your kitchen and better your life! While you’re at it, why not also check out these great guides to making your kitchen greener and more beautiful!

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Easy Ideas for Gourmet Grilled Cheese

By admin | June 16, 2011

Update this lunchtime classic with easy add-ins!

Update this lunchtime classic with easy add-ins!

The grilled cheese sandwich is a staple of American cuisine. The combination of melted cheese and toasted bread is a favorite of children and adults alike and has become one of the most beloved meal items around the world. And although cheese and bread alone make a great meal, sometimes it’s fun to try something new and different. Why not try one of these ideas to take your grilled cheese from basic to gourmet? Read More


Five Great Cooking Classes to Take this Summer

By admin | June 14, 2011


No matter if you’re a professional chef or have just ventured into the kitchen for the first time, there’s always something to learn about cooking. While it can be fun to learn from a cookbook or food website, it’s rewarding and inspiring to learn from a pro. For beginners there are basic classes, and for intrepid meat-lovers there are butchery-intensive specials. Summer‘s a great time to expand your culinary knowledge, whether it’s taking Dad along for Father’s day or just improving your cakes for the heck of it. Check out these five great cooking classes to take this summer. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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