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    A Potting Table with a Twist

    It’s not easy being the carpenter son of a garden-center owner. It seems as if every year my mother asks me to build something crazy that she has seen in…

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    Mandolines: Music to the Cook’s Ear

    Ken Haedrich test drives three models of mandolines and discusses the pros and cons of each.

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    Cutting Boards

    Choosing and caring for the right cutting board can help protect you and your family from bacteria.

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    Knife Sharpening

    One of the most important rules of cooking is also the least observed: Keep your knives sharp.