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Our 2013 New Year's Resolutions

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It's Resolution Week at Food52, and we're looking ahead to how we want to run our kitchens, 2013-style.

Today: All the delicious things we're going to make -- not buy -- in 2013.

DIY mozzarella

Last year, we gave you our list of New Year's Resolutions -- to bake our own bread, to make our own yogurt, to churn our own ice cream, to mix our own sausage.

Now, heading into 2013, we've grown up -- and so have you. So our goals for the new year -- our challenges, our aspirations -- are getting even more serious. They're getting even more noble. And, when our fridges and pantries and tables are stocked with the very things we had promised ourselves we'd make, they'll taste even sweeter (or saltier, or creamier, or whatever preference you may have).

Let us know your New Year's Resolutions in the comments, and we'll help each other towards a food-filled 2013. Cheers!

This year, we will...

Make our cheese by hand.

Homemade Goat Cheese  MozzarellaHomemade Goat Cheese                                    Homemade Mozzarella

 

And other dairy staples, too.

Homemade Creme Fraiche  Homemade LabnehHomemade Crème Fraîche                                    Homemade Labneh

 

Turn the old into exciting new opportunities.

Turning Cider Into Hard Cider  Red Wine VinegarTurning Cider Into Hard Cider                                    Red Wine Vinegar Made at Home

 

Dream up our own ice cream flavors -- and make them.

Jeni's Blank Canvas

 

Cure our own gravlax.

Gravlax

 

Make our own nut butters and tahini.

Nut butters  TahiniHomemade Nut Butters                                    Homemade Tahini

 

And cure and smoke our own bacon.

Bacon

What are your New Year's resolutions?

Tags: new year's, resolution week, resolutions, new year's resolutions, DIY, Resolution Week, holiday, how-to & diy

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over 1 year ago Lunadalutti

I'm writing a recipe book for my brother, who's gone to Paris for his doctoral degree with his girl and is in serious need of genius recipes! This means transforming my whole culinary knowledge and experience in feasible meals for hungry students on a budget! That along with healthier eating are my resolutions for 2013. Thanks for all, you are real life savers!

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over 1 year ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

And here's another one, re food writing in particular: fewer adjectives, and adverbs only on the rare occasion when they improve the text. The majority of the food writing that crosses my desk bores (and fatigues!) me, due to the overuse of adjectives and adverbs. I seek to enliven all my work by more deftly using verbs. ;o)

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over 1 year ago LizJ

Fantastic post! The best way to avoid buying more and more and is learn how to do/make things yourself. Make 2013 the year of learning and take a cooking class! You can use CourseHorse to make it easy to compare and enroll in hundreds of cooking classes: http://coursehorse.com...

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over 1 year ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Reducing my grocery expenditures by 25% and donating that to help feed some of the one in six Americans who are hungry. And to begin banishing plastic in all forms from my kitchen (though I will continue to use any plastic already there). See http://myplasticfreelife.... I have several other resolutions, but those are the ones that will benefit others most. ;o)

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over 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

Better photography's in there somewhere, and designing a range of kitchenware after attending a pottery class, preferably in New York in the summer!

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over 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

This year I will get SERIOUS about food. From testing recipes, to 'studying' and writing. And I will eat healthier.

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over 1 year ago waterbabyandrea

For 2013, my biggest food plans are to get into culinary school, and start up at food blog.

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over 1 year ago minervasowl

2012 was a pretty good year for me, so my resolution is to do more of the same (more reading, more writing, more cooking, more organizing, more getting rid of stuff I don't need/use) and to tackle a few more items on the cooking projects list -- using unglazed tiles to bake flat bread, making my own pasta, and making my own Asian dumplings, to name a few. P.S. If you have not already connected with the Cheese Queen (www.cheesemaking.com), you should for your home cheesemaking endeavors.

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over 1 year ago witloof

A wonderful book about kitchen DYI that is also extremely entertaining and funny: Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, by Jennifer Reese, who also has a great blog called the TIpsy Baker.