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App Review - Paprika for Mac and IOS

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In the good ole-days everybody collected their recipes in various books, notepads, and binders because that was really the only option. However, the problem with that is finding the recipe again! Nevertheless, it was a model that worked well for many people for a great long time and many people stick with it today.

For me, being a child of the computer age, I like to have the machine do the work for me and so notepads and slips of paper are not a good solution. It's even more relevant now when we have powerful options like tablets and smartphones that allow the integration of applications in very useful ways and so enter the Paprika app for recipe management which offers up support on Mac OS X, IOS, and Android platforms (sorry, no Windows).

Now, there are several apps out there that do things very similar to Paprika (notably MacGourmet Deluxe), but I haven't really encountered any that do as much for as little. I've been using Paprika for quite a while now, so what I'…

Quick Tip - Trim the ends!

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I made pickles for the first time last week and it was a lot of fun. Canning things is really kind of addictive! Unfortunately, I didn't know that you want to trim the ends of the cucumbers, especially the flower end, because there are enzymes concentrated there that will soften the pickles.

So, I made another batch this week, but I trimmed the ends!