This $1,300 Connected Tea Infuser Has Raised $5.1 Million – Fortune

By Stacey Higginbotham | December 4, 2015 Is this where VC should be placing its bets? Has the rush to build connected kitchen products that can cook, bake, and brew everything “perfectly” gone too far? Teforia, a company that is building an Internet-connected tea infuser that is pitched as being able to brew tea customized for your taste buds, has raised $5.1 million led by UpFront Ventures with participation from Lemnos Labs, PreAngel Wareness and InnoSpring. The machine tracks earthy, …

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

By Kathryn Budig | December 8, 2015 Yoga star Kathryn Budig is known for her ability to make yoga accessible and playful through her teaching and writings, but her skills extend beyond the yoga mat — all the way to the kitchen. Below, she shares her recipe for vegan chocolate coconut ice cream. Delicious, dairy-free ice cream coming your way. (Photos: Cynthia Groseclose) I would happily eat ice cream every day for the rest of my life …

10 best bean-to-cup coffee machines

By Kate Hilpern | November 2, 2015 Enjoy a barista-worthy drink made in your kitchen Bean-to-cup coffee machines make the freshest coffee because they grind the beans as you use them – no time, in other words, for all those flavoursome oils to evaporate, which so often happens with ground coffee. You’ll find huge price variation in the machines we’ve recommended, with the most expensive generally being the most automated and making the cup of coffee a barista would be most proud of. There …

Dorm Room Hacks: How to Make Chocolate Cake in Your Own Dorm Room

… mix, eggs, some liquid and fat. For this chocolate cake, we will be using store-bought dry mix. We simply don’t have the time or the kitchen resources to fool around with different dry ingredients. Plus, you can buy pretty good cake mixes nowadays. Let’s talk about the eggs. When you bake chocolate cake in an oven, you use eggs as a binder; the protein in the eggs gives structure to cake. This method does come with some downsides. The protein in eggs tends to decrease the moisture, and for …

Weekend Recipe: Magic Chocolate Flan Cake

By Cynthia Dea | October 2, 2015 Photo courtesy of Cook’s Country The best magic tricks are the ones that look effortless to pull off. Considering that topping chocolate sponge cake with a layer of caramel is no easy feat, thanks to the wizardry of America’s Test kitchen, your guests will be thoroughly impressed when you serve this hybrid dessert. It tastes delicious too. To continue reading this article and to access the …