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Real Simple magazine has some helpful interactive tools on their site. Of my two favorites, one is the Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Tool, which not only tells you what produce is in season, but also tells you how to buy, store, and cook each fruit and vegetable. The Food Expiration Tool helps you look up common foods and determine how long you can keep them before they are past their prime. Particularly handy to avoid wasting precious resources!

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.



  1. LadyJ says:

    What does this have to do with crafting?
    Not to mention this “tool” is simply a photo with pop-up text. Would’ve been better as a straightforward article. Yawn.
    Hey craftzine…let’s stick to the crafts and stop whoring out for partners that don’t make sense or have anything to do with this site.

  2. Goli Mohammadi says:

    Hi LadyJ,
    I’m sorry that you didn’t find this post helpful. We do feature food and recipes ( on this site as well as other crafts. We actually do not have a partnership with Real Simple magazine. I found this and thought it was interesting, relevant, and helpful.

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