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Archive for June, 2014

Red, White and Blue July 4th Berry Cake

The ultimate July 4th meal is eaten outside. It doesn’t matter where — sitting on your front porch, on a picnic blanket in the park, on a city roof, beachside — so long as you’re enjoying a warm summer night under the stars (and, if you’re lucky, watching fireworks). There is just something about the […]

Frozen Friday: 4+ Ways to Use Leftover Fruit

We’re in for a long, hot summer. So to stave off heat stroke, we’re bringing you our favorite summer treats each week as part of Frozen Friday, giving you the scoop on our favorite ice-cold recipes and party ideas to help you stay cool all summer long.   Wondering how to use every last berry […]

52 Weeks Fresh: Hardworking and Productive (Who Doesn’t Like a Garden Hero?)

  Dry beans are quiet garden stalwarts. Kidney and black beans — my legumes of choice — produce abundant yields with few needs. To maximize yield, plant beans early in the summer once the soil has warmed, then pull them from the ground when the pods are dry and the plant is mostly dead, in […]

The Scoop: Cupcake Crazes and Plate Paintings

From cereal puffing guns to yogurt lawsuits, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines: Here to Stay: Google Trends convinces lovers and critics alike that cupcakes are already the next best thing. Get Us to the Greek: Two New York City men sue Chobani and Fage for false advertising.   Food for Thought: The […]

This Wonder Machine Makes Perfect Pancakes on a Stick

Pancakes are either the world’s best or world’s worst food, depending on how far along the stack you are. They are also surprisingly delicate to prepare, being extremely easy to burn to a blackened crisp. One of these days there will be a magnificent technology that takes pancake-making to its easiest and most convenient endpoint. […]

Thirsty Thursday: Watermelon Martinis

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, […]

Summer Soiree: 5 Frozen Finales

Whether you celebrate summer with a rustic gathering, a feisty fiesta, or a retro Hawaiian fete, balmy evenings should end with an icy escapade. Once the meat is off the grill and the side dishes have been emptied, keep the crowd lingering longer with these frozen finales. 1. Grilled Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches: Briefly grilled […]

Airbnb is Trying to Make the Dinner Table Even More Awkward

They call it the ‘sharing economy.’ You get to share something in your life, say a car, and get a teensy bit of money for your trouble. The company who facilitates the sharing gets an absolute boatload of money. Everybody wins! One of the first websites to start this trend was Airbnb, a site that […]

Health Reasons to Eat Cherries

Around the country, cherry trees are bearing fruit. From bright red sours to blushing Rainiers and crimson Bings, cherries are a short-season treat that are a boon to your tastebuds and your health.

Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos’ Favorite Cooking Music

We are living in the era of playlists, which makes me feel a bit old. I left my turntables and vinyl behind, when I moved to Los Angeles to chase Debi, but I shipped all of my CDs. For many years Debi and I had one of the most-wonderful music libraries I have ever seen […]

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