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raspberry brûlée

An easy dish that can also be made with tayberries or blackberries, this combination of fruit, cream, and caramelized demerara sugar is a great way to use up a surplus ...


July 4th :: blackberry-gin fizz

When berry picking has given you too many berries, make syrup. Then make this blackberry gin fizz, which starts with that syrup and ends with Thai basil. via Epicurious by Chad ...


red, white and blue icebox cake

A patriotic Fourth of July dessert you can make ahead and pull out of the freezer just in time for the party. via Food52, by Anna Hezel of The Art ...



mosé :: drink of the month

This cocktail takes all the best elements of a margarita—tequila, citrus, and ...
energy feature

five no bake energy bars + bites

We rounded up five of the most delectable energy boosting snacks found ...

cherries :: in season

Maybe it’s their short season that makes perfectly ripe, fresh cherries such ...

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grilling scallops

Nine tips for perfectly grilled scallops, plus the grapefruit and chile glaze you should put on them. via Food52, Christine Rudalevige of the Family Fish Project 1. Buy the biggest dry-packed scallops on offer. The bigger the sea scallop, the sweeter it will be. These big boys are more forgiving on the grill, meaning they won’t […]

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in season :: beets

If you’re not a fan of beets’ famously bright hues, cover your work surfaces. Then start peeling, slicing, and grating. Martha Stewart tells all, regarding the beet basics … In Season: Fresh, flavorful beets are easy to find, especially from late spring through fall. What to Look For: Look for beets that are firm and […]

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the ultimate smore

The perfect ending to a barbecue, or any meal for that matter! When making this deluxe campfire treat, look for square marshmallows—they fit the graham crackers better and give chocolate a wider surface to melt on. Get the recipe from Saveur, HERE!

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summer drinks

summer drinks :: new

A good summer cocktail is like an instant vacation, no matter where you are! Sipping a cool, refreshing drink is one of our favorite parts of any outdoor get-together, and this year William-Sonoma’s Taste vowed to mix their best cocktails yet. For tips, they turned to Josh Williams and Eric Prum, the creators of the Mason Shaker and […]

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international kitchen gadgets

Australia: Barbecue Tools “No Australian household is complete without a full set of barbecue tools, including tongs, fork, scraper, and brush,” a Sydney-born friend says. Grilling is a time-honored cooking method throughout the country, and barbecued items hold a prominent spot on home and restaurant menus. The restaurant Manta in Sydney, for example, offers grilled […]

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booze-sicle :: summertime treat

Chocolate Martini Pudding Pop Yeah, you that right. Chocolate Martini Pudding Pops. Bring on the heat. Bring on the raging dog days of summer, the long mountain bike rides, and all the sweat. Because when you have a batch of these rich chocolate frozen treats waiting for you at home, it’s all worth it. Get the […]

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carrot, ginger, and lime juice

The classic carrot-ginger combo gets extra zesty with lime juice. Ingredients SERVINGS: 2 2½ pounds carrots, scrubbed, tops trimmed 1 4” piece ginger ¼ cup fresh lime juice Preparation Pass carrots and ginger through a juicer; stir in lime juice. Serve over ice. Source Photograph by Tuukka Koski Contributor(s) Moon Juice, CA Bon Appétit

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pea shoots

Pea shoots have long been prominent in Asian cuisine, but they’re one of the newer ingredients showing up in U.S. farmer’s markets and CSA boxes. Their soft leaves, curly-cue tendrils and watery stems hold the promise of spring peas to come. But even better than that, they hold the flavor of them, too. One of […]

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the best side dishes

You’ve got the burgers, hot dogs and barbecued chicken covered. Now what? Don’t rely on soggy coleslaw, gloppy potato salad or pasta tossed with bottled Italian dressing to round out the meal. These 11 recipes for cookout-worthy sides will liven up any outdoor gathering. Try these creative and delish side dishes from The Mid, 11 […]

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healthy fish recipes :: baked in neat paper pouches

If you’re on the hunt for healthy fish recipes, look no further. Since everything cooks together in neat paper pouches, you’ll use less fat and retain a higher level of nutrients. You know what that means: Dinners that are kind to your waistline yet still incredibly delicious. Just fold and bake. Olive, Snap Pea, and […]

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