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Ditch The Strawberries And Make This Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb rarely gets a starring role in desserts, with most recipes relying on strawberries to temper its raw, unpleasant sourness. This classic pairing, while tasty, makes very little sense to me. Rhubarb shines when gently cooked, but a hot oven destroys everything that’s special about a ripe strawberry—so why do we…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Blueberry Pan Sauce is Good on Any Meat

Usually, when I think of blueberries, I think of muffins, pie, and Blueberry Morning—a cereal I was obsessed with from ages nine through 12. These are all good things, but I urge you to reconsider the blueberry, and smother steaks, chops, and wild game with this juicy, surprisingly balanced pan sauce.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Organic Food Has Pesticides, Too

The Environmental Working Group has released their latest “Dirty Dozen” list of supposedly pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables. (This is a misleading list, as we’ve explained before.) You may be tempted to buy organic produce, as the EWG suggests, but guess what—organic produce is not pesticide-free.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Which of Your Favorite Foods Come in Cans?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I’d like to talk to you about cans and jars, and all the tasty things that come inside them.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Turn Mushy Grapes Into a Fancy Cheese Accompaniment

Grapes are great, but I like ‘em fresh and firm. The moment they start to mush out, I lose interest, and let them languish in my crisper until they’re “bad enough” to toss. This terrible cycle has since been broken, however, as I have discovered roasted grapes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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These Two Ingredients Can Turn Almost Any Fruit Into a Salad

Watermelon and feta salad has become something of a summer icon. The salty feta provides a nice flavor contrast to the sweet melon, while fresh mint adds a layer of depth and sophistication. I also enjoy a bit of red onion in mine, for an extra bit of aggressive pungency, Scott Conant be damned.Read more… […]

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Science Weighs in on How to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

My oldest child will only eat one vegetable: carrots. (It used to be broccoli, but he’s switched.) His little brother will only eat corn. Since veggies are good for kids, it would be great if we knew some foolproof way of getting kids to eat them. Science doesn’t have solid answers, but it does give […]

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Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups With Just Three Ingredients

In the great game of lunchbox snack trading, few items hold as much clout as a a violently pink or—if you’re very lucky—tie-dye fruit roll-up. Though I still have a soft spot for the plasticky confection, I would hesitate to include it in my five-a-day count. Luckily, you can get more fruit in your fruit […]

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Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups With Just Three Ingredients

In the great game of lunchbox snack trading, few items hold as much clout as a a violently pink or—if you’re very lucky—tie-dye fruit roll-up. Though I still have a soft spot for the plasticky confection, I would hesitate to include it in my five-a-day count. Luckily, you can get more fruit in your fruit […]

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Use Discarded Cherry Pits to Flavor Whipped Cream

Cherry pits may seem like one piece of kitchen refuse that has no second life, but as Stella Parks of Serious Eats points out, the little bit of fruit that clings to the stone has the ability to infuse flavor and color into all sorts of tasty treats.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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For Beach Picnics, Bring Foods You Can Eat With Toothpicks

A beach picnic always sounds delightful but, unless you want soggy sandwiches and a mouthful of sand, some planning is required. After a life of living only in states that have a coast, I have developed a successful strategy for keeping sand out of my food and mouth.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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