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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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How to Use Up Pretty Much Any Leftover Berries by Turning Them Into Salsa

Berry recipes tend to veer towards the dessert end of things, but their juicy, sweet-and-tart nature can brighten up a whole world of savory. If you find your CSA basket runneth over with one particular type of berry—and just don’t feel like turning on the oven for a pie or cobbler—consider making a fresh and […]

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Will It Sous Vide? Preserved Lemons

Welcome to this week’s edition of Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. I spent the earlier part of this week working on a super secret and exciting sous-vide project, so I decided to try a quick and easy experiment for this […]

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I Tried a Foraging App and It Went Okay I Guess

Renowned chef/forest sprite René Redzepi has released an app called VILD MADto help you find “delicious edibles” by using your phone. As someone who enjoys a good forage (and looking at her phone), VILD MAD seemed like an app that could definitely improve my quality of life, so I downloaded it onto said phone and […]

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I Tried a Foraging App and It Went Okay I Guess

Renowned chef/forest sprite René Redzepi has released an app called VILD MADto help you find “delicious edibles” by using your phone. As someone who enjoys a good forage (and looking at her phone), VILD MAD seemed like an app that could definitely improve my quality of life, so I downloaded it onto said phone and […]

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Soak Your Summer Fruits in Booze Because Life Is Short 

There’s no arguing that pie is the most noble form any summer fruit can assume, but there are times I want a fruity dessert that doesn’t require the heating of my oven (or kitchen). In such moments, I turn (once again) to booze, and make some stupid-easy but still sophisticated-tasting wine-soaked fruit.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What’s Your Favorite Kind of Salad? 

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to talk about that sometimes ridiculed but often delicious bowl of complementary flavors and textures: the salad.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What’s Your Favorite Kind of Salad? 

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to talk about that sometimes ridiculed but often delicious bowl of complementary flavors and textures: the salad.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What to Do With Strawberries That Are a Bit Past Their Prime

Picking your own strawberries is a dangerous game. What starts out as good, clean fun plucking berries from their bush quickly escalates into a manic race against everyone else at the patch to pick the most and the best berries, leaving me with scratched limbs, stained lips, and way too many berries.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Grilled Pineapple Wrapped in Prosciutto Is Your New Go-To Appetizer

When it comes to non-meats, pineapple is my absolute favorite thing to grill in this entire world. The caramelized, almost bruléed sugars and smoky flavors are magnificent in a cocktail, and the charred fruit makes a superlative burger or pizza topping. (That’s right, pineapple on pizza is good; haters to the left.)Read more… Continue Reading […]

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