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Make No-Cook Fruit Syrups With Peels, Stems, and Pits

When it comes to fruit, it’s the flesh people want, but that flesh often clings to stems, pits, and peels, and tossing those bits means you’re tossing out flavor. Lucky for us, Queen of Sweets Stella Parks has a solution: Use these supposed scraps to make vibrant no-cook syrups.Read more… Continue Reading at

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How to Make Pink Drinks for Every Palate

There is no such thing as a “girly” drink. There are sweet drinks, bitter drinks, fruity drinks, and stiff drinks, but the gender of a drink will always be fluid. Even pink drinks (which the unimaginative are quick to label as “girly”) are just that—pink. Just as color is not indicative of gender, it’s also […]

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How to Eat Perfectly Ripe Bananas All Week

Everyone has their preferred point of banana ripeness. I like mine completely yellow, without a brown spot in sight. Some people like them freckled, and some monsters like them mushy and brown. No matter what your preference, buying a whole bunch at once always seems to leave you with some less than desirable nanners.Read more… […]

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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

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