- 5 alternatives to the Flip camcorder
- Sneak peek: the Calypso Collection for Target!
- How to organize every room in your house
- Movie princesses who chose unconventional princes
- PopSugar City NYC: sustainably stylish eco spots to shop
- The $5 trick that leads to runway hair
- Top tips for surviving wedding dress shopping with a friend
- Betwix and bedazzle mom with jewelry finds for Mother's Day
- How-to: negotiate your salary at a new job
- Tone your tush with a new yoga sequence
- How to transition your little black dress into Spring
- Tasting traditions: what do you know about wedding foods?
- Victoria Beckham finally debuts bigger baby bump as she and David take off
- Video: Courteney has David and Josh on Scream red carpet as David talks about their future as a couple!
Posts for April 12th 2011
Summer is almost here, so now's the time to get your body ready for that itsy bitsy bikini! If you need some inspiration to jump-start your fitness routine, look to our everyday girl, Rachel, who is teaming up with New Balance and celebrity trainer Holly Perkins for a grueling eight-week fitness regime to get her fit, healthy, and beach ready.
After taking her lifestyle and health needs into consideration, Holly will create an achievable plan of attack and together they'll jump-start her journey to success — a hot bikini body of course!
Tune in and find out what's in store, and don't forget to root her on along the way — good luck Rachel!
Before you shun certain fruits and vegetables for life, sample them at their peak and see if you feel the same way. Although I grew up swearing off tomatoes, all it took was a locally grown heirloom variety, plucked from the vine that very Summer morning, that convinced me that I did enjoy fresh tomatoes.
Sworn foes of the pea, I challenge you to do the same. Don't like the overly sweet, baby food-like consistency of frozen peas? You're allowed to write them off altogether — but only after you've tried a bowl of in-season, freshly shelled peas and are certain you can't appreciate the toothsome snap that comes with every bite.
Shell sweet, delicate English peas and toss them lightly with a bit of olive oil, vinegar, onion, and torn mint for a classic preparation. See if you'll become an unexpected convert when you read more.
From Food & Wine
Spring Peas with Mint
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 cups fresh baby peas or thawed frozen baby green peas
1/2 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 cup loosely packed mint, torn
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- In a bowl, whisk the olive oil with the vinegar. Add the peas, red onion and mint and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Transfer to a platter and serve.
Following in the footsteps of Top Chef, Twitter, and Mario Batali, the Food Network has jumped on the wine bandwagon. The television channel has just launched a new wine label, entwine, in partnership with Wente Vineyards, a winery in California's Livermore Valley.
The wine portfolio will have four varietals from the 2009 vintage: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. All wines will retail at $12.99 and are expected to hit the market in August.
Yesterday, the network hosted an event announcing the wines and Anne Burrell was on hand encouraging viewers to learn more about wine by drinking more. I agree with Burrell — the more you drink, the more you learn, and I'm curious to see how these wines taste. How about you? Are you interested in sipping entwine?
- Take a closer look at Bon Appetit's new magazine.
- Take a closer look at Bon Appetit's new magazine. — Bon Appétit
- Speaking of Bon Appétit, here's what editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport has to say about the relaunch. — Eater
- Beware of the office candy jar. — Wall Street Journal
- Would you eat this frozen hot dog dish? — Grub Street NY
- From speck to salami: a guide to cured meats. — The Kitchn
- How to buy a grill. — Huffington Post Food
- These chickens sure are beautiful. — The Atlantic
- Watch Momofuku Milk Bar's Christina Tosi make wedding cake! — The Feast NY
Today in honor of Ben & Jerry's 33rd year in business, the ice cream company will be giving away gratis ice cream cones at participating shops across the nation. Pop in between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. and snag a scoop that's entirely free!
We can't wait to see how Jimmy Fallon's potato chip-and-fudge-filled Late Night Snack stacks up to Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream. Then there are Ben & Jerry's other brand-new flavors, too, like the music- and arts-inspired Bonnaroo Buzz, and Clusterfluff, a swirl of marshmallow, caramel, and peanut butter.
Let us know what flavor you enjoy in the comments below!
Take the Quiz
From sumptuous wedding cakes to rice thrown after a reception, food and drink play an important role in weddings. The exact traditions, however, vary from place to place. I've cooked up a quiz that covers all manner of food- and drink-related wedding traditions from all over the world. See how much you know while you feast on these facts.
We're huge fans of comforting and delicious scalloped potatoes. Usually they're loaded with cream and milk, but girla has shared an awesome recipe that's 100 percent vegan.
The Husband LOVES potatoes and several days a week, he makes hash browns from scratch. But in an effort to reduce fried and sauteed food, he decided to make these baked scalloped potatoes from Veganomicon. They turned out fantastic! The only change we recommend is layering the spices, broth, almond milk, and nutritional yeast instead of just topping the potato slices with them.