- Set the bar with creative food and drink buffet stations — Food
- Tune into the ultimate indie rock wedding playlist — Entertainment
- Explosions hit the Boston Marathon — Sex & Culture
- How to check if your loved one in Boston is safe — Tech
- Bikini-clad Rachel Bilson shows PDA with Hayden Christensen — Celebrity
- The best style snaps from Coachella so far — Fashion
- Video: Glossy, shiny hair in 4 steps — Beauty
- Inspiration from Jessica Simpson's Tom Sawyer baby shower — Moms
- Steal 15 decorating ideas from this stylish bachelor pad — Home
- How to spend your tax refund on beautifying yourself — Beauty
- Get weight loss without hunger pains — Fitness
- Throw one of these 116 things away each day — Smart Living
- Laugh along with 42 funny and adorable pet GIFs — Pets
Posts for April 15th 2013
The standard party buffet is being cleared away in favorite of playful and creative food and drink stations, and we're not just talking about the dessert bar. Champagne, popcorn, and even potatoes are becoming popular food station options, and we're highlighting a variety of fresh ideas to help you personalize your next event.
Whether you love cheese, pie, tea, or coffee, a station that's themed around your favorite foodie picks is sure to please your guests. Wedding season comes with an abundance of brunches, showers, and parties, so before you plan your next event, get inspired by these stylish, themed food and drink stations.
In honor of Earth Day (next Monday, April 22), we want to take this week to appreciate all of the colorful, nutritious, flavorful produce that we get to enjoy. With that in mind, we scoured the shelves of our local Whole Foods Market for the most colorful ingredients, from bright red bell peppers to deep purple cabbage. We're going to be taking a look at all of the colors of the produce rainbow and chatting about our favorite ways to enjoy them. Keep checking all week long for lots of colorful culinary inspiration.
Contrary to popular belief, growing your own herbs is easy. No, really! Here are three low-maintenance, practically foolproof picks that will have you channeling your inner Martha Stewart in no time.
- Eggling Grow Kits ($10): These little ceramic eggs come preseeded with either basil, mint, or thyme. Gently crack open the top with the back of a spoon, water, and wait. Each Eggling comes with an extra seed pack, just in case the first round doesn't take, all but guaranteeing success.
- GrowBottle Hydrogarden ($35): Housed in recycled wine bottles, these organic/heirloom herb gardens come with everything you need to grow herbs hydroponically. Follow the directions and your oregano, chives, basil, parsley, or mint will sprout within two weeks. With proper care, these good-looking gardens will produce all year long.
- Misco Self Watering Pot (from $6): Available in a variety of colors and sizes, these lightweight pots are self-watering and therefore perfect for the forgetful or frequent-flier gardener. A lipped reservoir makes it easy to keep an eye on the water level and a ventilated base helps with drainage. Once you plant the herbs, these puppies will be on the plant equivalent of autopilot.
- Extra cheese to the extreme: taste testing Pizza Hut's latest creation — Zagat
- Michael Pollan on kimchee, TV dinners, and more — Grub Street New York
- Feast your eyes on 10 gorgeous food Tumblrs — HuffPost Taste
- Magical Microplane: unusual uses for the stellar tool — America's Test Kitchen
- All the zingers from episode one of Anthony Bourdain's latest show — Eater
- The latest in bizarre beverages: elephant dung beer — Delish
- Passionate pimento cheese fans up in arms over changes to a classic recipe — ESPN
I'm an unabashed fan of the humble chickpea, whether it's crisp and generously spiced, blitzed into creamy hummus, or pureed in a spicy soup, but perhaps most of all when it's marinated with bold, bright flavors. Satiating, satisfying — the textural contrast of the combined elements is key — this salad is just the ticket if you, like me, are plagued with a touch of brown-bag-lunch ennui. The melange of zesty flavors meld further with an extra day or two in the fridge, making this an option you'll look forward to till you scrape the last bowlful into a to-go container.
From simple steamed 'chokes to elaborate artichoke spinach-stuffed mushrooms, these recipes feature a thorny thistle that we sure do love. If you heart artichokes, too, keep reading for five ways to serve it up this Spring.
Looking for a lighter version of cornbread for Spring? Running to the Kitchen shows us a fresh, fruity spin on the classic side dish.
Three pounds of strawberries for $3 makes me happy. So do these muffins. They're paleo meets cornmeal, and I just love them — the texture is fun, and the strawberries are sweet.
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