Turn humble crudités into edible centrepieces ~
"Entertaining expert has been inspired by the elegance and simplicity of the south of France ever since he was a boy"
Like a bowlfuls of summer vegetables can be just as beautiful as flowers... On entertaining the St. Tropez way ...
Read more: Turn humble crudités into edible centrepieces; theglobeandmail.com
"Hockey belongs to the Cartoon Network, where a person can be pancaked by an ACME anvil, then expanded - accordion-style - back to full stature, without any lasting side effect." ~Steve Rushin (*)QuoteGarden.com
According to the Oxford English Dictionary a picnic originally meant “a fashionable social entertainment in which each person present contributed a share of the provisions; ...
Read more: A brief history of the picnic; dineandcook.com
Who doesn't love a potluck dinner? It's half the work and twice the fun! ...
Read more: Potluck Recipe Makeovers: Make Classic Dishes Healthier; delish.com
Fresh Ideas for Fall
Just in time for fall, some new books on flowers, food, etc.
From a presentation of 30 menus targeted for the fall and winter months, to floral designers tips ...
Read more: Fresh Ideas for Fall; southernaccents.com
For a touch of colour
Balmy summer days lend themselves perfectly to salads. A lettuce lover gets her greens with recipes ranging from the classic to the sublime ...
Read more: Salad days; independent.ie
Celebrate any occasion with a special al fresco menu that highlights the best flavors of the season ...
Read more: Elegant Outdoor Dining; cookinglight.com
Get shucking, ready your cornmeal, and prepare to grin from ear to ear with: Spicy Shrimp Boil With Corn, Corn With Crème Fraiche, Lime, and Chili, ...
Read more: Beyond Boiled: 7 Summery Corn Recipes; theatlantic.com
Skewered and Grilled
A grill and a savory sauce transform less popular cuts of chicken into a Japanese treat. ...
Read more: Beak-to-Tail Chicken Yakitori; nytimes.com
Video Library - The New York Times: Actually Grilled Cheese; nytimes.com
Sear Ye! Sear Ye!
A hiss, a cloud of smoke, and — omigod, that smells good! — summer's mind-blowingly memorable meal just landed on the grill ...
Read more: Sear Ye! Sear Ye! How to Become a Master Barbecue Chef; oprah.com
Put a fresh touch on your summertime parties with a lively alfresco buffet under the stars ...
Read more: Stargazing Menu; myrecipes.com
~ To help avoid food poisoning it's important to make sure the food you make for yourself and for other people is safe to eat. ...
Read more: Keeping food safe; eatwell.gov.uk
~ With a light, mild and never "fishy"taste, tilapia is a great introduction to seafood for your kids. ...
Read more: KidSafe Seafood - Best Choices; kidsafeseafood.org
~ Freezing is one of the most convenient and least time-consuming methods of preserving foods. ...
Read more: The Big Chill: A Freezer Guide; washingtonpost.com
From the Mixer
~ It's not a joke! A man went in to see the doctor believing he had lung cancer, but discovered he had a pea plant growing inside him. ...
Read more: Doctors Find Pea Growing In Man's Lung; npr.org
~ Supermodel Kate Moss has gone plum crazy for her latest hobby - making JAM. ...
Read more: Kate Moss makes own damson jam; thesun.co.uk
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Appetibilis ~ Appetizing Posts of the Day
~ Avocado Hummus; anniebakes.net
~ Caprese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette; loveandoliveoil.com
~ Easy Chicken and Balsamic Peppers - Gluten-Free Recipes; glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com
~ Lamb Kebabs with Mint Pesto; epicurious.com
~ Tofu Burgers Recipe; 101cookbooks.com
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