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Posts tagged "summer"
Step-by-step Making a Braided Racerback Tank From an Old Tshirt

Step-by-step Making a Braided Racerback Tank From an Old Tshirt

Detailed instructions to make your own stylish racerback tank from an old tshirt.
3 Simple Tangy Creamy  Popsicles

3 Simple Tangy Creamy Popsicles

The best way I know to beat the heat is with lots of frozen treats. I've thrown together three creamy and tangy popsicle recipes with flavor combinations that might just knock your socks off: Mango lassi, Grapefruit Buttermilk and Key Lime Pie. (Also, probably the easiest recipes I've ever written.)
Luminous Watermelon Salad

Luminous Watermelon Salad

For my ultraviolet recipe I've created a refreshing, chilled summer salad that is visually striking in daylight and in ultraviolet light. Mint oil and a tart tonic granita compliment perfect little cubes of cucumber and watermelon. A memorable first course, in any light.
Turmeric Ginger Beer

Turmeric Ginger Beer

Fresh turmeric makes this simple homemade ginger beer bright, electric yellow. Spicy, lightly sweet and refreshing, this is a perfect cold treat for ginger lovers. One surprise: my favorite method for making ginger beer turns out to be the simplest.
Curried Coconut Ice Cream with Mango Chutney

Curried Coconut Ice Cream with Mango Chutney

If you think that curry doesn't belong anywhere near your dessert, then think again. This ice cream balances just a touch of spiciness with rich, creamy coconut milk for a flavor that is every bit as satisfying as spicy/creamy rice pudding. Oh, and it's (accidentally) vegan.
Cabbage Stems

Cabbage Stems

Cabbages are wonderful vegetables for the winter.They typically maintain a low price when the popular summer favorites (tomatoes, cucumbers) have either disappeared from the shelves or jumped in price (these out of season crops are shipped from farther away or grown in pricey greenhouses). So cabbage is a great vegetable for these long months after...
Storing and Drying Fresh Herbs

Storing and Drying Fresh Herbs

From the window of my “cozy” (read: tiny) Brooklyn apartment I often indulge in wistful daydreams about having a little herb garden. I have intermittently made forays into the world of potted windowsill herbs, with uneven results. So, someday I hope to find myself able to stroll out into the herb garden and pick whatever...
Panzanella

Panzanella

About a year ago I was researching recipes from de re Coquinaria , Apicuis’s collection of recipes. There are several recipes for various bread salads. Though traditional Panzanella is clearly post-Colombian exchange (it highlights that most useful new world fruit, the tomato), it has clearly grown out of that same tradition of combining raw vegetables...