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Six glorious scented plants to grow... and six smelly ones to avoid - Telegraph

Growing Pumpkins & Squashes Vertically

Some years ago I visited Rebecca Hosking and Tim Green on the farm and saw their raised bed veggie garden. Tim had woven hazel domes over the beds to …

The Dos & Don'ts of Growing Mint

It's fragrant, fast-growing, green, and complements fruits, vegetables and meats. It's also its own ice cream flavor. So what's not to love about …

Gardening

How to Make Queso Fresco, the World's Easiest Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Let's face it, there are some skills that are just cool to have. Being able to weld things, very cool. Ability to moonwalk? Always cool. And being able to turn everyday milk into wicked good cheese definitely belongs …

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Make a heart-healthy meal: Chile lime shrimp tacos, bisque and more

Want a break from cooking a time consuming and complicated family dinner? Try these fast and flavorful meals from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, also know as "Too Hot Tamales." The longtime collaborators (they are the chefs and co-owners behind Border Grill, among other projects) are sharing …

Seafood

The Best Indian Flatbread to Make at Home

Andrew Zimmern serves up a recipe for Kulcha, a lesser-known Indian flatbread that's more versatile (and easier to make) than naan.<p>North Indian …

Cod with Chorizo and Breadcrumbs

4 Servings<p>Adding vinegar to the chorizo topping cuts the richness of the sausage and brightens the entire dish.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley<p>1 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves<p>1 small shallot, thinly …

Seafood

Cook This Now: Deep Fried Avocado Tacos

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Remember a couple years back when everybody and their mother's blog started declaring fried avocados to be the culinary equivalent of a joint Beatles reunion and Led Zeppelin tour—but then we slowly started to …

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Makes about 1 1/2 cups Servings<p>When it comes to tasty pumpkin seeds, it's all about the seasoning—don't go crazy, but do be a little creative.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Seeds from one pumpkin<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Salt and pepper<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Scrape seeds and any attached fibers from pumpkin using a large …

Pumpkins

85 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren't Marinara

These non-marinara, creative pasta recipes will come in handy when you want to give red sauce a rest.<p>We'll always love marinara, but it's time we started seeing other sauces. From vibrantly green pesto to fiery chili oil, these pasta toppers are perfect for when you need a break from the red sauce.

Cooking

C'est Bien! French Recipes from Food Blogger Mimi Thorisson

Coq Au Vin<p>The trick to making this hallowed French dish without much fuss is mostly a matter of good organization, advises Mimi Thorisson of the …

How to Make Fish Tacos: A Step-by-Step Guide

You could debate endlessly what makes a perfect fish taco—and we did. After a lot of “research” (read: eating), we came up with the lightest, crunchiest, tastiest version ever.<p>When the topic of fish tacos came up in a staff meeting, you would have thought we were talking about Obamacare, not a …

Cooking

Bring on Brinner! 25 Quick and Satisfying Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes

Talk about texture: The top chips in our take on chilaquiles stay crisp, while the bottom layer soaks up the sauce. Canned diced tomatoes with green chiles make this recipe quick and convenient.

Pesto Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making this No-Cook Sauce

We love this simple, no-fuss sauce—but when it comes to whipping up a pesto, are you making any of these common mistakes?<p>A well-made pesto is a thing of beauty: Fresh, green, cheesy, and nutty, this no-cook sauce has it all, and goes with just about everything. Slather thick pesto on good bread, …

Pesto

Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

6 Servings<p>Sugared, roasted lemons are edible from rind to flesh and give this salsa-like mix a bracing jolt of sourness.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 lemon, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced, seeds removed<p>1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh sage leaves<p>½ teaspoon sugar<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 …

Tomatoes

Gougères

Makes about 50 Servings<p>These delicate cheese puffs always impress. Once you get the hang of the dough, you’ll serve them at every opportunity.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Pinch of nutmeg<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>4 large eggs<p>…

Baking

Sautéed Shrimp with Lemon, Garlic, and Parsley Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Serves 2</b><p>1 pound fresh, medium-sized shrimp<br>• 1 bunch flat leaf parsley<br>• 4 cloves garlic<br>• 1 lemon<br>• 3 …