Betty Barquin

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Here’s how hackers can install malware on your Mac through Safari

You might consider Safari to be the safest web browser for macOS, but one security researcher has proven it’s not completely bulletproof.<p>Patrick Wardle has demonstrated how hackers can remotely infect a Mac with malicious software using a Safari vulnerability. Apple’s built-in protections can do …

Technology

Pro Organizers Share Their Favorite Before/After Makeovers & Tips

<i>Welcome to Spring Clean Your Life, your one-stop shop for gotta-try-those tips & bookmark-me inspiration to spruce up your kitchen and home this season—and well beyond.</i><p><i>Have you heard of the ladies at The Home Edit? Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, Nashville-based professional organizers with a long</i> …

Reimagining Calligraphy in an Unexpected, Modern Way (& How to Bring It Into Your Home!)

What comes to mind when you hear the word <i>calligraphy</i>? Perhaps the over-the-top, loopy cursive drawn and languidly formed on yellowed scrolls of yesteryear (large feather quill mandatory, obviously). Or maybe, in a more contemporary sense, on beautiful stationery or invitations that signify a truly …

Four steps to making a great grain salad, every time

There’s something comforting about having a pantry stocked with whole grains. Just having them on hand, with intentions to put them to good use, feels nourishing.<p>But you can’t eat intention — and because whole grains are not what I intuitively reach for in the kitchen, my answer is grain salads. …

Free Photography Resources for Beginners and Pros to Hone Their Skills

As the cameras on our phones become increasingly powerful, more and more people are becoming interested in photography like never before. While having an understanding of composition is an important first step to crafting a picture, knowing the basics of the photographic medium will take your …

My Adventures in Brewing Kombucha (& How You Can Do It, Too)

<i>I went from questioning kombucha, to loving kombucha, to brewing my own kombucha—with a few road bumps along the way.</i><p><b>Read the whole article, or skip around to particular sections:</b><p><i>1. Why I wanted to make my own kombucha<br>2. What you to need to know before you get started<br>3. How to make it: the easy</i> …

First time Cuba: things to know before you go

Rum, revolutionaries and retro cars – Cuba has a back-in-time appeal. Though a trip to Cuba seems undoubtedly exciting, you'll need to understand how the island works to get the best out of your visit. From visa rules to dual currencies, Cuba can be confusing for first timers. Avoid costly pitfalls …

Torta della Nonna

• 1 liter whole milk<br>• 8 egg yolks<br>• 250 grams granulated sugar<br>• 1/2 lemon, zested<br>• 80 grams flour<br>• 1 fresh vanilla bean<br>• 120 grams pinoli (topping)<br>• Powdered sugar for sprinkling on top<p>Prepare the shortbread. Place flour, powdered sugar, vanilla, butter, and salt in a food processor. Pulse several times until mixed …

Recipes

A Torta della Nonna that My Nonna Never Made

The Torta della Nonna is <i>the</i> trifecta: shortbread, pastry cream with subtle hints of lemon and vanilla, and <i>pinoli</i> (pine nuts). Then again, you could cover a shoe in the pastry cream and I'd eat it. Whatever the secret is, it's delicious. After researching briefly where the name "Grandmother’s Cake" …

New Jersey

Lemon Rosemary Muffins

After writing about back-of-the-box recipes for some time, I find the grocery store an even more fascinating place than ever before. In addition to my regularly odd shopping habits (lingering in the cracker aisle to assess the new Cheez-It flavors, making friends with the cheesemonger, squeezing …

Recipes

Absurdly Addictive Asparagus

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>I guess there's a reason Vosges Haut-chocolat Bacon and Chocolate bars are growing in popularity...it just seems that when you add bacon to almost anything, the salty smokiness heightens the other ingredients. Bacon may rule, but its Italian cousin, Pancetta, is also a contender for …

Pinenuts

Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter, Lemon, and Eggs Mimosa

• 1 pound asparagus, trimmed<br>• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter<br>• Juice and finely grated zest of 1/2 a lemon<br>• 2 tablespoons chopped parsley<br>• 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon<br>• Salt and freshly cracked black pepper<br>• 2 hard-boiled eggs, sieved<p>Heat the oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium …

Recipes

Creamy Asparagus, Lemon, and Walnut Pasta

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>After making and photographing my recipe for pasta with creamy walnut sauce (another contestant in the contest), I was hungry for dinner. I opened my semi-bare fridge and threw together this dish. It was so delicious, I decided to submit this recipe as well!<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> This is a …

Recipes

10 Freestyle Dinner Ideas—Including One Winning (Not)Recipe—from Our App

<b>Update! We've chosen a winner: A big congratulations to emilyc, whose shaved asparagus salad with lemony tahini dressing won your hearts and bellies.</b><p>When we launched our new app, (Not)Recipes, we launched it with a contest—a (not)contest, if you will. And in it, we asked for you to show us not only …

Recipes

Your Favorite Warm Beverages—Sans Caffeine

Spring is here! Spring is here! Time to put away our winter boots, swap our down coats for our jean jackets, and head to the farmers market, right?!<p>Well, sort of. <b>The calendar may say we’re done with winter, but unfortunately, we in the Northeastern United States aren’t exactly feeling the weather</b> …

Beverages

Dinner Party Basics: Cooking for a Large Group

by Alice Gomstyn(photo: Thomas Jackson/Digital Vision/Getty Images)Rafael Rosengarten and Alexis Jhamb are dinner party veterans. The …

10 Ways to Style Your Very Own Vegetable Garden

I’m convinced that growing things is good for the soul. So when you’re considering what you plant and pour your love and effort into, you have to …

The Makeup Guru With 20 Million Instagram Followers

Huda Kattan on acne cures, airbrushed skin, and why your scalp should wear eye shadow.<p>Beauty influencer turned makeup mogul Huda Kattan has more Instagram followers than Britney Spears and Madonna combined–and 15 times more than Pat McGrath. Videos like "How to Fake a Lip Job" on Kattan's YouTube …

These Are the Best Beauty Products on Planet Earth

We scoured the globe to track down five genius skincare products that will give your beauty regimen an international upgrade.<p>We've gathered up five of our favorite products from around the world, brimming with locally-sourced mud, minerals, and oils—along with plenty of surprising new ingredients.

5 Korean Beauty Picks to Up Your Spring Skincare Game

Experiencing spring skincare problems? Yep, we all have them. But while some may try to scrub that dull winter skin away (have you grabbed — or made — an organic body scrub yet?), I’m sticking with what I know works: Korean beauty products. I grew up applying, massaging and layering on K-beauty …

Skin Care

Cooking Vietnamese Comfort Food

Saigon comfort food<p>In 2000, when Sophie Banh couldn’t find the Vietnamese dishes she was craving in Seattle, she persuaded her brother Eric to open a …

BOSS Network

“Bringing out successful sisters.” A community of entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking, the BOSS network makes minority business owners a priority.

A Medley of Roasted Potatoes with Homemade Za'atar & Aleppo Pepper

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>I don’t know about you but in my family we always make two separate potato side dishes for our Thanksgiving Dinner. Mashed potatoes are a must but a roasted potatoes side dish is always present on the menu. I was inspired by Mediterranean & North African spices from my recent trip to …

Recipes

Maialino's Olive Oil Cake

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Olive oil cake at its best has a crackling crust and an aromatic oil-rich middle, which, if it held any more moisture, would be pudding. Pulling this off should be easy—there aren't even egg whites to whip and fold, or butter to cream—but it isn't always. This one, however, is perfect, …

Recipes

Cook's Illustrated Foolproof Pie Crust

• 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour<br>• 1/2 teaspoon table salt<br>• 1 tablespoon sugar<br>• 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (3/4 stick), cut into 1/4-inch slices<br>• 1/4 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into 2 pieces<br>• 2 tablespoons vodka, cold<br>• 2 tablespoons cold water<p>Process 3/4 cups flour, salt, and …

Recipes

Carrots and Fennel Braised with Orange Zest and Honey

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>I pair my homegrown carrots with fennel for a soft contrast to their crunch, adding fennel seeds to brighten the flavors of the dish. Then I add orange zest, orange juice, and honey to accentuate the marvelous carrot-y essence. I braise the duo to gently allow the flavors to meld, then …

Recipes

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The times are changin', friends. I am transitioning to a new platform after weeks of redesigning in my spare time. It's more clean, simple, and the …

16 Baked Dinner Recipes With 10 Ingredients or Less

From when we grab our morning coffee until the time we walk through our front door again, we are always on the go. Alwayyyyys. In the hustle and bustle of everything, it’s so easy to skip over a planned dinner or order takeout. Frozen meals and processed food no more. We bring you 16 baked dinners …

Cooking

Quick Links: 05.23.14

Looking for some new color inspiration? Check out The Day’s Color, a daily color digest.<p>If you’re looking for icons to use in your next design …