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How to Throw a Mother's Day Tea Party

Mother, may we?<p>Flowers are nice, but Mother's Day calls for an extra something. Like finger sandwiches! And maybe a Savory Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tart? We say celebrate Mom this coming weekend with an elegant springtime tea. With our do-ahead tips, the meal will be no sweat for you--and …

Recipes

4 Steps to the Best-Ever Margarita

Brush up on your skills in good time for Cinco de Mayo<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, The Happy Hour. It's Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>Cocktail geeks may swoon at the first sip of an expertly calibrated Manhattan or go on and on about the balance of a proper Martini, but we're ready to …

Recipes

A Spring Garden Party

From the fried chicken to the floral platters<p>Parties tend to be pegged to something: birthdays, Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo. And that's all well and good. But what about a simple ode to the season? Sitting outside and eating good food with people you like for the sake of sitting outside and eating …

Decorations

Tips for Dinner Party Entertaining

And here are 8 tips to make the most of it for any party<p>You like to have people over. You refer to yourself as "an entertainer" (not in the Sammy Davis Jr. way, but still). Problem? You live in an apartment. No, not a <i>pied-a-terre</i>. We're talking no "dining room," no "family room"--but you do have a …

Interior Design

The greatest reward

Project info<p>Mental notes.<p>Twelve years had passed since I last visited the "Big Apple" and my passion for photography at that time was not even a distant thought. This summer, however, I went there specifically for photography.<p>It was an unaccompanied trip - the first of my life - but, once I …

Italy

Tim Burton Wants Asa Butterfield for MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

DreamWorks Animation 'could be sold to Japan's SoftBank group'

Hollywood studio reported to be in sale talks following losses on Rise of the Guardians, Mr Peabody & Sherman and Turbo<p>• Animation is UK’s favourite film genre<p>DreamWorks Animation, the Hollywood studio behind the blockbuster Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon movies, could be sold to a …

Rhubarb: Our Best Sweet and Savory Recipes for This Spring Treat

<b>Rhubarb is often dubbed the "pieplant," and the stalks, soft and delectable when baked, do make a divine pie filling. But pie is by no means the only way to experience rhubarb. It's delicious in all kinds of desserts, and this tart vegetable also works well in savory dishes.</b><p>Rhubarb Basics<p><b>In Season:</b> …

Recipes

Martha's Favorite Cake-Baking Tools

How do professional cake bakers produce such wondrous creations -- and make it look easy in the process? Part of their secret is having all the right tools at their disposal.<p>Martha recommends keeping these essential tools handy to help you bake impressive cakes with less effort.<p>Cake Pans<br>Cake pans …

Dessert

Our Most Spectacular Strawberry Recipes

<b>Strawberries are sugar-sweet, affordable, and omnipresent -- even if you can't pick your own, you'll find pints and quarts of them at roadside stands and red seas of them in the produce aisle. Make these delectable berries the star in breakfast dishes, desserts, and even salads.</b><p>Strawberry Basics<p><b>In</b> …

Recipes

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .

Dessert

Miso-Charred Mushrooms and Black Rice Salad

I can't help it. I am addicted to self-improvement. At least in January, I can get away with it more easily when the rest of the world joins in. New year, new us.<p>I specialize in French recipes, as you know, and sometimes, those can be pretty not self-improving. I do, quite happily, fall prey to a …

Oven-Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

It's hard to find fault with a caprese salad. Unfortunately, in many parts of the country, tomatoes aren't at their best for much of the year. To make up for that inferior flavor, I like to give them a toss in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and them in the oven. They emerge sweetened, flavorful, …

Charred, Oven-Roasted Carrot Salad With Feta Cheese

Oven-roasted carrots get their caramelized sweetness from honey, balanced by a tangy dose of vinegar and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. When tossed with feta, the result is a refreshing, salty, and multi-textural alternative to staid or overly sweet vegetable preparations.<p>While wholly unnecessary, if …

Radish, Enoki, Tangerine, and Avocado Salad From 'Feast'

During the wintertime, my salads are usually little more than pre-washed boxed salad greens and a little oil and vinegar; I struggle to find inspiration in the root vegetables and super bitter greens of January. That's why love to read recipes like Sarah Copeland's salad of radish, enoki, …

Caractere de Cochon: Ham & Charcuterie Shop in Paris

108<p>22<p>3<p>Shares 133<p>Many times, I’ve walked by <b>Caractère de Cochon</b>, a slip of a place on a side street, just next to the earnest Marché des Enfants …

WTF Is Pumpkin Spice, Anyway?

It's not even October yet, and we're already deep in pumpkin spice season. Starbucks rolled its lattes out early. And even Dunkin' Donuts has gotten on the spice train. It got us thinking: WTF is pumpkin spice, anyway? From the sound of it, pumpkin spice should include pumpkin and spices, right? …

This Is The Ultimate Vegan Pot Pie

Everyone deserves to relish the hearty taste of pot pie. Its flaky crust so perfectly pairs with the creamy, lush stuffing, and fall's crisp air demands its warmth and comfort.<p>This particular pot pie recipe from Luminous Vegans is meat-free and entirely vegan. It uses a phyllo dough that is …

How To Grow A Vegetable Garden That's Fertilized By Your Fish's Poop

Your fish tank can now double as a garden. Those little fishies just need to keep doing what they do best -- swim, eat and poop -- and with the proper system you can grow a bounty of produce in your very own home.<p>The idea is not new: Aquaponics has been around for years. But Jack Ikard, a …

Are You Choosing the Wrong Cheeses?

<b>For more food, drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Picking out cheese to eat at home or for a cheese plate can sometimes lead to making the same old choices like a hard cheddar cheese, a wedge of brie or a standard log of goat cheese.<p>But by staying in your comfort zone you might be …

The 10 tastiest insects and bugs in Mexico

Once you get over the <i>ew</i> of eating spicy grasshoppers or a creamy winged-ant salsa, you’ll find some high-protein cuisine that is organic and definitely tasty. Really. For centuries it wasn’t meat that sustained Aztec warriors but protein-rich, fat-free stink bugs, mescal worms and fly eggs. Mexico …

National Geographic Travel

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The civil servants

Would you give up your house to travel? How about your full retirement pension? After a health scare, one couple decided to do both – and today, spend life aboard a motorhome and boat.<p>When Julie and Steven Hando bought a boat in June 2010, they didn’t intend to use it on vacation. Instead, it would …

Suez Canal

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Slow travel in Malta

Malta’s reputation as a package-holiday beach destination tells only a fraction of the story. While the warm climate and endless seas surrounding this tiny trio of Mediterranean islands make hanging out by the water an obvious choice, there’s so much more to uncover.<p>Venturing beyond the resorts …