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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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

DreamWorks Animation, the Hollywood studio behind the blockbuster Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon movies, could be sold to a Japanese buyer in a $3.4bn (£2.09bn) deal, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>SoftBank, a Tokyo-based telecommunications company, is said to be in talks to add …

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

<b>In Season:</b> Rhubarb can be found from late winter to early spring with a peak season from April to June.<p><b>What to Look For:</b> Thin, red, crisp stalks have the best texture. If stalks are floppy, it indicates they were picked too long ago.<p><b>How to Store:</b> Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for up to one</b> …

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> …

Breakfast

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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

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, …

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 …

Cheese

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 …

Top 10 Historic Trail Drives

Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.</b><p><b>George Washington Memorial Parkway, …

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 …

Hot Springs

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

Eastern Townships

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>It seems fitting that the Eastern Townships originated in 1796 when the British granted land to Loyalists fleeing the United States after the American Revolution. Today, this region, which borders the U.S. for more than 186 miles, is a popular all-season vacation …

Best of Montana Year-Round: Landmarks

Check out the top four iconic historic sites to see in Big Sky Country.<p><b>Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom</b><p>Southwestern Montana’s Big Hole National Battlefield is part of the Nez Perce National Historical Park, a collection of 38 sites spread across Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. This …

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 …