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Nibble Pan: Have Your Cake (and Taste It Too)

Making cakes for a crowd can be a little nerve-wracking. Without cutting into the cake and ruining its presentation, how can you make sure it tastes …

Dessert

IKEA Solar Panels Will Begin Selling in the UK: Style Meets Sustainability!

Think of IKEA and what comes to mind is a collection of Scandinavian-styled décor, space-saving furnishings and a much talked about annual catalog …

Transit

So if the <b>Silver Line</b> is expanded and the Seaport continues to boom, they'll be plenty of buses to service the growth, right? "Well, no, actually. That's because Neoplan USA, the company that made the Silver Line vehicles, is out of business, and our 60-foot-long accordion buses are custom-made …

17 Bizarre Foods Every Russian Grew Up With

(Besides borscht).

Inside Fukushima's exclusion zone, a farmer sheltered over 500 abandoned animals

As he visited the area around Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant last month, photographer Damir Sagolj saw towns and villages that had been abandoned and met people whose lives had been irrevocably changed by the disaster of March 11, 2011.<p>Inside the exclusion zone around the plant, Sagolj …

Berry-Citrus Salsa Created by a Mexican Legend

<b>By Nancy Zaslavsky</b><p>I learned how to make radiant blackberry-citrus table salsa 20 years ago in the mountains of Michoacán, due west of Mexico City. The late José Cacho, a tireless advocate of the state and force behind the restoration of the pueblo of Tupátaro's important Templo de Santiago Apóstol …

Napa Valley

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Butternut Squash, in Season in Autumn

From soups and sides to bread pudding and cakes, here are 24 butternut squash you should be making all fall and winter long.<p>Is your sweater on? Check. Have a scarf around your neck? Check. Are your feet bundled up in boots and warm woolen socks? Affirmative. Then allow us to state the obvious: It's …

Cooking

Craquelin

446<p>34<p>7<p>Shares 487<p>If you’ve ever wondered how French pastry shops make cream puffs with that distinctive decorative crackly topping, look no further. …

Chopped Ham And Pickle Sandwiches Are Way Better Than They Sound

America, I come to you with a regional foods conundrum: it is known to me as a chopped ham and pickle sandwich. You are probably thinking to yourself, "She's probably talking about ham salad." Well, no. Not really. That picture there? That's a picture of a ham salad sandwich. It contains cubes of …

Grantland: Green on All-Intriguing team

Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images<p>The fate of Boston's offense is in Jeff Green's hands.Grantland put together an All-Intriguing team and Jeff Green is …

Defensive consensus: Patriots will have to step up

FOXBOROUGH — Now that the reality of not having <b>Vince Wilfork</b> in uniform is settling in — the defensive tackle wasn’t at Wednesday’s practice, the …

Check out five fun events happening in Boston this weekend, including the Boston Children's Museum's 'Up Too Late,' An Evening with Champions, and more.

Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend<p>Celebrate the Boston Children's Museum's 100th birthday, watch Olympians figure skate, and bike and eat …

The results are in: 55 percent say Marty Walsh become Boston's next mayor in November. 45 percent of the insiders say John Connolly will win the mayoral election.

Insiders Poll: Marty Walsh Will Be Boston’s Next Mayor<p>The results of another political insiders poll.<p>By · 10/3/2013, 9:20 a.m.<p>You’ve got to hand it …

After Wilfork injury, young DTs in spotlight

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- From the first day of training camp up to the fourth game of the regular season, little media attention has been paid to rookie …

Filling the Rondo void

AP Photo/Charles Krupa<p>Point guards: Jordan Crawford and Avery Bradley at C's camp.NEWPORT, R.I. -- Rajon Rondo clocked an extra hour of on-court …

Eating with the ecosystem: Alewives, anyone?

WEST NEWTON — Michael Leviton arranges fillets of golden alewives over a scoop of ramp remoulade, then drizzles ramp vinaigrette along the plate’s …

Recipe for broiled swordfish steaks with tomato-olive relish

Broiled swordfish steaks with tomato-olive relish<p><i>Serves 4</i><p><b>1 1/2 pounds thickly cut (1-inch) swordfish, cut into 4 pieces</b><p><b>Olive oil (for sprinkling)</b><p><b>Salt</b> …

Crank up the Bass

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Boston Celtics practices over the first two days of training camp have, not surprisingly, been noticeably quieter than usual. Take …

Celtics Rajon Rondo looks good, but still has ways to go

NEWPORT, R.I. — The Wednesday morning practice ended. Most of the Celtics remained in the gym to stretch or shoot or just hang out for a short while …

Rob Gronkowski insists he and Patriots are ‘on the same page’

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski’s status has gotten plenty of attention this season, but things were turned up a notch over the weekend, when reports …

Possibilities Endless for Chiofaro and Harbor Garage

harbor garage<p><i>[Photos courtesy of ADD INC.]</i><p>Can you imagine a Boston waterfront with a beach, a swimming pool, or even an ice skating rink? How about a <b>canal</b> that connects the Greenway to Boston Harbor? That's what Don Chiofaro is reimagining for the <b>Boston Harbor Garage</b>.<p>When Chiofaro initially pitched …

Lemony Kale, Quinoa, and Fig Salad & Cinnamon Pear Chips

Cheesy zucchini bake, peanutty quinoa bowl with baked tofu, and seriously creative cinnamon pear chips in today's Delicious Links.<p><b>Lemony Kale,</b> …

Healthy Eating

Killer Hornets Leave 41 Dead In Central China

The Shaanxi provincial government said in a statement that the attacks had plagued not only the city of Ankang, where 19 died as reported by the official Xinhua News Agency, but had killed 22 others in two adjacent cities in the province's south.<p>All told, more than 1,600 people have been injured, …

Hornets

English Building's Brick Facade Playfully Slumps Down

<i>From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes</i> is a surreal display by British designer Alex Chinneck that makes it look like the brick facade is sliding right off the front of a building in Margate, England. The eye-catching installation, which took Chinneck approximately one year to bring to …

Architecture

Chic Moscow Apartment Blends Minimalism With Cool Pops Of Blue

The key to a beautiful minimalistic home is to find the right balance between form and function. There is little purpose in creating a residence that …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

Chocoholic: Microwave Mocha Mug Cake

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Sometimes the urge for a home baked cake doesn't mean you want to turn on the oven or grease up the cake pans. Sometimes there's no one else around and it's only yourself that you've got to please. Sometimes you just want it now—like …

11 Healthy "Hippie" Ingredients Everyone Should Cook With

And lo, the nutritional yeast rained down upon the popcorn. And lo, it was good.