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Roman coin find in Orkney thrills archaeologists

<b>Archaeologists are thrilled by the discovery of a Roman coin during the excavation of an archaeological site in Orkney.</b><p>The copper alloy coin was found at the Knowe of Swandro, the location of a Neolithic chambered tomb, Iron Age roundhouses and Pictish buildings.<p>The archaeological site is at risk …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Two national monuments are no longer up for review, Interior says. That leaves 25.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that two national monuments in Washington and Idaho are no longer being considered for removal or reduction by the Trump administration.<p>In a statement, Zinke announced that the 195,000-acre Hanford Reach National Monument in south-central Washington and …

Cardamom Nectarine Galette with Coconut Whipped Cream

For the pastry: In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the shortening, coconut oil, sugar and salt on medium speed until …

Scallion Pancakes with Ginger Dipping Sauce

Royal Icing

This simple royal icing recipe produces a white, hard icing that is perfect for decorating candies, cookies, cakes, and gingerbread houses.<p>Note: this …

The Secret Ingredient in This Key Lime Pie Is Avocados!

Not all desserts need to be sugary and sweet. This key lime pie is both tart and creamy, making it the perfect treat for a hot night. Made with avocados and coconut cream, it's vegan — but dairy-lovers will enjoy it too! If you're not a fan of lime but still want a vegan treat, you should try our …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Spiced Fruitcake With Brandy Recipe

Forget about the bum rap fruitcakes get and try baking your own. You'll be surprised at how tasty and addictive homemade fruitcake can be! This …

Recipes

16 Easy Rhubarb Recipes That Prove the Vegetable Is Underrated

First things first: did you know rhubarb is actually a vegetable? Now that we've gotten that out of the way, know that the versatile ingredient can be used in both desserts and dinners, from strawberry rhubarb pie to chicken thighs with rhubarb salsa and more. These 16 recipes prove that rhubarb is …

The Restaurant-Quality Veggie Salad You Can Make at Home

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>Place the cauliflower and chickpeas on …

Slow-Baked Beans and Franks Meal

Baked beans and hot dogs are a natural combination. If you don't like hot dogs, make the dish with ham, spicy sausage, or turkey ham. Or use chicken …

Cooking

20 best Mediterranean recipes: part 2

Observer Food Monthly’s selection continues with dishes from top cooks such as Giorgio Locatelli and Anissa Helou, including Sicilian fried fish and a Syrian sweet pastry<p>This dish is even more popular in Valencia than paella and all my friends from the Mediterranean side of Spain say that it’s …

Mediterranean

The Five Basic Sauces

Knowing the five basic “mother sauces” is as helpful to the food lover as it is to the chef. Understanding these sauces will help you read menus, …

Krachel Recipe - Moroccan Sweet Rolls With Anise and Sesame

Anise seeds, sesame seeds, and orange flower water give these Moroccan sweet rolls their fragrant, characteristic flavor. If you don't care much for …

Recipes

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe | King of puddings

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Dessert

Don't Sauté Your Greens for This Simplified Ottolenghi Masterpiece

“Rare is the dish not improved with a drizzle of tahini sauce,” writes Yotam Ottolenghi in a recent <i>New York Times</i> article. “Grilled meats and fish, roasted root vegetables, a chopped fresh tomato and cucumber salad: All are enriched by it.”<p>For many years, I stocked tahini solely for the purpose of …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

An Aromatherapy Garden Is the Anxiety-Buster Your Patio Needs

After a long, difficult day, what's better than retreating into your own scented secret garden? When strategically set around the patio, plants with aromatherapeutic properties create a natural haven of serenity, both in their lovely greenery and with the tranquilizing fragrances they emit.<p>To …

These 10 Great Online Specialty Food Stores Have Everything

From saffron to heirloom corn tortillas and really, really good grits—we've got just the place.<p>Once upon a time in a pre-kale era, before we were mixing miso into our pastas and topping our toast with kimchi, iceberg was the standard lettuce and fresh ginger was nowhere to be seen (or so says my …

Recipe: A Sweet and Spicy Corn Salad

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and with a few exceptions, road trips were the only type of vacation my family ever went on. We’d start early in the morning with a stop at McDonald’s (egg McMuffins and hash browns for everyone) and then drive through miles and miles of cornfields. I always got …

Ice Cream

Galaktoboureko: Custard Pie with Phyllo

This custard pie is a favorite Greek dessert. If you can get past the tongue twister name, <i>Galaktoboureko</i> (gah-lahk-toh-BOO-reh-koh) can easily become …

Baking

Indian Naan

Chef Floyd Cardoz shares the secrets to mastering the flatbread that's taken over the world<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, …

Crusty Baked Shells & Cauliflower

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.<p>Fill a large pot with water, add 2 tablespoons salt, and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook al dente, according …

Recipes

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The 4 Best Non-Dairy Milks Besides Almond

We performed a thorough study involving a lot of tiny cups.<p>These days, there’s a milk for everyone, whether you're lactose intolerant, nut-allergic, GMO-averse, or all of the above. From cashew to camel (yes, we said camel), the dairy and boxed milk aisles have never been more diverse. But, until …

Breakfast

Persian Date Cake (Ranginak) - The Washington Post

Toast the walnuts in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes, shaking the pan so they don’t scorch, until the nuts are fragrant and lightly browned. Let cool.<p>Line the bottom of a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom or a springform pan with parchment paper.<p>Use the walnuts …

Recipes

A Persian no-bake that takes the cake

The next time you’re looking for a sweet end to a Middle Eastern-inspired meal, try a no-bake dessert that’s a standard among Iranian cooks. A pair of small helper’s hands can stuff walnut pieces into tender pitted dates — which form the cake’s base — while you stir up a roux until it’s the color …

UK: Prime Minister May a no-show at seven-party debate

Where is Theresa May? That was the question on the lips of both audience and panel members during a seven-way televised debate between figures from the UK’s main political parties.<p>The British prime minister was conspicuous by her absence at the at-times-heated exchange where welfare cuts, living …

Great Britain

Keftethes: Greek Meatballs

<i>Keftethes</i> (keh-FTEH-thes) are savory Greek meatballs. Keftethes can be served as an appetizer or, when paired with a nice feta salad, can become the …