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Bokashi composting may be one of the easiest ways to combat food waste in landfills

By now composting is something we've all heard about, and maybe even something on your to-do list.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that …

Gardening

Canadian Rockies: These photos of its natural wonders will blow you away

After a long freezing winter in Alberta, spring comes as a welcome relief. However this is a variable time of the year in this part of the world. One …

12 Tasty Wraps for a Quick and Easy Dinner

Eating healthy on the go is always a struggle. It’s tempting to swing through the drive-thru to pick up a fast food favorite (and you never seem to have time to make your favorite restaurant burgers at home). And there are tons of healthy meals you could whip up at home, but dishes like spiralized …

25 Dinners With No Added Sugar That Help You Stick to Your #Goals

Think about it: That tablespoon of maple syrup in your salad dressing, the honey in your Asian-inspired stir-fry sauce, the generous drizzle of …

Cooking

Asparagus Season is Here! Make this Simple, Clever Salad

<i>We're serious about keeping farmers market produce on the menu all year long. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Kitchen shows us how to store, prep, and make the most of it, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: A simpler way to prepare asparagus, plus a clever dressing to put on all of your salads this</i> …

Italian Food

The best US tours to explore all of America

Though organized tours can cost a fair amount of money on the outset, considering what you and your travel companions will save on transportation …

14 Savory Beetroot Dinner Recipes That Are So PRETTY on Your Plate

Beets are a genuine superfood, often included in juice cleanses. That’s because the dark red vegetable has two properties that help detoxify the liver: betaine, which eliminates the toxins, and pectin, which clears them from the body so they don’t recirculate. Lucky for us, beets are not only …

The London Shopping Experience That'll Have You Feeling Like a Local

When most tourists think of shopping in London, what immediately comes to mind is probably Harrods and its distinctive, murky green shopping bags, or maybe a heavy square tin of tea from Fortnum & Mason. For me, the ultimate retail experience there involves standing outdoors, even if it’s raining, …

England

Meet the Man Who Wants You to Look at Your Spice Rack Differently

<b>Those who swear by the gospel of Lior Lev Sercarz, chef and proprietor of spice shop La Boîte, call him the “spice therapist.”</b> Sercarz is a certified maestro of spice blends, and eateries across the country, from New Orleans’ Shaya to San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery, have enlisted his help in …

Spices

10 Absurdly Underrated Cities in Europe

Looking for some cities less commonly seen by the typical tourists eye? While places like Barcelona and Rome are a must, we’ve got some equally …

You Should Make One Of These Seven Brunch Recipes This Weekend

Brunch it up!

Breakfast

What Iran Taught Yasmin Khan About "Authenticity" in Food

Yasmin Khan spent most of her twenties outside the kitchen. Living in the United Kingdom, she was working as a human rights campaigner for non-profits, on such issues as the arms trade and corporate complicity in war crimes, specifically focused on Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, and Palestine. The work …

Human Rights

10 Hidden Beaches In North America You Never Thought To Visit

Top Hidden Beaches In North America<p>In "News"<p>North Carolina’s Carova Beach is hidden away in the Outer Banks, and is only accessible by boat or by …

The First Principles for Starting a Kitchen Garden—the French Way

I discovered the potager, or “kitchen garden,” when we first moved to Provence. Everyone in that part of France had a garden, and every day, someone from the household would go out to gather the foundation of the day’s meals. The vegetables changed with the seasons, and seeds and seedlings were …

Gardening

13 Rhubarb Recipes to Make This Spring

Spring is an exciting time. Not only do we get to bid the bleak winter skies adieu as we welcome some much-needed sunshine, but we also get to say hello to some of our fave produce. Healthy stalks of asparagus will make an appearance at our local farmers’ markets, and we’ll be spoiled with peas …

A Streamlined, One-Pot Wonder Risotto—the Ottolenghi Way

I recently asked a few friends for their back-pocket recipes—the ones that never fail to please, the ones they can make in their sleep. One friend told me she has yet to feed the barley risotto from Yotam Ottolenghi’s <i>Jerusalem</i> to someone and not have them like it. She also noted that she improvises …

Risotto

A Produce Whisperer's Speedier Way to Make Stock

<i>This article is brought to you by Ten Speed Press. Head here to learn more about the new cookbook</i> In My Kitchen <i>by Deborah Madison.</i><p>One way of building and extending flavor is through the use of stocks. But let me say right away that, on a daily basis, I’d rather make a dish that doesn’t need a …

Flavors

20 incredible islands you must explore on foot

What is it about islands that makes them such appealing places for a walking holiday? Perhaps it’s the slower pace of life that encourages gentle rambling, that feeling of escape from the hurly-burly of the real world, the sense of exploring, as Shakespeare so famously put it, a “precious stone set …

The most underrated places to go in 2017

Brittany, France<p>"Here's the standings for French destinations: Gold goes to Paris (bien sur!); silver is the south of France, with its sunny beaches and Provence charm; and bronze is the Loire Valley, which is chock-full of chateaux and wine. My beloved Brittany doesn't even make the podium. And …

12 Stunning Cafés Every History Buff Needs to Visit

The best historic coffee shops around the world, from Paris to Buenos Aires.<p>You don’t have to be a caffeine addict to appreciate a coffee house with …

Buenos Aires

8 Edible Flowers to Brighten Your Garden—& Dinners

When our Creative Director Kristen sat down to dinner at the legendary eatery NOMA on a recent trip to Copenhagen, she was probably thinking about anywhere but home. One of the dishes she was served, however, featured little triangular purple petals fluttered atop it. The shape was familiar; she …

Gardening

The 7 Best Tents for Camping and Backpacking

It's your mobile home away from home, so make sure it's a good one.<p><i>Technically</i>, you can camp any time of year. But if you're looking to avoid some of the more unsavory seasons, then your wait is almost over—and you're going to need a tent.<p>Below, we've rounded up seven popular tents to consider …

6 Best Places in the USA to Travel to this Spring

Shares 54<p>It’s almost sandals, flowing flowery skirts and tropical print shirt weather, which begs the question: Where are you going to wear all of …

Where land meets sea: 6 phenomenal coastal hikes around the world

LITTLE BEATS HIKING ON THE COAST — the crashing of the water, the often dramatic rise of the land, the feeling of adventure. Following a path through …

Hiking

The 10 Best Beaches In The United States

The 10 Best Beaches In The United States<p>In "News"<p>If you live in NYC, it is necessary to escape the city at times. Two hours (without traffic…which …

Mendocino County

12 crowd-free Asia island escapes | CNN Travel

Travel

50+ "Emergency Dinners" for Late Nights & Huge Appetites

Is dinner a love story or an act of desperation?<p>At 9 P.M. on a weeknight, it's indisputably the latter. It's not that I don't <i>want</i> to cook (though, we've got lots of ideas for that situation, too)—it's that I don't feel like I physically <i>can</i>. These nights coincide, cruelly but expectedly, with the …

grilled cheese

Did You Know Chickpea Flour Could Do *This*?

Chickpeas do this and this and <i>that</i>, but chickpea flour?<p>It thickens the Gujarati yogurt soup kadhi and the Burmese soup mohinga. It's mixed with minced meat for Iranian gondi and with confectioners' sugar, ghee, and cardamom for Indian besan laddu. It bakes into Provençal socca or Ligurian farinata. …

Tofu

12 Of The Best Hiking Routes In Washington State, USA

Whenever I think of Washington, I think of lush green forests, the gorgeous city of Seattle, and, of course, snow-capped mountains that seem to go on …

Hiking