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10 New Avocado Toast Recipes To Try

Cool steamed aubergine with a garlicky dressing

Steaming brings out a gentle, unfamiliar side to a vegetable that is more commonly fried, baked or grilled, and, simple as they are, the seasonings taste sublime. Use Mediterranean aubergines or, if you can find them, the slender purple Chinese variety.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g aubergines<br>• 2 tbsp light soy …

Medlar sticky toffee pudding

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>For the sauce<p>125g unsalted butter<br>• 70g golden caster sugar<br>• 50g dark muscovado sugar<br>• 150ml double cream<p>For the sponge<p>200g medlar pulp<br>• 60g unsalted butter, softened<br>• 85g golden caster sugar<br>• 70g dark muscovado sugar<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda<br>• 180g plain flour<br>• 1 tsp baking powder<br>• 1 tsp …

Star Wars actors and crew mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher’s untimely passing has hit her fans across the world hard, but the ones who feel her loss the hardest are undoubtably her friends and …

Our 23 Favorite Vegetarian Recipes of 2016

Vegetarian cooking has thankfully outgrown its niche and has fully entered the mainstream these past few years. It's no longer necessary to hide or …

21 Vinaigrette Recipes That Your Salads Need

A well-made vinaigrette is a thing of beauty. Here are some recipes to try with your salads, from traditional to creative.<p><b>Bracing, bright, acidic, and emulsified</b>: We love a good vinaigrette. Here are 21 of 'em, for all your salad-type needs.

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to</i> …

Dessert

What Sorcery Is This?! 7 Creamy, Rich Salad Dressings That Are Actually Healthy

Thanks to a few key pantry and fridge staples, these vinaigrettes are creamy AND light—without a drop of mayo or buttermilk in sight.<p>Let's get one thing straight: A salad is really only as good as its dressing. Sure, it's important to use farm-fresh, in-season produce. And yes, careful and creative …

Perfect Beef Rendang

I love curry. I've had more curries than you've had hot cat food dinners, which is at least 12. And on a recent trip to Malaysia I had the honour of …

BA’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes

serves 4 (make about 8 pancakes) Servings<p>To feed a larger group for breakfast, double the recipe and keep pancakes warm in a 250° oven between batches. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1⅓ cups all-purpose flour<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>1 teaspoon baking …

The Top 5 Games We Played At GENCON 2015

The Creamiest Aioli

Makes 1/2 cup Servings<p>In this aioli recipe by L.A. chef Suzanne Goin, she provides this tip: "Add a thin drizzle of oil and whisk like crazy."<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large egg yolk<p>1 small garlic clove, finely grated<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>1/4 cup grapeseed oil<p>1/4 cup good-quality …

Za’atar Roast Chicken with Green Tahini Sauce

6 Servings<p>Because of the brothy marinade, the skin won’t get as crisp as with other roast chickens, but the flesh will be so tender, you’ll want to eat it with your hands.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Green tahini sauce<p>2 cloves garlic, smashed<p>1 cup (lightly packed) flat-leaf parsley leaves with tender …

Nigel Slater’s tomato soup with garnishes recipe

Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for the Observer<p>In the red: roast tomato soup with pancetta, mussels, tarragon oil and lemon croutons.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/23/1435057136572/df1f84de-5610-4f3b-a69b-99ad407ea8d0-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jun<p>6<p>Wed<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>7<p>Thu<p>Kali Uchiswith special guest TT the Artist<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>8<p>Fri<p>Rams Head Live!, …

The Best Thing You're Not Doing to Your Morning Eggs

Your eggs are about to get a major upgrade.<p>We've fried, scrambled, poached, baked, and boiled our way through dozens of eggs. ("Put an egg on it" is our unofficial motto around here.) But never before had we brûléed our eggs—until now. And it's kind of blowing our minds.<p><b>Alvin Cailan</b> of Eggslut in …

Baked stuffed tomatoes

Shallots, garlic, breadcrumbs and herbs form the base of the filling for these delicious stuffed tomatoes<p>There are plenty of recipes for stuffed tomatoes, but this Provençal-style dish is a really simple one. It’s a great example of how just a few ingredients can create a homely, summery dish, and …

You Say Potato, We Say Make These 23 Potato Salads Right Now

Because you can’t have a picnic without potato salad.<p>Potato salad is one of summer's essentials. Easy to whip up for a crowd, potato salads are reliable and so darn delicious. So whether you're hosting or attending a summer party—or getting weeknight dinner on the table—here are 23 of our …

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Relish in These 27 Condiments for All Your Summer Barbecue Needs

No summer meal is complete without one of these flavor-packed condiments.<p><b>We're not above bottled ketchup and mustard.</b> We're just saying no summer meal spread is complete without the homemade relish, salsa, chimichurri, and mayo. The recipes for all these grilled-food enhancers and more are straight …

Cooking

Why Today's Vintage Baseball Card Boom May Be For Real

TThis year marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of the <i>Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession</i>(Grove/Atlantic Inc, 272 pages, $15.95), the definitive history of baseball cards. Dave Jamieson, a contributor to <i>Slate</i>, <i>The New Republic</i>, and <i>The Washington Post</i>, has …

Tomato soup with roasted chickpea croutons recipe

This dairy-free tomato soup is still thick and creamy, from blended cashew nuts. Serve it topped with crunchy chickpeas<p>This is a classic cream-based tomato soup, but dairy-free and revamped to be good for you. Blending some soaked cashews into it transforms the tomato base into a luxurious, creamy …

Classic Coleslaw

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Hattie B’s version of this traditional fried chicken side tastes like coleslaw should: crunchy, a little creamy, and with enough vinegar to keep it bright. Best of all: It will help put out the fire.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>1½ …

Not Your Average (Garlic Cheddar) Biscuit Recipe

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Never say no to light, lofty, cheese-laced garlic biscuits.</i><p>Oh, what's that? You don't need another biscuit recipe? Stop that. Take it …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Closer Report, Week 1, 2015 Fantasy Baseball

The pieces are all set, and it’s like the beginning of checkers… Before you secretly cheat while your cousin isn’t looking, you should know that …

Fantasy Baseball

Visit the Largest Barrier Reef in the Northern Hemisphere

Here's how to spend the perfect week in Belize.<p>I have been traveling to <b>Belize</b> every year for more than a decade and am already planning my next trip.<p>Why? As the only English-speaking country in Central America, as well as one of its smallest (it’s about the size of New Jersey), Belize is …

Central America

10 Keys to Being a Good Photographer

Human Journey<p><b>Training:</b><p>Although photography is considered an art, and many people are born with the skills and talent to achieve good photographs, training in any field is essential. As David Griffin, the Director of Photography at National Geographic said in a speech in Washington, <i>nowadays everyone</i> …