Jen Macdonald

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Croque Monsieur Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 732

mango slaw with cashews and mint

The inspiration for this slaw is a mango salad I order way too often from a local Thai place in hopes to offset the inevitable damage from the pad …

Asian Sweet Chili Sauce • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

posted by on<p>Good Asian cooks never run out of rice, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. I’ll also throw fish sauce and Thai sweet chili sauce in the mix …

Fresh Tomato and Caramelized Onion Jam Recipe

Caramelized onion method by J. Kenji López-Alt<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3/4 pounds yellow onions (about 2 medium), finely sliced1 tablespoon butter1 1/2 pounds roma tomatoes (about 6 medium), peeled, cored, seeded, and finely chopped1/2 cup white sugar1/4 cup light brown sugar2 tablespoons …

In Defense of Gwyneth Paltrow and Her Very Pubic—Ahem, Public—Statements

Photo: Getty Images<p>Gwyneth Paltrow, in some ways the most hateable celebrity with her shiny, colt-like legs, her two pizza ovens, and her undying commitment to kale, has been slowly winning me over. First there was the fact that her recipes are actually really good and easy to make (this sriracha …

5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

Marathons

cold rice noodles with peanut-lime chicken

If you told me a week ago that I would willingly adding cold chicken to cold noodles and call it a meal, a meal I’d eat enthusiastically, I’d think …

chopped salad with feta, lime and mint

I’m sorry, guys, but I get really boring in the summer. Like, hey-isn’t-it-nice-when-the-sun-shines boring. Or, …

pink lemonade bars

Last year, not seconds after putting the final touches on what I certain was The Lemon Bar To End All Lemon Bars, a recipe intended for that little …

charred pepper steak sauce

This is Alex‘s birthday week, which, in case you’re new here, means that there’s an open package of bacon in the fridge, the promise of oysters, …

Ten reasons to travel in September, 2013

Leonardo Da Vinci

Love hotels and cuddle cafes: 22 weird and wonderful things about Japan

Japan

20 Delicious Camping Dinners

Chicken Enchilada Nacho Bowls<p>This Mexican spin on the campground favorite Frito pie is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. The nacho bowls, which can be …

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Where in Spain for food and beaches

<b>Jonny Stevens writes</b><br>Can you suggest places in Spain that provide great Spanish food and a nice beach?<p><b>Fred Mawer, Spain expert, replies</b> <br>I would suggest Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. Top, top seafood, fantastic beaches, lovely cities, such as Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela (where you can …

A second helping of Heather A Wilson

There are things that sing to me. Things that sing a siren's song. Beautiful houses call to me all the time. That's why I blog. The notes ring in my …

Grilled salmon & mango salad with coconut dressing

An attractive, gluten-free salad of oily fish in a creamy coconut and lime dressing with light herbs and hot chilli<p>Ingredients<p>4 salmon fillets (about …

Grilling

Caramelised braised pork belly recipe

Marinated in fish sauce and shallots, and coated with a golden caramel sauce, this Vietnamese pork belly is simmered until tender.<p>Caramelised pork is a staple dish at our kitchen table, and in this recipe the slow simmering of the pork makes it deliciously sweet and tender.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>2 slices fresh …

The best quirky guidebooks from around the world

After rounding up his favourite unusual UK guidebooks, Henry Eliot casts the net wider, finding Hidden New York, the Best Places to Kiss in Paris, and much more<p>• Have you come across a great alternative guidebook? Tell us about it in the comments below<p>How do you make the most of a city break? Do …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

How to make the perfect tomato sauce

A good tomato sauce is one of the first things that any cook should learn to make – it is almost infinitely useful, keeps pretty well, and the ready-made version is outrageously overpriced. Indeed, Marcella Hazan writes in The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking: "No other preparation is more …

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday: 25 crazy cool recipes

Are you ready for the double holiday weekend? What holiday, you ask? Don't you know that Sunday, July 21, is National Ice Cream Day? And that July is National Ice Cream Month?<p>There are few things better than homemade ice cream, made with fresh ingredients like vanilla bean, and fresh blend-ins like …

Fragrant pestos are a pleasure to make

Whether you pound it or blitz it, nothing beats a home-made pesto.<p>In the kitchen of the first flat I rented in London there was an unopened jar of pesto (left by the previous occupant). It was 1985 and everyone was talking about this perfumed unguent. I duly boiled a pan of spaghetti and waited for …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

How to make your own Cronuts

The 'Cronut', a cross between a doughnut and croissant, has taken New York by storm. Xanthe Clay couldn't resist creating her own version.<p>Fed up with cupcakes? So over macaroons? Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce the latest fat-laden, carb-heavy, sugar-coated craze to arrive from the United …

Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet

5<p>4<p>3<p>2<p>1<p>See Recipe Reviews<p>129<p>Recipe photo courtesy of Naho Kubota<p>Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2013<p>2 hours 40 mins 10 mins Makes about 1 1/2 pints<p>Total Time Prep Yield<p>The Food Newsletter<p>Great tips & recipes delivered to your inbox.<p>Sign Me Up<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 pints fresh blueberries (about 3 …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants