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In summer and early fall, when local sweet peppers are truly sweet and have great depth of flavor, there’s nothing I like better than a comforting stew of peppers: a simple mix of onion, garlic, peppers, tomatoes and basil cooked slowly in olive oil.
The ingredients, which are sweet to begin with, …Vegetables
Far too often, cooking stovetop rice at home ends in disaster. Pots bubble over and cover your stovetop with ricey foam. And to top it all off, when …Cooking
Jim Stanford is an economist with Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector trade union.
With Tuesday’s release of quarterly GDP data, Statistics Canada confirmed that Canada fell into recession in the first half of the year. Canada’s economy (adjusted for inflation) shrank slightly in the spring (for …Economics
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Better Than Parm? Dried Olive and Miso May Be the Ultimate Pasta-Topper
This deeply savory, slightly tangy, and aromatic condiment can be folded into or sprinkled onto your food for a big hit of flavor. It's 100% vegan and designed to take the place of Parmesan in a pasta …Vegan Recipes
Scallops with White Wine Beurre Blanc & Lemon Orzo
Serves 4-6, and can be easily scaled up or down
For the beurre blanc:
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup …
If you love ribs but you don't have a smoker or grill, it's super easy to make them in the oven!
I've been making these ribs for about four years now …Recipes
Provençal Vegetable Soup with Garlic-Basil Paste (Soupe au Pistou)
Pistou, the Provençal cousin of pesto, is stirred into this summer vegetable soup just before serving.
For the Pistou
4 cups packed basil
1 cup grated parmesan
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 cloves garlic, …Recipes
Place eggs in a large saucepan; add water to cover by 1". Bring to a boil, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes. Drain. Transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water and let cool completely, about 10 minutes; peel. Halve lengthwise and remove yolks.
Coarsely chop bacon. Cook in a medium …Bacon
How does your brand handle customer service? Do you have any favorite quotes regarding customer service that you want to share?The post 50 Customer …Customer Service
For best flavor, head to the farmers' market for peak-season fruit. Freeze in a single layer on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet until solid.
Purée strawberries, vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, and 2 cups ice in a blender until smooth and very thick (mixture will loosen immediately once …Vodka
1. You’ll be just as happy with the cheap stuff
We’re number one! In 2013, Americans consumed 321 million cases of wine—up 15% from 2005, according to research firm Impact Databank. That solidified our status as the world’s top wine-drinking nation in terms of volume, though we rank only …Wine
Most people don’t start out as entrepreneurs. They choose to start their own business only after some level of work experience.
It could be because they don’t like the idea of having a boss and want to step out as their own. It could be because they learned critical skills that enable them to be a …Entrepreneurship
Throughout the summer, The Globe’s B.C. bureau is taking an in-depth look at housing in the Vancouver region, where skyrocketing prices are limiting who can afford to buy a home in Canada’s third-largest city and what those homes look like. We’re examining trends in the Lower Mainland’s housing …Luxury Lifestyle
Get Recipe Lomo al Trapo (Colombian-Style Cloth-Wrapped Grilled Beef Tenderloin)
Remember that scene at the end of Ghostbusters when the boys in gray crack Sigourney Weaver out of the petrified remains of the ghost dog Zuul? Picture that scene at your next dinner party, but instead of a whip-smart …Cooking
There’s a popular story about the founding of Netflix. In it, the company’s co-founder, Reed Hastings, came up with the idea after accruing a $40 …Netflix
Get Recipe Clarified Butter
In the world of cooking fats, butter is the odd one out. Most of the other fats we cook with, like vegetable oils and lard, are nearly 100% fat, while butter is an emulsion of about 80% fat and 15% water, with the remainder made up mostly of milk proteins. Some of …Butter
Late August is my favorite time of year: just cool enough to eat outside without dripping sweat into your food, but still the season for excellent produce. It's like all those tender stalks of asparagus, juicy tomatoes, and bunches of fresh herbs are just begging you to make a totally killer …Italian Food
Meet your matcha accessories: a handmade bamboo whisk (called a chasen), a tea bowl (matcha-chawan), a measuring ladle (chashaku), a tea strainer, and—of course—your matcha powder.Matcha
Add them to your a.m. meal to start your own slimdown.
Trying to drop a few pounds? Before you totally overhaul your eating habits, take a cue from …Diets
Pin itA recipe that calls for a perfectly ripe and silky avocado requires planning ahead. But do I? No. More often I decide I need that precious …Avocado
In Halfway to Dinner, we show you how to stretch your staples—or your seasonal produce—every which way.
Today: Mallika Basu, blogger and cookbook author, gives us a make-ahead curry sauce that has dinners covered.
An Indian meal really hits the spot after a long day, but making a classic tomato curry …Recipes
Starting a business involves you concentrating on several different things at once. You need to choose the right name, analyze your offerings and …Small Business Marketing
Petit Trois (our no. 3 best new restaurant in America) chef Ludo Lefebvre would be the first to tell you: It’s not easy to make perfect French onion soup. But fear not—he not only knows how to make the best version we’ve ever had, but he’s also sharing how to make it.
It’s all about texture: …Onions
Some danger zones are pretty obvious. Iran, for example. Or North Korea. Or Panem. If you decide to go there, and something weird happens, nobody can …Food
It just happened again.Someone asked you about your business and once again, you didn’t have a compelling answer for them. You quickly tried to …Entrepreneurship
“We need time to think it over. We’ll get back to you in a couple of weeks.”This objection has nothing to do with time. It’s something deeper and …Value Propositions
Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.
Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott Mean Girls when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …Diets
The school bells are ringing again, signaling an end to the unstructured, lazy days of summer and the accompanying leisurely meals. While students …BBQ