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The Weekend Dish: 5/17/2014

Home > The Weekend Dish > The Weekend Dish: 5/17/2014<p>May 17, 2014 // 3 <i>Comments »</i><p>Happy Saturday to you!<p>The Weekend Dish was on a temporary hiatus …

The 14 Foods to Consider Buying Organic

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: If you're not</i> down <i>with pesticides, these are</i> <i>the foods to buy organic -- so they're a little less</i> dirty.<p>It's hard to believe that changing the food system can start in your …

Agriculture

Bites from other Blogs

• Pavlova is a delicious meringue dessert that is perfect for spring and summer. The meringue has a crisp exterior and a tender center, and it is …

What are cake strips?

There are many problems that you can run into when you are baking cakes. The cakes could turn out to be overdone around the edges or excessively …

All About Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Regardless of which came first, we've got the 411 on chicken eggs (and beyond).</i><p>It's no secret that we love eggs. We poach them, scramble them, fry them, …

How to Make Perfectly Flaky Biscuits

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: It's brunch season, which means only one thing -- it's time to perfect your</i> …

A Recipe for a Spring Flower Arrangement

<i>Learn how to make the perfect floral arrangement with Alexa Hotz, managing editor of Remodelista; she has a background in floral design and also contributes to Remodelista's sister site, Gardenista.</i><p>I've always thought that creating floral arrangements is similar to cooking. Both require fresh …

Gardening

11 Rhubarb Recipes for Spring

Rhubarb is spring's biggest challenge and its best reward. On the heels of winter, its stalks emerge bitter and brittle, but no mind -- with a bit of coaxing, it turns sweet and inviting, like spring.<p>Soon enough, we realize that its tough exterior is just a ruse. Feisty rhubarb loves a stiff …

Design You Trust

With the chilly air fading, snow melting, and the ground growing soft, flowers are beginning to bloom all over the Instagram with the #flowerbeard …

Faig Ahmed's Glitchy, Distorted Rugs Destroy The Stereotypes Of Eastern Tradition

Faig Ahmed, a visual artist from Baku, Azerbaijan, reworks the aesthetic of carpets, an “indestructible symbol of the Eastern tradition”, by weaving …

Artist: Josef Kote New Piece "Broone St." 30x30 Original Acrylic on Canvas https://www.facebook.com/JosefKote?fref=photo Posted by Lara

Scott Oppenheim / Digital Painting / Abstraction

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

A Brief History of the Chocolate Chip

Celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day—not a federal holiday, at least not <i>yet</i>—should be easy enough for all the classic dessert lovers and cookie …

Hundreds of Hanging Red Coils Symbolize Human Connections

This gorgeous array of floating red discs, called the <i>Lure Installation Series</i>, is a contemplative exploration of an ancient Chinese legend, which states that, “When children are born, invisible red threads connect them to their soul mates. Over the years of their lives they come closer and …

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid-Air by Peter Gentenaar | Colossal

<p>From limitations come creativity. It’s an age-old adage that’s been repeated in almost every industry. And it rings true for the Netherland-based …

Ettore Sottsass: the godfather of Italian cool

The receptionist gave me a fax and an odd look. It said, in handwritten capitals: "DEAR ROWAN MOORE… THANK YOU FOR EVER… ETTORE", above a drawing of a dishevelled bed with condoms and discarded underwear on the floor beside. It was from Ettore Sottsass, then approaching 80 years old, who liked a …