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Rich Lemon Cake with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is a very dense cake, so if you're looking for something light and ethereal, …

Dessert

This Vegan Portuguese Kale Soup Will Cure What Ails You

Whenever I’m craving comfort food, I make a big pot of vegan kale soup. Growing up, it was a cure-all remedy in our house. Winter wind just a little too cold? Make the soup. Schoolyard bullying got you down? Mom made the soup. It was also our food of celebration. When my grandma came into town …

Recipes

The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring

John Keats was not a man given to effusive bursts of happiness, Witness his brooding “Ode to a Nightingale”, written in the growing warmth of May 1819, but lost to an opening line of: “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense/ As though of hemlock I had drunk”. And yet even this most …

Travel

7 Nonalcoholic Hot Drinks for Toasty Warmth Without the Tipple

Spring is still a month away, and the temperatures in much of the country confirm that winter is holding fast. Normally I'd turn to a hot cocktail on a cold day, but sometimes I want to warm up without resorting to booze. Of course, there are the basics—hot chocolate, coffee, or mulled cider—but …

Dessert

How to Cook Fish in the Oven Perfectly Every Time

You can make almost any slow-roasted fish in under 30 minutes. Just memorize this technique.<p>Learning how to cook fish at home can be incredibly intimidating. There are a lot of mistakes you can make, but we think the best way to nail it every time is to let the oven do all the work. That's why …

Seafood

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Gardening

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from the Dutch Masters

On my recent visit to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the crowds were there to see Johannes Vermeer. I struggled to see each work in …

Landscaping

Every Photographer Should Be Able To Do These 17 Things in Under 10 Seconds

I know what you're thinking...Photography is all about taking your time, checking the corners of the frame, perfecting the lighting, and so forth.And …

Landscape Photography

12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.

Cooking

Natural Fertilizers for Inexpensive Gardens

Plants are beautiful living creation. Having a Garden replenishes your mind and soul. The key to a good garden is good soil. Plants require essential …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Subs

Although your traditional sausage, peppers, and onions sandwich may not have tomato paste, we like to caramelize a little bit into the mixture for a sweet, saucy, umami-rich hit of flavor.<p>Ingredients<p>4 red and/or yellow bell peppers<p>1 poblano chile<p>3 small onions<p>6 garlic cloves<p>3 soft Italian sandwich …

Italian Food

15 influential art and design movements you should know

As a designer, inspiration can come from anywhere. But sometimes influences, attitudes and approaches converge to form a coherent movement that has a …

Art

Discreet Portraits of People on The New York City Subway in the 70’s

Helen Levitt was an extremely private person and preferred to let her photographs speak for her – and if you listen very carefully, you might just …

New York City Subway

Visions of America by the greats – in pictures

Yosemite’s startling beauty, a sunbather in Santa Monica and Georgia O’Keeffe by the lake … a sale of vintage, modern and contemporary photography by Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange and others casts an almost nostalgic eye on America<p>Classic Photographs Los Angeles is at Bergamot Arts Center, Santa …

Photographers

Gardening Tricks: Top Clever Tips for Every Gardener

<b>3. Use forks to keep away pets</b><p>It is a simple but an efficient trick to keep your pets away from the garden. Use a lot of plastic forks and place them …

Are You Socially Awkward? Use These 20 Tips To Help You Communicate with Confidence

Say goodbye to awkward and say hello to confident.<p>Not everyone has the ability to walk into any room, job interview, dinner party or public gathering and "own it."<p>If you struggle in social situations, here are 20 tips to help you become a more confident communicator.<p>Never forget, when in doubt, the …

Public Speaking

9 habits of unsuccessful people

<b>• Nobody's perfect — most of us have picked up a bad habit or two at some point.</b><p><b>• Most of the time, a bad habit won't wreck your whole life.</b><p><b>• Still, it's probably best to avoid these success-sabotaging tendencies.</b><p>Bad habits may not seem like a big deal on their own, but sometimes they can seriously …

Self-help

If you want a pollution-free, stress-free & refreshing home - Bring these top 10 Plants in

If you want a pollution-free, stress-free & refreshing home – Bring these top 10 Plants in<p>On January 27, 2018 by admin<p>Our nature has a way of keeping …

Plants

Here Is How To Prune Your Tomatoes For A Harvest Galore

It is tomato season and you need to pay good attention to your tomato plants! What they need is timely pruning and topping.<p><b>Here are 3 reasons to</b> …

Gardening

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines, you need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Self-improvement

36 Writing Tips to Help You Write Like the Pros

Photo courtesy of PexelsThese 10 minutes will help you become a better writer forever<i>Originally published on</i> <i>airborneorange.com</i>As a blogger, writing …

Creative Writing

6 Meeting Hacks (And 1 Weird Tip) That Instantly Boost Your Credibility

Sales demo? VC pitch? Don't let your big opportunity turn into a massive waste of time.<p>This is it: the Big Meeting. You've brought a conference room's worth of people together to make an important decision, close that huge sale, or kick off a new strategic initiative. Trouble is, most of these …

20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

You can get really specific about the results you want, as well as the ones you don't.<p>Googling has become second nature to most of us, with many people consulting the search engine dozens of times per day.<p>The company’s flagship product is powered by a plethora of algorithms designed to dole out the …

SEO

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: 7 Powerful Photography Tips for Amazing Photos

For every beginner, there will be some confusion how to take good photos and how to see this world in a photography way. I hope, this tutorial will …

Toast Of The Nation 2018

NPR's New Year's Eve tradition returns in this year's <i>Toast of the Nation</i> jazz party. Spirited and swinging, each hour of our annual all-night broadcast features a different live performance sure to get you ready for 2018.<p>Right now, you can enjoy all six hours of music any time of day or night — …

6 Classic Colognes Every Man Should Own

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: Prices and links have been updated.</i><p>The word <i>perfume</i> originates from the Latin word <i>perfumare</i>, meaning “to smoke through.” …

Beauty

This Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Chicken Is a One-Skillet Wonder

Want to end your Monday on a high note? Make this creamy balsamic mushroom chicken. It's a 30-minute, one-skillet meal with crispy bacon as a star …

The 5 biggest typography trends of 2017

It's important that designers have a solid understanding of the rules of typography, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for some creativity. Just …

10 Unique Ways People Enjoy Coffee Around the World

Coffee