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It's Not Too Late for a Summer Vegetable Garden

Chioggia Pink Beets<p>Beets are usually thought of as a winter vegetables but work well as a summer crop provided you plant the seeds in full sun or …

8 wonderfully fragrant flowers for your garden

1 of 8<p>Getty Images<p>Mock Orange<p>This plant captures the essence of a gloriously fragrant Mediterranean spring. <i>Philadelphus</i> 'Belle étoile' is a …

Plants

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

<b>The short answer:</b><p>Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the …

Key Lime Pie

<b>Key limes -- so-called because they grow in the balmy climes of the Florida Keys -- are tangy, aromatic, and extraordinarily juicy little powerhouses that have been providing the inspiration for the region's signature dessert for more than a century. Pucker up for a taste of our Key lime pie in its</b> …

Who is Jean-Claude Juncker?

Jean-Claude Juncker, expected to be nominated as the new EU Commission president today, is the son of a Luxembourg steel worker and served a record 18 years as prime minister<p>Few European citizens would be able to pick him out in a line-up, but Jean-Claude Juncker has been a significant player in …

Nine Staples for a White Party

The dishes on this menu fit right in with the all-white theme, but make no mistake: They're vibrant in flavor.<p>Clockwise from top left:<p>Get the Potato Cutouts Piped with Tangy Horseradish Creme Fraiche Recipe<p>Get the Lemony Whitefish-Puree-and-Celery Tea Sandwiches Recipe<p>Get the Celery-Root Soup …

Curried Chickpeas

Protein-packed and so versatile, canned chickpeas are a pantry must-have that can make a meal in minutes. Try this easy idea for serving up these super staples.

Red, White, and Blue Desserts

<b>Sweeten your Fourth of July celebration with festive red, white, and blue desserts! Packed with vibrant summer berries and made with creamy frostings and fillings, these delicious and patriotic treats are perfect cappers for a backyard barbecue or cookout.</b><p>Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle<p>Light up …

Cake Recipes with Fruit

We've got 27 recipes for cakes that make the most of fruit, whether it's baked right into the batter or spooned on as a topping. Try banana bourbon layer cake, apple stack cake, strawberry cream cake, and much more.

Wettest Place on Earth

Summertime Grilled Bread, Four Ways.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 13, 2014 54<p>You guys. I’m feeling so ollllllld. Like really, really old.<p>Last night I watched my littlest cousin graduate from high …

Gentlemen's Chocolate Whiskey Cake

According to The Chocolate Bible, a <i>Gentlemen's Torte</i> is a many-layered Sachertorte that is soaked with booze. Other books on the subject say that …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Sigmund Freud

Spiked Fruit Cup

This decidedly adult snack puts the "cocktail" back into fruit cocktail. The mix of ripe fruit and alcohol reminds us of sangria -- but eaten with a spoon.

Gluten-Free Vegetarian Dinners

This eggplant parmigiana recipe is short on fat -- but not on taste -- thanks to a lighter bechamel sauce and baked (not fried) eggplant slices.<p>Get the Lighter Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Biscuit-and-Jam Cobbler

1. Jam: Cook strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a large pot over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 4 cups, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely. (Jam can be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days.)<p>2. Biscuits: Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees with a rack in …

Zucchini Fries

Breaded strips of zucchini get baked in the oven until crispy in this recipe for zucchini fries that are better than take out.

Caramelized Figs with Honey and Cheese

• that's eggy<br>• that's fruity<br>• that's hearty<br>• that's healthy<br>• that's simple<br>• that's a smoothie<br>• that's a casserole<p>that's off the beaten path<br>• that's light<br>• that's packable<br>• that's speedy<br>• that's warming<br>• that's kid-friendly<p>that's comforting<br>• that's quick<br>• that's healthy<br>• that's a sunday dinner classic<br>• that's vegetarian<br>• that's …

Lemon-Basil Custard Pie with Red Berries

1. Crust: Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some larger pieces remaining. Add ice water; pulse until dough just starts to come together. Pat dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, at …

Under the Bridge

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Salad with Mint and Hazelnuts

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Strawberries and rhubarb are a power duo in pie; here raw rhubarb plays a tart counter to sweet strawberries.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts<p>2 rhubarb stalks, thinly sliced on the diagonal<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1 tablespoon Cointreau or …

Recipes

Teeny Lamothe's Grapefruit Pomegranate Pie

There are several fruits in this pie, but not in the way you'd expect. First, an egg yolk-and-cornstarch grapefruit custard is made, into which is added a cup of pomegranate seeds. The entire thing is ensconced in a whole-wheat crust, garnished liberally with whipped cream and, of course, more …

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was …