Cool Stuff – Summer

Tipsy Watermelon Salad

Most people think that you need a lot of land around you to grow watermelon because their vines need to spread out. But watermelon varieties are available in dwarf sizes and don’t require the land you might think you would need to grow them. There are also an amazing range of things you can do with all of the watermelon that’s in season right now–both sweet like this watermelon agua […]

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How to Make Sprouts

Last night, I harvested the kale I’m growing in the planter box I tried out this year. Since I didn’t have a lot of growing space this summer, I went with all sorts of containers, and I have to say it’s been rather fun to harvest jalapeños and tomatoes and radishes and herbs and now my second round of kale. I had nothing green to eat in the refrigerator last […]

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Summer Pudding

I was recently looking for a warm weather dessert that didn’t require a lot of baking time or fancy cooking equipment and came upon the idea of a summer pudding. I had made small versions of this recipe way back in culinary school and haven’t made it at all, I don’t think, in the years since. What I love most about it is that it doesn’t require you to heat […]

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Buttered Radishes

I recently had a biiiig party and the first thing I served was buttered radishes. I was actually sort of surprised by how much people loved them, I thought it was just a quirky thing that I liked a lot and wanted to add a whimsical touch to the dinner. But the truth is that buttered radishes are so simple yet so exotic. The peppery fresh flavor combined with that […]

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How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

One of the stories my dad tells me most often about his childhood memories at Tulipwood, is the sound of his grandmother’s ice cream being churned in the kitchen. It was a loud sort of affair, perhaps the first invention on the way to today’s modern ice cream makers. I like to think of her, my great grandmother, making a custard on her stove and then deciding what she was […]

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Modern Pioneering Video: Watermelon Keg

We propose one final outdoor party this weekend, and that you make this. Here Georgia shows you how to turn a simple watermelon into a party centerpiece! Blend the watermelon with water for a refreshing drink or with vodka for an adult version. All you’ll need is: A spigot which you can buy here A cutting board A large bowl A large spoon A serrated knife A small paring knife A […]

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Breakfast Popsicles

Breakfast popsicles are a fun, easy way to pack maximum nutrition into breakfast on the go. These can be made weeks ahead and stored in resealable plastic bags, and they’re infinitely versatile. Try them with yogurt for a creamy texture, or coconut or almond milk for a non-dairy variety. Start with unsweetened ingredients when possible and add in flavorings and sweeteners to your taste for the healthiest versions. As variations, […]

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Heirloom Rice with Balsamic Mushrooms + Scallions

I am always so inspired by family farmers who are willing to do the hard work to live off the best their hands can produce. Ralston Family Farms has a special place in my heart because of their dedication to making beautiful food, and because it is a lot of women! We are working together this year on my Adventure Getaway, showing how the rice capital of the world is […]

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