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Five on Friday: Lovely Linens

Cloth napkins aren’t just for special occasions. These fun finds dress up everyday dining. By April Hardwick 1 PRETTY AS A PAINTING Dinnertime has never looked prettier: Kerry Cassill’s Watercolor napkins are elegant but whimsical. They’re just as artful as they are useful. $13 each, kerrycassill.com 2 INDIGO IS IN These yarn-dyed chambray napkins by Portland, Oregon’s Nell & Mary […]

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Kid in the Kitchen: Stacked Summer Treat

“Today I made Berry-Ginger Mess. It was as delicious as it sounds. The meringues take several hours to bake and set, so I would make them ahead of time (even a day before). It’s important that no yolk gets in the egg whites before beating them, so make sure you separate the eggs very carefully. I also left the meringues […]

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What Should I Drink with a July Fourth Picnic Plate?

A REFRESHING, CITRUSY BEER Good picnic beers need balanced flavors to complement foods yet still refresh. Check out summer beers, which offer more flavor and body than traditional lagers. Lightly hopped with citrus overtones, they’re dangerously easy to drink. Sierra Nevada, Summerfest, California ($1.50/bottle or can)  A ROBUST, DRY ROSÉ Refreshing and superversatile, rosé is the perfect summer sipper. Pale […]

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Local Finds: Buzz Thrill

California-based Bloom Honey produces a line of golden nectars with an array of tastes that reflect the graceful, fragile dance between terroir and the bees that pollinate it. Buckwheat, blackberry, pumpkin, and avocado are just a few of the exotic single-origin honey varietals that David and Kelly Jefferson produce. Wild Cherry—the newest flavor, with elegant notes of natural cherry—is made […]

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Kid in the Kitchen: Smoky Shredded Pork Tacos

“Today I made this delicious taco dish. It was one of the more difficult recipes I’ve made (I recommend taking a little extra time to prep the ingredients), but it was worth it and a real hit with my friends. We had fun putting together our own tacos. The sauce is a bit on the spicy side, but you can […]

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FoodCorps Update: Third Graders Make Rad-icle Change

by Eliza Hudson, FoodCorps service member, Guilford County, North Carolina, Guilford County Cooperative Extension “Would you like to try this Rad-Cuke salad today? It’s got radishes, cucumbers, lemon, olive oil, salt and a liiiittle pepper in it. You can vote for what you think at the end of lunch. Did you know we’re growing radishes—that’s what the ‘rad’ is for—in our school […]

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5 on Friday: 5 Made in the USA Picks

Take “buy local” to the next level with these patriotic picks. By April Hardwick, Photos by Randy Mayor

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Diet Distortions: “Weighing Every Day is a Bad Thing.”

For many years there has been a common belief that daily self-weighing might lead to frustration and less weight loss or even promote eating disorders. Like many bits of conventional wisdom that turn out to be false, this one seems intuitively plausible. But it turns out that none of these fears is justified when one actually looks at the scientific […]

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Diet Distortions: “Eat only when you’re hungry.”

If our hunger were calibrated so that we were satisfied with the exact amount needed to maintain a healthy weight and no more, then this “rule” might work. Unfortunately, the evidence is quite to the contrary. People differ in their degrees of hunger, and those with a tendency toward greater weight gain tend to be hungrier. This seems in part […]

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5 on Friday: Our Most Wanted Farm-to-Table Favorites

You don’t need acres of land to appreciate a fresh, modern take on country style. By April Hardwick  

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