Beer is the go-to backyard beverage when the barbecue gets fired up, but wine is a match for anything that bears grill marks. Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs 1. Barbecue Chicken: A juicy red with plush fruit and light tannins will be a gentle partner to the bold, tangy sauce and smoky grilled chicken. Try a primitivo blend from southern Italy. […]
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Grilling is one of the easiest cooking methods and very popular this time of year. However, a burnt burger or charred chicken is not going to keep your family fed or happy. Here, seven common grilling mistakes and how you can avoid them. Oops! #1: You don’t preheat the grill. The result: You incinerate the food. The Fix: Whether you’re grilling with […]
Some people are phobic about this fish paste: too fishy, too salty. But it’s an amazing flavor enhancer, boosting the meaty umami character in food. It deepens our simple gremolata, which is fabulous drizzled over roasted meat or veggies. ANCHOVY GREMOLATA Combine ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, 4 teaspoons minced fresh garlic, 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon […]
These fun finds honor nature’s sweetest treat–and the bees who make it. By April Hardwick GOLD DETAILS 22-karat honeycombs on elegantly slim porcelain plates ($58 and $53, dbohome.com) HONEY POT The silicone dipper makes adding a touch of honey to any dish a cinch ($28, lecreuset.com). BEE SWEET Honey-kissed salted caramels in a cute candy shell ($29/9 pieces, johnandkiras.com) DON’T […]
Bright, cheery gear to complement your flowers, fruits, and veggies. By April Hardwick GO FOR A SPIN Stainless steel Aero pinwheels from Torre & Tagus catch every breeze. Available in six colors ($16.50, 800-423-4417). HOSE HUES You’ll never misplace Dramm’s rainbow collection of watering hoses. Kink-free, with premium rubber. Matching sprinklers and sprayers available, too ($70, nybg.org). HELLO, YELLOW! After […]
Our highest-rated recipe from the May issue was our Chocolate Tacos with Ice Cream and Peanuts (page 96 of the paper edition). Sidney Fry, Assistant Editor, Nutrition had this to say: “Move over, ice cream man. There’s a bigger, better, more chocolaty treat in town!” Have you tried this treat? Let us know what you think of it in the comments.
Spring forward with room brighteners in the season’s hot hue. By April Hardwick Photos by Randy Mayor
October’s kale salad was a riotous affair, given that it was our first time doing the taste tests and the kids’ first time seeing the garden teacher in the cafeteria offering things to eat in little plastic cups. A few kids surprised me by spreading rumors that I was handing out seaweed. A small contingent were somehow convinced that I […]
Reginald’s Homemade Cashew Nilla cashew butter boasts just four simple ingredients: cashews, peanut oil, vanilla bean, and vanilla extract. No preservatives. Added salt and sugar are conspicuously absent, meaning sweet toasted cashews, punctuated by the vanilla, are all you’ll taste from this fun little jar ($8, reginaldshomemade.com). Learn more about different kinds of nut butters.
Could there be any food more perfect this time of year than meaty, hearty chili—made light for the new year? Here’s a new take on the classic, amped up with rich ground bison in place of ground beef (but use beef if you can’t find the bison) and chunks of sweet acorn squash. A secret ingredient—cremini mushrooms—goes into the pot […]