WASHINGTON — The 400-ton crane was all set, tucked between three sets of hanging wires, two houses and a cantaloupe plant with a small hanging melon, and John Creese was edgy.
Subscribe to Wire Features RSS feed
Gardens are typically blessed with spring rains that bring summer flowers — and then the hot, dry months of July and August take their toll.
People often think of January or spring as high seasons for home organization. But for those of us with school-age kids, late summer is prime time to clear excess and create a better system to handle what’s left and what’s on the way.
More than five years after one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, a lot of us have decided it’s safe to take a vacation again.
Fennel loves fat. That’s why fennel seeds are such a common seasoning in sausages. They contribute a mildly peppery, fresh flavor that cuts through the delicious heaviness of the rich meat.
In terms of flavor and texture, it’s hard to beat a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, reportedly one of the most popular sandwiches in America. Trouble is, it’s not exactly filling.
Last summer, the hip way to handle cauliflower was to treat it like a steak.
It was one of those culinary epiphanies. I realized you rarely get great barbecued ribs from a restaurant. They have to come from backyards.
Looking for ways to jazz up your basic fruit salad this summer? Consider giving it a hit from the savory side of the food world.
Plants can sense and react to temperature changes, harsh winds and even human touch. But can they hear?
WASHINGTON — The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney. And then requesting that the baloney be sandwiched between two pieces of white bread. Served with a cookie for dessert.
You don’t need a garden to succeed as a home brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up.
For many young people, a first apartment might be a cramped studio or just a bedroom in a shared living arrangement. Juggling that room’s living, dining and sleeping spaces requires creativity.
June and July are the height of the mango season in Miami. The sweet mangos and their juice add just the right sweet touch to this soy sauce-and-vinegar based stir-fry. Red peppers and green snow peas make this a pretty and quick summer dinner.
This recipe turns the elements of a winter favorite — vegetables, beans and pasta — into a side dish fit for a summertime lunch or light supper. Salami replaces the flavor of sausage typically found in the soup; prosciutto or any smoked ham would work as well.