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You need this pasta sauce in your life

| | Aug 30 2016 - 12:06am | Comments

Pasta is always a conundrum as a side dish. I want to pencil it into my weekly meal plan, but then I blank on how to sauce it: Cream? So fattening for a weeknight. Tomato? Good, but it gets old. Lots of cheese? Heavy again.

  1. | Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:05am

    If there’s ever a time when you can have too much of a good thing, it might be right now, when fresh summertime herbs are beyond abundant. Happily, this recipe for Fresh Herbed Yogurt Cheese is just the ticket when you’re looking to put a dent in the stockpile of herbs overflowing in your garden or taking up too much space in your refrigerator. It’s a fresh cheese based on Greek yogurt, and it’s very flexible regarding its herbal flavorings.

  2. | Posted: Aug 13 2016 - 9:40pm

    Water-wise gardens don’t have to resemble sterile moonscapes, devoid of anything but layers of rock and gravel. They can feature scores of attractive drought-resistant plants that invite bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollen- and nectar-gathering species to your yard.

  3. | Posted: Aug 12 2016 - 12:06am

    HONOLULU — A Maui ukulele player who unwittingly sang a duet with reggae artist Matisyahu will be performing with the singer in Hollywood.

  4. | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:05am

    File this under “everything old is new again” — panzanella, the Italian bread salad, is a harmonious marriage between old and new. Leftover stale bread addedto vibrant summer produce leads to a winning seasonal dish.

  5. | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:05am

    Fabulous Food — the kind that deserves upper-case F’s — doesn’t have to be complicated.

  6. | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:05am

    As the world turns its attention to the host country of the Olympic Games, I’m reminded of a trip I took to Brazil 20 years ago with my friend, chef and cookbook author Christopher Idone. He was so enamored of Brazilian food that he wrote a wonderful cookbook, “Brazil: A Cook’s Tour” (Clarkson Potter), for which I was the editor.

  7. Posted: Aug 5 2016 - 12:05am

    BOSTON — The Boston Police Department has unveiled an $89,000 ice cream truck as the newest addition to its patrol fleet.

  8. Posted: Aug 4 2016 - 12:06am

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico bear hitched a ride on top of a garbage truck, traveling at least 5 miles on the vehicle before it was able to make its escape up a tree.

  9. | Posted: Aug 2 2016 - 4:12pm

    NEW YORK — Move over Willy Wonka. A temporary museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to edible balloons, a Chocolate Chamber, a “swim” in a pool of faux rainbow sprinkles and, of course, scoops of heavenly ice cream.

  10. | Posted: Aug 2 2016 - 11:17am

    HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.

  11. | Posted: Jul 30 2016 - 12:05am

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — He’s made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world’s most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for “Ironman 3.” But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he’ll be remembered for is the one he’s making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

  12. | Posted: Jul 29 2016 - 7:27pm

    Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is not only big and red. It’s also hot.

  13. | Posted: Jul 28 2016 - 11:41am

    A new study of male honeybees shows that two insecticides — banned in some European nations but still used in the United States — can significantly reduce the drones’ ability to reproduce.

  14. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. Still, why not take advantage of its bounty? Here I slice the squash into long ribbons and employ it as “pasta.” Use a mandoline (be sure to use the guard that comes with it), although a Y-shaped peeler will also work. The resulting “pasta” is more flavorful and less caloric than pasta itself.

  15. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 12:05am

    When it comes to favorite summer condiments, salsa is giving traditional hot dog toppers ketchup and mustard a serious run for the money.