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Nurseries worthy of a Bohemian lullaby

| | Dec 10 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

Traditional nursery decor tends to be a gently stirred mix of cute animals, soft hues and nicely matched furnishings. And there’s much to be said for all that sweet serenity; these are rooms both peaceful and soothing.

  1. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am

    Q: What are some tips for making risotto?

  2. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am

    When it comes to landing dinner on the table on a weeknight, fish fillets are among the very quickest dishes you can prepare, rarely requiring more than five minutes to go from raw to ready to eat. And given the relative mildness of a fish’s flavor, they’re a natural canvas for a vast palette of seasonings (and acid, too), meaning they turn out just about exactly as flavorful as you make them.

  3. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am

    Affogato means drowned, and it’s a distressing thing to witness after dinner. Innocent vanilla ice cream, cowering in a cup, is doused with scalding espresso. Way too “Game of Thrones.”

  4. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am

    By midsummer, my vegetable-recipe repertoire starts to veer toward boredom. Grilled ratatouille, planks of summer squash, skewered tomatoes and mushrooms begin to run their course. Yet the stunning selection at farmers markets and roadside stands tempts, and I stock up.

  5. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 7:35pm

    Books have more uses than might be obvious. Sure, you can press flowers in a heavy one and set out the pretty ones as decoration. You can read the darn things. But have you tried turning a book into three-dimensional sculpture?

  6. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 2:22am

    MONTPELIER, Vt. — A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn’t doing more to arrest people in the country illegally.

  7. | Posted: Aug 15 2017 - 7:58pm

    MALMEDY, Belgium— Defying rain and a tainted egg scandal that has shaken European consumers, a Belgian town has turned nearly 10,000 eggs into a giant omelet for the whole community.

  8. | Posted: Aug 15 2017 - 12:06am

    When I first heard about folks grilling romaine lettuce, I was pretty skeptical. Lettuce is supposed to be crisp. Grilling would make it soggy. What’s the point?

  9. | Posted: Aug 15 2017 - 12:06am

    I’ve devised a food day that will surely please my father on his 89th birthday. A long-retired butcher, my dad has marked many special occasions making and cooking sausage. From the family’s paprika and garlicky Hungarian pork sausage, to grilled veal bratwurst and thuringer buried in sauerkraut, the man enjoys it all.

  10. Posted: Aug 10 2017 - 12:05am

    TONOPAH, Nev. — A clown-themed motel is for sale in rural Nevada, with the owner insisting the 600 clown figurines, mannequins and paintings, and his employees, get to stay.

  11. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    Summer after summer, I have been trying to bond with fresh blueberries but it has not come to fruition.

  12. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    For the uninitiated, jackfruit brings to mind monkey balls (also known as Osage orange or hedge apples) or maybe just alien brains, with its spiky green shell. You can buy it fresh, canned, in refrigerated pouches and dried into strips or chips.

  13. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    Here’s a ridiculously simple summer dessert — the happy marriage of blueberry pie and French toast with a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. It’s perfect not only for blueberry lovers, but also for those home cooks who consider themselves dessert-impaired.

  14. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    If you’ve spent much time traveling in Mexico or the southwestern United States, you may have seen folks enjoying an agua fresca on a hot day. Agua frescas are simply water blended with sugar, fresh fruit, seeds (like chia) or dried flowers to make a refreshing, non-alcoholic drink.

  15. | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    “I always aim to inspire rather than preach about the virtues (of a plant-based diet),” writes Laura Wright, author of “The First Mess Cookbook,” just one of a new crop of plant-based cookbooks to hit bookstore shelves in recent months.