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Cooler Ways to Cook

Summer ushers in plenty of delicious produce to savor, usually along with temperatures too high to cook in. Luckily, many of the season’s crops shine even when raw—or practically so. Two of our favorite hand-in-hand, no-heat-required techniques are marinating and macerating. Learn the basics of each, and try out two simple recipes along the way. Read more »

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Guide To: Misfit Produce

Every summer, plenty of imperfect-looking produce is passed over at farmers’ markets and grocery stores— even though it’s perfectly good to eat. Learn which kinds of defects are okay to ignore (or even embrace). Don’t confuse these examples with actually defective produce! Read more »

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Our Tomato Program: Never Eat a Bad Tomato Again

Summer, we have a problem When’s the last time you had a good tomato? Like a super-sweet, drip-down-your-chin, you-could-just-eat-that-all-day kind of tomato? It’s probably been a while. That’s because the tomatoes you get at the supermarket are for the most part bland, watery mush. Standard tomatoes are most often bred for high yields, not flavor, […] Read more »

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No-Bake Chocolate Cake for Summer

Icebox cake is the perfect dessert for your end-of-summer gatherings. Why? Because there’s absolutely no baking involved. After all, there’s nothing better than a recipe that doesn’t require you to turn on your oven when it’s especially hot out. As the name implies, all you need to make this delectable treat is an icebox—which is just an old-fashioned way of saying refrigerator. Read more »

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Your summer cooking playlist is here!

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…and we’ve got barbecues, dinners on the deck and all the delicious produce we can eat on the brain. Just-off-the-vine tomatoes, buttery corn on the cob, luscious berries. Whether you’re cooking solo, whipping up a dish for two or making it a family affair, meal prep always feels like a party when you’ve got the the perfect playlist. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite warm-weather tunes for you, so get ready to ramp up the volume, feel the beet and drop it like a hot potato (sorry, we couldn’t resist!)—and if you find yourself pretending your spatula is a microphone, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Read more »

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