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With their powers combined, strawberries, pistachios and olive oil make for one splendid cake

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With their powers combined, strawberries, pistachios and olive oil make for one splendid cake

One of the joys of cooking is discovering new ingredients. Put me in a spice store or international grocery, and I am like a kid in a candy shop. (That’s still a thing, right?) But there are also plenty of genuine discoveries to make when ingredients you know and love are combined in a way you’ve never encountered. Such was the case with this Strawberry and Pistachio Olive Oil Cake. I came across it in BBC Good Food magazine, a lovely publication I read when I can because it satisfies my interest in both food and all things British. The...


45 Foods to Eat in Japan: Guide to Japanese Cuisine

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45 Foods to Eat in Japan: Guide to Japanese Cuisine

We love food. Sometimes I think we love it a little too much. And as we were planning our second trip to Japan, one of the things I was most excited about doing was eating as much Japanese food as I could! But let’s back up… Before our first trip to Japan, our experience with Japanese cuisine was limited, to say the least. We’d had lots of sushi and miso soup over the years, but that was pretty much the extent of it. When we arrived, we were overwhelmed by all of the options. Pair that with menus that had...


Summer Really Can Last Forever If You Dry Your Fresh Herbs

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Summer Really Can Last Forever If You Dry Your Fresh Herbs

The harvest is in full swing, which means shorter days, chillier nights, and diminishing quantities of fresh green things at the farmers market. As winter starts to approach, your own garden will also start to ease into its seasonal slumber. But that doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to the fruits (or, more accurately, herbs) of your labor: You just have to dry them. Sure, you can pick up jars of dried herbs at the grocery store, but a DIY approach guarantees optimal freshness and flavor. Plus, they’ll give your kitchen an instantly witchy vibe—what could be more perfect...