We believe that good things happen around the kitchen table and the more you cook, the better and more healthfully you’ll eat—naturally. Our decorating tips, handmade crafts and cooking how-to’s will make your kitchen a happier, brighter and better place to be.
How to Prepare Fresh Artichokes
Don’t be intimidated by fresh artichokes—cooking them is easier than you might think.
How to Cook Asparagus
Steamed, roasted, grilled, stir-fried or even microwaved, asparagus is the queen of vegetables.
Cooking with Seeds
Toasting poppy, sesame, coriander and mustard seeds brings out their intense flavor.
Chenin Blanc Wines from the Loire Valley
If you like your spring wines bright—but not slight—consider a Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley.
Unoaked Chardonnay Wines
To go with the bright days and warming sunshine of the season—as well as the fresh, vibrant foods of summer—keep an eye out for wines that have never met a barrel.
How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties
“Tie-dye” eggs with your kids this Easter and create intricately beautiful patterns.
This & That: April 2012
From flourless chocolate cake to trendy street food trucks, here are our favorite seasonal tidbits from April’s Issue.
Roasted Red Peppers
Why buy jars of roasted red peppers when the DIY version is so much more delicious—and simple too. Our how-to video walks you through the process step by step.
A Feast of Mediterranean Flavors
Steve Petusevky’s secrets to creating authentic Mediterranean meals both vegetarians and meat-eaters will love.
Red Wine Blends
Wine expert Wini Moranville seeks—and finds—moderately priced, flavorful red wine blends from California and France.
Tips on how to make homemade lemonade perfect for springtime porch sittin’ and sippin’
Cooking with Frozen Blackberries
The possibilities are endless with a bag of healthy frozen blackberries on hand.
Cheesecake Swirl How-To
Give homemade cheesecakes a beautiful berry swirl in just four simple steps.
Top-Secret Chili Ingredients
Just plain tired of the same-old same-old chili? Here are a few top-secret ingredients that will put the spice back in your favorite chili in no time.