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Poet's garden tale gives insights into restoration, Anne Spencer

Poet's garden tale gives insights into restoration, Anne Spencer

What it is: If not for "Lessons Learned From a Poet's Garden," the story of Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer's garden would have been lost.

May 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Skip romantic goo in 'Newlywed Cookbook,' go straight to fine food

Skip romantic goo in 'Newlywed Cookbook,' go straight to fine food

What it is: This cookery book might not shove "Joy of Cooking," or one of the other tried-and-true wedding-shower must-haves, off the newlywed bookshelf, but Sarah Copeland's newest, "The Newlywed Cookbook," deserves a shot at that coveted real estate.

February 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Young athletes should make every bite count

A scary thing happens in the kitchen when a kid, who used to scarf down half the pantry and call it "just a snack," decides to take up an über-taxing sport. And then decides he is going to eat like the pros.

June 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Make picky eaters your ally, not enemy

They come in many forms, those wily picky eaters. There are the ones who draw lines across plates, and never two colors shall meet. There are those who refuse to put any color other than white in their sweet little mouths. And there are those who declare such doozies as, "If it's Tuesday, I …

April 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Tips to extend the life of cut flowers at home

Tips to extend the life of cut flowers at home

Here are a few pointers to get the most bang from the bouquets guests bring or that you purchase.

December 19, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Nothing like cookies fresh from the oven

Nothing like cookies fresh from the oven

For a couple of years now, we've been keeping watch on some amazing cooking coming out of an old brick warehouse alongside a lazy canal in Lambertville, N.J. The two women who cook their hearts out in that light-filled kitchen are Christopher Hirsheimer, one of the founders of Saveur magazin…

December 08, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
With grilled corn, say bye to pot of boiling water

With grilled corn, say bye to pot of boiling water

The bath, it always seemed, was the only way station for all those ears of corn. The boiling-water bath at the back of the stove awaited the warm-weather assignment: turning just-picked corn into corn you couldn't wait to sink your teeth into.

September 22, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Book hits the spot for do-it-yourself kitchen techniques

Book hits the spot for do-it-yourself kitchen techniques

"Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it: And Other Cooking Projects"

August 19, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Decorative votives come in more colors than Crayola box

Decorative votives come in more colors than Crayola box

Maybe you, too, were one of us: a kid whose heart clicked into overdrive whenever you cracked open the lid of the ol' Crayola 64-pack, that veritable rainbow of wax, in upright row upon row.

July 25, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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