summer

These Sunglasses Are Made From Robert Mondavi Private Selection Barrels

Wood frame glasses, now with terroir
Dec 13, 2013 11:00 am

Robert Mondavi Private Selection and northern California neighbors Woodzee have teamed up for what is surely the first wine company x sunglasses designer collabo. Check 'em out, this way...

Video: Wait, Have We Been Cooking Corn On The Cob The Wrong Way?

An easy hack to up your corn-loving game
Aug 26, 2013 3:00 pm

It's time for that sweet late-summer corn. But how to cook it? Here's a funny video that shows you how not to, as well as a hack to take advantage of what's on the cob.

9 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Avocado

Summer's straight-from-the-tree avocado recipes
Aug 22, 2013 4:00 pm

There's nothing like digging into a huge bowl of guac in the great outdoors in the height of summer when avocados are in peak season. Unfortunately, you can't eat a giant bowl of guac for dinner. Okay you can, but we suggest you balance things out a little with one of our 9 excellent avocado-spiked and avocado-centric recipes. Crème Brûlée fan? We've got an avocado recipe for that, too. 

20 Ways To Use Ripe, Juicy Summer Tomatoes Tonight

Dishes to use heirloom, roasted, cherry tomatoes
Aug 21, 2013 4:15 pm

Time for vine candy! No, not grapes, although you may want to break out a bottle of vino — these peak summer tomato recipes all deserve a toast. Those red devils have never been more in season than they are right now, so grab the ripest, juiciest tomato you can get your hands on and prepare to get sauced, stuffed, grilled and all tarted up. We've got 20 epic ways.

What Is Savory?

Summer savory's the garden herb of the season
Aug 20, 2013 3:30 pm

We're not here to discuss whether savory is a good name for a garden herb. It doesn't really taste savory — that's umami's job — because it's, that's right, a garden herb. It tastes astringent, grassy, slightly floral, spicy and herbal, not unlike marjoram or thyme. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, why's it called savory and how is it used? 

Tumblr We Are Feeling: Beach Chair Legs Vs. Hot Dog Legs

The summer's hottest guessing game is here
Aug 19, 2013 10:00 am

Around this time many of you are spotting in your Facebook and Instragram feeds the classic “legs at the beach” imagery — which is likely inspiring varying degrees of jealousy and anger. Over the weekend we spotted a Tumblr page that analyzes photos that purport to be legs at the beach, or simply two hot dogs at the beach. Only you can decide.

Weekend Drinking: 5 Peak-Of-Summer Cocktails To Cool You Off

Mix up bourbon, sangria, spiked horchata and more
Aug 16, 2013 4:00 pm

It's hot, it's the weeekend and we hope you're somewhere nice...and private, so you can enjoy these five hand-selected summer cocktails perfect for taming a scorcher. Break out the cocktail shaker, pitcher, fancy metal Prohibition-era straws, whatever it takes to get a strong tipple in you, and peruse these spectacular bar snacks if hunger strikes. It's your day off. 

Watermelon Granita Recipe

A slushy frozen treat for prime watermelon season
Aug 16, 2013 12:00 pm

Paying homage to the season, Antonella Rana, co-owner of Rana Pastificio in NYC's Meatpacking District, wanted to showcase watermelon, a coveted summer ingredient in her native Italy.

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