Archive for June, 2011

By Charity Shumway |

How to Grow Strawberries: Easy Version and Nitty Gritty Version

Here’s almost everything you need to know about growing strawberries: They like sun. They like to be watered regularly, but they don’t want to be soggy. Ta da! Buy a strawberry plant, put it in a pot with good drainage, pop it in a sunny corner, and you’re done. Should you have slightly more curiosity [Read more]

By Nadia Arumugam |

Tart Strawberries? Make Cake

Strawberry & Almond Cake Fresh strawberries at their peak are almost always best enjoyed untempered by heat. Firm flesh and rounded sweetness amplified by a gentle tang. But what to do when you happen upon a few that hit a resoundingly tart note? You make this ultra moist, tender-crumbed cake. Fresh strawberries tossed in sugar [Read more]

By Nadia Arumugam |

Strawberry Love: Kitchen Gadgets & Lovely Things

Strawberries. Delicious, delectable strawberries. Supremely easy to grow, wonderful to eat, and also so very pretty to look at. It makes absolute sense then to fill up your kitchen with these picture-perfect, summery tools, towels and what-nots. Trust me, they’ll come in handy one day. Ok, so maybe I fib a little. Ok, maybe a [Read more]

By Nadia Arumugam |

Basil for Dessert, In Sorbet (kind of)

Apricot and Basil Sorbita This “cutsey” title has more going for it than just cutsey-ness, honestly. Like many city dwellers, my kitchen doesn’t have enough storage space for the necessities, much less an ice cream machine. But does this mean that I have to be deprived of delicious homemade frozen treats, I ask you? You [Read more]