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Feasting After Easter: Best Uses for Leftover Ham and Lamb

By Sara Jones, April 19, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Sara Jones

Easter will soon be over, but great eating need not be — and the best part is, you’ve already done half the work. Whether you’re after a quick way to spice up a main dish or ready to invite the guests back for something special, we’ve got just the thing.

Let your ham and lamb leftovers shine in the 20+ preparations below.

Old-Fashioned Ham Loaf
Old-Fashioned Ham Loaf

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Celebrating School Gardens for Earth Month

By Adrienne Dickey-Merrill, April 18, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Adrienne Dickey-Merrill

Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping kids eat better—and enjoy it! Visit their website for information on how they support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.

Team Member Garden Build

It takes just one pair of little hands to plant a single seed, but many more are needed to make that happen in school gardens across the country.

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Foraged Spring Veggies

By The Editors at Food52.com, April 18, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by The Editors at Food52.com

The snow has melted, the grey skies are clearing, and the green shoots of spring are beginning to emerge. After a long hibernation, we are finally ready to step outside again, and there’s no better way to celebrate the turn of the season than foraging for your dinner. Not only do you get to spend time outdoors, but you also get to taste the results of your efforts in every impossibly fresh bite.

Whether you have stumbled upon a patch of morel mushrooms, fiddleheads ferns or wild ramps, here are 6 delicious recipes that celebrate the best that spring has to offer.

Fiddlehead Frittata
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Loving Leftover Matzoh

By Molly Siegler, April 17, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

Leftover matzoh is one of Passover’s greatest challenges – I’ll admit to letting a lonely box linger for years. Use up leftover matzoh in the weeks (or even months – I’ll be lenient) following Passover, and you’ll be that much more delighted to see the boxes line your shelves again next year.

Spinach and Feta Matzoh Pie
Spinach and Feta Matzoh Pie

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Tricky Recycling Made Easy

By Beth Lebwohl, April 16, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Beth Lebwohl

For a few years, I collected dead batteries. In a plastic container. Without a lid. On my kitchen countertop. Not very smart.

I knew I wasn’t supposed to throw the batteries out — they house all sorts of harmful heavy metals — but I didn’t know what to do with them, exactly. Hide them under my sink? Repurpose them as earrings and sell them on Etsy?

Things changed a few months ago when I noticed the specially marked bins at my local Whole Foods Market store in Austin, Texas and realized that the store would accept my batteries for recycling. The next week, I brought a dozen or so in, deposited them in the cardboard box and did a little happy dance. Finally, I had gotten rid of these blights on my culinary landscape!

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