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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
Photo by James Ransom...

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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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On pivot: Dark Rye’s Childhood Episode

By Dark Rye, April 15, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Dark Rye

Dark Rye

Being an adult is no fun at all — unless you can figure out how to be an adult like a kid. Worms! Homemade robots! A sweet new ride for the boardwalk! Delights abound, and there’s plenty to share.

This week’s Dark Rye episode on pivot brings you “Childhood” through the minds of some of our favorite experts in childishness. See it tonight, Wednesday April 16, on pivot network at 11:30pm ET/ 8:30pm PT. What channel is pivot on? Find pivot in your area: getpivot.tv

This week's episode is a crash course in seeing, doing, and making stuff that’ll bring play back into even the stodgiest of...

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Dyeing Easter Eggs, the Natural Way

By Megan Myers, April 15, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Dyed Eggs

Since having kids, I keep my eye out for activities that will spark creativity but are easy enough for even the littlest of the group to participate in. Holidays are always a great time for simple craft projects, and one of our favorites come spring is Easter egg dyeing.

Egg dyeing with kids can be a stressful experience, but this is a great time to embrace the mess and just get down and dirty! We like to use natural dyes made from everyday ingredients – combine the dyes with these tips for an eggcellent experience.

  • Set up your dye station outside to avoid messy spills.
  • Dress the kids in play clothes, just in case.
  • Be sure to have snacks on...
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