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Cold Dishes for the Dog Days of Summer

By The Editors at Food52.com, July 15, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by The Editors at Food52.com

It’s that time of year when the outdoors are a little unbearable. Your hair plasters itself to the back of your neck, you’re constantly sweating, and it seems as if every time you try to cool down with ice cream, it melts before you can even get a bite in. We get it, it’s hot out. To enjoy what you can of the dog days of summer, follow our lead. This is the time to be enjoying the sudden influx of beautiful summer produce, in all their raw, crunchy glory. Here are 6 recipes to celebrate the crisp veggies while they last. 

Radish Couscous


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Which Fish to Choose: The Mercury Question

By Paige Brady, July 14, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady

Which Fish to Choose: The Mercury Question

“What about mercury in fish?” That’s a frequent question at our seafood counters that we’ll try to tackle here.

Let’s start with lists of fish based on FDA testing of mercury. Then we’ll wade into some details so you can learn the science to help you make good choices.

The highest levels of mercury are found in large, longer-lived predatory fish:

  • King Mackerel
  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish (...
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Salsa: More Than Chips and Dips

By Alana Sugar, July 14, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Dry-Aged Steaks with Grilled Salsa
Dry-Aged Steaks with Grilled Salsa

Until I moved to Texas, I don’t think I fully appreciated salsa. It was there that I learned salsa’s true potential – it is about way more than chips. It’s a compilation of fresh ingredients designed to complement and enhance a wide array of fabulous food from soups to appetizers, mains to sides and even desserts.

Although basic salsa is tomato-based, like our wonderful...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, July 13, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for the entrée or to round out your main dishes this week!

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Lettuce Wraps
Grilled Teriyaki Pork Lettuce Wraps


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Summer Fun, Outside and In

By Jane Johnson, July 12, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jane Johnson

How a Seed Grows

The heat is on! Time to get planting, cooking, and enjoying summer vacation. Whole Kids Foundation has loads of cool ideas to help you and the kids do just that, including tips on how to make your garden grow and how to navigate those bulk bins at Whole Foods Market. (And shhhhh, don't tell the kids, but they'll learn a little something, too)

Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow

This month's Kids Book Club story is How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan. Easy-to-understand words and illustrations show kids the life cycle of a seed and how soil, water, sun and...

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