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9 Refreshing Summer Drinks You Need To Try Right Now

By Kate Rowe, June 15, 2017  |  More Posts by Kate Rowe

Updated June 15, 2017

The summer heat is now upon us, but you can stay cool with refreshing, family-friendly drinks right now. We’re all about using unexpected ingredients, making juice in the blender, and finding shortcuts to delicious summer sippers.

Melon Seed Agua Fresca

Starring Unexpected Ingredients

Make the most of your summertime fruit! Next time you cut a cantaloupe in half, scoop out those seeds to make melon seed agua fresca. This melon-hued and scented drink is perfectly refreshing, slightly creamy, and so much fun to make, sip and share.

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The Grilled Peach Salad from Love & Lemons You Need To Try

By Whole Story Editors, June 12, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Husband and wife duo Jeanine and Jack are the creators of the two-time Saveur Award winning blog, Love & Lemons. Cheerful, bright, and full of zest, Jeanine takes an elevated but accessible and fun approach to her recipes. Think tart cherry and mint sorbet and carrot quinoa oatmeal breakfast cookies. Their best-selling book, "The Love

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Why Our Bacon Is Better

By Paige Schilt, June 9, 2017  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Updated June 9, 2017

There’s nothing better than waking up on a weekend morning to the aroma of bacon wafting through the air. But bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore: It adds salty-sweet, smoky flavor to everything from salads and sandwiches to cocktails and desserts. Whether you’re getting back to bacon basics or branching out in new directions, know that Whole Foods Market always does what’s best for bacon, and that means:

No antibiotics, ever. We offer bacon from farmers and ranchers who go the extra mile to raise their animals without
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Eggs 4 Ways

By Lindsay Robison, June 9, 2017  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

When I think of incredibly versatile foods, eggs are the top of my list. Whether enjoyed on their own, baked into a dish or starring in an American-style breakfast plate, they are a kitchen workhorse for any meal. I’ve been known to scramble, boil, fry or poach eggs or whip them into a frittata or quiche on any given weekday or weekend. With so many potential uses, knowing how to make eggs well is a skill that will yield great returns. I enjoy eggs all year long, but springtime is my favorite time to experiment and hone my technique.

While the written word can be useful, the above short, snappy videos help bring the techniques to life. All you need to know to make perfect eggs four ways.

Perfectly Poached

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Homemade Snacks for Summer Road Trips

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, June 7, 2017  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Banana-Oatmeal Snack Cookies

Updated June 7, 2017

When I was a child, my family frequently made long road trips to visit family members peppered around the Midwest. The novelty of pit stops at roadside convenience stores lost its luster early on. Instead my family hungered for wholesome foods we could feel good about eating while sitting in the car for long stretches.

By planning ahead, my mom was able to pack with the car with healthful snacks (often

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