Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins on Sunday evening (Sept. 25), and the people in my house would get pretty ornery if I skipped the holiday’s traditional brisket or kugel. But I also like to change up some dishes, like sides and desserts.
When Mike Hobbs and Gary Pfahl purchased a house with an acre of land covered in cane grass in 2003, they knew they were taking on a big project. Twenty years and a lot of mulch later, they are growing a variety of edibles and ornamentals in their very diverse garden.
With millions of acres of forest burned all over Europe and America, it is hard to imagine they will ever support vegetation again at least in our lifetime. But we have learned that on our island, lava covered lands do recover. In heavy rainfall regions like Kapoho it only takes a few decades once the lava stops flowing. The process of healing can be more rapid with a little help from humans. Where rainfall is scant, it takes more effort.
Tuscany’s solution for stale bread, panzanella, is just the start of salad solutions for stale bread. Throughout the Middle East — where fresh, thin flatbreads dry out even faster than foccacia — there’s a greener, crunchier cousin of panzanella: fattoush.
I wanted to make this enchilada dinner in a hurry without having to wait for my oven to preheat or to cook the filling ingredients. The answer was my microwave. It cooked the filling ingredients, then warmed the tortillas and, finally, cooked the entire enchilada dish. Another plus: No pots to wash. When the meal was over, all the dishes went into the dishwasher.
Feel like Chinese food tonight? This Chinese dinner is faster and less expensive than takeout. Crisp, stir-fried pork served in little lettuce puffs with scallions and cucumber takes only minutes to make in a wok.
Weeknight ease married to plump texture and briny sweetness. It’s why shrimp is one of our staple go-to dinner solutions. Simply stir-fry a few aromatics and spices until fragrant, toss in the shrimp, and dinner is on the table in 20 minutes.
We’ve all seen it happen. The steamer basket of xiao long bao arrives at the table. Your one friend with no patience reaches in, scoops up a dumpling and eagerly plops the entire thing into his mouth. Scalding hot soup squirts from the dumpling, injuring your friend and anyone sitting within dumpling-squirt radius at the table.
Even though she was moving into a rental apartment, Alexa d’Argence was eager to put her personal stamp on it.
We are traveling in Europe and seeing the effects of climate change. Record heat, fires and to the other extreme of floods make us mindful of our little bit of Paradise, Hawaii.
Bookcases, especially those that are built-in, are often viewed as a decorating challenge. From functional uses to display purposes, if dressed and styled properly, bookcases can serve as a highlight or focal point in a space. Looking for bookcase design inspiration? Here are some top tips.
Mokuaikaua Church, the first Christian church in Hawaii, on Tuesday received the first half of a $50,000 grant award from First Hawaiian Bank National Fund.