With Memorial Day on the horizon, it is officially ice cream season again. This week, we taste tested new products from Three Twins Organic Ice Cream: four new pint-sized flavors ($5) and one new ice cream sandwich ($2). Read on to see whether the likes of chocolate malt and butterscotch pecan deliver — and if they're worth stopping for in the supermarket freezer aisle.
A combination of eggs, tomato, eggplant, fish sauce, and Edam cheese might sound bizarre — unappetizing, even — but before you shy away, let me implore you to give this savory and satisfying breakfast bite a chance. A ramekin-bound spin on poqui poqui, a Northern Philippines eggplant and egg scramble of sorts, this exotic option tastes fabulous rather than funky, as the fish sauce and Edam cheese add an umami punch rather than a domineeringly cheesy or fermented flavor.
Add to its virtues a solid dose of Summer vegetables, its ease of preparation, and a brunch-friendly nature, and it quickly becomes clear why you'll be singing its praises on first bite. If this creative take on an Ilocano classic is any indication of the quality of content tucked between the pages of The Adobo Road Cookbook, then I'll be coming back to this cookbook for further inspiration with fervor, and you should follow suit.
With the unofficial start of Summer — Memorial Day — inching closer, we're plotting how to throw an outdoor soiree that lasts hours into the balmy night. There's a wireless speaker with sound that can keep up with the pace of a booming party, a portable battery that can keep two devices juiced up for up to 12 extra hours, and, we can't forget, an easy-to-use phone lens that'll bring out the bright colors of the season with each snap. Prepare for months of adventure with our must-have outdoor gadget picks.
Planning a healthy Summer getaway? Consider one of these yoga festivals that aim to bring like-minded yogis together through music and yoga flow. Each of these festivals offers an experience that will leave you rested, refreshed, and heading back to the "real" world with a positive attitude. Click through to learn about the festivals we'd love to attend before you book your next adventure.
With the unofficial kickoff to Summer upon us, we have beach reads on the brain! In time for Memorial Day, here are three new page-turners that will keep your mind off the office while you enjoy the sun and sand. From a book of bite-size and hilarious essays to a much-anticipated sequel about a certain devil who wears Prada, here are the books to pack along.
With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, we're ready for the long, lazy days of basking in the sun over the coming months. So as we soak up the warm weather and daydream in our offices about diving headfirst into the refreshing waters of an ocean, lake, or pool, get in the mood for the skin-baring season with these vintage Summer ads for bikinis, cold beverages, sunscreen, and more. Check out how women back in the day enjoyed their hot Summer days — from their pointy-chested bikinis to their Summer flings — now!
When you've written as many books as Martha Stewart has (she's up to a whopping 77 by her own count), finding ways to add something new can be a challenge. But at a recent round table we attended with the doyenne of American entertaining, Stewart told us that readers can still learn a lot from her cookbook Martha's American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation's Most Treasured Dishes, From Coast to Coast.
In it, Stewart gives a regional overview of what makes American food so special and includes recipes for everything from Indiana succotash to New York cheesecake. "American cooking is really an amalgamation of all the world's cuisines because we're the quintessential melting pot," she told us last week. "This book kind of incorporates by region what all those foods are."
So what sets this book apart from the rest of Stewart's oeuvre? Keep reading to find out.
Slather on the lotion! If you thought the breast vs. bottle debate was polarizing, wait until you talk to fellow playground moms about sunscreen. Though lotions and sticks protect little ones' skin from cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays, doctors advise new mamas to use physical barriers — SPF clothing, umbrellas, and shades — rather than lotions on babies younger than 6 months old.
Once tots reach the six-month mark, keep them protected from the sun without harming them in other ways. The Environmental Working Group just released its recommendations for the best sunscreens for tots — seeking out products that do not contain potential hormone disruptors. The group recommends staying away from spray-on lotions and powders, as well as those containing oxybenzone or vitamin A. Tops on their list are sunscreens using zinc or titanium for the best UVA/UVB protection without the use of such harmful chemicals. Click through to see 10 of their top picks (which includes many that can be found at your local drugstore — not just at specialty stores).
It's still technically Spring, but given how April showers have quickly passed into sunny May days, now's the perfect time to head to the outdoors and fire up the grates for a pre-Summer cookout.
You could go for the classic sides — or just grab bags of your favorite chips — but putting in some extra effort won't go unnoticed by all your guests who are looking forward to what you'll be heating up on the grill! Click through to check out eight less-conventional sides that will have everyone impressed.
We know you're spending plenty of time getting your body bikini ready with healthy food and fun workouts. While taking note of these tips to make bathing suit shopping easier is a great start, being equipped with as many tools as possible will help you feel confident before running around on the beach. In case you're concerned about unnecessary extra bloat before you rock your bikini, here are six foods to avoid right before you hit the beach.
Carbonated drinks: While you've hopefully taken the initiative to say goodbye to soda for good, sparkling water can be a decent substitute if you can't get enough of those bubbles. With that said, it's best to avoid any carbonated drinks before you hit the beach to steer clear of unnecessary belly bulge or gas.
Salt: Supersalty foods or added salt don't necessarily make you gassy, but they definitely make you retain water. Even though those cantina chips and salsa may seem like the ideal prebeach grub, opt for something with lower levels of sodium to help you feel your best before you head to the ocean.
Cruciferous veggies: They're great foods for long-term weight loss, but if there's one time not to chow down on a heaping helping of broccoli, cabbage, or kale, it's right before you hit the beach! These veggies contain a complex sugar called raffinose that's known to cause some lovely bloat.
Keep reading for three more foods to avoid before the beach.