A Guide to Some Notable Greek Cheeses

According to mythology, Aristaios, the son of Apollo and Cyrene, was sent by the gods to give the Greeks the gift of cheese making. It was called a “gift of everlasting value.” If the reputation of today’s Greek cheeses is anything to go by, that value has increased with age. Greek cheeses are among the […]

HomemadeThai Barbecue Sauce

1/4 cup liquid honey 2 thumb-size pieces of ginger (or​ galangal, minced or grated) 2 Tbsp.​ fish sauce (available in most supermarkets in the Asian section) 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tsp. dark soy sauce (available at Asian/Chinese food stores) 3 cloves garlic (minced, or 1 tsp. bottled pureed garlic) 1-3 chili peppers (de-seeded/minced, or 1-3 tsp. chili sauce; […]

Grilled Shrimp with Some Tang

Serves: 2Prep time: 10 minutesTotal time: 25 minutes Ingredients 4 tablespoons|65 grams unsalted butter ¼ cup|60 ml olive oil 1 tablespoon red miso 3 scallions, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, mashed into a paste 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and mashed into a paste 1 pound|450 grams head-on, shell-on large shrimp kosher salt, to taste […]

10 Plants to Repel Mosquitoes, Flies, Spiders, and More

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When it comes to the inevitable face-off between you and bugs, keeping them away from your immediate vicinity is probably top priority as they thrive during the warmer months. While there are always options like pesticides and bug traps, it certainly doesn’t hurt to explore potential natural solutions before trying harsher chemicals (even though they can […]

Perfect Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

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NEVER buy a store bought pie crust again when you can make this easy 4-ingredient Graham Cracker Crust. Use it for ANY pie recipe – bake or no bake! Prep Time 10 minutesTotal Time 10 minutesYield 1 crust INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs from about 9 whole graham crackers 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional Pinch of salt 7 tablespoons unsalted butter melted INSTRUCTIONS If you’re using whole […]