Our weekly Food for Thought, with tips on tacos, summer rolls and chimichurri.
You, too, can have it made in the shade this summer. Here are three options for having shade (or more shade) in your yard, depending on your budget and inclination.
Here's how I wake up every morning: I pour myself a big cup of coffee, then settle into my favorite chair with my feet propped up on an ottoman. As the caffeine works its magic, I go over the day's activities until I'm fully awake and ready to get at it. I think of that ottoman as my daily launching pad, proof that these relatively small pieces of furniture can play a big role in home decor -- and life. Here are five of my favorite places to use ottomans:
Well, I have replaced my under-counter ice maker twice, and I think it is time to find something more durable and more reliable. So in searching for the perfect under-counter ice maker, I have found some interesting things that I felt are worth sharing with you. No, I haven't found the one I want yet, but at least I do have some idea of what is good.
Three years ago, a visionary project called the Urban Tree Forge almost toppled with the death of founder John Metzler. It could have disappeared altogether if not for others who shared his passion for trees. Today, artist Jason Boone carries on that vision at Urban Tree, a new name and a new location in Pittsburgh.
Q: I need to have a new toilet installed, and the plumber I have used in the past is no longer in business. I'm looking for a good plumber who will be fair with his price and will do quality work. Can you give me some tips to keep in mind when I start the search for my new plumber?
Q: Every winter the windows in my home are so cold that I have to place blankets over them to keep the room warm. The windows are in a 1950s home and there are storm windows, but there is such a draft around the windows that I have to keep the rooms closed off. What I can do myself?
Don’t let the threat of another hot, dry summer stop your gardening. Choose heat-loving plants.
These plants do not have it made in the shade.
Spring bird watchers don't have to wait till dawn to look for feathered friends. There's one in the night sky every spring evening. It's Corvus the Crow.
Paris of the Roaring Twenties -- the era of the Fitzgeralds and Hemingway and Isadora Duncan -- inspired this classic meal.
Rather than react, remember to use one of these simple phrases.
This week’s suggestions include watching the Preakness Stakes, going to see the new “Star Trek” movie, and more.
Ground cherries are not really cherries. Once you get over that shock, you’re in for a treat.
Hot-dog rolling machines return. Buy your own for less than $40.
Reader question: My husband and I own a small business on a commercially zoned street in a city with about 100,000 people. We are thinking of selling the business and property. Could you recommend an appraiser here? The building is very old and is "grandfathered." We also own an adjoining parking lot. We would like to plan ahead as much as possible. Thanks. Jean F.