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The Olive Chicken Recipe That Restored My Faith in Cooking

I like my home-cooked meals to be simple: baked chicken breast with herbes de Provence scattered on top, an uncomplicated pasta pomodoro, a roasted cod drenched in salt, lemon, olive oil and some pepper. The fewer the ingredients, the more appealing the recipe.  Don’t get me wrong: My palate appreciates a decadently prepared dish bursting with flavours and aromas. But when I’m the chef, I’m perennially drawn to recipes that leave no room for mistakes and require minimal time — in terms of both preparation and post-meal cleanup. At home, ingredients should be used at their most elemental, without having to resort to an endless rack of additives. In contrast, my husband Perry believes that each meal should be an...

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design by three birds renovations | via coco kelley

Happy, happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and caregivers out there. We hope you are able to celebrate (or not celebrate) in whatever way makes you the happiest. It’s your day! Now, here’s what the EHD team has been loving this week: Today’s home tour is everything we want a Sunday to feel like. Happy, cozy, soft, and a solid dose of light pink. The entire house is a calm breath of fresh Australian air so be prepared to feel very good once your eyes get a load of this home by the very talented ladies of Three Birds Renovations. ALSO, the wonderful, talented Sarah Sherman Samuels revealed her home’s second kitchen and the island is truly a work...

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photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: how we designed a family-friendly laundry room in the portland project

LAUNDRY, GUYS. It’s all I can think about. Riddle me this: how is it possible to wear the same few pieces every day and STILL amass piles of things to be washed? Did I break a time-space barrier? Is this physics? Did my spring cleaning unlock a black hole of clothing that’s been sitting, un-laundered, for millennia? Is this what you talk about in science class? Like a lot of apartment dwellers, laundry day is a whole THING for me. I wasn’t #blessed with an in-unit (or even in-building) washer or dryer, so once a week, I load up a sack and haul my clothes, towels, sheets, and other unmentionables down the block to the laundromat. It’s the only place...

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This article about premade camping meals was brought to you by Morsel Spork, the makers of our favorite camping spork to accompany all of your decadent backcountry meals.

Camping gives us the opportunity to trade the chaos of work, errands, and traffic for a weekend under starry skies in the presence of good friends or family. Getting everything together for your trip to the woods can be a lot of work, however, especially when preparing meals for your people. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up 12 premade camping meals for you to prepare at home and reheat on a campfire with your best pals. Leave the ramen at home and try these delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that will leave everyone in your group happy, full, and impressed with surprisingly gourmet meals. Premade Camping Meals For A Painless Weekend Trip These delectable premade camping meals leave you...

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Roasting fall fruit deepens their flavor and nourishes the senses

A medley of fresh fall fruit — pears, grapes and figs — looks splendid on the table and is lovely served as a fruit salad. But roasted together, married with a sweet-tangy glaze, it rises to another level of beauty and lusciousness entirely. The heat of the oven softens and warms the fruit, making it juicier and deepening the flavors, while giving it a true comfort-food allure. It also concentrates and caramelizes the mixture of balsamic vinegar, honey and ginger, used for coating the fruit, ultimately resulting in a glorious glaze that not only adds a layer of exciting flavor, tying the different fruits together, but also gives the dish a beautiful, painterly patina. It is a stunning, satisfying and...

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