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5 Gourmet Ice Cream Toppings by Salt and Straw’s Tyler Malek

  Make these easy gourmet toppings by Salt & Straw’s head ice cream maker Tyler Malek, and your summer scoops will be all the tastier.   Olive Oil Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sauce

What to Eat this Week: Crickets … in Portland, of course

Move over, kale: This new superfood darling has legs. Six of them. And this week, Portlanders are digging in at the Cricket Cook-Off. Back in my college days, bug-eating contests were de rigueur at our end-of-year bacchanalian celebration, where my fellow coeds would fill an amphitheater to watch stoner bros and theater divas alike indulge in antennaed tidbits made palatable by […]

Brown butter autumn squash soup and soft buttery pretzels from Heartlandia

  Having given up meat as a teenager, Digital Managing Editor Erika Ehmsen keeps an eye out for her fellow pescatarian and vegetarian guests on “Turkey Day.” Because while making a meal of veggie side dishes can be delicious, herbivore guests are always thankful for a main dish of their own—like this piquant soup with soft pretzels to soak up every drop.

Fall gardening: 4 drought-busting plant combos for a cooler planet

Not to beat a dead lawn, but as summer temperatures were rising after two winters in a row of very low rainfall, the drought was never far from our minds in the West. So we reduced how often we watered our gardens … and lawn-shaming became a sport. But here’s the rub: Not watering our gardens—and allowing them to die—only heats up the […]