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4 weekend events you should know about
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4 weekend events you should know about
If you're looking for something to do this weekend, whether it's fun for the whole family or beneficial to a social cause, check out the following events.
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No ordinary omelet
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No ordinary omelet
Whipped egg whites, creamy yolks and a spinach nest make this meal unique.
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Garlic & greens recipe
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Garlic & greens recipe
Garlic with pea shoots is a combination worth exploring. It’s hardly a secret, especially in Asia where pea greens are widely consumed. In many regions, peas are sown throughout the summer specifically for their greens, every week or so like American farmers plant lettuce.
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Taste of summer
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Taste of summer
We are born into this world loving dandelions. We grow up playing with them, blowing seed heads and rubbing the yellow flowers on our faces. Somewhere along most of our personal journeys, the grown-ups manage to convince us that dandelions are bad, because of what they do to the grass monocultures that most Americans cultivate instead of food. My wife is the outlier who would have me veer the lawnmower around a dandelion, which are like the sacred cows of our yard. But unlike most people who worship sacred cows, she eats the object of her reverence.
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A little vacation in your backyard
Plan a healthy cookout with a lighter menu for summer grilling.
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Free or low-cost ideas for a staycation
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Free or low-cost ideas for a staycation
A staycation is when you spend your vacation at home, taking advantage of your immediate surroundings, as opposed to booking a flight out of state or out of the country. It’s a chance to deviate and escape from the usual routine at a much more budget-friendly cost. With Boston’s lively summer scene, there are no shortage of free options for fun.
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Warm-weather fun right here in Massachusetts
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Warm-weather fun right here in Massachusetts
Summer fun doesn’t have to require an expensive tropical vacation. Boston offers low-cost summer activities close to home.
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Staycation ideas for the adventurous type
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Staycation ideas for the adventurous type
A staycation in the Greater Boston area may not be exotic but it’s still possible to appease any thrill-seekers itching for out-of-the-ordinary activities.
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Lifestyle
Fun staycation ideas for Bostonians
With Boston drawing massive tourist crowds every Summer, it’s easy to see how the city has a lot to offer as a travel destination or a staycation. Indulge in Boston’s sights, flavors and sensations as a budget-friendly alternative to traveling outside the state or country.
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Raw meal
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Raw meal
Around half-past eight, in Naalehu, Hawaii, I walked into Shaka, the southernmost bar and restaurant in the United States.
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Don’t call it 'baby'
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Don’t call it 'baby'
The market for fresh greens is being disrupted by a small, colorful assortment of European dwarf lettuce heads that are small in stature when fully mature. What they lack in size they make up in texture, flavor and remarkably dense foliage — along the lines of what you might expect from radicchio or even cabbage. These miniature lettuce heads are sometimes erroneously labeled as “baby” lettuce — the fact that one variety is named Bambi probably doesn’t help clear this up, and that’s probably intentional.
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Garden fresh
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Garden fresh
As another year begins, and another crop of seed catalogs arrives in the mail, my thoughts turn to summer’s garden. And usually, at about that time, I remember the words of the outdoorsy writer Tim Cahill:
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