March 3, 2010

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My Favorite Ingredients cookbook

 

Asparagus

 

Spring into spring!

 

Spring into spring with fresh ideas on where and how to celebrate upcoming holidays, the best ways to stay healthy, what to cook for dinner and much more!

Eire, Eire!

St. Patrick's Day has become a huge holiday, celebrated on March 17 by those of Irish origin and everyone else across the country. We've rounded up the Top 10 Irish Pubs in the U.S., Top 10 Irish Beers, St. Patrick's Day Parades & Events, a new Irish cookbook,  The Country Cooking of Ireland  and much more, so you can experience Ireland at its best.  Get everything at a glance with our Guide to St. Patrick's Day.

Best of the Brunch

Long ago stopped believing in the Easter Bunny? So did we, but that won't keep us from going out for a lavish Easter Brunch on April 4. Also, check out our choices for Top 10 Brunch Hotels in the United States. Our Top 10 Brunch Wines spruce up any mid-day meal. Starting at just $12, they won't break the bank!

New Cookbooks

Chef Skye Gyngell of Petersham Nurseries Café in London has written a gorgeous homage to her Favorite Ingredients, showing the highest respect for tomatoes, olive oil and garlic. Try her Ribollita, a Tuscan dish featuring beans, tomatoes and bread.

Teatime

Writer and tea connoisseur Pat Tanumihardja examines The Way of Tea in Asian Cultures in an excerpt from her new cookbook, The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook. She also offers a recipe for Marbled Tea Eggs, a popular, nutritious Chinese snack food. Our tea of the month hails from the same continent: Teas Etc.'s Golden Monkey. The organic offering took second-place in the Signature Famous Teas – Hot Tea Class of the 2009 World Tea Championship.

To Your Health

Artichokes arrive at farmers markets this month. Learn more about the health benefits of this demure vegetable that resists being eaten every step of the way. Another "A-list" vegetable is asparagus. Learn the way to its heart with our fab recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Chili Vinaigrette. Maybe it's time to renew your January weight loss vows. Then check out The Skinnygirl Dish by reality star Bethenny Frankel, star of the Bravo show "The Real Housewives of New York City."

Pretty Perfect

It's the return of Spa Week. Enjoy a full week of pampering without emptying your wallet. Hair product addicts will love Aveda's new Light Elements Texturizing Creme, which accentuates layers, adds texture and takes care of those frizzy little fly-aways.

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