Cool weather? Hot soup, quick and easy.

Where I live (Portland, Oregon), our weather has suddenly snapped into fall, with almost no warning. It’s a very good thing. Half our state is on fire, and cooler weather,…

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Mark Your Calendar

ATTENTION WRITERS. Have an idea for a nonfiction book? Do you know what to do first? What’s that you say? “Start writing”? Wrong answer. First you need to learn about…

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Cool Salads

A classic way to beat the heat is to prepare dishes that need no (or minimal) cooking. Right up at the top of my list right now are luscious big…

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Hot Plants

Yes, they’re “hot” in the sense of being gorgeous, but the important point for now is that they survive really hot weather and the dry conditions that usually come with…

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