Sun's out! Discuss the best summer foods, from popsicles to salads, and get inspiration about creative summer cooking.

11 of Our Most Popular Sides for Summer Grilling & BBQ Season

We hope you've been making the most of grilling season with our 13 most popular BBQ recipes and even a few unusual things to grill this summer, but what about those all-important BBQ sides? If you're...

What are you NOT baking?

by shellybean27 6 months ago

I have no problem turning on the oven during the blazing days of summer, but I have to admit I love a good no-bake dessert this time of year. What sweet treats are you making right now that don’t r...

Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion: David Lebovitz's DRINKING FRENCH & Website Cocktails

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 8 months ago

Welcome to our Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion, where we’ll be stirring, shaking, and sipping our way through David Lebovitz’s Book DRINKING FRENCH: THE ICONIC COCKTAILS, APÉRITIFS, AND CAFÉ TR...

What's For Dinner #455 (September 2021) - September Already?!

by Amandarama 5 months ago

Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner results, and share recipes - with our modifications noted. What's for Dinner? Phot...

What's For Dinner #452 (June 2021) - On Summer's Doorstep

by Amandarama 8 months ago

It's June! Flowers are blooming. Beaches, pools, and back yards are open for business. Summertime vibes are in the air (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere)! Here's where we...

Daiquiris, Piña Coladas, etc

by prima 7 months ago

Anyone know where to get a good daiquiri or piña colada in TO? Rhum Corner, Bar Chef, Civil Liberties and Patois don't have them on their current menus. Thanks for any tips!

What's For Dinner #454 (August 2021) - Summertime Feasting

by Amandarama 6 months ago

It's August! Summertime is going by quickly, but there is still lots of time to get in some grilling and chilling. Please,share what is on your evening menus! Here's where we help each othe...

Best vegan recipes for a reluctant wannabe mostly-vegan?

by highlyunlikely 7 months ago

I am hoping to expand my vegan repertoire this summer, mainly for health reasons and because it's better for the environment....but I am not at all excited by the majority of vegan cookbooks/recipe...

King Kone, Katonah, good place to cool off...

by gutreactions 5 months ago

After dinner at a nearby restaurant we decided to stop off at King Kone on Rt. 100 in Katonah for dessert. It was like date-night. This retro fast food/dessert spot has been dishing it out for almo...

What are you baking these days? July 2021 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 7 months ago

We’re coming into peak summer fruit season, and just in time for all those picnics and summer dos. If the heat hasn’t kept you from cranking up the oven, what’s coming out of it?

What's For Dinner #453 (July 2021) - Off To A Bang!

by Amandarama 7 months ago

Welcome to July! Summer in the northern hemisphere seems to have gotten off to some unsettled weather, at least in the US. How are you cooking this month? Are you outdoors taking advantage of th...

Hot Weather Cooking

by mtskeeter 7 months ago

Dang, it is hot here in the western Rockies right now. How do you cope with cooking for a few beastly hot days? I heard on 'The Splendid Table' yesterday about how induction cooking won't heat up y...

Summer 2020 COTM Cocktail Companion: PUNCH WEBSITE RECIPES

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Welcome to the discussion and reporting thread for our 2020 Summer Cocktail Companion, PUNCH. We'll be mixing up drinks all summer long using recipes from https://punchdrink.com/recipes/ In addi...

Favorite ice cream method and cookbooks?

by ehAllison 8 months ago

In preparation for Ice Cream Season, I've been perusing my copy of David Lebovitz' The Perfect Scoop, from which I've made several recipes in the past, and IIRC they were all successful. He typica...

Summer 2021 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion NOMINATIONS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 8 months ago

Are you a fan of cocktails (or mocktails)? Join us in nominating titles for Summer 2020 COTM Cocktail Companion! Any cocktail-oriented recipe resource — book or website — is eligible (but check the...

Summer 2019 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion: BATCH COCKTAILS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 years ago

Hello and welcome to the reporting thread for our Summer 2019 COTM Cocktail Companion, BATCH COCKTAILS: MAKE-AHEAD PITCHER DRINKS FOR EVERY OCCASION by Maggie Hoffman. Time to roll up our sleeves, ...

G & T

tim irvine
by tim irvine 1 year ago

I hadn't really enjoyed G & Ts for many years but recently tried Fevertree light tonic. It has no artificial sweeteners despite being labeled light. It is eminently drinkable and very refreshing....