Our Recent Favorite Recipes from the Test Kitchen

Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard Winner. It's a recipe that may not have won-or even been entered in-a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Blackberry Ginger Ale Mojito by Laura Dembowski Sesame-Miso Asapragus Tofu Salad by dailywaffle Warm Braised Pineapple by deensie Passion Fruit and Mango-Mint Lassi by Vy Tran Photos by James Ransom and Bobbi Lin.

7 Best Summer Omelets

Summer's in full swing, so take advantage of produce like super fresh squash, herbs, peppers and juicy, ripe tomatoes. Incorporate your farmers' market finds into your next breakfast or brunch omelet. Here, seven of F&W's best omelets to celebrate summer's bounty: 1. Chanterelle Omelets with Fines Herbes Sauce Why does Thomas Keller make a one-egg omelet.

The Juiciest Fruit: 16 Ways to Make the Most of Delightful, Drippy Plums

The color-coded salad is one of Babylonstoren’s signature dishes and always features a mix of fruits and vegetables on the same plate. Chef Maranda Engelbrecht says produce that looks good together tastes great together, too, and she’s developed specific vinaigrettes to complement the red, yellow, and green options.

Healthy Quinoa Salads for Summer

If you haven't noticed, I've been all about quinoa lately. It's easy to prepare, incredibly versatile, high in protein and fiber and can be served for just about any meal. What's not to love. Naturally, I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to quinoa recipes, many of which are salads. I don't know what it [ ] The post Healthy Quinoa Salads for Summer appeared first on Eating Bird Food.

Easiest Summer Ever: Figs, Melon, Jamon Serrano, and Basil

It's summertime, we have half day Fridays, a few extra hours of daylight to get our cocktails going, and things are supposed to be easy, darn it. In a conscious effort to simplify our lives and celebrate the awesomeness of fresh summer produce, we're spending the whole season coming up with the absolute easiest, freshest, and tastiest summer dishes we can think of.

The Chemistry of Grilling

If you're firing up the barbecue this week for an Independence Day (or Canada Day!) cookout, you don't want to miss this week's Reactions video. We've got chemistry knowledge that will impress your guests like, "why is red meat red?" You'll also learn about the amazing Maillard Reaction that turns that red meat into delicious grilled brown.

How to Build a Healthier Summer Cocktail

If you like to beat the heat with a refreshing alcoholic cocktail, you may be in for more calories than you realize. The Booze Whether it’s whiskey, vodka or rum, 80-proof liquor runs about 110 calories per 1 1/2 fluid ounces. If you choose to use juice, be sure it’s 100 percent vegetable or fruit juice.