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ZERO WASTE — Once an industrial term, Zero Waste has become a rallying cry for a small but influential number of households trying to winnow their annual trash to, well, zero. “It’s about much more than waste reduction. It’s about a simpler life based on being, not having,” says one Zero Waster. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING Tuesday: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.
MUSEUM YOGA — Museums across the country are inviting visitors to partake in yoga, meditation and other wellness programs, often as a way to further enjoy and appreciate their art collections. Offerings range from workouts taught by dancers at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to “Yoga in the Rotunda” at the San Diego Museum of Man. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING Tuesday: 650 words by 3 p.m., photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-KITCHENWISE-TOASATED PUMPKIN SEEDS — When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? In the same vein, I propose that when fall gives us pumpkins, we should make toasted pumpkin seeds. By Sara Moulton. SENT Monday: 680 words, photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GROWN-UP GRILLED CHEESE WITH CHEDDAR AND SHALLOT — To create a grilled cheese sandwich for adults with more robust flavor and personality without going overboard on toppings and additions, we focused on the cheese. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 490 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CLASSIC BUTTERMILK PANCAKES — A stack of fluffy, golden pancakes is the perfect starting place for a standout brunch, delivering piping hot cakes with distinct sweet tang and an open, airy texture. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 520 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CREAMY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP — Many squash soups fail to live up to their potential. We got the most flavor out of our squash by sauteing a shallot with squash seeds and fibers, simmering the mixture in water, and then using the flavorful liquid to steam the unpeeled squash. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHICKEN CURRY — To pack the most flavor into our chicken curry, we focused on the essentials: curry powder, garlic, ginger, chilies, and garam masala, and bloomed them in oil in the microwave before adding them to the slow cooker. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 430 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BEEF BARLEY SOUP WITH MUSHROOMS AND THYME — The star of our beef barley soup is a rich, intensely flavored beef stock. We were able to make a from-scratch stock in about 2 1/2 hours thanks to a lot of browned beef and a few small bones. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 860 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-DEADLINE-CAULIFLOWER CHICK PEA SALAD — Combining cooked and raw veggies is a good way to up your salad game. Roasted vegetables with their caramelized edges add deep sweet flavor and texture when mixed with salad greens. By Katie Workman. UPCOMING: 760 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
HOMES AND GARDENING:
HOMES-RIGHT-CAST-IRON COOKWARE — Sturdy skillets and portly pots forge flavor and performance, and the kitchenware trend is iron clad. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING Tuesday: 780 words, photos
GARDENING-BIRDSCAPING — Food, water and shelter are basic requirements for attracting birds to your yard. But you can do more to boost the number and variety of species that visit: Provide the plants the birds need for food and shelter. Native plants are especially important, experts say. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING Tuesday: 530 words, photos.
HOMES-DESIGNER-KITCHEN ISLANDS — A well-designed island can be the most useful item in any kitchen. We talk with three interior designers about kitchen island design and trends, and the challenge of creating an island that serves you without dominating your space. By Melissa Rayworth. UPCOMING Wednesday: 650 words, photos.
ITALY-ELUSIVE ISLAND — There are no hotels, but islanders open up their simple, gaily painted homes to those seeking relaxed rhythms. No banks either, but there’s not a lot money can buy here. The sole souvenir shop has a few knickknacks. Costs are modest for meals made from local ingredients — lentils, eggplant, peppers perhaps, plus the catch of the day from the emerald-hued, pristine waters surrounding tiny Linosa island. By Frances D’Emilio. UPCOMING Tuesday: 900 words, photos.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL-KIDS — Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling internationally. Tips on bringing the kids along when globetrotting. By Tracee M. Herbaugh. UPCOMING Tuesday: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.
PARIS FASHION WEEK-WATCH As Paris Fashion Week heads toward the finish line, Sunday’s shows went up a gear as L’Oreal Paris claimed to have staged the first runway show in history on the Seine River. By Thomas Adamson. SENT: 1480 words, photos.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
GENERAL LIFESTYLES: BEER LIFE HACKS, WATERBED REVIVAL, PRESCHOOL-WAITLIST FEES, NERDWALLET-FIRST CREDIT CARD
FOOD: CHANGING YOGURT, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GARLICKY ROASTED SHRIMP WITH PARSLEY AND ANISE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-EASY CHILI, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GARDEN MINESTRONE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CURRIED RED LENTIL SOUP, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SKILLET PASTA PUTTANESCA, FOOD-COLUMN-AMERICAN TABLE-ZUCCHINI GRATINATO, FOOD-COLUMN-DEADLINE-MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
HOMES AND GARDENING: GARDENING-COMPOST BINS, HOMES-CHIPPENDALE EXHIBIT, HOMES-NATURAL LIGHT
TRAVEL: GRAND CANYON STUNTS, ARETHA FRANKLIN-EXHIBIT, PRESERVATION GRANTS, RESPECTFUL TOURISM CAMPAIGN
SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:
Sept. 4: Cars
Oct. 2: Pursuits
Nov. 13 — Holidays
Dec. 4 — Weddings