Weekly Wrap-Up (4/8-4/14)

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In case you missed them, we’ve compiled our favorite blog posts of the week all in one place so you can read, get inspired — and cook!


Make Your Own Muesli
Muesli, the fresh and unprocessed cereal, makes a healthy, satisfying breakfast. Find out how to customize your own.
How to Make Lemon Curd in a Vitamix (and a Tartlet Recipe)
Learn how you can skip the stove and use your Vitamix blender to make lemon curd in a few simple steps with this demo from our Union Square culinary team. Then, use your curd in these lovely spring tartlets!
Slow Cooking for Spring
Slow cooking isn’t just for hearty stews and root vegetables. These dishes combine the best of two worlds: falling-off-the-bone meats and al dente grains with bright, tender spring vegetables and herbs.
Berry Desserts, 4 Ways
Spring’s new bumper crop of berries is a dessert lover’s best friend. Head to the farmers’ market this week and take advantage of the season’s first berries with these four desserts, all showcasing their ripe flavors in a unique light.
Sous Chef Series: Mike Ryan’s Mushroom Soup
In this week’s Sous Chef Series, Mike Ryan of Elements restaurant in Princeton, New Jersey shares a favorite recipe for silky mushroom soup. Don’t miss next week’s featured chef — sign up for free today!
SF’s Finest Bring Deviled Eggs, Crudo & Volcano Punch to Taste of the Nation
Find out what happens when the Bay Area’s star chefs and mixologists gather to help end childhood hunger — and, of course, to share some of the most innovative culinary artistry in the world.
Weekend Project: Preserved Lemons
A staple in the pantries of the Middle East and North Africa, preserved lemons are a lemon lover’s dream! Follow these steps to make your own, and see ideas for using them. Tip: they also make wonderful gifts.
April in Paris
Even if you can’t actually spend April in Paris, you can bring the City of Lights to your kitchen with our bistro-inspired recipes and guides to all things French food, from the aperitifs to the beloved fromage.
2 Strawberry Cocktails for Spring
Take advantage of newly ripe strawberries and throw your crops in your cocktails! They add both color and flavor to these refreshing seasonal beverages. Cheers!

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