6 Creative Ways to Use Pluots
Plu-whats? These hybrid stone fruits combine the juicy flesh of a plum with the sweetness of an apricot. They ripen quickly and are rarely mealy. And, like plums, they don’t easily bruise. In other words: Yes! Eat them out of hand, or try them in one of the recipes here. May we recommend the pluot-of-this-world Monte Cristo?
6 Creative Ways to Use Persian Cucumbers
Want to be as cool as a you-know-what this summer? Try these sweet, seedless, petite cucumbers (most are about five inches long) in everything from pizzas to cocktails. The skins are tender and delicious, so you can chill with the peeler, too.
6 Creative Ways to Use Rhubarb
This fleeting spring vegetable—yes, vegetable—needs sugar to soften its tangy flavor (hence, pies, preserves, and pairing it with strawberries). But that doesn’t mean it’s strictly for dessert. Limiting the sugar to a tablespoon or two makes rhubarb just right for topping a savory tart or a salad. Move fast: Rhubarb’s season is short and sweet (or not).
How to Make Pizza Dough
The best part of a warm, cheesy pizza? The bubbly, crispy crust, of course. Making a batch of dough at home is surprisingly simple and requires nothing but a few pantry staples. Which means, with just a little extra effort, you can have pizza night whenever the craving strikes.