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Room With a (Botanical) View: Explore the Kauai Resort That’s Also a Plant Lover’s Paradise

“This place is classic Hawaii,” the guy tells us from across the pool table at Stevenson’s Library at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.…

Fancy a Drink? Our Favorite Winter Cocktails

You know that feeling you get when you come in from the cold and there’s a hot toddy waiting for you, all roaring with lemony steam?…

Dried Persimmons: A Sweet, Simple Holiday Snack!

Around our house, persimmons — so sassy and festive, and with a sweet, naturally spiced flavor — are the fruit we associate most with the holidays.…

Tree Tunnels and Wild Chickens in Paradise: The Top 10 Moments From Our Kauai Adventure

Boarding happened in record time. The first rows were called at 10 AM, and all passengers were boarded — with seatbacks and tray tables in their fully upright and locked positions — by 10:12.…

Crops and Hops: Inside Stone Brewing’s Organic (and Public!) Farm

“When I moved onto the farm, it was me and my wife trying to find a change of life,” says David Solomon, manager of Stone Farms in Escondido.…

Five Figs Friday: Varieties to Try This Fall

Is there a fruit more loaded — with innuendo, with mythological baggage, with outrageously potent nectar — than the fig? Cleopatra fancied them, and Bacchus wore them on his head. …

Patch Work: At Bates Nut Farm, the Planting Team Gives Us the Skinny on Growing Plus-Sized Pumpkins

You could say that it’s one of the very first important decisions we ever make in our lives, a high-stakes, “choose wisely” kind of childhood moment.…

Make Your Own: Masala Pickled Guavas

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when you spend most of the year anxiously awaiting a crop from your garden, you will eventually be up to your eyebrows with that crop, scrambling for ways to eat it all.…

Fruit of the Matter: Yovana ‘Rawvana’ Mendoza Shows How to Prepare a Delicious Raw Vegan Meal

“I felt like I needed a detox from my life,” Yovana Mendoza explains early into our visit to the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market, moments before cracking open a ‘White Genoa’ fig in the most gorgeous way imaginable.…

Crowdpleaser: Serve This Easy, Spiced-Wine Dessert to All Your Peachy Pals

Last week on the Fourth of July, we welcomed a group of friends who drove down from L.A. for the weekend.…