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Our Readers’ Favorite Summer Lunches for Workdays — Reader Intelligence Report

When it's sticky and hot outside, and the AC is often blasting inside, it's hard to figure out what to eat for lunch. Do you plan to eat outside? Or warm something up in the microwave indoors? That's why we asked our readers to weigh in on the best summer lunches. Here are a few of the very smart ideas they shared.


What Do You Pack for Lunch in the Summer? — Reader Intelligence Request

Now that it's finally the first official day of summer (yay!) it's time to sit down and evaluate your lunch situation. Whether you're working from home, heading to the office, or packing something with you to take to campus, I think we can all agree that lunches should be a little different during the hot months.

Do you pack something that can be consumed outside? Do you try to eat as many vegetables or fresh fruits as you can? What recipes inspire you the most? We want to know!


The 6 Best Ways to Use Your Slow Cooker in the Summertime — Reader Intelligence Report

(Image credit: Diana Yen)

While you might associate the slow cooker with colder months (the stews! The chilis! The meats!), it shouldn't collect dust the second it gets hot out. In fact, it can save you a lot of time and won't heat your kitchen up. That's why we asked our readers to share their best recipes and ideas for using the slow cooker this summer. Here are six smart ideas to inspire you during the coming months.


Meredith & Michael’s 18th Century Kitchen Gets a “Put-Together Feeling” — Makeover

Project by: Meredith & Michael
Location: Portland, Maine

Space is at a premium in our 18th century home, so when our old wooden countertops needed replacing, we looked at making as few layout changes to our kitchen as possible. The kitchen and dining room also serve as a focal point in the floor plan, where we entertain guests and spend a good deal of our own time, so we wanted to give the room a consistent, put-together feeling.


5 Ways to Use Thai Curry Paste — Tips from The Kitchn

That little jar of red or green Thai curry sitting in your fridge adds a powerful punch of spicy flavor to whatever it's added to. And while it's great for making curries, don't be afraid to use it in other dishes too — here are some of our favorites ways to use it.


Take the 2015 Kitchn Census! — Reader Survey

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Below you'll find our 2015 Reader Census. We'd love if you'd take a few minutes to go through it and answer our questions (it's easy — you'll mostly be clicking buttons). This will help us get to know all of you better and cater our content to our loyal community.


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