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Will Stinging Nettles Really Sting You? — Ingredient Intelligence

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I was wary of stinging nettles for quite a while. Until just the other week, in fact. There was always something about the sign marked 'DANGER', perched in front of the bin of nettles at the farmers market, that kept me away. Not to mention their painful-sounding name. I mean, stinging nettles...not exactly the most friendly-sounding name.

So, will stinging nettles really sting you?

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How Do I Incorporate Dark, Leafy Greens Into My Diet? — Good Questions

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Q: What's the best way to incorporate dark, leafy greens into my diet? I'm not big on kale and deplore greens in my morning smoothie, both of which seem to be really popular right now. I could just use a bit more green nutrients in my diet. Thanks!

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Short Stack Editions Are Love Letters in Cookbook Form — New Cookbook

Holding one of these Short Stack mini-cookbooks feels like being handed something special — a secret note passed in class, a mix tape made just for you, a slim diary found in the back of a garage sale book. Each edition focuses on just one ingredient, from sweet potatoes to buttermilk, whatever ingredient is nearest-and-dearest to the author's heart. Then, in the span of 48 pages, we get all the reasons (and recipes) why we should love that ingredient, too.

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Marimekko’s Wildly Colorful Paper Napkins Are Perfect For Summer Entertaining

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Nobody does color and pattern quite like Finnish company Marimekko. We've long been fans of their kitchen textiles, and we still love this super colorful pot holder. As if that weren't enough, now we're smitten with their vibrant paper napkin collection! How pretty would these be at your next summer bash?

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What to Read This Weekend: Should We Triple the Alcohol Tax? — 10 Weekend Reads from The Kitchn

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Ten reads we found thought-provoking, educational, or downright entertaining. Stock up on your weekend food reads!

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The 9-Bottle Bar Recipe: The Fig Leaf — Drink Recipes from The Kitchn

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For fans of sweet vermouth, the Fig Leaf cocktail is the kind of drink that ought to be in your regular rotation. Unlike the majority of cocktail recipes, in which the spirit is the most plentiful ingredient, the build of the Fig Leaf is heavy on the aperitif wine rather than the booze (in this case, light rum). This drink falls into the category bartenders often call "reverse cocktails."

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