This Time Last Year: A Cool Pitcher, Community Gardens, Cilantro-Ginger Fish and Desserts for Summer

Um, we're sort of distracted right now, obsessively refreshing the Apple Keynote live blog (enough with the SDK demos! Where's the new hardware?) so here's a look back at this time last year. There's good stuff here - including two of our favorite summer desserts. How can you beat fresh strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream and soft, delicate biscuits? You can't, really...

Conscientious Cook: Start a Community Garden

Design Friday: Integrated Cutting Board and Scale

Outside Cooking: Build Your Own Grill

Recipe: Ginger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia

Cold Drinks Outside: Insert Pitcher from Crate & Barrel

Recipe: Creamy Leek and Yogurt Soup

Recipe: Almond Cream Cheese Apricots

Outside Month: What's Your Favorite Outside Drink?

Recipe: D.I.Y. Strawberry Shortcake

Word of Mouth: Scape

A Charcoal Grill to Go

Last Week's Lookback: Pasta with Fried Capers, Spanish White Wine, and How To Store Drinking Glasses

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.