What's Cooking This Weekend?

Weekend of September 3-5, 2011

Happy long weekend, folks! What are you cooking over this Labor Day weekend? What are you doing with all that extra kitchen time? I'm planning a family birthday cake and a brunch. (Thinking about this apple cinnamon yogurt cake for birthday brunch!) What about you? Are you indulging in late summer fruit and vegetables? Tell us all about it, and take a look at a few good posts from the past week too.

10 fresh ideas for eggplant.

Bite-sized snacks that are easy to prepare.

• My favorite way to preserve tomatoes. Also, what do you do about a tomato thief?

• A favorite product from Trader Joe's.

Hurricane Irene and what we ate.

• This marshmallow pie with fresh fruit is the yummiest-looking thing I've seen all week!

Pink apples.

Cheese in a can, made by students? Oh yes, and it's delicious, says our Cheesemonger.

• Check out this new digital magazine about gluten-free cooking.

25 lively quotes from Julia Child.

Happy weekend, and happy cooking!

(Image: Emma Christensen)

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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.