What's Cooking This Weekend?

Weekend of May 15-16, 2009

What's cooking this weekend, folks? Some of us here are feeling a little under the weather, so a big bowl of Chinese chicken soup like the one pictured above sounds just lovely. Are you cooking soup for the still-cool spring weather, or are you busting out the grill? Are you cooking new peas, or visiting the farmers' market? Tell us, and take a peek at a few good posts you may have missed from the past week.

• The big news this week, of course (besides Maxwell's new Apartment Therapy book - yay!) is this month's Small Cool Kitchens contest. It's in full swing now, and there are lots of tiny kitchens for you to peruse and be inspired by. Stay tuned — lots more coming next week.

• Did you see all the weekend snacks we published last month from a few guest bloggers? From chaat to deviled eggs they were all delicious.

• What's lurking in the depths of your freezer?

• Do you ever add oatmeal to smoothies?

Edible blossoms from the Hollywood farmers' market — can you guess what these are?

Bubblegum-flavored vodka and green tea mojitos!

• Great make-ahead meals for spring. Stock the fridge!

• A really lovely recipe for Chicken Marsala.

• A brilliant use of a fold-down shelf in the kitchen.

• Have pine nuts ever messed up your mouth?

Best shoes for cooks.

Have a happy weekend!

(Image: Flickr member Mr Michael Phams licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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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.