What's Cooking This Weekend?

Weekend of June 5-6, 2009

Happy weekend — what's cooking? Are you having a cookout, a picnic, a garden party? We are thinking about salads, mostly, and maybe a batch of cookies, if it's not too hot to turn on the oven. What about you?

If you have early tomatoes and want to try a refreshing tomato salad, here's the recipe for the one above!

Here are a few more posts from the past week that you may have missed.

A lovely kitchen tour from a professional baker — complete with rhubarb crostata.

Readers' advice on the best way to get filtered water.

• How to keep your brown sugar soft.

• A small yet complete kitchen in Paris.

Inspiration for planning summer picnics.

• DIY drink umbrellas — so cute!

Why does my cheese look wet? All the answers.

Beautiful tea towels.

Rhubarb shortcake.

• A good tip for grilling meat.

Happy weekend, and happy cooking too!