What’s Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of May 23-25, 2009

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Happy Memorial Day weekend! Are you gardening? (This is the traditional time to put in tomatoes in the northern part of the US.) Are you having a picnic? Most importantly, what’s cooking this weekend? Here’s a look back at The Kitchn’s past week, with plenty of links to good eating, drinking, and summer cooking.

• It’s the final week of the Kitchen Cure! Are you planning a party, or at least a casual dinner party or open house with friends? Just remember: the pleasure of food (and good company) is what it’s all about. Even when the guests show up too early.

• Looking for a no potato salad picnic?

• These kitchen gadgets look like toys.

Lazy margaritas and fabulously easy patio drinks. Oh, and a few good boxed wines, too.

• The debate over food miles continues.

• Is this device a medieval torture implement or a kitchen gadget from Bed, Bath, and Beyond?

• You should eat more iceberg lettuce.

• Have you ever eaten a whole plate of Korean short ribs, grilled to perfection?

• One last recipe for a summer brunch: strawberry sour cream scones with a crumbly, sugary sweet topping. Perfect.

Happy weekend! Come back Sunday for Dana’s Weekend Meditation and we’ll see you Tuesday when we resume regular posting.