Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes.
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Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes.

Labor Day spread should be labor-free

A holiday meal made in little time, without any advance prep work, and with a few select ingredients, can be just as delicious.

 Baby Back Ribs with Maple Chipotle Sauce

Labor Day spread should be labor-intensive

Add oomph to your picnic table by making foods that acknowledge the holiday is a special occasion and the guests are worth spending time on.

 Tomato-Mint Salad.

Miriam's garden: How do your tomatoes grow?

Even though the tomatoes are late this year because of the erratic weather, they are fantastic.

 Cotton Candy grapes.

Eat a green grape, think pink cotton candy

The seedless Cotton Candy grape is packed with the flavor of hand-spun sugar.

Homes »

Greene County farm is a testament to plants' toughness, her smart choices

Clare Horner’s winning Greene County garden was constructed with a backbone of hardy plants that survive nicely on little TLC.

Buying Here: Living like the Fricks is just one plus of 16-room house in Bellevue

A family is looking for the next “curators” of the nearly 6,000-square-foot house in Bellevue with exquisite details.




Artisan Jason Matukaitis of Friendship, one of six winners of last year's Reuse Inspiration Contest, posed with a bar he made for Espresso a Mana in Lawrenceville. He used reclaimed Pennsylvania walnut, salvaged steel tubing and sheet metal.
Want free tickets for the Big Pour beer festival? Show us how you’ve used salvage in art or home renovation and you could be a winner of the 15th Annual Reuse Inspiration Contest.

There are two categories:
• Home renovation -- creative re-use of one or more items in renovation of one room or an entire building.
• Art -- creative re-use of one or more items in a two- or three-dimensional work of art.

To get some inspiration of your own, check out the 2014 winners and the 2013 winners.

Entry deadline is midnight Sept. 6.


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Restaurant scene: Gaucho in the Strip District gets its groove

Owner Anthony Falcon tells the story behind the fast-paced growth of Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, a temple of grilled meat and vegetables.

Sheetz to offer new line of specialty coffee in hope to outcompete Wawa

Competition between Wawa and Sheetz falls along lines as clear as the Eagles versus the Steelers, with the latter shopping at Sheetz.


Style & Fashion

Sewickley native tasked with making Adidas hip again in the U.S.

Paul Gaudio is facing a Super Bowl-sized challenge: to make Adidas cool again in the U.S. market.

France's Deauville delights with charm and panache

Deauville, on France’s North Atlantic coast, was once a favorite summer retreat for wealthy Parisians. Now everyone goes.



Treasures from the Mediterranean featured in exhibit

Greek antiquities crafted during the Hellenistic period shine at the Getty museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit moves to D.C. in December.

New York dig unearths stone walls of an old British fort

Dig at Lake George Battlefield Park, in the southern Adirondacks, uncovers fort's stone walls.


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