Zucchini and Basil Soup.

What's for dinner: Zuppa di zucchine e basilico

Zucchini and basil combine in this delicious soup.

about 20 hours ago

 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel Advice: Constant questions, deadline breaking are annoying to co-workers

An office mate’s repetitive queries could be a red flag about her lack of understanding of the work.

1 day ago

 Rebecca Svetina and Casey, the 9-year-old family miniature schnauzer that made a big hit on YouTube.

Video of Murrysville dog fainting with love after reuniting with owner is Internet sensation

Rebecca Svetina’s schnauzer, Casey,has offered more than 20 million YouTube fans a look at loyalty and unconditional love.

1 day ago

 Clara "Nunny" Franceschini.

Century Club: Clara 'Nunny' Franceschini's secrets: Put others first and dress well

Clara “Nunny” Franceschini, famous for her Italian cooking, turns 100 in August and offers several heartwarming recipes for longevity.

1 day ago

Weekend conference to focus on greyhounds' wellness

Greyhound wellness and the day in the life of a racing dog are among topics at special Pittsburgh greyhound conference Aug. 2-3.

1 day ago

Illustrator James McMullan draws readers into 'Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood'

Mr. McMullan is best known as the illustrator of “I Stink,” the story of a garbage truck, but his newest work, a memoir, is quite different.

1 day ago

 Joseph Nocito Jr. and Alexis Wukich at their wedding. #SEENHavingFun

#SEENWedding: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Joe Nocito Jr. and Alexis Wukich exchange vows during a lavish local wedding.

2 days ago

 John Hardy men's beaded bracelet available at Orr's Jewelers.

Men embrace bracelets

Wrist wear for men is a trend that is armed and stylish.

2 days ago

Stylebook: Sidewalk sales aplenty across Pittsburgh

Plus, Pittsburgh Fashion Week seeks vendors, wearable art exhibit, FGI Pittsburgh to hold next meeting and more local fashion happenings.

2 days ago

 Shellie Hipsky.  #SEENBestGlam

Fabulous Forties event held at the Wyndham Grand

Guests jived back in time Saturday night at the Fabulous Forties Fashion Show and Gala hosted by Shellie Hipsky.

2 days ago

 Anita and Joe Moran with a great horned owl, Merlin.  #SEENChairs

Pittsburgh Zoo’s & PPG Aquarium’s 16th annual Summer Safari.

Summer Safari event plays host to more than 1,500 guests.

2 days ago

Stargazing: Moon to pass celestial trio

Before the waxing moon completes one-quarter of its journey around Earth, it will pass Spica and Mars and be in position to pass Saturn.

2 days ago

 Rose Ann Milbert, a registered nurse who works in the neonatal unit of Magee-Womens Hospital, creates angel gowns, small dresses given to families of babies who died in the hospital.

Stylebook Snapshot: Bridal gowns repurposed into angel gowns

Rose Ann Milbert, a nurse at Magee-Womens Hospital, repurposes wedding dresses into angel gowns for families who‘‍ve lost a baby.

3 days ago

 National flag with the Osborne bull outside Plaza De Toros in Madrid.

Mad about Madrid: A 24-hour guide to Spain's capital in a land of fiestas and siestas

Madrid offers old Castilian architecture and traditions with a modern twist, enjoyed best with a side of paella and a pitcher of sangria.

3 days ago

 Google Pittsburgh Executive Chef Lee Keener oversees a vertical garden planted with greens and herbs used for meals at Elements Cafe.

Dine: Good eats at Google

The new cafe at Google is the best restaurant you‘‍ll never go to in Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

At Google, each floor is its own fantasyland

The Pittsburgh Google offices mix play and whimsy with work.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh boasts beauty and plenty positive rankings, including the most livable city. But it's also one of the unhappiest, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Study names Pittsburgh nation's second most unhappy city

“Unhappy Cities,” published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research ranks Pittsburgh behind only New York City.

3 days ago

 The Verdon River has cut a gorge more than a half-mile deep through limestone cliffs and is considered one of the most spectacular gorges in Europe.

Verdon Gorge, France's Grand Canyon, offers a spectacular hike

The Gorges du Verdon, near Provence, has outdoor challenges for all experience levels.

3 days ago

Travel Notes: Southwest’s on-time performance nose-dives

On-time performance of Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest domestic carrier has deteriorated over the past year,

3 days ago

 Bill and June Sheppard.

Couple transform Brentwood rental into spacious home fit for 2 pianos

To make room for two vintage pianos, a couple moved to Brentwood and restored an Arts & Crafts-style house.

4 days ago

 Bill Paxton holds a dried bunch of wild grapes during a search for wildflowers in April 2012.

Phipps Garden Center showcases botanic art

Naturalist Bill Paxton depicts not just the anatomy but a bit of the soul of plants in exhibition at Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside.

4 days ago

Peter McKay: Too slow for the slow lane

Riding an old bike is a great way to stay in shape -- just don’t plan on making a fast escape.

4 days ago

 Author Amanda Brown of Spruce Upholstery in Austin, Texas, shares her tricks of the trade in her new book "Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design" published by Storey Publishing.

That old furniture might just need a new outfit

Amanda Brown of Spruce Upholstery has created the ultimate DIY guide to making over your furniture.

4 days ago

 Retail prices for orange juice have hit a fresh record. In the four weeks ending July 5, prices have averaged $6.42 a gallon. Ten years ago, that figure was $4.40 a gallon.

Expanding options put squeeze on OJ

It may be the end of an all-American, breakfast-eating, mimosa-drinking era. Orange juice is becoming passe, according to Nielsen data.

4 days ago

Gardening Q&A: Poplar weevils merely a nuisance

Holes in sweetbay magnolia leaves are probably the work of yellow poplar weevils. The good news is that the damage is mostly cosmetic.

4 days ago

 This three-story colonial, built in 1860, is on the market for $149,000.

Buying Here: Shaler

Built in 1860, 500 Friday Street in Shaler offers a historic, colonial atmosphere.

4 days ago

 As shown in this artist’s rendering, a soccer field and park, with a trail running to the Allegheny River, have been proposed for an area now used for Pittsburgh zoo parking.

Planners want a park to replace part of Pittsburgh Zoo’s asphalt parking lot

City and neighborhood leaders envision a dramatic transformation into a park-like expanse including a soccer field and a trail.

4 days ago

Home & Garden notes

Household chemicals collection set next Saturday in Plum, Manchester House + Garden Tour on Aug. 3, Downtown walking tour Wednesday.

4 days ago

Larry Walsh on biking: Exploring this year's 'Trail of the Year'

There are some rough spots and a lack of local knowledge, but the Redbank Valley Trails have a chance to be real gems.

4 days ago

Local upholstery sources

Studios, fabrics, supplies and classes in upholstery

4 days ago

D'Imperio's to close Aug. 2

After 37 years, D’Imperio’s Restaurant in Wilkins will close next weekend.

5 days ago

 The menu board at the newly remodeled Penn Avenue Fish Company in the Strip District.

Restaurant review: Penn Avenue Fish Company offers stellar seafood and knowledgeable service

With double the space and a new dining room, Penn Ave. Fish Co. in the Strip District is a fresh catch.

6 days ago

 The 'Bees Knees' appetizer of warm brie topped with a bacon and shallot jam, served with toasted baguette and paired with a pint of the 'Horse Shu' Gose-style beer at ShuBrew Handcrafted Ales and Food in Zelienople.

Munch goes to ShuBrew Handcrafted Ales & Food

Zelienople brewpub offers good beer and food with a side of neighborhood love.

6 days ago

 Hawaiian Barbecue Pizza

A really hot trend: Pizza on the grill

Grilled pizza continues to grow in popularity with home cooks as they realize how easy it is  to make pies on a gas or charcoal grill.

6 days ago

 Assorted smoothies during a test at Arlene Burnett's house.

Smoothie-making was anything but smooth

Eight grandkids plus seven smoothies equals a big mess -- and great memories.

6 days ago

 Shauna  Kearns, 25, a  student in Chatham University's food studies program, chops wood at the Braddock community brick oven to feed the fire for her sourdough bread.

Bringing people together with brick-oven-baked bread

Wielding flour and an ax, Chatham food-studies student helps build a new community oven in Braddock.

6 days ago

Miriam's Garden: It's pickling time

Our columnist is making pickles by the bushel, and her homegrown cukes are next.

6 days ago

Let's Talk About: Ramps and rolling

Building and exploring ramps with your child is easy and provides a great opportunity for preschool engineering and problem solving.

6 days ago

Let's Learn From the Past: Johnny Appleseed

The real Johnny Appleseed was a man named John Chapman who frequented Western Pennsylvania.

6 days ago

 Artisan cheese made in the Hudson Valley.

Pittsburgh cheese scholarship winners named

Slow Food Pittsburgh is sending two local cheesemongers to the American Cheese Society conference in Sacramento July 29 to Aug. 1.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh Canning Exchange offers a pickle class

‘‍Pickle whiz’‍ will lead Greenfield party and participants can take pickles home.

6 days ago

 Margarita Cupcakes.

One Good Recipe: Margarita Cupcakes

Boozy baked dessert is a different way to mark National Margarita Day today.

6 days ago

 Chicken curry was good and flavorful, but not very spicy.

The Food Column: A multi-ethnic food festival in Bridgeville

Columnist Rebecca Sodergren tries a family recipe for Chicken Green Curry that will be served at a multi-ethnic food fest in Bridgeville.

1 week ago

 Kristin Estok, the Glenshaw co-owner of Go Shout Love, packs up orders at her dining room table. The company, an online startup, sells apparel and accessories to benefit families with sick children.

Go Shout Love donates to help children receive medical care

The local startup Go Shout Love’‍s main platform is Instagram, which allows the company to connect with families and vendors.

6 days ago


What's for dinner: Summer-on-a-Pizza

Pizza on the grill continues to be one of summer‘‍s hottest, and tastiest, trends.

1 week ago

 Baby fairy bluebirds at the National Aviary.

Let's Talk About Birds: Baby birds

What hatches out of a bird’s egg can be homely and helpless or capable and cute, depending on what kind of bird it is.

1 week ago

 Britain's Prince George walks during a July 2 visit to the "Sensational Butterflies" exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. He turns 1 today.

Royal family stays low-key as the little prince turns 1

Prince George, heir to the British throne after his father and grandfather, celebrates his birthday today.

1 week ago

 Dennis Marron -- "It's an exciting time to open a restaurant in Pittsburgh."

The Commoner Restaurant to open in new Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Downtown

The executive chef of The Commoner and The Commoner Corner will be Dennis Marron, who comes from Poste Modern Brasserie in D.C.

1 week ago

Steel Advice: Clear the air over co-worker's perfume

Delicately and diplomatically tell office mate co-worker her scent is overpowering.

1 week ago


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