Secrets to Great Fruit Salads (& Friday Links)

I couldn’t bring myself to close this Bon Appetit tab on my computer, and so I share with you the secret formula for great fruit salads, any time of the year, according to Carla Lalli’s new book, Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook:

All you need is sweet-juicy fruit, plus crunchy-salty nuts and chewy-fatty cheese. Add some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then, let everything sit for 15 minutes before serving, so the fruit juices can mingle with the dressing on the plate. Works every time.

(And pssst, don’t forget that Avocados and tomatoes are fruits!)

Here are some more tasty links of note for the weekend… 

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The real story: How the admissions scandal should be covered. (And without resorting to using just photos of moms, I would note.)

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And finally, this week, in case you missed it: What to say to get that kids’ haircut just right; best sources for organic ceramic dinnerware; a local’s guide to London, England; and ways how to wear a fanny pack (with some favorites).

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