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Simple and Tasty Labor Day Recipes

If winter is the season of soups and stews, then summer is the season of crisp, refreshing salads. Check out two easy and delicious recipes to add fresh flavor to you Labor Day menu.  Watermelon Salad You’re probably thinking: watermelon… in a salad? While a bit unusual, sometimes the best flavors come out of the most unexpected combinations. Watermelon and cucumber pair nicely because they’re both water-heavy vegetables, while the feta cheese and mint add a welcomed kick.  INGREDIENTS 3 cups watermelon, cubed or balled 1 1/2 cups sliced cucumber (seeds removed) 2 tablespoons mint, thinly sliced or small mint leaves 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled (block feta is preferable to pre-crumbled feta) 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lime juice Salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS Place the watermelon, cucumber and mint in a large bowl In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper Drizzle the dressing over the melon mixture and toss to coat Sprinkle with feta and serve Credit to Dinner at the Zoo for the …

Gardening Trends To Jump On This Summer

Summer is here, and now more than ever, it’s marked by excitement and anticipation for what’s to come–warmer weather, longer days, and more time to spend outdoors. While outdoor garden spaces have always been around, this year they’re gaining new popularity as people are looking for ways to spend more time outside while reducing stress after a year stuck at home. Now, even with life inching back towards normality, it’s clear this trend isn’t going anywhere. Whether you’re looking for a new project or just getting your garden started, these trends will transform your outdoor space and be a guaranteed hit this summer. In the past year, many of us turned to outdoor spaces like patios, gardens, and backyards for a much needed respite from the indoors. We saw first-hand how versatile they could be as they provided us with an alternative space to work, a spot to ‘get away,’ and somewhere to relax after being stuck inside. Unsurprisingly, the term Friluftsliv, a Norwegian word that translates to “open air living,” has been trending in …

The Weekend List: Best Summer Music Festivals in the UK

Festival season is upon us in the UK, and while Glastonbury has a year off, we rounded up our top festivals for 2018 to make sure you still get your annual fix. And don’t worry if the planning feels overwhelming — whether it’s queueing in line or picking up concert essentials, Taskers are on hand to take care of the logistics so you can enjoy the fun bit!