Tagged: In the Kitchen


    For the final installment of our Summer Cooler series, we chose to harness the heat and brew a batch of fruit-infused sun tea. Simply steep the tea for several hours in full sunlight, adding in a mix of sliced fruits for extra flavor – we’re partial to strawberries, peaches, and nectarines. Then, cool things down by pouring the tea over ice and top it off with a few sprigs of fresh herbs and a dash of simple syrup for added sweetness. We even like the idea of spiked sun tea as a refreshing cocktail to cap off a midsummer night!

  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 29

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    We'd love to take one of these design-focused road trips. (via Apartment Therapy)

    A stunning foraged tablescape for high summer. (via Gardenista)

    Botanical destinations in the City of Light. (via T Magazine)

    Summer cocktails from around the world. Which one would you shake up? (via Serious Eats)

    A clever app for identifying any tree that catches your eye. (via Inhabitat)

    Artist and typographer Dana Tanamachi-Williams is joining us for a pair of workshops in August. In the meantime, take a peek at a day in her life (via Design*Sponge)

  • Summer Cooler: Herb Infused Water

    As we head outside during summer's hottest days, we're keeping our favorite water bottles close at hand to stay hydrated. Lately, we've been dressing up our ice cold water with fresh-picked herbs from the garden. Add a few sprigs of your favorite herb-- we especially like spearmint or lavender-- with a squeeze of citrus for a drink that's refreshingly delicious. To add extra flavor, prep your water bottle the night before and stow it in the fridge so the herbs have a chance to infuse, or toss in a few berry ice cubes.

  • Summer Cooler: Berry Ice Cubes

    As the weather heats up, we're keeping cool with a nod to summer's sweetest harvest by infusing our ice cubes with fresh-picked berries. In an ice cube tray, add whole raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries to your water, then pop in the freezer as usual. We're loving the touch of color these bring to spritzers, cocktails, lemonade, or sun tea, as well as the hint of infused flavor they add as the ice melts. 

  • Our Summer Bucket List

    With summer in full swing, we can't help but fill our calendars with beach vacations, barbecues, and evenings on the porch. There are so many ways to spend the season that it can be tough to keep track of them all, so we've assembled a summer bucket list to make sure we don't miss any of the fun. From brand-new adventures to simple traditions, here's what we've got on our agenda until Labor Day. Throughout the month of July, we'll be posting more from our bucket list on Instagram. Share your must-do's with the hashtag #terrainsummerbucketlist and we'll regram our favorites!

    terrain's Summer Bucket List
    Take a roadtrip to explore somewhere we’ve never been
    Eat a picnic lunch with friends
    Host an outdoor, black & white movie night
    Wake up early to watch the sun rise
    Sleep in and make blueberry pancakes
    Go for a hike
    Attend an outdoor symphony
    Go berry picking and preserve the harvest for winter
    Have a campfire to roast marshmallows for s’mores
    Collect seashells along the beach
    Take a sunset bike ride
    Make ice cream from scratch
    Pick a wildflower bouquet
    Invite friends over for a backyard game day
    Spend an entire afternoon in a hammock with a good book

  • Field Guide: Julia Turshen's Brooklyn

    Photography by Sasha Israel for Bonberi. Find Sasha here on Instagram

    When we spotted the relaxed and enticing snaps of Brooklyn's best food offerings on Julia Turshen's Instagram, we knew we needed an afternoon exploring her neighborhood. A longtime friend of terrain, Julia's warm personality and love for all things local make her the perfect guide to the best snack spots and parks for kicking back in her corner of the city. Also one of our favorite food writers, her credits include Vogue, Bon Apetit, and bestselling cookbooks with Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow. Julia's latest endeavor finds her chatting with chefs, farmers, entrepreneurs, and more as the host of Radio Cherry Bombe, the on-air counterpart of Cherry Bombe Magazine. Listen in on Heritage Radio, and read on for Julia's favorite places in her neighborhood. 

    1. McCarren Park Greenmarket on Saturdays: My favorite ritual ever is waking up on Saturdays and taking a very short walk to McCarren Park with my wife, Grace, and our dog, Hope. We watch Hope run around with the other dogs and we pick up armfuls of produce and bread from Hot Bread Kitchen at the nearby greenmarket. I get an iced coffee on the way back, then at home we make breakfast together with everything we bought and read the paper (we get it delivered on the weekends— old school!) while Hope naps off her morning run.

    2. Five Leaves: We get coffee at Five Leaves all the time, especially because they sweetly have a bowl of water for thirsty dogs, so it's a particularly happy stop for all of us. I love eating outdoors at Five Leaves, but it can get really crazy on summer weekends. Luckily, I'm a freelancer so I can get over there when it's not quite as busy, or Grace and I will sneak in an early dinner.

    3. The Brooklyn Kitchen: A nice walk from our apartment and I can get so many wonderful products here including amazing sausages, homemade salsas, and great produce.

    4. Transmitter Park: Greenpoint's best-kept-secret, if you ask me. This park is small but gorgeous and has the greatest views. Grace and I love meeting for a weekday picnic lunch here.

    5. Word: A great local bookstore-- I love stopping by here when walking home from Transmitter Park.

    6. Paulie Gee's: The best pizza in the neighborhood. The Greenpointer and the Hellboy are my absolute favorites.

    7. Selamat Pagi: I can't begin to tell you how much I love the Balinese food here. The fact that it's an incredibly short walk from our apartment is such a plus.

    8. Grand Ferry Park: One of the best parts about this neighborhood is a quick walk to the water and this little park -- it's a gem.

    9. McGolrick Park Greenmarket on Sundays: I think McGolrick Park looks like a slice of France in the middle of Greenpoint. I love coming here on Sundays and checking out their greenmarket.

  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 25

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    Succulents looking cramped? Here’s how to repot them. (via Poppytalk)

    Iceland’s striking horses in photo and film. (via Modern Farmer)

    How magical is this hanging orchid garden in Argentina? (via Gardenista)

    We’d love to take this sandwich on a picnic. Or to the beach. Or to work. Or anywhere, really. (via Say Yes)

    An innovative way to display fresh flowers. (via Design*Sponge)

    Our favorite Instagram of the week. (via Elephantine)

    Clever boutonnieres for summer weddings. (via Creature Comforts)

  • As soon as we heard the words "s'mores kit," we couldn't wait to light the fire pit for some summertime snacking. Above, we kept our s'mores classic with just chocolate and toasted marshmallows, but we also love garnishing these treats with caramel, jam, or sliced strawberries. How would you dress up this fireside favorite?