For the first time in more than 30 years, the Food and Drug Administration has revamped its standards for sunscreens. The changes, which take effect in a year, should make it easier for people to find the right sunscreen to protect against sunburn, reduce the risk of skin cancer and prevent premature skin aging.
Adopting someone else's holidays can be an uphill battle. You can smile politely and appreciate from a distance, but deep down you're struggling to understand unfamiliar songs, customs and family traditions. Deep down, it's hard to make a new holiday really feel like your own. Unless that holiday is midsommar.
Off-campus problems involving college students are well documented; rowdy parties, excessive noise and illegal parking. The head of an organization that works to improve relations between universities and their host communities contends their relationships are improving. Kim Griffo of the International Town and Gown Association says it’s in the interest of all parties to talk-out their differences.
Swedish new potatoes are served quite simply, with just a pat of melted butter and sprinkling of salt and fresh dill. To dress this up for party fare, I adapted a recipe from Jamie Oliver's Jamie at Home (Hyperion 2008), placing the dilled potatoes (with a bit of lemon and capers to spark them up) on a bed of beloved-in-Sweden-and-America smoked salmon (or if you prefer, the more Swedish cold-cured gravlax), and dressing the whole thing with a creamy horseradish sauce.
This drink is an unapologetic knockoff of a Cosmopolitan, but with a Swedish twist. You can find lingonberry juice at European stores (or Ikea), but in a pinch you can substitute a strong cranberry juice.
Makes 2 drinks
2 shots aquavit
4 shots lingonberry juice
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 scant shot triple sec
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake to mix and chill. Strain into two cocktail glasses, with ice, and serve.
In 1984, Neil Young was sued by his record company, Geffen Records, for making albums it deemed "artistically uncharacteristic."
Fed up, Neil Young gathered a band of amazing Nashville musicians he called The International Harvesters, and hit the road. Recordings from those dates have been uncovered with five unreleased Neil Young tunes. The album is more traditional country than anything he'd done before.