Home & Lifestyle

Fall Fresh

he mornings are crisp and clear. There is the rustle of leaves underfoot as we walk the dog. All signs point to the presence of autumn. And while we turn to heartier recipes, lightening up on calories is a yearlong goal. With that in mind, I turn once again to the Junior League of Madison's Mad About Food.

Drink It In

Winery-hop your way through Southwestern Wisconsin

French Connection

magination is a powerful tool. You can go any way, visit any place. Sometimes, on a gloomy day, I take myself for a stroll down a Paris street in search of a patisserie.

Home Trends

Parade of Homes builders share what's in store for this year's tour

Cheap Thrills

Travel takes all forms on mini-getaways outside of Madison

Great Neighborhoods

Eight beautiful, friendly, charming, historic, quirky—and, yes, great—Madison 'hoods

Tomato Time

hat's that old song lyric, "You say tomato, I say tomahto"? It seems to me that when August rolls around, it doesn't matter how you say it, just bring on those fresh tomatoes! Warm and succulent off the vine, simply sliced with salt and pepper—there are so many ways to enjoy this delicious fruit.

It's a Fiesta!

Invite your friends over for a festive and fun outdoor party

An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

hat is it about the Fourth of July that evokes thoughts of past Independence Day celebrations? Perhaps it's the sounds, smells and warmth of midsummer mixed with memories of Grandma's German potato salad and Dad's special burgers.

Good to Grow

See the fruits (and flowers!) of your labor with container gardening

Branching Out

A sunny west-side condo feels like home to former downtown dwellers

Spring Fling

s I write this, the promise of spring looms on the calendar and in the air. I wore long underwear and fleece for so many days this winter I lost count. It is time to put away the heavy clothes—and the heavy dishes of winter as well. April means serving lighter flavors and fewer calories. This salmon with vegetables and dill is easy to prepare, good for you and flavorful. The ingredients are listed without amounts so this dish can be sized with as many vegetables or ounces of salmon as desired.

Green Wise

Madisonians share how they're living green

Green Living

Four eco-conscious Madisonians share how they've smartly gone green

Style Upgrades

Three style experts share three ways to step up your home

In-Home Stylist

Local retailer Natasha Vora shares her tricks of the trade for a beautiful home