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THE CONFIDENT COOK
Turkey Pita Pie

Recipe: Turn pita rounds into a ‘crust’ for this easy, fun turkey pie

Recipe for Turkey Pita Pie from the Food section of The Boston Globe.

SEASONAL RECIPES
Skillet Shrimp and Rice

Recipe: Shrimp, rice, and tomatoes in this skillet supper is a cinch to make

Recipe for Skillet Shrimp and Rice from the Food section of The Boston Globe.

DJ Steve Aoki delivered the first pitch before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park.

‘Too much mustard’: DJ Steve Aoki airmails first pitch at Fenway

Steve Aoki’s first pitch at Fenway Monday sailed waaaaaay high onto the netting over the seats behind home plate. But was it the worst first pitch ever? He has some tough competition.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER
An aircraft passes the full moon over Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 15, 2022.

I canceled my flight to Frankfurt, but now I can’t use my credit

Melissa Crespo received a $2,060 ticket credit when she canceled her flights to Frankfurt. But now her online agency has told her she can only use 25 percent of the credit at a time. Can it do that?

SIPS
Banks Fish House's Rise & Shine puts a fun spin on the standard coffee cocktail.

You can Rise & Shine later in the day, too

The classic espresso martini is a 1990s darling that’s been making a very forceful comeback in bars around the country. Here's a fresh spin on it from Jason Percival at the Banks Fish House in Back Bay.

Democratic Representative Rosa DeLauro, of Connecticut, listened during a hearing before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of House Appropriations Committee at Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 11, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Democrats propose $28 million for FDA to bolster baby formula supply

House Democrats propose providing $28 million in emergency funding for the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of infant formula in the US and provide tighter oversight of the industry.

A woman shopped for baby formula at Target in Annapolis, Maryland.

Nestle airlifts baby formula to US from Europe to ease shortage

Nestle, the owner of Gerber baby food, said it's airfreighting infant formula to the US, where a shortage has left shelves empty and parents scrambling.

GETTING SALTY
JP Fuji Group restaurateur Jimmy Liang.

Fuji restaurateur Jimmy Liang is on a (sushi) roll

The Quincy native will open a new Fuji sushi restaurant in Newton, with plans for a tasting counter and a French bakery in the works.


FOOD
Tea meets art in the library of the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Conn.

Pinkies up! 6 great spots for a spot of tea around Boston

What better way to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee than with a cuppa? Here are a few places in and around Boston where you can enjoy this time-honored tradition in proper style.

COOKING
Side view of a lamb burger on a roll topped with a red onion and with a white sauce on both top and bottom of the burger.

Recipes: Take your cookout to the next level with spicy burgers from around the world

Fire up the grill and try chapli kebab, smoky chili-garlic pork burgers, or spiced lamb burgers with feta and tahini sauce.

Orlando Duque of Colombia dives from the 27.5 meter platform during the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Boston on Aug, 25, 2013.

Cliff Diving World Series to return to the ICA and Boston Harbor

Some of the world’s most elite divers are coming to town next month, and from atop the Institute of Contemporary Arts, they’ll leap, twist, and somersault into Boston Harbor.

Kiss 108's "Matty in the Morning" cohost Lisa Donovan.

Lisa Donovan, ‘Matty in the Morning’ cohost, returns to the airwaves after month-long hiatus

The Kiss 108 morning show cohost told listeners she had been taking care of her parents during her time off, a period that coincided with Matt Siegel's on-air retirement.

Serena Williams showed off her dress and Nike x Off-White sneakers at the Met Costume Institute gala in New York in May 2019.

Do you have the guts to wear sneakers with a dress?

Our fashion overlords have anointed sneakers as acceptable work and dress wear. But going with the trend can feel daring.

A sign was hung next to a small amount of toddler nutritional drink mix at Target in Stevensville, Maryland, on May 16, 2022, as a nationwide shortage of baby formula has continued due to supply chain crunches and COVID-19.

Biden ups support to ease formula shortage; FDA tries to reopen factory

President Joe Biden is offering formula manufacturers and retailers transportation and logistics support to ease the nationwide shortage of baby formula, as the administration works to bring the largest domestic plant back in business after it was shut down early this year due to safety issues.

RI NEWS
Rhode Island State Police Cpl. Daniel O'Neill poses with his partner, Ruby, a working State Police K-9 and former shelter dog, outside the State Police barracks in North Kingstown, R.I., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.

R.I. Police dog featured in Netflix’s ‘Rescued by Ruby’ euthanized

Rhode Island State Police said Sunday K-9 Ruby was put down Friday following a “sudden, acute, and untreatable illness.” She was 11 years old.

The oldest of Moscow's McDonald's outlets, which was opened on Jan. 31, 1990, was closed on Aug. 21, 2014. McDonald’s said it's started the process of selling its Russian business, which included 850 restaurants that employed 62,000 people. The fast food giant pointed to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, saying holding on to its business in Russia “is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values.” The Chicago-based company had temporarily closed its stores in Russia but was still paying employees.

McDonald’s to close Russian business due to the region’s economic isolation

McDonald's said it will pull out of Russia after more than 30 years of operation in the country, stepping up the corporate response to the invasion of Ukraine.