It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for me to give you a little weekend reading from around the web. Here are a few food related items that I thought might interest you. Nothing too heavy this weekend - it's a holiday!

USA Today has tips on how to green Memorial Day. And would you look at what they have to say under Food? There’s a link to this blog and a recipe I posted last year. Check it out.

This Memorial Day Weekend, take advantage of some eco-friendly tips that will make your barbecues and outdoor picnics sizzle.
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Did you know today was National Hamburger Day? Neither did I, but it is. has some tips on grilling a great burger that should come in handy this Memorial Day weekend.

As Memorial Day kicks off the summer grilling season beef lovers can get a head start with National Hamburger Day.
Click here for all the tips.


The New York Times asks students what their favorite summer food is? No surprise – the majority of the students in the comment section said “ice cream.” (By the way, my favorite summer food is corn-on-the-cob – from New Jersey, of course. 

Memorial Day is coming up, and the photo above, from a Dining article this week, makes us want to start a discussion about summer food. What’s your favorite thing to eat in summer? Why? What wonderful summer memories do you have that involve eating this particular food? 
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While you’re outside this weekend enjoying your BBQ’s and pool openings, don’t forget the sunscreen. The Environmental Working Group has released its 2010 Sunscreen Guide. They checked out 498 beach & sport sunscreens and recommend the best ones.

Enjoy your weekend!

Image: Matt Callow


Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Weekend reads: Memorial Day edition
Food news and items of interest from around the Web for your weekend reading.