There are certain foods that capture their season. Rhubarb and strawberries are full of sunshine. They taste like picnics and feel like warm grass against your feet. In Scandinavia, these fruits are local and taken very seriously; it’s hard to find a grocery store not proudly stocking boxes of Dansk jordbær (Danish strawberries).

Here’s how to take advantage when you see those ruby-red colors in your produce section:

You don’t need to be a food or wine expert to love champagne. It’s a drink that, once you know a bit about it, easily integrates into your hosting routine and can make any occasion feel extra special.

Don’t be intimidated by the sometimes crazy price points, confusing labels or high-end facade. Champagne doesn’t have to be an inaccessible, mysterious luxury.

Let’s break it down: