RECIPE: Negroni Cocktail

The Negroni cocktail. Photo courtesy Geof Peters | Wikimedia.   It’s time to celebrate Negroni Week. For those not immersed in cocktail culture, the Negroni is one of the classics, dating back to 1919. NEGRONI COCKTAIL HISTORY As the story goes, the cocktail was invented at the Bar Cassoni* in Florence, Italy by bartender Fosco…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Breakfast Salad

If you haven’t been getting your recommended portions of fruits and vegetables*, how about starting your day with a breakfast salad? You can have one of these fruit-based salads with your regular breakfast foods—cereal, eggs, a bagel—or with a side of cottage cheese, ricotta and/or yogurt. This recipe comes from Lynn’s Paradise Café, Louisville, Kentucky…
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RECIPE: Baked Potato Tots

Tater Tots are so beloved that the term is used generically, although it’s a trademark of Ore-Ida, which invented the little potato bites in 1953. (The story is below.) Everyone else can call them “potato tots.” These days, chefs reaching back to childhood are serving fresh-from-scratch versions. This variation, Baked Potato Tots, comes to us…
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FATHER’S DAY GIFT: Jalapeño Plant

Here’s something fun for chile-loving dads who’d like to try their hand at gardening. You can look for a jalapeño plant at your local nursery, or give Dad the “ingredients” to grow his own. Combine a packet of seeds, a planter and soil, along with some fresh jalapeños to show Dad what’s in store in…
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