TIP OF THE DAY: Make Labneh At Home

March 25th is Greek Independence Day, so how about celebrating by making some labneh? Labneh (pronounced LOB-nay or LOB-neh) is Greek yogurt cheese: cheese made from yogurt. The cheese preserves yogurt’s distinctive tart taste. Although it can be called Greek yogurt cheese in the U.S., labneh is popular throughout the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ploughman’s Lunch For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] The Ploughman’s Lunch, a staple lunch in Britain for centuries (photo courtesy Taste | Australia. [2] Have an Irish beer with your lunch (photo courtesy Murphy’s Irish Stout).   For St. Patrick’s Day, how about a Ploughman’s lunch? You can bring it to work or dig in at home. Pronounced “plow man,” Ploughman’s, as…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY FOOD: Green Cheese

[1] The newest green cheese: Vermatcha, colored with powdered matcha tea (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese). [2] Basiron is a Dutch cheese, made in the style of Gouda in eight different flavors! The green variety is mixed with powdered basil [3] With Sage Derby, a cheddar-like cheese, the curds are pressed with powdered sage to create…
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RECIPE: Jean-George’s Fried Eggs

[1] Fried extras with extra dazzle from Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. [2] Spring onions, not to be confused with green onions, a.k.a. scallions (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   How does the great Chef Jean-George Vongerichten enjoy his fried eggs? With asparagus, bacon and crisp croutons. He recipe is quite simple. Since asparagus isn’t in season, feel…
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RECIPE: Beet & Goat Cheese Appetizer Bites

[1] Beet and goat cheese with a twist: garlic couscous (photo courtesy Chef Adrianne). [2] Pearl couscous, also called Israeli couscous (photo courtesy The Fitchen, which uses it in this couscous, spinach and mushroom recipe). [3] Vermont Creamery’s crumbled goat cheese saves time (photo courtesy Vermont Creamery).   Beets and goat cheese are one of…
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