TIP OF THE DAY: Bloody Mary Garnishes

Many people add a celery stalk to a Bloody Mary. But how about a fennel stalk instead? It has the same crunch with a much more flavor. Or, use other vegetable garnishes, from dilly beans to pickled asparagus. And how about a glass rimmer, from celery salt to cracked black pepper? There are so many…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Best Brownie Mixes

Moist, fudgy and fabulous. Photo courtesyWilliams-Sonoma.   When you get a craving for great brownies, wouldn’t it be wonderful if a batch emerged from your oven right there and then? All you need are Baked brownie mixes. Made exclusively for Williams-Sonoma by the famous New York City bakery, the mixes use Callebaut and Guittard chocolate…
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CINCO DE MAYO: Blood Orange Margarita

Still looking for a special way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Combine the ever-popular Margarita with luscious blood orange juice. This recipe includes the traditional lime juice via the sour mix, and layers it with the flavor of blood orange. Thanks to Tequila Avión for this recipe: Ingredients Per Cocktail 1½ ounces tequila ¾ ounce…
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TRENDS: Vegetable Gardening

Grow your own! Photo by Chrissi Nerantzi |SXC.   How does your garden grow? In a survey conducted by Garden-Share.com, vegetable gardening is the most popular gardening trend (20.6%), followed by small-space gardening (17.1%) and organic gardening (16.3%). To tie these all together, you can grow your own organic tomatoes or other veggies in a…
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