TIP OF THE DAY: Refreshing Mint Lemonade

Refreshing mint lemonade. Photo byPetrelos | IST.   For years, we’ve had an appliance that we call an electric juicer or reamer. But times have changed. With the introduction of large juice extractors to the consumer market—in which any fruit or vegetable can be converted to juice—our old juicer is now called a “citrus press.”…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Refreshing Mint Lemonade”

JULY 4TH FOOD: Chilled Raspberry Soup With Blueberry Garnish

This refreshing, chilled raspberry soup can be garnished with blueberries for a red, white and blue dessert. You can do the reverse as well: blueberry soup with a raspberry garnish. Make it in five minutes in a blender or food processor. The recipe is courtesy of EatWisconsinCheese.com, a great source of recipes with all kinds…
Continue reading “JULY 4TH FOOD: Chilled Raspberry Soup With Blueberry Garnish”

TIP OF THE DAY: Best Burger Meat

A juicy Portabella Swiss Burger. Photocourtesy Certified Angus Beef.   The best burger meat is a blend of cuts. Today’s tip comes from Chef Michael Ollier of the Certified Angus Beef brand—a specialist chef who focuses every day on the best way to prepare beef recipes. Great taste begins with the blend, advises Chef Ollier.…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Best Burger Meat”

RECIPE: Vietnamese Summer Rolls

What do you do on the first day of summer? Make summer rolls! In soft rice paper wrappers, Vietnamese summer rolls are light, crunchy and filled with healthful ingredients. Called gòi cuðn (pronounced GUY kwun), summer rolls are often confused with spring rolls. The confusion starts at the restaurant level, where the listing on the…
Continue reading “RECIPE: Vietnamese Summer Rolls”

TIP OF THE DAY: Mellow & Magnificent Castelvetrano Olives

[1] Castelvetrano olives served with drinks at Maiden Lane | NYC. [2] We could eat the whole bowl (photo courtesy Musco Food).   Olive connoisseurs love Castelvetrano olives (pronounced kah-stell-veh-TRAH-no). And more than a few people decide that they like olives after tasting the delicious, bright green fruit, named for a town* in the center…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Mellow & Magnificent Castelvetrano Olives”