RECIPE: Orange Fennel Salad

We were looking for something new and special in a salad and came across this easy recipe from Tom Fraker, corporate chef at Melissas.com. At Melissa’s, Tom has every type of special fruit and vegetable at his disposal. Instead of orange segments, he used seedless Ojai Pixie tangerines in this recipe. You can use whatever…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

We became overly fond of Ben & Jerry’s new Banana Greek Frozen Yogurt with Peanut Buttery Swirls. But after we finished the two pints sent to us by Ben & Jerry’s, we couldn’t find the flavor locally. Necessity being the mother of invention, we experimented with making our own PB swirl ice cream. To please…
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PRODUCT: Sophie Greek Yogurt, No Sugar Added & Delicious

Sophie Yogurt, a new Greek yogurt brand, offers delicious flavors that have no added sugar. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   We love Greek yogurt, plain or flavored. The problem with the flavors, however, is the sugar. We really like these brands, but not some 20 grams of sugar for a small portion:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Love Your Mother Sauces

What are the “mother sauces?” Today’s tip, from chef Johnny Gnall, explains them and sets you on the path to making each one. This article continues with part 2, the secondary sauces made from the mother sauces. If you have questions or suggestions for tips, contact JohnnyGnall@hotmail.com. When Georges Auguste Escoffier* laid the foundation for…
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PRODUCT: Sea Fare Pacific Tuna & Salmon Pounches

Recently one of our team embarked on a two-week trip to India. Problem: She doesn’t like Indian food. We hooked her up with Sea Fare Pacific—sustainable, wild caught albacore tuna and salmon in lightweight, environmentally-friendly pouches. You don’t need to leave the country to enjoy the tuna and salmon, though. Sea Fare Pacific catches fish…
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