FOOD HOLIDAY: Recipes For National Strawberries & Cream Day

The type of cream is up to you. Photo © Jacek Kadaj | Fotolia.   May 21st is National Strawberries And Cream Day, a classic English dessert. The ingredients are as simple as can be. And if you use just a dab of cream, whipped cream or fat-free sour cream, it’s also so healthful that…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Don’t Wash Meat & Poultry Before Cooking

Don’t wash raw poultry, meat or seafood. Photo courtesy Chicken.org.au.   Recently we received a pitch for a line of food cleaning sprays that purport to eliminate harmful bacteria. “Outdoor cooking leads to more trips to the hospital because of the improper handling of meats and veggies while grilling,” it advised. “Many of us take…
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FOOD FUN: 5 More Food Idioms

“As easy as pie” refers to eating the pie, not baking it. Photo courtesy Harry and David.   As a follow up to last month’s list of 12 popular food phrases (idoms*), food phrases we have five more, courtesy of Dictionary.com. 1. Apples And Oranges Apples and oranges refers to two incommensurable items, i.e. a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Healthier Shrimp Salad

Grilled shrimp with a green salad. Photo courtesy Haru Restaurant | New York City.   Shrimp salad loaded with mayonnaise: not good for you. Grilled shrimp with a vinaigrette-dressed salad or the grilled shrimp salad recipe below: A better idea. Other low-calorie shrimp dishes include ceviche; the classic shrimp cocktail or its update, the shrimp…
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RECIPE: Linguine with Clams and Asparagus

Linguine and clam sauce with asparagus. Photo courtesy Dole.com.   Before asparagus season ends, get your fill by adding it to your favorite dishes. Here’s an example of how easy it is, courtesy of Dole, which adds its fresh asparagus to the classic pasta dish, linguine with clam sauce. Consider using whole wheat linguine for…
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