FOOD HOLIDAY: National Blueberry Muffin Day

Homemade blueberry muffins. Photo © Klikk | Fotolia.   July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day. If you’ve never made blueberry muffins from scratch, today’s the day. Use seasonal fresh blueberries. Most commercial blueberry muffins use frozen blueberries, which can get watery. There‘s nothing like the real deal. The creator of this recipe is unknown,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tartlet With Matching Sorbet

Thanks to the enthusiastic response to yesterday’s easy, light summer dessert, the Pavlova, here‘s another idea. It was inspired by a dessert we saw at Chocolate Lab restaurant in San Francisco: Serve a fresh fruit tartlet with a matching sorbet. Here are the easy steps: Choose a pairing theme (mango, raspberry, strawberry or other fruit…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Mojito Day & A Coconut Mojito Recipe

A coconut Mojito. Photo courtesy FirewaterBars.com.   July 11th is National Mojito Day, a time to relax with a tall glass of rum, ice, sugar and mint. While we’re great fans of the original Mojito recipe, here‘s a variation from Cruzan rum, a distiller that makes both conventional and flavored rums on the Caribbean island…
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FOOD 101: Everyday Nutritious Foods

Here’s great advice about what you should be eating: what nutritionists eat. The original article, from Redbook magazine, was published on Yahoo. Dark berries, especially blueberries (high in antioxidants, low in calories) Almond milk (high in the antioxidant vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol) Cinnamon (a “superspice,” 1/s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pavlova, An Easy Dessert Recipe

An easy Pavlova. Photo by Irina Kupenska | IST.   A quick-assembly dessert that’s impressive and low-calorie? Count us in! The Pavlova consists of a meringue base topped with fresh fruits. Most people buy the meringue shells at bakeries, but ambitious bakers can make their own. In addition to individual meringue shells, the meringue can…
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