FOOD FUN: Secret Forest Corn Muffins

Surprise: a little tree (OK, it’s a broccoli floret) is inside. Photo and recipe courtesy Betty Crocker.   Even George H.W. Bush could be convinced to eat broccoli, when it’s tucked away as a surprise in a delicious corn muffin. Make them for brunch or lunch, with soup or a bowl of chili. And, you…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Guacamole Day

Dating back to Mayan times (pre-Aztec), guacamole sauce was made the avocado, onion, chiles, fresh tomato, and salt—a recipe that is still made today. The ingredients were mashed in a molcajete (mol-cah-HET-tay), a Mexican pestle carved from volcanic stone, although today granite is an easier-to-clean option. The name of the dish comes from the Aztec…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cape Gooseberries

If you’re not familiar with the cape gooseberry, the fruit’s short season begins soon. Keep an eye out, and pick up a box. The cape gooseberry is a close relative of the tamarillo and the tomatillo, as well as the tomato—all members of Solanacaea, the Nightshade* family. The genus originated in the Andes Mountains, in…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Foie Gras Cubes, Bargain Foie Gras

If you’re a fan of seared foie gras: Why pay a restaurant a $20 supplement for one little piece when you can buy an entire pound for $30.99 and sear it at home in a minute? Our Top Pick Of The Week is bargain foie gras: $30.99 a pound for the trimmings of the lobe,…
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