TIP OF THE DAY: Make Tiramisu Gelato & A Tiramisu Sundae

Tiramisu gelato. If you can’t find ladyfingers, garnish with rolled wafer cookies, like Pepperidge Farm’s Pirouettes. Photo © Studio Gi | Fotolia.   In 1866, as America recovered from the Civil War, William A. Breyer of Philadelphia hand-cranked his first gallon of ice cream. Most likely, he had never heard of gelato. The waves of…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Make Tiramisu Gelato & A Tiramisu Sundae”

TIP OF THE DAY: Pan-Seared Fish, Crispy Skin

Sear that skin until it’s crisp! Photo courtesy Pollen Restaurant.   Fish is healthy, low-fat protein; we all should eat more of it. Grilled or pan-seared fish is at the top of the list many nutritionists suggest for making better changes in your diet. This is not news. The news is: the fish doesn’t have…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Pan-Seared Fish, Crispy Skin”

PRODUCT: Pineapple Coconut Smirnoff Vodka For A Low-Cal Piña Colada

[1] Great flavor with fewer calories: Pineapple Coconut vodka from Smirnoff Sorbet Light (photos © Smirnoff). [2] The “Blank Slate”: a low calorie riff on the Piña Colada.   The Smirnoff Sorbet Light vodka line is targeted to women who enjoy a regular cocktail, and would like to shave a few calories from each drink.…
Continue reading “PRODUCT: Pineapple Coconut Smirnoff Vodka For A Low-Cal Piña Colada”

TIP OF THE DAY: How To Use Horseradish

Horseradish root, grated root and prepared horseradish (in dish). Photo courtesy Microplane.   While Americans are piling on the hot sauce, they’re overlooking horseradish—a different kind of hot and spicy. Horseradish, Amoriacia rusticana, is a pungent root vegetable with a long history of culinary and medicinal uses. Popular among ancient Greeks and Romans, this Old…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: How To Use Horseradish”

CHINESE NEW YEAR: Godiva Chocolate For The Year Of The Horse

Lady Godiva rides in for the Lunar New Year. The image is larger than the actual chocolates. Photo courtesy Godiva.   Some foodies end the Christmas-New Year holiday season in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. But don’t forget about Chinese New Year, celebrated by Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese, who follow a different calendar than Western cultures.…
Continue reading “CHINESE NEW YEAR: Godiva Chocolate For The Year Of The Horse”