TIP OF THE DAY: Vegetable Medley With Color

Asparagus and carrots in a Le Creuset dutch oven. Photo courtesy Sur La Table.   The English word “asparagus” derives from the Latin sparagus, derived from the Greek asparagos, which itself derived from the Persian asparag, meaning sprout or shoot. The stalks shoot up from the crown of the plant and, if not harvested, the…
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EASTER: Maggie Louise Chic Artisan Chocolates

Patent leather bunnies, rock ‘n’ roll eggs. Photo courtesy Maggie Louise.   While we know a couple of investment bankers who became chocolatiers, Maggie Louise is the first Harvard lawyer we’ve encountered. After a career in corporate law, she trained at Le Cordon Bleu, where she developed the concept for an elegant line of chocolates.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 6 Steps To Brewing Better Coffee

It’s easy to brew better coffee. Photo courtesy Filicori Zecchino.   Do you buy more coffee outside the home because you can’t brew a better cup of coffee? Consider this checklist to improving your home efforts: 1. Start with a clean carafe. Coffee has oil that builds up in the carafe. You can’t see it,…
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RECIPE: Curried Egg Salad

Curried egg salad on toast. Photo courtesy Louise Mellor | SafeEggs.com.   To mark the end of National Egg Salad Week, we made a delicious curried egg salad recipe. And we did it the easy way, purchasing pre-cooked and peeled hard boiled eggs from Trader Joe’s. While we were at it, we picked up some…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Ataulfo Mango (Champagne Mango)

The Ataulfo, or Champagne, mango. Photo courtesy ILoveMangoes.com.   When you think of mangoes, you may think of the familiar reddish-green mangos, and wonder about the petite golden yellow ones that some people call baby mangoes. They’re Ataulfo mangos from Mexico, also commonly called Champagne mangoes, and they’re in season now. Mango lovers prefer them…
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