TIP OF THE DAY: A Pot Of Herbs

We were inspired by the photo below to plant a pot of herbs, otherwise known as container herbs. If you don’t mind frequent watering, a pot puts fresh herbs at your fingertips—not to mention, provides lovely greenery and fragrance. You can keep one in a sunny kitchen spot, on the back steps, porch or patio,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Giardiniera

Giardiniera (jar-dih-NYAIR-uh) is an Italian word that means “from the garden.” Veggies from the garden (or these days, from the store) are pickled in vinegar, herbs and spices (sometimes oil is added). The result is a pickled condiment used like other pickles on burgers, eggs and sandwiches, from the classic muffaletta of New Orleans to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fondant Cake Topper

Here’s an idea to turn a plain cake into a stunner for Mother’s Day. All you need is the cake, fondant and a cookie cutter. But there’s a bonus below: an absolutely delicious, old-fashioned ginger-sultana cake, courtesy of the England’s high-end food store chain, Waitrose. Whether you buy or bake the cake, people will ooh…
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RECIPE: The Best French Toast

Our mom didn’t have to be convinced to whip up a batch of French toast, one of her favorite weekend breakfast foods. While she used challah, eggs and cream to rich effect, here’s an even richer recipe—a signature brunch dish at the Sushi Samba restaurants in New York City (there are other locations nationwide). If…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Moscato Day

It’s National Muscat Day, celebrating a wine that hasn’t been discovered by enough Americans—especially those who enjoy a fruity wine with a touch of sweetness. We’ve enjoyed white Moscato for years, as well as the sparkling styles like Asti Spumante and its semi-sparkling cousin, Moscato d’Asti (both made in the Piedmont region of Italy). But…
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