TIP OF THE DAY: Key Limes Are In Season

Darker green Persian/Tahitian limes and the smaller, yellower Key limes. Photo by Evan Dempsey | THE NIBBLE.   We love the filling of Key lime pie. Not especially a crust fan, we often make the filling alone, to serve crustless in pots de crème or ramekins. If you’ve had Key lime pie made with fresh-squeezed,…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: An Ice Cream Cake For National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Strawberry Ice Cream Day! Photo courtesy Waitrose.   January 15th is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day. We love this easy strawberry ice cream cake adapted from British upscale grocery giant Waitrose. The company has a royal warrant to supply groceries, wine and spirits to Queen Elizabeth II and to Prince Charles. In this…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Romanesco, Neither Broccoli Nor Cauliflower

Isn’t it beautiful? Romanesco looks like it’s been sculpted by an artist. It’s a member of the cruciferous vegetables family (Brassicaceae) that includes broccoli and cauliflower, among others. If it seems exotic, that’s because we rarely find it in U.S. markets. But romanesco grown in California is in season now. In the U.S., it’s also…
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PRODUCT: WTRMLN WTR

Back in 2006, we reviewed a wonderful product called Sundia Watermelon Juice. It was celestial, tasting like fresh-squeezed watermelon. Alas, the company discontinued the product, and it took until 2014 for another commercial brand to come our way. World Waters debuted its WTRMLN WTR (someone’s idea—not ours—of a clever way to spell “Watermelon Water”). The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make Cream From Milk

No cream? No problem! Make it from milk and butter. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.   Here’s a fun kitchen trick. Say you need some heavy cream for a recipe (or even a cup of coffee), but have none. If you have whole milk and unsalted butter, you can combine them to make cream.…
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