TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Kurobuta Ham

Ham doesn’t get any better than this Kurobuta. Photo courtesy Snake River Farms.   If you’ve been thinking about a juicy Easter ham gracing your table next week, there’s still time to order the best. In our opinion, that’s a Kurobuta (koo-row-BOO-tuh) ham from Snake River Farms. We’ve order at least one each year, and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Decaf Coffee Facts

According to the National Coffee Association, 10% of coffee drinkers in the U.S. opt for decaf. Counter Culture Coffee, a coffee house in New York City, reports that 18% of its coffee sales come from decaffeinated coffee. There are good things about decaf, and less good. First, the good: In addition to avoiding jitters and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Fresh Spring Peas

Lovers of green peas (also called English peas and garden peas), you’re in for a treat. Spring is the season. It’s time to serve sides of fresh-steamed green peas and make some delicious fresh pea soup. But what else should you be doing with these bright green jewels? Their sweet flavor and bright color can…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Spinach Day

Popeye may have enjoyed his spinach straight from the can, but for today, National Spinach Day, we can come up with 20 better suggestions. BREAKFAST Spinach omelet or fritatta (recipe) Eggs Benedict With Spinach (recipe)   DIPS & SPREADS Green Mayonnaise (Julia Child’s recipe) Spinach Dip With Walnuts (recipe) Spinach Pesto (substitute spinach for the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Baby Purple Artichokes (Fiesole)

In season now, these little artichokes are a treat for artichoke lovers and a lovely shade of vegetable for Easter dinner. Called fiesole (fee-YEH-so-lay) in Italian, the baby purple artichoke—the size of a large egg—belongs to the botanical genus and species, Cynara scolymus, which includes the green globe artichokes and purple globe artichokes. Artichokes are…
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