TIP OF THE DAY: Make Fresh Lemonade

It’s easy add a hit of extra flavor to lemon-ade, from lavender to jalapeño. Photo courtesy The Great Pepper Cookbook by Melissa’s Produce.   August 20th is National Lemonade Day. If the only lemonade you drink comes from a bottle, you’ve never experienced real lemonade. Bottled drinks are not only pasteurized, but typically use reconstituted…
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FOOD FUN: Ice Cream Topped With An Itty Bitty

The Izzy Scoop, topped with an Itty Bitty. Photo courtesy Izzy’s Ice Cream.   Move over, sprinkles: There’s a better ice cream topping in town—at least, if your town is Minneapolis or St. Paul. There, Izzy’s Ice Cream, an artisan scoop shop, has a repertoire of 150 flavors. And the good news is, you can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tomatillos

The tomatillo, like the tomato, is an edible berry—it’s the size of cherry tomatoes. (Trivia: the original tomatoes were the size of cherry tomatoes, and were developed into larger sizes). Round and tart, it is erroneously thought of as a green tomato; and is called a husk tomato, a Mexican tomato and other names. While…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Blossom Water

For two years we’ve had our eye on Blossom Water, an innovative beverage in a crowded field that has not yet gotten the distribution we think it deserves. We keep checking the store locator, hoping for something near us. We drink it at the trade show where we first discovered it; and we do buy…
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RECIPE: Chilled Blueberry Banana Soup

Our recent article on chilled soup featured a recipe for Chilled Cucumber Yogurt Soup. It’s a great starter. But chilled fruit soups are great summer desserts, and they couldn’t be easier to make. Just toss the ingredients into a blender or food processor, whirl, and it’s ready to serve. RECIPE: CHILLED BLUEBERRY BANANA SOUP Ingredients…
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