TIP OF THE DAY: Rhubarb, A Spring Favorite

Top: Rhubarb with its leaves. Don’t eat the leaves—they’re mildly toxic (photo courtesy OurOhio.org). Bottom: Trimmed rhubarb, as it is most often seen in stores (photo courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco).   To many foodies, the beginning of spring means asparagus, fava beans, morels, ramps, scapes and shad roe. We add rhubarb to that…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cider Tasting For Mother’s Day

Drier ciders work better with meats. Photo courtesy Angry Orchard.   Skip the Pinot Grigio and taste some cider for Mother’s Day. It’s more novel than wine, and will suit any guest: Cider is equally popular among men and women, whereas beer is significantly more popular among men*. Cider is also gluten-free and less filling…
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PASSOVER: Matzoh Strawberry “Shortcake” Recipe

Substitute matzoh for the biscuits or cake in this Passover Strawberry Shortcake recipe. Photo and recipe courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco.   In addition to Chocolate Matzoh Crunch and chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons, we’ve added anther Passover treat to our recommendations. It’s courtesy of Good Eggs in San Francisco. “Shortcake“ is a stretch as a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Best Oven Mitts

When you’re working with hot oven pans, stove pot handles, steaming pasta pots and the like, you need more protection than a cloth oven mitt. Otherwise, be prepared to say “Ouch!” We tossed our cloth oven mitts 15 years ago when the first Orka silicone oven mitts debuted. No matter pleasing the design—or the ability…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Own Flavored Salt

TOP: Flavored salts from Saltopia. Center: Trio of homemade flavored salts from Chef Eric LeVine | Steamy Kitchen. Bottom: Close-up of Szechuan Pepper Salt.   Do you use flavored salt? Is your spice cabinet as packed with different flavors as ours is? We have 10 jars of artisan* flavored salts, of which we often use…
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