TIP OF THE DAY: How To Keep Home-Brewed Iced Tea Clear

Top: Iced tea should be clear (photo courtesy Mighty Leaf Tea. Bottom: Black tea can cloud when you add juice or other flavorings, like this peach iced tea. Herbal teas can also be cloudy. But we got cloudy tea from plain English Breakfast (photo courtesy Peet’s).   We’re capable of consuming four or five bottles…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Rosé Wine Tasting

Top: Rosé is a style of wine, not a particular grape varietal or wine region. This photo shows a Sancerre, a wine made in the eastern Loire Valley of France in the area around Sancerre, an ancient hilltop town. While white Sancerre is made from the [white] Sauvignon Blanc grape, red Sancerre and rosé Sancerre…
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RECIPE: Hot Dog & Tater Tot Skewers

Here’s fun for kids and adults alike over the holiday weekend. You can use your favorite franks, and also make a vegan option with Lightlife Smart Dogs. This recipe was created by Foodness Gracious for Lightlife. RECIPE: HOT DOG & TATER TOT SKEWERS Ingredients 1 package hot dogs (we use Applegate, made in all natural…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Flag Cake For Memorial Day

Top and center: This American Flag Cake is easy to make (photos courtesy TheKitchyKitchen.com). Bottom: You’ll need nine eggs for the cake (photo courtesy Organic Valley).   We’re very fond of American flag cakes for Memorial Day and Independence Day. Check out these cakes on Pinterest. Many of them require the skills of a pastry…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Some Pelmeni

Top: Pelmeni with Russia’s favorite herb, dill (photo Amazon). Center: Meat stuffing in a pelmeni mold (photo Amazon). Bottom: Ready to cook (photo MumsPrefer.com).   You may have had Polish pillow pasta—pierogi—but how about their Russian cousin, pelmeni (pell-MEN-ee). As with dumplings the world over—including ravioli—a simple dough rolled out and stuffed with beef, cheese,…
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