TIP OF THE DAY: Rice Paper For Fun Food & Serious Food

Top: Vietnamese Summer rolls with shrimp (here’s the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Second: Vietnamese Spring Rolls with added fruit (photo California Strawberry Commission). Third: Rice paper wrappers (photo © Denzel Green | CooksInfo.com). Bottom: Traditional packaging (photo Three Ladies Brand).   ABOUT RICE PAPER Rice paper is a name for everything different products, including…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hibiscus Salt & Ways To Use It

Top: Margarita rim. Second: Cupcake garnish. Third: Salad garnish. Third: Eggs. Photos courtesy Hibiscus-Salt.com. Bottom: Hibiscus flower. Photo courtesy TypesOfFlower.com.   A number of years ago, hibiscus flowers became a trendy ingredient for mixologists and pastry chefs, with the import of Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup from Australia’s Wild Hibiscus Flower Company. It took us…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Soufflé Omelet With Balsamic Strawberries

For Sunday brunch, try your hand at a fluffy Soufflé Omelet. This recipe, adapted from one by the California Strawberry Commission, has a filling of balsamic strawberries. Serve it with a bubbly Mimosa (recipe below). RECIPE: SOUFFLE OMELET WITH BALSAMIC STRAWBERRIES Ingredients 1½ cups (about 8 ounces) fresh strawberries, stemmed and quartered 1 tablespoon chopped…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls, A Weekend Treat

On Mother’s Day we called our aunt to send our best wishes, and ended up chatting about our family’s favorite topic: food. We ended up reminiscing about the Pecan Logs from Fanny Farmer and the Pecan Honey Buns from Horn & Hardart, both chains long gone. After the call ended, we couldn’t wait to make…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Avocado Toast

Top: Fully Loaded Avocado Toast. Center: A medley of cherry and grape tomatoes. Bottom: Mini cucumbers. Photos courtesy Sunset Produce.   Over the last few years, Avocado Toast has been spreading from casual dining spots to coffee bars. The concept started as part of the trend to eat more nutritiously (avocado nutrition). It falls in…
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