TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Cuban Sandwich

[1] The Cuban Sandwich: composed but not yet pressed (photo courtesy National Cuban Sandwich Day | Facebook). [2] The sandwiches are pressed under hot irons. You can use your George Foreman grill or a panini press (photo courtesy Florida Girl Linda C | Flickr. [3] The crust is now crunchy and the sandwich is ready…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fruits & Greens Salad

[1] Spinach with kiwi, grapes, strawberries and pecans (photo courtesy Pampered Chef). [2] SunGold kiwis from Zespri are sweeter and juicier than green kiwis—and other yellow kiwis, too (photo courtesy Zespri).   We eat green salads, we eat fruit salads. But why don’t we mix them together more often? We were inspired by this easy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Ice Cream

We thought about labeling this article Food Fun instead of a Tip Of The Day. After all, savory ice cream isn’t everyday fare. Then, we remembered that our purpose is to expand your food horizons (and impress your guests), so here goes.   SAVORY ICE CREAM Savory ice cream flavored with cheese and/or herbs—no sugar…
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FOOD 101: Vanilla Vs. French Vanilla

A reader writes: What’s the difference between vanilla and French vanilla? Simply this: Vanilla is the flavoring made from the vanilla bean Vanilla beans themselves are identified in the trade by origin: Indonesian, Madagascar (Bourbon), Mexican, Tahitian, etc. (see the different types (origins) of vanilla beans). Vanilla ice cream without eggs is called Philadelphia-style ice…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Alcohol Slush

[1] Alcohol slush drinks made in the Zoku Slush Maker (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). From top to bottom: Bellini Slush, Gin & Tonic Slush, Screwdriver Slush. [2] Turn your favorite liqueur into a slush (photo courtesy Godiva Liqueurs).   Call it an Icee®, Slurpee*, slush or slushy*, adult versions of shaved ice drinks with alcohol are…
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