TIP OF THE DAY: Salsa Gazpacho & 15 More Uses For Salsa

[1] Salsa-based gazpacho (photo courtesy Knudsen). [2] Shrimp cocktail with salsa; add avocado and lime wedge for a “Mexican shrimp cocktail” (photo courtesy MackenzieLtd.com. [3] Grab your favorite salsa from the shelf and check out the 15 ideas below (photo courtesy Mrs. Renfro’s).   If you have more salsa than you need, turn it into…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Beer With Summer Produce

[1] Grilled mushrooms and grilled pineapple with baby arugula and shaved parmesan. Enjoy the earthy mushrooms with a darker beer: amber lager, porter, or stout (photo courtesy Urban Accents). [2] Corn should be enjoyed with a lighter beer: American lager, German wheat beer or saison. Here’s the recipe for this delicious plate of elote, Mexican…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Different Types Of Rum

August 16th is National Rum Day. Rum can be a confusing spirit for the everyday consumer. What’s silver versus white rum? What’s silver versus gold rum? Which one should you use for a rum cocktail? It starts with distilling molasses.     A BRIEF HISTORY OF RUM Sugar cane grew wild in parts of Southeast…
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FOOD FUN: Alcohol & Gummy Candy

[1] Champagne with gummy bears. [2] Mojito with a gummy worm garnish—although a Mezcal drink might make more sense with the worms (photos 1 and 2 courtesy Monarch Rooftop). [3] Gummies slithering in a Tequila Sunrise (photo courtesy Drinking In America).   Search for “adult gummies” and you’ll turn up bottles and bottles of nutritional…
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RECIPE: Atlantic Beach Pie, A Spin On Lemon Meringue Pie

[1] A slice of classic lemon meringue pie (photo courtesy IncredibleEgg.org). [2] The Atlantic Beach Pie variation substitutes a crunchy saltine crust (photo courtesy Crook’s Corner | Our State magazine). [3] You can never have too much meringue (photo courtesy McCormick; here’s the recipe). [4] Chess pie is a lemon custard pie baked in an…
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