TIP OF THE DAY: Drinks For Mexican Independence Day ~ Michelada, Paloma, Bandera & More

[1] The Paloma, said to be Mexico’s favorite tequila-based cocktail (photo © TasteCocktails.com). [2] The Bandera comprises shots in green, white and red, the colors of the Mexican flag (photo © Cazadores Tequila).   September 16th is Mexican Independence Day. It’s also National Guacamole Day. Coincidence? We think not! Yesterday, we explained how Mexicans celebrated…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10+ Uses For A Trifle Bowl

[1] A classic English trifle (photo courtesy JoyCooks.Blogspot.com). [1] This modern trifle combines peanut butter pudding and pretzels. [3] A good-for-you substitute. Move over, Edible Arrangements (photos #2 and #3 courtesy Pampered Chef).   Trifles are one of the easiest desserts you can make—and impressive to present. Most of the ingredients are purchased ready-to-use, with…
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EVENT: Mad. Sq. Eats (a.k.a. Madison Square Eats Fun Food Pop-Up)

[1] Beijing street food from Mr. Bing—soon to open a retail location at 152 West 28th Street (photo courtesy Mr. Big). We loved our Peking Duck-inspired rice crêpe. [2] A red velvet ice cream sandwich with cream cheese ice cream from Melt.   It’s one of our favorite times of the year in Manhattan: The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Instead Of Cinco De Mayo, Celebrate September 16th…With Reposado Tequila

[1] Reposado tequila is the preferred type for celebrations [2] Distrito Federal is Manhattan cocktail that replaces the bourbon with tequila (all photos courtesy Blue Nectar Tequila).   Many Americans look forward to celebrating Cinco de Mayo each spring. This relatively small Mexican holiday commemorates a regional battle in 1862, long after Mexican Independence was…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Yesterday, Meatless Monday, we went one step beyond the meaty cauliflower steaks and cabbage steaks we’ve become so fond of. We remembered a recipe from Frieda’s Specialty Produce that we had tucked away in anticipation of the glorious fall cauliflower harvest. We love farmers market cauliflower. Not only is it fresher, but you can find…
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