TIP OF THE DAY: Seacuterie

Every foodie knows charcuterie: meats crafted into pâtés, rillettes sausages, terrines and more. In the U.S., it is served as a first course and often appears on appetizer boards alongside cheeses and cold cuts. But whether for palate preference, avoidance of so much animal fat or pescatarianism, a new trend is redefining charcuterie: seacuterie, an…
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GLUTEN FREE: Cheryl’s Cookies

You can’t tell that these gluten-free cookies are gluten free! Photo courtesy Cheryl’s.   We have dear friends and readers with gluten sensitivity, so we keep an eye out for anything above the ordinary that they might enjoy. When Cheryl’s offered us a taste test of their conventional versus gluten-free cookies in advance of National…
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TIP OF THE DAY: More Ways To Enjoy Carrots

What’s up, Doc? The humble carrot, dressed to impress. Winter, with its paucity of produce choices, is the best time to enjoy root vegetables. The most familiar—and the easiest to convince family members to eat—is the carrot. Here, some ideas from the familiar to the less so. First… A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO ROOT VEGETABLES Root…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Citrus Salads

[1] Citrus with beets and greens have eye appeal and taste great (here’s the recipe from Southern Living). [2] Pretty as a picture (here’s the recipe from Today). [3] An elegant take on ambrosia (recipe at right, from Fosters Market).   When cold weather limits the choices of both fruits and vegetables, a sprightly citrus…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Poach Your Proteins

[1] Poaching salmon is the easiest way to enjoy moist, tender fish, without cooking fish aromas. Here’s a recipe from Cooking Light. [2] Our favorite way to make beef tenderloin is to poach it. Here’s a recipe from Martha Stewart. [3] If you make chicken in a pot, or chicken soup with pieces of chicken,…
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