TIP OF THE DAY: Peach Ice Cream

Today is the last day of August, the last day of National Peach Month, and the last day—or rather, weekend—we’ll have to make peach ice cream. We’ve been meaning to it make all summer. Growing up, peach was our favorite ice cream flavor. Available seasonally at Howard Johnson’s, we indulged as often as we could…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Travels With Triscuit…And New Ways To Enjoy Them

[1] A field of winter wheat, right before harvesting to make Triscuits (photo courtesy Ben Hon). [2] Wheatberries after processing (photo courtesy Ben Hon). [3] Wheatberries become Triscuits, currently in 20 flavors/varieties (photo courtesy Triscuit). [4] Two of the three new organic Triscuit flavors: Original, Thin Crisps With Sea salt and Cracked Pepper & Olive…
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SUMMER RECIPES: Cucumber & Melon Salad, Grilled Zucchini

[1] Grilled zucchini, given a Moroccan touch with cumin (photos #1, #2, #3, #5 courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Refreshing cucumber-melon salad, accented with serrano chiles and mint. [3] Both dishes on the picnic table. [4] Painted Serpent cucumbers are an heirloom Asian cucumber. You can buy the seeds from Born To Grow. [5] For dessert:…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Golden Cannoli Chips

Our favorite discover of the summer is Golden Cannoli Chips, The Original Cannoli Chip. The sweet chips provide the cannoli experience without our having to go out for cannoli, a dessert we simply can’t resist. At home, we dip them into some sweetened ricotta cheese, to enjoy “deconstructed” cannoli (the full recipe follows). Golden Cannoli…
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RECIPE: Mozzarella Bites

[1] Mozzarella bites, using the smallest size mozzarella balls, perline (photo © BelGioioso). Perline, or pearl balls (photo © Lioni Lattanici).   Take a bite: These mozzarella bites are low in calories and high in flavor and crunch. Balls of mozzarella are traditionally available in eight sizes (see the chart below). Perlini are the smallest.…
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