TIP OF THE DAY: Vegetable Crudo, A New Way To Enjoy Raw Vegetables

[1] Vegetable and fruit crudo. Top row: conventional and candy-stripe radishes. Middle row: orange segments separated by daikon slices. Bottom row: kirby cucumber, red carrot, yellow squash. Garnish: microgreens, small herb leaves, flower petals (photo courtesy Kikkkoman USA). [2] Heirloom carrots grow in several colors. In fact, orange was one of the later developments; check…
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RECIPE: S’mores Popcorn & More Recipes For National S’mores Day

This recipe for S’mores Popcorn comes from Valerie’s Home Cooking, a new cookbook by actress Valerie Bertinelli (photo #2). Valerie advises: “All I can do here is issue a warning: Get ready for an amazing, tasty, and addictive treat—and only eat these if you’re with someone who won’t mind your licking your fingers. “I was…
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RECIPE: Thai Rice Pudding With Black Rice

[1] Thai rice pudding is made with black rice and coconut milk. Here’s the recipe from Briana’s Kitchen Creations. [2] Black rice (photo courtesy InHarvest). [3] Cooked black rice takes on a purple hue (photo Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE). [4] Rice Pudding B with rum and passionfruit (photo courtesy Epicurious).   August 9th is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Recipes For National Zucchini Day

August 8th is National Zucchini Day, one of the most versatile foods. Zucchini can be: Eaten cooked or raw. Enjoyed at any meal of the day. Cooked with any technique. Can be turned into comfort food, like fried zucchini and zucchini bread. Prepared with very few calories: one cup has just 19 calories, which is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use Your Waffle Or Pizzelle Maker For Savory Sandwich Cones

[1] Shrimp, remoulade and crunchy red cabbage: our inspiration for today’s tip (photo courtesy Savannah Seafood Shack). [2] A waffle roller (at right) turns a round waffle into a cone. Here’s the technique from Celebrate-Creativity. [3] The same sandwich cone maker creates ice cream cones (photo courtesy Chef’s Choice).   A few years ago, we…
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