TIP OF THE DAY: Make Garlic Bread

[1] Garlic bread made on the grill with Lucero garlic olive oil. The recipe is below (photo © Lucero Olive Oil [now closed]). [2] Baked in the oven. Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home (photo © Taste Of Home). [3] Italian garlic (photo © Burpee).   Now that grilling season is on, make one…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Zucchini Butter

Ready for zucchini season? This recipe, from Lucero Olive Oil, adds zucchini to a thicker pesto-like recipe, that’s used as a spread instead of a sauce. You can use it on crackers, crostini, grilled eggplant rounds, pizza dough and of course, toast. You can even add it to a savory oatmeal breakfast, mixed into the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Flavored Lemonade Recipes

[1] Peach lemonade: lemonade and peach purée with a fresh peach garnish (photo courtesy Flavor & The Menu). [2] Mulled lemonade, with cinnamon, cloves, fresh ginger, orange peel and pink peppercorns. Here’s the recipe from A Spicy Perspective. [3] Blueberry lemonade, with blueberry purée and fresh blueberries. Tip: Freeze the blueberries first, and they’ll keep…
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FOOD FUN: Chocolate Hamburger Recipe

[1] A chocolate hamburger, made with pandoro. [2] Pandoro is ubiquitous during the holiday season, but you can find it year-round. If you can’t, substitute pound cake in this recipe. [3] There are numerous other uses for pandoro (all photos courtesy Bauli).   May is National Hamburger Month, and Chef Luca Manfè’s Chocolate Pandoro Burger…
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FOOD FUN: The Latest Chefs’ Burger Toppings & The Aussie Burger

As we near the end of National Hamburger Month, we report on burger trends. Forget bacon cheeseburgers, or burgers with lettuce, tomato and onion. They’re old school.     RESTAURANT TRENDS FOR BURGERS According to a survey by Flavor & The Menu, here are the hot-growth burger toppings at better restaurants: Sriracha sauce +221% Jam…
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