FOOD FUN: Rainbow Sangria

What’s new in sangria? This clever idea from I|O Godfrey, a rooftop lounge at The Godfrey Hotel in Chicago. (In fact, it’s Chicago’s largest indoor/outdoor rooftop.) An array of colored ice cubes is made from fresh fruit juices. After they’re piled high in a tall glass, a blend of moscato and vodka are poured from…
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RECIPE: Mediterranean Chicken With Olives

[1] Yum, yum: Mediterranean chicken with kalamata olives (both photos courtesy DeLallo). [2] A more conventional spelling is kalamata (transliterated from the Greek alphabet). Regardless of the spelling, these extra-large, pitted kalamata/calamata olives from DeLallo are great.   June 1st was National Olive Day. This year, it fell on the weekend, when we often don’t…
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PRODUCT: Rum’s The Word At Appleton Estates

How about a great bottle of rum for Father’s Day? Take a look at Appleton Estate rums, a line so fine that the brand doesn’t even make an unaged white/silver rum*. Most Americans have only known about rum since Prohibition, but in the Caribbean it’s been around since the 17th century. It’s light and cheerful,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Almond Breeze Almondmilk

There’s a lot that’s happening in the nondairy milk space, and most of it is excellent. This week’s Top Pick is Almond Breeze Almondmilk from Blue Diamond. Even if you’re perfectly happy with cow’s milk (as we are), you should give it a try. Some people seek nondairy milks because of lactose intolerance, kosher or…
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