TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Mason Dixie Biscuits, Scones & Sweet Rolls

We were grumpy because there was no decent bakery in our neighborhood. Then fate intervened and brought us… Premium biscuits, scones and sweet rolls from Mason Dixie Foods. The line, which is sold frozen, is simply wonderful. No bakery could do a better job. Quality and freshness are key to good baked goods, and freezine…
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FOOD FUN: Easter Cheese

[1] Need an “Easter cheese?” Put bunny ears or a tail on a wheel of it (photo © Jasper Hill Farm). [2] How about surrounding the cheese board with small foil-wrapped Easter eggs? Chocolate and cheese are a good pairing (photo © Murray’s Cheese).   Turn a great cheese into the Easter Bunny (photo #1).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spring Fruits & Vegetables

Spring brings an abundance of sweet produce: fruits and vegetables. Some of our favorites are fleeting: morel mushrooms, ramps, and green garlic. Sauté them with asparagus and garlic: truly delicious! Here’s a full list of spring fruits and vegetables, and our menu for a spring-focused dinner. Don’t overlook rhubarb, a spring favorite that, while botanically…
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RECIPE: Gnocchi Antipasto For National Gnocchi Day

[1] Serve this gnocchi appetizer in small portions, or make it into a lunch-size salad atop greens (photo © DeLallo Foods). [2] Cook and drain the gnocchi (photo © iGourmet). [3] Roasted red pepper strips, a.k.a. pimento or pimiento (photo © Monjardin)./span> [4] Artichoke hearts (photo © La Tienda). [5] Genoa salami—salame in Italian (photo…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Blue Rice With The Butterfly Pea Flower

This blue rice (photo #1) is made by steeping the water with the butterfly pea flower, which colors it naturally. The flower is used to brew herbal tea in Thailand, just by steeping the dried blue pea flowers in water. Simply steep 5-10 flowers, fresh or dried, in a cup of hot water. Let it…
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