Pairing Champagne & Barbecue Plus A Free Champagne Course

[1] Brut Champagne, the most popular style in Champagne and among sparkling wines in general, is a dry style, but not as dry as Extra Brut (photos #1, #2, and #4 © Champagne Bureau | Facebook). [2] Rosé Champagne is a delight with any course, and pairs well with fruit-based desserts. [3] Blanc de Blancs…
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Coconut Margarita Recipe For Cinco De Mayo & Mother’s Day

[1] A coconut “Margarita” with a shredded coconut rim (both photos © Koloa Rum). [2] Bottles of Kōloa Coconut Rum. The brand also makes Kauaʻi White, Gold, Dark, Reserve Cask Strength Single-Barrel Aged Hawaiian Rum, Cacao, Coffee, and Spice rums. All are wonderful for home or gifting.   There are many ways to tweak a…
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Persian Rose Tea, A Beautiful Mother’s Day Gift

This beautiful Persian Rose tea is the signature blend of Nini Ordoubadi, master blender, and proprietor of Tay Tea in Woodstock, New York. It was her first blend and remains her personal favorite of many wonderful blends she was created over the years. She blends fine black Ceylon bergamot-scented tea with rose petals, organic rose…
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Jicama Salad Recipe For Cinco De Mayo

[1] Jicama pairs with savora and sweet ingredients. Here’s the recipe for this salad, which adds sweet mango (photo © All Recipes). [2] Jicama and other crudités with chipotle dressing. Here’s the recipe (photo © Kiwilimón). [3] Jicama can be eaten raw or cooked (photo © Isabel Eats). [4] The firm flesh can be sliced…
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Paloma Cocktail Recipe & More Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Say “Cinco de Mayo cocktail,” and most people will say “Margarita!” We’d like to offer a different suggestion this year: the Paloma. The Paloma cocktail recipe is below, along with lots of food and drink recipes for Cinco de Mayo. In Mexico, the Paloma, not the Margarita, is Mexico’s favorite cocktail. It couldn’t be easier…
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