TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Own Corn Tortillas

Do something different for Cinco de Mayo: Make your own corn tortillas. Americans eat lots of tortillas: Back in 2000, the Tortilla Industry Association estimated that Americans consumed approximately 85 billion tortillas (not including tortilla chips). They haven’t updated their website information, but we can safely assume that tortilla sales have only gone up. [Source]…
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RECIPE: Frozen Kiwi Cilantro Margarita

Don’t want Irish beer or w whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day? You can still drink green with this frozen Kiwi Cilantro Margarita from QVC chef David Venable. David notes: “This is a Margarita recipe unlike anything you’ve ever tried. It gets a beautiful pop of green color from flavorful kiwi and bright cilantro. As you…
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RECIPE: Savory Chocolate Gazpacho

Top: Savory chocolate gazpacho from Chef Mat Schuster. Bottom: Savory chocolate gazpacho with strawberries from GoodToKnow.co.uk. Here’s the recipe.   Chef Mat Schuster of San Francisco’s Canela Bistro & Wine Bar offered us this Chocolate Gazpacho recipe, which we like for Valentine’s Day. It’s a savory chocolate counterpoint to all the sweet stuff. When most…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grilled Chicken Or Fish With Pico De Gallo

There are many different types of salsa, but our favorite is the finely chopped fresh salsa called pica de gallo. Pico de gallo, pronounced PEE-coh-deh-GAH-yo, is Spanish for “rooster’s beak.” How did it get that name? It once was eaten between the thumb and finger in a way that resembled a pecking rooster. (Salsa as…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Salsa For National Salsa Month

Salsa fresca, made with raw ingredients. Other salsas are cooked. Photo courtesy Melissa’s.   Salsa, which has been America’s favorite condiment since 2000 (when it supplanted ketchup),actually has been a favorite condiment for thousands of years. The chile was domesticated around 5200 B.C.E., and tomatoes by 3000 B.C.E. both in Central America. The Aztecs combined…
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