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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FOOD FUN: Jelly Bean Herbal Tea

Here’s a fun Easter gift for a tea lover: Jello Bello tea blend from Fava Teas. It’s an herbal tea blended with actual jelly beans. (We’re not sure that “Jello” is so helpful in explaining the tea. It contains no Jell-O). The fruity, caffeine-free tea is blended with apple, blackberry leaves, coconut, hibiscus, rose hip,…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal

[1] A bowl of oatmeal with bananas and hazelnuts (all photos © Flahavan’s). [2] Irish steel cut oats deliver a dense texture and nutty flavor. [53] Irish rolled oats are ready in 3 minutes! [4] Oatmeal raspberry bars. Recipes are available on the Flavhavan’s website. [5] Overnight oats are another breakfast favorite. You can also…
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FOOD FUN: Green Beer For St. Patrick’s Day

Green beer has a reputation as cheap stuff, served in pitchers. After all, why color a good beer green? Well: Green food color is flavorless and odorless. So you can color any beer—even fine craft brews—if you want to. For some St. Patrick’s Day fun, that’s just what we’re going to have with, with our…
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RECIPE: Irish Brown Bread For St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re one of the many who bake bread—and many more have gotten into bread-baking during the pandemic—here’s one for your repertoire. And just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a recipe for Irish brown bread: an “everyday” Irish brown bread recipe by Fred B. Dugan for King Arthur Flour. Traditional Irish brown bread…
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