RECIPE: Beet Hummus & The History Of Beets

[1] Beet hummus, a passionate red purple for Spring, Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas and Valentine’s Day (photo © California Olive Ranch). [2] Add some equally bright crudites: colored cauliflower florets, multicolor cherry tomatoes, and crinkle-cut carrots, below (photo © Sid Wainer). [3] Instead of buying baby carrots which often have little flavor, buy standard carrots…
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RECIPE: Sweet Potato Pound Cake For National Pound Cake Day

March 4th is National Pound Cake Day—one of our favorite cakes. Our “personal spin” on it is a pound cake hot fudge sundae: a slice of pound cake topped with ice cream, fudge sauce and whipped cream—hold the cherry unless it’s an adult-worthy one from Tillen Farms. Here’s how to make a pound cake ice…
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RECIPE: Heart-Shaped Ice Cream Sandwiches

Even if you haven’t planned a special Valentine’s Day dessert, there’s still time to make one.     RECIPE: HEART ICE CREAM SANDWICHES   Ingredients A brownie recipe (a boxed mix is fine) Ice cream (ideally a rectangular container) Optional: sprinkles, mini chips, crushed peppermint, etc.   Plus A heart-shaped cookie cutter   Preparation 1.…
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CHOCOLATE: Hotel Chocolat, From London

[1] Valentine’s Day gift box (all photos © Hotel Chocolat). [2] We can’t get enough of the Champagne truffles! [3] Resistance is futile!   Hotel Chocolat shop opened its doors in North London in 2004, with a mission to make exciting luxury chocolate. Today, with more than 103 shops worldwide, including in the U.S. It’s…
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WINE: Pink & Delicious, From Sonoma Cutrer

Rosé wine consumption has exploded in the U.S. over the past several years. The wine has been growing and growing in popularity, replacing that “glass of white wine” in the hearts and hands of people who used to always sip on Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.     THE POPULARITY OF ROSÉ In fact, rosé outsells…
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