RECIPE: Cherry Tart Or Summer Fruit Tart With Lemon Mascarpone Filling

Skip the cherry pie for George Washington”s Birthday (February 22nd). Make this delicious cherry tart instead. The recipe, sent to us by Vermont Creamery via the New England Open House Cookbook, actually works with any fruit. When berry season arrives, make it with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or strawberries; or call in the stone fruits—apricots, cherries,…
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RECIPE: Cherry Cocktails For Presidents Day

[1] Cherry Chiller cocktail made with rosé champagne (photo courtesy Moet et Chandon). [2] Herradura Diablo, made with tequila and cherry liqueur (photo courtesy Herradura).   Presidents’ Day is upon us, and George Washington’s birthday is February 22nd. Let’s celebrate with some cherry cocktails. Although the story of George Washington and the cherry tree is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Toss Some Dried Cherries On Everything

We don’t think that cherry recipes on Presidents Day or Washington’s Birthday (February 22nd) are clichéd. We think they’re a great opportunity to enjoy dried cherries. The question isn’t what you can do with dried cherries; but rather, what you can’t. They’re so versatile! Some of our favorite uses for dried cherries: Breakfast: On cereal…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes, Homemade Chocolate Cherries & Cherry Liqueur

George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree, but you can still celebrate his birthday (either Presidents Day or his actual birthday, February 22nd) with something cherry. Here, we have three options: chocolate cherry cupcakes, chocolate cherry cordials, and cherry liqueur (the last one you can make today, but you need several weeks for it…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Food For Presidents Day

Presidents Day is Monday, February 20, a mashup* of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and George Washington (February 22nd). You can’t, of course, sit down to a meal with a president; but you can have some of his favorite foods. You can find the favorite foods of each president here; plus some highlights…
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