TIP OF THE DAY: Green-Topped Pizza For St. Patrick’s Day

OK, a green-topped pizza is not just for St. Patrick’s Day. You can go green any time you’d like a pizza with assorted green veggies. Think green for spring; green for summer; green for National Pizza Month, October; and green for National Pizza Day in the [typically] cold, gray weather of February 9th. Depending on…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY FOOD: The ‘Irish Hoagie’

Plan ahead to enjoy this delicious sandwich on St. Patrick’s Day. It was created by DiBruno Bros. in Philadelphia, where it’s called the Irish Hoagie. The biggest challenge is finding a pumpernickel baguette in our area. We did find a pumpernickel rolls. If you can’t find anything similar, a pumpernickel bagel (cultural fusion!) or a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pistachio Pesto & Pesto Variations

[1] Pasta with broccoli rabe and pistachio pesto. The recipe is below (photo © DeLallo). [2] Homemade casarecce (photo © The Pasta Project). [3] Pistachio nuts (photo © The Guilded Nut, a specialist in pistachios, with numerous seasonings). [4] Broccoli rabe (photo © Imraw). [5] Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [6] Toasted (roasted)…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Corned Beef Recipes

March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, is National Corned Beef & Cabbage Day. Corned beef and cabbage is a St. Patrick’s Day standard. But wait: The dish isn’t from Ireland, but from New York City’s Lower East Side.     WHAT IS CORNED BEEF? Although the exact beginnings of corned beef are lost to history, it…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ploughman’s Lunch For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] The Ploughman’s Lunch, a staple lunch in Britain for centuries (photo ©Taste | Australia). [2] Have an Irish beer with your lunch (photo © Murphy’s Irish Stout). [3] Smithwick’s Irish Ale (photo © Smithwick’s).   For St. Patrick’s Day, how about a Ploughman’s lunch? You can bring it to work or dig in at…
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