VALENTINE’S DAY: Fruit & Yogurt Or Smoked Salmon For Breakfast

Top: Yogurt and “Valentine fruit” for breakfast. Center: Smoked salmon for more sophisticated palates. Photos and recipes courtesy Siggi’s Dairy, producer of artisan yogurt. Bottom: “Valentine toast.” Photo courtesy SmellOfRosemary.Blogspot.com.   Following our recent article on chocolate pancakes for Valentine’s Day, one reader tweeted, “Got anything for health-conscious eaters that fits into the schedule of…
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FOOD FUN: Strawberry Brownie Skewers

We love this idea from Sugar Bowl Bakery: strawberry skewers with marshmallows and brownie bites. They’re quick and easy to put together. Let the kids do it as their contribution to Valentine’s Day. WHAT YOU NEED Brownies Fresh strawberries (ideally a similar size/width to the marshmallows) Marshmallows Skewers Optional: Smucker’s Magic Shell chocolate sauce (or…
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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: Valentine Cheese Plate

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, some cheese lovers make the traditional Coeur à la Crème—sweetened mascarpone cheese in a heart-shaped mold—for dessert. It’s very rich, a kind of “French cheesecake.” Others serve a cheese course with their favorite cheeses. Still others assemble a plate of delicious heart-shaped cheeses. If you’d like to do the same, head…
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RECIPE: Rose Pear Galette & The Different Types Of Pears

Given the mark-up on roses for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, you might want to bake your own roses. These lovely individual tarts are made from seasonal pears. (See the different types of pears, below.)If you prefer an apple rose tartlet or a vegetable rose tart, take a look at these rose pastry recipes. RECIPE:…
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