RECIPE: Russian Cocktail

Do a Google search for “Russian Cocktail” and the first 30 pages are for Black Russians and White Russians. We stopped looking at that point. No simple “Russian Cocktail” could be found. But the folks at Grey Goose tell us that this Prohibition-era drink is the oldest vodka cocktail found in print. They shared the…
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WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY: Blue Cheese Salad With Dried Cherries

Cherries, apples and blue cheese combine in a delicious salad. Photo and recipe courtesy EatWisconsinCheese.com.   George Washington, our first President, was born 280 years ago today. It’s been pretty well documented that he did not, in fact, chop down a cherry tree. But we can still be grateful for the opportunity to enjoy luscious…
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RECIPE: Cherry Brownies For President’s Day

[1] Add dried cherries to your favorite brownie recipe, like this one from Frugal Foodie Mama. [2] Already have baked brownies? Press soaked dried cherries into the top (photo courtesy Alison’s Gourmet), or whip up a light film of icing to hold the cherries.   The legend of George Washington and the cherry tree was…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Toast To George

It’s the birthday of the Father of Our Country (George Washington, to those of you who didn’t attend grade school in the U.S.). Washington was quite a fan of egg nog and devised his own recipe that included rye whiskey, rum and sherry. If you’ve been missing nog since the holidays ended, try this egg…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee was a very fashionable dessert for many decades. The great chef Auguste Escoffier is credited with creating it for Queen Victoria—for either her Golden Jubilee of 1887 (the 50th year of a monarch’s reign) or her Diamond Jubilee in 1897—the record is not sure which. It immediately joined the menu at restaurants of…
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