RECIPE: Banana Cake Blast-Off & Many More Banana Recipes

[1] Banana Trio: banana cake, banana ice cream and caramelized fresh banana (photo © Good Food On Montford | Charlotte). [2] Deconstructed Banana Split with grilled bananas at Sushi Samba (photo © Sushi Samba).   Today is National Banana Lover’s Day. You won’t believe what the original banana looked like: nothing you’d want to eat!…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Heirloom Tomato Salads: Russian-Style & Mediterranean-Style

Today’s tip showcases luscious summer heirloom tomatoes in two salads. Both are European-inspired, both are made without lettuce or other leafy greens.     RECIPE #1: RUSSIAN TOMATO & CUCUMBER SALAD Our Russian grandmother used a lot of sour cream, dill and scallions: as salad dressing, in borscht, on boiled potatoes and as a general…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Searching At The Farmers Market

When was the last time you ate something new? Most of us pursue a familiar grocery list, week in and week out. But a trip to the farmers market always yields new discoveries. It may be an apple; but it’s an apple you’ve never seen before, like the Pink Pearl apples in the photo. So…
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