TIP OF THE DAY: Citrus Cocktail Garnishes (Lemon, Lime, Orange)

What do you do when your cocktail arrives with a bit of citrus peel? It can be lemon, lime or orange peel, depending on the drink. Do you: Ignore or discard it? Rub it around the rim of the glass? Eat it?   It’s a good idea to rub the rim, as is done with…
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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Wonderful Seedless Lemons

[1] Seedless lemons from The Wonderful Company are a boon to bakers, cooks, and everyone who likes a squeeze of lemon on food and in drinks (both photos © Wonderful Citrus). [2] Look for this label in your grocery store. [3] Why squeeze pits along with the lemon juice (photo © The Fillmore | NYC…
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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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