ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Chocolate Peanut Butter Irish Soda Bread

We love Irish soda bread, in the traditional recipe with raisins and a savory version made with cheddar cheese (in the same article). But here’s a version of Irish soda bread that is not tradition in the Emerald Isle. It was created by Christine Fischer of Wry Toast Eats. Christine uses Chocolate Dreams peanut butter…
Continue reading “ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Chocolate Peanut Butter Irish Soda Bread”

TIP OF THE DAY: Seafood Gravy With Biscuits Or Toast

[1] Elevate your biscuits, like these kabocha sage biscuits. Here’s the recipe from Betty S. Liu. [2] Simple oyster gravy. Here’s the recipe from Anson Mills. [3] Put an egg on it (photo courtesy Pillsbury). [4] Surf and turf: oyster gravy over ham and biscuits (photo courtesy Pillsbury). [5] Shucked oysters. Your store may also…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Seafood Gravy With Biscuits Or Toast”

TIP OF THE DAY: Aïoli, The Original, The Modern, Easy Recipe & A Party

[1] As a sauce or dip with boiled potatoes (photo courtesy Quinciple). [2] Tarragon aïoli as a dip with shrimp (here’s the recipe from Real Simple). [3] Le Grand Aioli: make a platter for your next gathering (here’s a story from Edible Seattle). [4] Just open the jar and use these flavorful aïoli from Delicious…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Aïoli, The Original, The Modern, Easy Recipe & A Party”

TIP OF THE DAY: Margarita Vs. Not A Margarita

Will the real Margarita please stand up? [1] Cherry Margarita (photo courtesy Created By Diane). [2] Grape Margarita (photo courtesy California Table Grape Commission. [3] Guava Margarita (photo courtesy Chef Ingrid Hoffmann). [4] and [5] The real deal, from Casa Noble Tequila: a classic Margarita and the classic with a smoked salt rim. [6] A…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Margarita Vs. Not A Margarita”

FOOD FUN: Chicken Salad Without The Sandwich

Like chicken salad, but trying to cut back on bread? If you want to avoid the bread, croissants and wraps, there’s always a scoop of chicken salad on greens, in lettuce cups, or stuffed into a bell pepper, tomato, or avocado half. But we thought these ideas from Willow Tree Farm add allure to a…
Continue reading “FOOD FUN: Chicken Salad Without The Sandwich”