TIP OF THE DAY: Bellini Cocktail For Summer

Is the Bellini the perfect summer drink? It’s made with sparkling Prosecco, a lighter alternative (and more lightly priced) than Champagne, and a purée of ripe summer peaches. While you can purchase peach purée (The Perfect Purée makes a great one), with peaches plentiful and affordable, it’s cost effective to make your own. We picked…
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RECIPE: Gazpacho Verde

On really hot summer days, we like to cool down with a chilled meal. A bowl of gazpacho and a large salad, accompanied by lots of iced tea, fit the bill. Gazpacho, a low-calorie, high-nutrition dish, is one of those recipes that afford maximum customization: Each cook can do his or her thing, and even…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Vanilla Milkshake Day

Celebrate with a vanilla milkshake. Photo by Inga Nielsen | IST.   June 20th is National Vanilla Milkshake Day, and we’ve got some delicious recipes. A milkshake is a simple combination of ice cream, milk and syrup, combined in a blender and optionally garnished with whipped cream, a maraschino cherry or sprinkles (you can be…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: World Gin Day

The classic gin and tonic. Photo courtesy Martin Miller’s Gin.   Today is World Gin Day, a holiday created by Neil Houston of Birmingham, England. It started modestly in 2009 when Houston. who reviews gin on his website, Yet Another Gin, gathered some friends. It has since turned into a worldwide celebration. “World Gin Day…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Donut Day & A Cronut Recipe

June 7th is National Donut Day. The holiday was created in 1938 by the Salvation Army, to honor the women who served donuts to servicemen in World War I (at that time, it was called the Great War). From its first appearance in 17th-century English, the word evolved from dough-nut to doughnut to donut (see…
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