FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: Sweet And Sour Mix Recipe For A Whiskey Sour

[1] You can make a whiskey sour with or without egg whites, for a foamy top (photo © Lognetic | Fotolia). [2] With egg whites, the foamy drink is called a Boston Sour (photo © Lognetic | Fotolia). [3] The classic Whiskey Sour garnish is half an orange wheel and a maraschino cherry (photo courtesy…
Continue reading “FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: Sweet And Sour Mix Recipe For A Whiskey Sour”

FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of Lollipops For National Lollipop Day

See’s gourmet Lollypops are made from heavy cream, butter and flavors, in butterscotch, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. There are root beer lollys, too. The line is certified kosher.   It’s National Lollipop Day. Read this history of the lollipop as you enjoy one or two. According to the National Confectioners Association, eating sugar from a…
Continue reading “FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of Lollipops For National Lollipop Day”

FUN: Iced Tea Facts & Trivia

The Tea-Over-Ice Brewing Pitcher from Tea Forte.   Eighty percent of the tea drunk in the U.S. is bottled tea, meant to be served cold. Who invented iced tea? It’s possible that centuries ago, some wealthy* person (or servant) in the tea-growing nations of Ceylon, China, India or Japan may have taken some ice from…
Continue reading “FUN: Iced Tea Facts & Trivia”

FOOD HOLIDAY: National Fruit Compote Day

It’s National Compote Day. What’s a compote? Compote de fruits, or fruit compote, is mixed stewed fruit. Compote de pommes or compote d’abricots is a single stewed fruit (here, apples and apricots, respectively). Compote can be made from fresh or dried fruits or a combination, and can be served warm or chilled. It is a…
Continue reading “FOOD HOLIDAY: National Fruit Compote Day”

TIP OF THE DAY: Mandoline Slicer

[1] A mandoline makes beautiful, ultra-thin, even slices (photo courtesy Microplane). [2] Slicing perfectly even julienne carrot strips (photo courtesy Kitchen Expert).   If you don’t have a mandoline slicer, it’s time to think seriously about getting one. A mandoline (man-doe-LEEN) is a kitchen utensil that makes thin, even slices, from juliennes to crinkle-cuts and…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Mandoline Slicer”