FOOD FUN: Red Lettuce

Last week we presented two irresistible heirloom cucumbers. This week’s noteworthy produce comprises red lettuce varieties we discovered while perusing the “produce section” on Burpee.com.     YUGOSLAVIAN RED LETTUCE Burpee calls Yugoslavian Red Lettuce “perhaps the most beauteous lettuce we’ve grown: a star selection for your salad bowl.” With bright-green cupped leaves splashed with…
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FOOD FUN: The Most Mispronounced Foods

It’s broo-SKET-tuh, not broo-SHET-tuh. Photo by Vitalina Rybakova | IST.   When we were young, there was a long-running ad for a self-improvement course that promised to make upwardly-aspirational Americans more cultured. One of the ads had this headline: “I’ll have a cup of expresso, please. And make it black.” There is no “expresso,” of…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Green Deviled Eggs Recipe, Green Eggs & Ham

[1] We’ll be eating green on St. Patric’s Day (photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico). [2] It’s also the perfect day for Green Eggs and Ham (photo courtesy Food Network).   Although we start every St. Patrick’s Day with a green bagel, each year we look for new, fun green dishes for our celebration. This year…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Start A Tradition With A Halloween Gingerbread House Kit

Gingerbread houses have long been a popular Christmas tradition. But they may be more appropriate for Halloween. After all, they were inspired by the gingerbread house belonging to the wicked witch done in by Hansel and Gretel. Witches = Halloween. THE HISTORY OF THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE At the end of the 11th century, when the…
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RECIPE: Elvis Sandwich

Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich (photo courtesy Hipsubwg.Blogspot.com.   Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, and left the world too soon in 1977. As has been told many times, his favorite food was a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. Try one to see if you and Elvis enjoy the same snack. Here’s the…
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