FOOD FUN: Peanut Butter Sushi Rolls

We love the fun concepts of Lee Zalben, proprietor of Peanut Butter & Co. The man lives for peanut butter, and how to serve it in new and creative ways. He posts a different idea every day at the Nutropolitan Museum of Art. Peanut butter and strawberry jelly. Cut the crusts off soft white bread.…
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FOOD FUN: Deconstructed Crab Cake

Save calories and carbs with a “deconstructed” crab cake. Photo courtesy Wild Mushroom Restaurant | Texas.   Crab cakes are a popular item on menus nationwide. The crab is good for you, but the fat for sautéing is less so. You could place the crab cake(s) on a large bed of salad for a healthy…
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JULY 4th: American Flag Cherry-Blueberry Pie

As American as blueberry and cherry pie. Photo courtesy Centerville Pie Company.   If you’re planning for July 4th festivities, here’s a fun food idea from Centerville Pie Company of Centerville, Massachusetts: an American flag pie. Prepare your favorite blueberry and/or cherry pie recipe. The Centerville Pie bakers fill the pie crust 3/4 with cherry…
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FOOD FUN: Homage To The Square

As a student, we loved the “Homage To The Suare” paintings of Josef Albers, who created more than a thousand squares-within-squares over a 25-year period. When we saw this photo of a dish from Daniel restaurant in New York City, we thought: square food, square plates. You’ll be the opposite of a square when you…
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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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