TIP OF THE DAY: Make Blue Rice With The Butterfly Pea Flower

This blue rice (photo #1) is made by steeping the water with the butterfly pea flower, which colors it naturally. The flower is used to brew herbal tea in Thailand, just by steeping the dried blue pea flowers in water. Simply steep 5-10 flowers, fresh or dried, in a cup of hot water. Let it…
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RECIPE: Philly Cheesesteak Baked Potato For National Cheesesteak Day

March 24th is National Cheesesteak Day, honoring an iconic sandwich from the City of Brotherly Love. Other cities may have cheesesteak, but the original concept came from Philadelphia in the 1930s. Here’s the history of the Philly Cheesesteak. You can also find creative ingredients and recipes to have a cheesesteak party. There’s even a vegan…
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FOOD FUN: Jelly Bean Herbal Tea

Here’s a fun Easter gift for a tea lover: Jello Bello tea blend from Fava Teas. It’s an herbal tea blended with actual jelly beans. (We’re not sure that “Jello” is so helpful in explaining the tea. It contains no Jell-O). The fruity, caffeine-free tea is blended with apple, blackberry leaves, coconut, hibiscus, rose hip,…
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FOOD FUN: Candy Pop Popcorn With Peanut M&Ms

[1] New from Candy Pop: popcorn with peanut M&Ms (photo © Snack Pop [2] Lovers of Peanut M&Ms: This popcorn mix is for you (photo © Viktor Hanacek | PicJumbo).   SNACK POP CANDY POP & COOKIE POP We admit to a fondness for Candy Pop and Cookie Pop popcorn treats: sweetly drizzled popcorn with…
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FOOD FUN: Roll-Up Sandwiches For St. Patrick’s Day

You can use whatever ingredients you like to make these St. Patrick’s Day roll-up sandwiches. These shamrock-shaped sandwiches have no corned beef: they’re turkey and Swiss cheese. But the fun is arranging the slices in the form of a shamrock, and decorating with a scallion stem and scattered diced scallions. We do recommend adding at…
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