FOOD HOLIDAY: National Iced Tea Day

Today’s iced teas include herbal varieties like this hibiscus Superflower Tea from RepublicOfTea.com. June 10th is National Iced Tea Day. Bottled tea is the best-selling form of tea in the U.S. About 85% of the tea sold here is bottled, intended to be served cold. Most of it is sweetened. While iced tea is not…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Herbs & Spices Day

Today is Herbs & Spices Day, the day to expand your repertoire beyond the familiar garlic, oregano and paprika. • Check out the fresh herbs in the produce section of your market, and make dinner tonight with something new. You can season dishes or snip herbs into your salad. • Browse the spice racks and…
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RECIPE: Have A Cow—A Black Cow (a.k.a. Root Beer Float)

[1] How now, Black Cow? Make one and find out (photo by ShagPhoto | IST). [2] Prefer a Brown Cow? Here’s the recipe from Smucker’s.   June 10th is National Black Cow Day. A Black Cow is another name for that popular old-fashioned ice cream soda, the root beer float made with vanilla ice cream.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Delicious Lamb Salad Recipe

You’ve enjoyed Chef’s Salad and Cobb Salad, with chicken or turkey, ham and bacon. Why not a beef salad, lamb salad or pork salad? Americans have not sufficiently mastered the art of blending meats and vegetables into delicious salads. Take a tip from Thailand and combine lamb (or beef, or pork) and asparagus into a…
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RECIPE: Salsa-Baked Cheese

Celebrate National Salsa Month with Salsa- Baked Cheese. Photo courtesy FronteraFiesta.com. For National Salsa Month, try a new way to use salsa. This is salsa’s answer to baked Brie: fresh goat cheese or cream cheese topped with a flavorful salsa and baked until warm. It’s from Chef Rick Bayless of FronteraFiesta.com. Serve Salsa-Baked Cheese with…
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