TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Domenica Fiore Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Beautifully packaged in stainless steel bottles, Domenica Fiore olive oils (all photos courtesy Domenica Fiore). [2] To retain the best properties, the olives are pressed and bottled in just four hours. [3] Just a drizzle adds silky, peppery flavor to anything on your table.   A business titan from Vancouver and an olive grower…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps … & More

[1] Cornbread Crisps are great for soups, salads and snacks (photos courtesy Farmer’s Pantry). [2] In original plus three flavors, it’s our new favorite snack cracker (photo courtesy Beaches And Brie). [3] In original plus three flavors, it’s our new favorite snack cracker (photo courtesy Pompeian). [4] In original plus three flavors, it’s our new…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Replace Avocado Toast With Sweet Potato Toast

[1] For fall, replace avocado toast with sweet potato toast (photo courtesy François Payard | New York). [2] Balsamic vinaigrette: so easy to make, we don’t understand why people buy it pre-made (photo courtesy Canola Eat Well).   Chef François Payard has put a seasonal twist on the ubiquitous avocado toast: sweet potato toast! We…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Balsamic Vinegar, Beyond Vinaigrette

[1] Salmon with balsamic glaze. Here’s the recipe from courtesy Cooking Classy. [2] Carrot soup with garnishes, including a splash of balsamic vinegar (photo courtesy Sid Wainer & Sons). [3] Balsamic syrup tops a sundae of vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Here’s the recipe from Whole Foods Market. [4] Add some balsamic to pan sauces.…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Ranch Dressing Day & The History Of Ranch Dressing

[1] America’s #1 bottled dressing, Hidden Valley Ranch, and [2] Kraft, a runner-up. Note that both are labeled both ranch and buttermilk. [3] The dressing is used to top tacos, pizzas, and casseroles like this one. Here’s the recipe from Kraft.   March 10th is National Ranch Dressing Day. Based on sales of bottled dressing,…
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