TIP OF THE DAY: Take It Outside (Entertaining, That Is)

If you have a lovely deck or garden patio, you’ve got a great reason to gather up friends for anything from tea or after-work wine and cheese to a restful lunch or dinner. Since it’s springtime, for either lunch or dinner you can serve a bright, colorful and easy-to-make pasta dish that’s alive with fresh…
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APRIL FOOL’S DAY: It’s A Box Of Pasta (Or Maybe A Book)

Reminiscent of Cosmo Kramer’s coffee table book on Seinfeld,* Carla Bardi has published a book of spaghetti recipes that looks like a box of spaghetti. At first glance it seems to be a spaghetti package from a supermarket shelf. If you hand it to someone, they’ll think you’re giving them a box of spaghetti. But…
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TIP OF THE DAY: An Herb Pot Of Sage

Three varieties of sage: tricolor, pineapple sage (it smells like pineapple) and golden sage, available from WhiteflowerFram.com. Sage is a spice that most people buy during the holiday season, to season turkey, goose or duck. But it’s more than a holiday stuffing (or a sausage stuffing). Think of sage to season beans, in cheese recipes,…
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RECIPE: Bay Leaves & Preserved Lemons Rock Tortellini

You’ve used bay leaves in cooking, but how about preserved lemons? The combo is one of McCormick’s 2010 flavor trends. Preserved lemon is a condiment made of lemons that have been pickled in a brine of water, lemon juice, salt and sometimes, spices (they’re pickled lemons). The lemons then ferment at room temperature for weeks,…
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PRODUCT: DiGiornio 200-Calorie Pizza “Without The Guilt”

A great, 200-calorie pizza fix. Photo by Evan Dempsey | THE NIBBLE. Love pizza but avoid it because of the calories? Love pizza but don’t have enough “takers” to order an entire pie? Love pizza and wish you could have it more often? Need something quick to feed the kids? DiGiorno has a solution you’re…
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