Chocolate Covered Figs Recipe & More Recipes For Fig Season

While National Fig Week is the first week of November, figs begin their season as a late summer fruit. A good produce department should be full of them right now. Have you ever tasted a fig at peak ripeness? Whether it’s enjoyed as a hand fruit, served with cheese for dessert, accenting a charcuterie board,…
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Strawberry Mint Mojito Recipe For National Rum Day

[1] Refresh with a Strawberry Mint Mojito. The recipe is below (photo © Rocket Farms | Facebook). [2] Choose fresh strawberries that are smaller in size. They’ll fit better into the glass (photos #2 and #3 © Good Eggs). [3] If you have a choice, choose spearmint instead of peppermint. It works better in cocktails.…
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Prosecco Rose Wine For National Prosecco Day

[1] Prosecco is an ideal summer wine. It is made in both traditional white and rosé varieties; we prefer rose every time (photos #1, #2 and #4 © Guinigi Wines). [2] Some people like the old-style “sherbet Champagne” glasses instead of flutes; but the wide surface area enables the bubbles to escape more quickly. [3]…
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Smoked Salmon Spring Rolls Recipe

Our friends at Petrossian shared with us this delightful recipe for smoked salmon summer rolls. They are as much a treat for the eye as for the palate (photo #1). Petrossian calls them maki, the Japanese word for roll; but they are more correctly namu harumaki that are sliced in the manner of sushi maki.…
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Blended Wensleydale Cheese From Aldi: Fun Flavored Cheeses

[1] The Emporium Selection Summer Alcohol Cheese Collection trio from Aldi. There’s more about it below (photo © Aldi). [2] Wenslydale lends itself to blending with fruit. Here, a mango-flavored variety (not part of the Aldi collection—photo © iGourmet). [3] For a sublime Wensleydale experience, it doesn’t get better than Old Roan Wensleydale (photos #3,…
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