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TIP OF THE DAY: Tart Art

Turn plain tarts into ravishing beauties with creative garnishing. Some chocolate curls or rolls, a mint sprig, a few raspberries or a slice of star fruit, combined with a dab of crème fraîche or whipped cream, can turn something simple into something special. Read THE NIBBLE’s article on Garnish Glamour for dozens of ideas for both sweet and savory foods.  
Put your own garnish on these tarts made from Clearbrook Farms Tart Kits, a Nibble Top Pick.
 

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TIP OF THE DAY: Quail Egg Salad


A lovely blue quail egg next to its larger cousin, the chicken egg. Learn about the different types of eggs at TheNibble.com.
  June 3rd is National Egg Day, and an opportunity to expand our horizons. Quail eggs are small and beautifully speckled in blue and brown. They make a spectacular first course or salad course, hard-boiled and nestled at the front of a lightly-dressed mesclun salad (set 3 eggs in a lettuce leaf “cup”). Check locally for quail eggs or search for them online. Boil the eggs for 5 minutes with a teaspoon of vinegar, and serve them warm or at room temperature in the shell. Provide ramekins of salt water so diners can simultaneously rinse and salt their eggs after they’ve peeled them. Snip some fresh herbs (chives, parsley, dill) into the salad, and you have an exciting dish that takes very little time to make. For more salad ideas, head over to THE NIBBLE’s Vegetables & Salad section.
 

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TIP OF THE DAY: Mozzarella Napoleon

The most impressive courses can also be the simplest to make, a point that this easy dish proves. Starting with roasted or grilled red and orange bell peppers, alternate slices of fresh salted mozzarella, prosciutto and peppers to make a layered “Napoleon.” Top with whole basil leaves. You can make a short stack or, for a heartier course, make a tall stack and skewer with a long toothpick. Sprinkle the plate with shredded basil and extra virgin olive oil or a balsamic vinaigrette. In the summer, use delicious local tomatoes instead of peppers; when standard tomatoes aren’t in season, decorate the plate with a few yellow and orange grape tomatoes. Find more salad ideas for first courses at THE NIBBLE online magazine. And read up on all cheeses in THE NIBBLE’S Gourmet Cheese section.  
This napoleon is made from Mozzarella Fresca, a Nibble Top Pick Of The Week.
 

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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Popeye Proud

Make a sweet spring salad from antioxidant- and fiber-rich spinach.
  Here’s a variation on a spinach salad that’s especially spring-like: Take a bag (10 ounces) of baby spinach, 2 cups of sugar snap peas or pea pods and 2 cups of sliced strawberries. Cut half a medium red onion or a sweet Vidalia onion into thin slices. Add a 1/2 cup of sliced unsalted almonds, raw or toasted. Toss with a honey vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of vinegar (balsamic, wine or cider) and 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of honey, depending on how sweet you like it. If you have lavender honey, it’s a home run! Head over to THE NIBBLE’s Vegetables & Salad section for more ideas. And for additional dressing recipes and reviews, see our Oils, Vinegars & Salad Dressings section.
 

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TIP OF THE DAY: Sophisticated Salsa

Peach salsa is always a top-seller, but we think mango salsa is even more exciting. It’s so sophisticated on top of fish, chicken, with pork or tortilla chips—and it’s easy to make a delicious version at home. Combine diced tomatoes, mango, red onion, chopped mint and lime juice. Add a splash of cider, red wine vinegar or flavored vinegar. Click here for a mango chile vinegar from Gennari’s that’s also splendid for fruit salads, green salads, bread dippers and anyplace else you need vinegar and extra flavor. For more salsa recipes, check out THE NIBBLE’s Salsas, Dips & Spreads section. And to learn about the different types of salsa, read our Salsa Glossary.  
This carmelized salmon with cherry-mango salsa is a perfect summer dish. You can find the recipe here.
 

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