TIP OF THE DAY: Liberté Organic Yogurt

[1] From top clockwise: French Lavender, Washington Cherry and Philippine Coconut. [2] Close-up on coconut. Note the haiku under the top foil. [3] Lemon and strawberry; note the triangular containers (all photos courtesy Liberté).   We have long been enamored with Liberté yogurt, from the moment some 10 years ago that we plucked a few…
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FOOD FUN: Ice Cream Snowman

Frosty, the ice cream snowman. Photo courtesy Breyers.   What’s for dessert? This recipe was developed by Breyers, which used its chocolate chip ice cream. You can use coconut, egg nog, vanilla or any other ice cream flavor. Prep time is 20 minutes, freeze time is 20 minutes, RECIPE: ICE CREAM SNOWMEN Ingredients For 4…
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PRODUCT: Coconut Grater From Microplane

Your coconut cake deserves fresh-grated coconut. Photo courtesy Taste Of Home. Here’s the recipe.   Recently, the folks at Microplane wrote to tell us that their Microplane Elite Extra Coarse Grater was terrific for grating coconut. The grater has large grating holes that give fresh coconut a texture similar to commercial shredded coconut—but if you’re…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Coloring Coconut

It’s easy to color coconut to make desserts more fun. Photo courtesy McCormick.com. It’s easy to tint coconut for Easter cakes/cupcakes or any other holiday. 1. Place shredded or flaked coconut in a large resealable plastic bag. 2. Squeeze food color into the coconut: 5 to 6 drops per 1 cup of coconut. 3. Shake…
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PRODUCT: Naturally Nora Cake Mixes & Frosting

Prepackaged cake mixes don’t have to be full of artificial ingredients or hydrogenated oils. That’s what Nora Schultz thought when she created Naturally Nora Baking Mixes—and frosting mixes, of course! The packaging is environmentally friendly as well. The mixes are free of artificial ingredients, colors and preservatives. Instead, the company seeks out natural ingredient suppliers…
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