Coconut Recipe Ideas For World Coconut Day

September 2nd is World Coconut Day, a holiday observed big-time in the Asian and Pacific countries, which are home to most of the world’s coconut producing countries. National Coconut Day in the U.S. is June 26th. World Coconut Day was established to increase public awareness of the health and commercial benefits of coconut, a fruit…
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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: How To Color Shredded Coconut

[1] It’s easy to color coconut to make desserts more fun (photo © McCormick). [2] Shredded coconut from Gourmet Food World (photo © Gourmet Food World).   It’s easy to tint coconut for Easter cakes/cupcakes or any other holiday, using food coloring.     HOW TO COLOR SHREDDED COCONUT   Ingredients Shredded coconut Food coloring…
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