TIP OF THE DAY: Rosemary Garnish, Plus Crostini Recipe With Pork & Apple-Raisin Compote

Today’s tip started out simply as an example of how to use fresh rosemary sprigs (photo #4) as a decorative herb over the holidays. You can place a sprig in a cocktail or mineral water, use it as a plume for mashed potatoes, use it as skewers for olives or berries, and use it as…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Recipe You’ve Been Saving “For The Right Time”

We have the bad habit of collecting recipes. Not making them, mind you, just collecting them. Whether torn from magazines or saved digitally, we have so many recipes, we could publish a cookbook series called “Recipes We Never Tried.” Yesterday, we tore from The New York Times the this recipe for namoura, a Lebanese semolina…
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RECIPE: Melba Toast Recipes & History For National Melba Toast Day

[1] Melba toast and olive tapenade. Here’s the recipe from Sprinkles & Sprouts (photo © Sprinkles & Sprouts). [2] Chicken liver paté and Melba toast, with a dab of marmalade. recipeHere’s the recipe from Drizzle And Drip (photo © Drizzle And Dip). [3] Salmon tartare and melba toast. Here’s the recipe from Olive Magazine. Crackers…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bruschetta & Crostini: The Difference

Bruschetta and crostini are popular hors d’oeuvres that are easy to make. They also can be served as a first course or a light meal, with salad and/or soup.     BRUSCHETTA VS. CROSTINI: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? The answer, in brief, is the size of the slice, plus grilling versus toasting. Bruschetta (three or four…
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APPETIZER RECIPE: BLT & Guacamole Crostini

[1] A guacamole BLT transformed into crostini hors d’oeuvre (photo © California Avocado Commission). [2] Ready for your recipe (photo © Aldi).   What’s better than a BLT? Well, there’s a turkey BLT and our favorite, the chicken salad BLT. Guacamole can be added to any of the above. But how about turning the concept…
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