TIP OF THE DAY: Produce Selection Tips ~ How To Pick The Best Fruits & Vegetables

Nature gives us much fresh produce in the summer, but selecting perfectly ripe fruits and vegetables isn’t always second nature to us. There is no uniform rule for choosing the best. Some produce should be stored in the fridge, others not. Sometimes a bit of stem attached is a good sign, sometimes not. And so…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Flavor Your Water With Fresh Fruits (Spa Water)

You can buy a bottle of water flavored with extracts, or you can extract the flavor of fresh fruit by yourself. Whether we’re home alone or expecting guests, we usually flavor a pitcher of water with fresh fruits (or add your own mint or lemon extract into tap water). The subtle infusion from the fresh…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Strawberry Wreath

No matter how many pies, cakes and cookie platters were served at Christmas dinner, our mom always put out one more dessert: fresh fruit salad. It always had takers, from calorie counters to healthy eaters to people avoiding lactose, gluten, refined sugar, whatever, to people who were too full to eat something rich. But as…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fresh Fruit Christmas Tree

We always serve a fruit platter at parties, to provide a healthful option for those who are doing their best to steer clear of the cake and cookies. How about this creative alternative to a fruit platter? We found it on Dole’s Facebook page; it was previously pinned on Pinterest by Monique Douglas. Monique, you’ll…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Water Glass Garnishes

Take a tip from stylish restaurants and add slices of lemon, lime or cucumber (or a plump strawberry) to the rim of water glasses. After you’ve cut the slices, make an additional cut from the center to the edge, and use that notch to affix the fruit to the rim. Guests can remove and float…
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