TIP OF THE DAY: Create A Spring Dinner

A few days ago, our wine collectors group had its scheduled team spring dinner, an annual event that celebrates the emergence of spring fruits and vegetables. Problem is, nature isn’t cooperating. We’re still waiting for some of our favorite spring produce to show up in stores in the chilly Northeast. Even though some of them…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Summer Crisp Or Cobbler

[1] A yummy peach crisp (photo courtesy GoDairyFree.org). [2] Individual blueberry crisps (photo courtesy Dole). [3] An apricot-blackberry cobbler (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   While some people love pie crusts, were’re on there opposite end of the spectrum. We’re there for the filling. We’d rather have a bowl of custard or chocolate pudding than a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mixed Dried Fruit Snack

This may seem like old news, but our bag of Sun-Maid Mixed Fruit was a revelation. Moist and supple, the blend of sun-ripened apples, apricots, plums and pears is our new favorite snack. The fruits are dried, moisturized and packed in foil-fresh, 7-ounce zipper bags. The variety and the natural sweetness of the fruits actually…
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