TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Valentine Heart Garnish

Even if you’re going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day, you can use today’s tip to garnish something. Use dried herbs, spices or other ingredients to make heart-shaped designs on your foods.   GARNISH THESE SWEET FOODS Cake or other dessert Pancakes or French toast Toast Anything flat   Use One Of These Toppings Cinnamon…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Plate Painting For Your Dessert

If you patronize fine restaurants and order dessert, you’ve probably noticed the “plate painting” that turns a piece of cake, tartlet or other pastry into a piece of art. But it’s not just for baked goods: Custard, pudding, even fresh fruit can also benefit from an artistic touch. In most cases, the plate is painted…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bloody Mary Garnishes & A Bloody Mary Cart

Who can resist a BLT Bloody Mary, garnished with lettuce, tomato and a crisp bacon strip? This one is from Morton’s Grille.   If Dad’s drink is a Bloody Mary, try something exciting for Father’s Day. You can use different spirits and mixes, but the easiest way to wow everyone is with a Bloody Mary…
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RECIPE: Mother’s Day Martini

Make a special Martini for Mom with this recipe from Grey Goose. It’s all in the garnish: microgreens and a caperberry instead of the usual olive or twist. Here, the conventional olive or lemon twist is replaced with with microgreens and a large, stemmed caper berry: arty and pretty. Use your favorite Martini recipe or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cheese In Your Soup 2 ~ Mozzarella

Sure there’s Parmesan in minestrone, Cheddar cheese soup and other varieties featured in our article, Cheese In Your Soup. Here’s an idea from Puglia, Italy for a garnish of cubed mozzarella—and anchovy, for anchovy lovers. (No lovers, just leave it off.) RECIPE: ZUCCHINI SOUP PURÉE WITH FRESH MOZZARELLA Ingredients For 4 Servings 1/2 pound fresh…
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