RECIPE: Collard Wraps

Top: tuna-collard wrap from Happy Bellies with cooked spinach, grated carrots and diced avocado. Center: hummus-collard wrap from The Pomelo Blog, with ham, tomato, cucumber and sprouts. Bottom: For portability or neater eating, tie a piece of parchment or wax paper around the wrap. Photo of Reuben collard wrap courtesy Spring Vegan.   A few…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Mulling Spice Sachets

TOP PHOTO: Individual sachets are best if only one or two people want a cup. Larger sachets are used to make a 6- or 8-cup pot. Photo courtesy McCormick. BOTTOM PHOTO: Empty tea bag “sachets,” used to fill with loose tea, are easier to make although less festive than muslin or netting. You can get…
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TIP: Do It Yourself Apple Gift Basket

We’re coming up on the last shopping weekend before Christmas. Instead of braving the stores, how about heading to your nearest farmers market? Top e-tailers like Harry & David will send a basket or box of assorted apples, but you can put your own together and provide even more fun through a greater assortment. Apples…
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FOOD FUN: Snowman Latte

Frosty the Snowman in his latte debut. Photo courtesy Caffebene USA.   Turn your latte into a Snowman Latte with the instructions below from Caffebene, the world’s second largest coffeehouse franchise. Laila Ghambari, Director of Coffee at Cherry Street Coffee House in Seattle—the home of American latte art. Here are her tips: The micro-foam is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Unsweetened Whipped Cream

Grab your hand mixer and start whipping! Photo by Robert Matic | IST.   If you’re putting whipped cream on a very sweet dessert, such as pecan pie or double chocolate cake, you can halve the sugar in the whipped cream or eliminate it entirely. An unsweetened or just slightly sweet whipped cream provides a…
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