TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Flavored Seltzer

Homemade raspberry seltzer. Photo courtesy SpoonfulOfFlour. If you like flavored seltzer, here’s how to make an even more flavorful version of it, courtesy of the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Commission. The inspiration came from fruit grower Cheryl Ferguson of Plum Granny Farm in King, North Carolina. You can use fresh or frozen and leave…
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FOOD FUN: Chocolate Face Mask

Another way to enjoy chocolate. Photo courtesy Elizabeth’s Secret Beauty Bar | Miami.   If you have no Father’s Day plans, how about treating yourself to a chocolate face mask? Elizabeth Garcia of Elizabeth’s Secret Beauty Bar in Miami shares the recipe for her signature chocolate mask. You can use it on the face to…
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FOOD FUN: A New Kind Of Fruit Cake

Here’s a new take on fruit cake: a “layer cake” that’s made 100% from fresh fruit! It’s the creation of Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design. She made it as a birthday cake for a gluten-free friend. But we think it’s a dazzler for any occasion. Want to make one of your own?…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Flower Ice Cubes

Put edible flowers in your ice cubes. Photo courtesy Chandon USA.   For Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, spring and summer entertaining, parties, showers and Valentine’s Day: Make your drinks stand out with flower ice cubes. It couldn’t be easier: Just place edible blossoms in an ice cube tray, fill and freeze. To get the flowers…
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FOOD 101: How To Chiffonade

How to chiffonade. Photo courtesy Marichelle | Lifeflix | Flickr.   We so often recommend a chiffonade (shif-oh-NOD) garnish that we’re devoting an article to it. Chiffonade is a chopping technique in which leafy herbs or greens (basil, sage and spinach, for example) are cut into long, thin strips. Large, stackable leaves are needed—the technique…
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