TIP OF THE DAY: Easier Soft Boiled Eggs & Easter Breakfast

Some people have never had a hot, runny, seductive soft boiled egg. That’s because they’re such a pain to peel when hot that even most restaurants don’t offer them. Soft boiled eggs were popular in our family. Nana had a set of vintage silver-plated egg cups; Mom had ceramic cups. The eggs were served with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Duck Bacon

You’ll absolutely love it: duck bacon from D’Artagnan.   As a follow up to our article on ways to use duck fat, here’s how we use duck bacon. We love duck bacon. It has a wonderful flavor and is actually much leaner than pork bacon. It also leaves a less pervasive aroma to cling to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Okra’s In Season, What Should You Cook?

Most people think of gumbo is a soup or stew from Louisiana, typically made with chicken or shellfish, Andouille sausage, bell peppers, celery and onions, and thickened with okra pods. But in the beginning, “gumbo” was simply the word for okra in the African Bantu language. Okra came to America with the slave trade and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Baby Purple Artichokes (Fiesole)

In season now, these little artichokes are a treat for artichoke lovers and a lovely shade of vegetable for Easter dinner. Called fiesole (fee-YEH-so-lay) in Italian, the baby purple artichoke—the size of a large egg—belongs to the botanical genus and species, Cynara scolymus, which includes the green globe artichokes and purple globe artichokes. Artichokes are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Meyer Lemons

During the cold winter months with most fruits out of season, citrus become a go-to fruit. Calamondins, clementines, grapefruits, kumquats, lemons, limes, mandarins, oranges, pomelos, satsumas, sweet limettas, tangelo, tangerine, ugli fruit and even more exotic varieties: All are waiting for you to enjoy. Cut them into salads, mix them into sauces, turn them into…
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