GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Hickory Farms’ Home For The Holidays Gift Box

Winners will enjoy treats from Hickory Farms. Photo courtesy Hickory Farms. This prize may not arrive in time for the holidays, but you’ll be glad you have it for Super Bowl snacking. Two lucky winners will receive a Home For The Holidays Gift Box, which includes everything you’ll need for a meat-and-cheese hors d’oeuvres tray:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hot Dog Bar

Photo courtesy RedMarbleSteaks.com.   Make your cook-out something special with a gourmet hot dog bar. 1. In addition to standard franks, offer gourmet sausage or bratwurst. Our supermarket has bison, salmon, lamb, chicken with wild rice, chicken with feta and sundried tomato, chicken with apples, Thai and Indian chicken sausages, smoked andouille sausage and lots…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mustard Mash-Up

There will be a lot of mustard served this weekend at barbecues across America. It’s your opportunity to try something new and exciting in this low-calorie-condiment category. Even though you think the crowd likes yellow ballpark mustard, delve into the more exciting types of mustard. Bring out the Dijon, the flavored mustards and the old-style…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Flavored Mustards

Task of the week: Find two new uses for mustard. Photo courtesy Anton Kozlik’s Mustards. Flavored mustards can transform a dish, adding intense notes of basil, lemon, tarragon and even Roquefort to sandwiches, potato, tuna and egg salads, vinaigrettes, dips, meats, vegetables and more. Think of classic Dijon as “basic vanilla” and start to expand…
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GOURMET TRAVEL: Napa Valley Mustard Festival

A prior year’s winner in the phototgraphy competition, by Sally Wood. We wish we had gotten advance notice of the 17th annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival, to be held next weekend, March 12 -14 in Napa, California. If you can get there, you’re in for a treat. The vineyards, blooming with wild mustard, are breathtaking.…
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