TIP OF THE DAY: Cranberry Mayo

Enjoy those turkey sandwiches (or turkey burgers, veggieburgers or regular burgers) with cranberry mayonnaise instead of other condiments. Just blend regular mayonnaise with cranberry sauce in a 3:1 proportion. Some people like even more cranberry—experiment down to a 2:1 proportion. Find more condiment ideas in our Gourmet Condiments Section. Mix some of the leftover cranberry…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spicy Ketchup

A decade ago, ketchup, with its sweet flavor profile, lost ground to spicy salsa as America’s favorite condiment. If you love the sweet tomato flavor of ketchup but also like the spice of salsa, you can have the best of both worlds with spicy ketchup. You can buy it easily: Tabasco makes a spicy ketchup,…
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Tip of the Day: Goat Cheese Caprese Salad

Mozzarella, tomato and basil, the classic “Caprese salad” (named after the Italian island of Capri) is a popular first course. For a change, substitute goat cheese. Its creaminess pairs beautifully with the sweet acidity of tomatoes. For a beautiful dish: Slice circles from a log of goat cheese. Plate with sliced heirloom tomatoes and fresh…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lavender Iced Tea

There’s nothing more elegant than a glass of lavender iced tea. Add a 1/2 cup of culinary lavender (grown without pesticides) to 2-3 quarts of brewed tea. When the tea cools, strain out the lavender. (If you have one or two large spice infusion balls, use them to hold the lavender buds and you won’t…
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RECIPE: Yuzu Martini

Yuzu. Photo courtesy Wikimedia.   If you didn’t have a chance to celebrate National Martini Day yesterday, make a splash this weekend with a Yuzu Daiquiri. Whozu, you say? If you haven’t yet discovered the joys of the Asian citrus yuzu, it may well become a favorite in sauces, beverages, desserts and more. Yuzu is…
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