RECIPE: Cherry Tonic (Mocktail) & More Recipes For Washington’s Birthday

[1] Have a cherry juice tonic to celebrate Washington’s birthday (photo by Liv Friis-Larsen | ISP). [2] Cherry pie is always welcome (photo courtesy Cherry Marketing Institute). [3] Cherry cheesecake with chocolate glaze. Here’s the recipe from Betty Crocker.   America’s first president, George Washington, was born on February 22nd. While we now know the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fried Oysters On Greens, A First Course

[1] We enjoyed these at a rooftop restaurant in Manhattan (photo courtesy McKittrick Hotel | NYC). [2] Just a taste, from Tsunami Sushi in Lafayette, Louisiana. [3] A quart of oysters from our favorite oyster grower, Willapa Oysters. They’re grown in the cleanest waters in the USA (photo courtesy Willapa Oysters).   Every so often…
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FOOD FUN: Green Bean Wreath

Deck the halls with…green beans! You can serve this green bean wreath in several ways: Crudités, with raw or blanched fresh green beans and a bowl of dip in the center. Salad, raw or blanched, tossed in vinaigrette. Steamed, and tossed with salted butter and fresh herbs (basil, dill, parsley).   RECIPE: GREEN BEAN SALAD…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Raw Brussels Sprouts

At this time of year, Brussels sprouts are in season and many people are debating how to prepare them for Thanksgiving. Our nana and aunt disagreed to the extent that each brought her preferred preparation (one a gratin laden with Gruyère and pancetta, one with a honey balsamic sauce). But you don’t have to cook…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stone Fruit Salad

“Everybody must get stoned!” sang Bob Dylan in Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. Someone, whip him up a stone fruit salad! 1. MIX together your favorite greens. We like to add something peppery as a counterpoint to the sweet fruit, such as baby arugula, daikon/radish and/or watercress. We also like to add crunch, in…
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