FOOD FUN: Watermelon On A Stick ~ And Many, Many Other Foods

Many people believe that everything tastes better on a stick. That’s why we consistently come across foods that have no need to be on a stick, served on a stick. County fairs and urban street fairs are full of them. We’re not talking about skewers, which make grilling and serving easier; or ice pops, candy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cinco De Mayo Strawberries

Fresh strawberries dressed up for Cinco de Mayo. Photo courtesy Harvard Treat Boutique.   This Cinco de Mayo treat from Harvard Sweet Boutique inspired today’s tip. For snacks or desserts, dip fresh strawberries in melted chocolate and decorate in festive colors: aqua, pink, purple or lavender and yellow, for example. Start with this easy recipe…
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FOOD FUN: Healthy Halloween Snacks

Boo! Chocolate-covered bananas on a stick. Photo courtesy NatureBox.com.   Here are two fun Halloween snacks from NaturesBox.com, an online subscription service that delivers nutritionist-approved snacks to consumers’ doors each month. These are healthful snacks. If you want to be a wee bit wicked, substitute white chocolate (melted) for the vanilla yogurt. RECIPE: HALLOWEEN GHOST…
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PRODUCT: Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Kopali Organics specializes in chocolate-covered snacks: banana, cacao nibs, espresso beans, goji, goldenberry, mango, mixed fruits, mulberry and pineapple. The products are also Fair Trade Certified, which means that the enterprise supports thousands of family farmers and communities worldwide (more about Fair Trade certification). Plus, 100% of profits go to The Sylvia Center, a garden-to-table…
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APPETIZER RECIPE: BLT & Guacamole Crostini

[1] A guacamole BLT transformed into crostini hors d’oeuvre (photo © California Avocado Commission). [2] Ready for your recipe (photo © Aldi).   What’s better than a BLT? Well, there’s a turkey BLT and our favorite, the chicken salad BLT. Guacamole can be added to any of the above. But how about turning the concept…
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