TIP OF THE DAY: Flash-Fried Herbs & Other Christmas Garnishes

A bit of red and green garnish turns almost anything into holiday fare. Since so many of our foods are white or beige, they can use a colorful lift. While a baked brie topped with cranberry relish and rosemary is a holiday staple in our home, we love garnishing other foods with crisp, flash-fried herbs.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sistema Microwave Plastic Containers

The soup gets hot, the bowl stays cool. Above: soup mug and noodle bowl. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   We don’t have a huge amount of storage space, so we resist buying things that have single-purpose uses. In the kitchen, that restriction covers numerous gadgets and appliances. For example, we’d love a…
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BOOK: 50 Simple Soups For The Slow Cooker

Make exciting soups in a slow cooker. Photo courtesy Andrews McMeel Publishing.   Do you want to make your own soups but don’t have the time? Make them in a slow cooker. Lynn Alley’s book, 50 Simple Soups For The Slow Cooker, is a treasure trove of delectable recipes. No slow cooker? You can use…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Vietnamese Pho Soup From Pacific Organic

Instead of hours of cooking, enjoy a bowl of steaming Vietnamese phö soup in minutes. Photo by Simon Gurney | Dreamstime.   Last week we presented a video on how to prepare Vietnamese phö, one of the world’s greatest foods. Instead of making stock for hours, though, you can enjoy the 10-minute version with Pacific…
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COOKING VIDEO: Spicy Vietnamese Soup

  Next week’s Top Pick focuses on a ready-made base for for phö—one of the world’s great soups. But if you’ve got time on your hands this weekend, you may want to make some from scratch. This recipe starts with beef shanks, oxtail, onions, ginger and star anise in a stock pot. Sliced beef and…
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