TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit In A Green Salad

Enjoy the summer’s fruit bounty straight, in fruit salads, yogurt, pies, ice cream, smoothies and … green salad. Strawberries or watermelon salad plus greens and feta or goat cheese are time-honored additions to a green salad. But you can create your own recipe. For a July 4th salad, how about a red, white and blue…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Defrosting Frozen Berries

Don’t turn your nose up at frozen berries. They can be sweeter than imported, out-of-season berries. Photo courtesy Wyman’s.   Some people turn up their noses at the thought of frozen berries. But they’re convenient year-round and in the off season, they’re economical and can be sweeter, too. Picked at the peak of ripeness and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Substitute Citrus For Tomatoes

Last week we profiled the cara cara orange, a mutation from Venezuela with sweet, rosy flesh. Earlier we discussed their rosy-fleshed cousin: the blood orange, native to Sicily. Before spring and summer fruits arrive, we harness the color and flavor these rosy oranges to bring pizzazz to a green salad. Pink grapefruit works, too. The…
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NEWS: Eat Your Berries For Health Benefits

Medical research continues to reveal that berries, which are high in antioxidants, may have profound impact on combating disease, increasing the quality of life and providing nutrition beyond basic sustenance. Studies reveal that berries have a significant impact against the diseases of aging, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and age-related mental decline. Aside from delicious…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Strawberries For The Holidays

Holiday season is high-calorie season. But you can help your calorie-stressed guests. In addition to serving crudités as an option to the seductive Brie Torte, provide fresh fruit for guests who are watching calories or carbs, don’t eat refined sugar or are doing their best to avoid plunging into your brownies and butter cookies. Fresh…
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