TIP OF THE DAY: Panzanella Salad

[1] Panzanella fusion: A Tuscan concept made with Indian flatbread and seasonings (photo and recipe below courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Stonefire makes delicious naan in a variety of flavors (photo courtesy Stonefire). [3] A summer panzanella with peaches, tomatoes and prosciutto. Here’s the recipe from Good Eggs.   Don’t let the summer…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Favorite Green Bean Salad With Dijon Vinaigrette

[1] (photo courtesy Keys To The Cucina). [2] Green beans with petite potatoes and basil (photo courtesy Kqed.org). [3] Petite potatoes, grown in Idaho, are the size of a cherry tomato (photo courtesy Potato Goodness).[4] Check farmers markets for specialty green beans, and pull together a rainbow of colors (photo courtesy The Pines | Brooklyn).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Watermelon Salad

Watermelon is one of the edible geniuses in the Cucurbitaceae family, also called the gourd family. The most important family members comprise five genuses: Citrullus: watermelon and some other melons. Cucurbita: squash (including pumpkin), summer squash (yellow squash, zucchini), some gourds. Cucumis: cucumber, some melons.   Non-edible members include: Lagenaria: inedible (decorative) gourds Luffa/loofah: a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Combine Summer Fruits & Vegetables

[1] Mix summer fruits and vegetables into a salad or a grain bowl (recipe below; photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [2] Use the “bundt technique” to neatly remove the corn kernels (photo courtesy SimplyRecipes.com).   Mix it up this summer. Beyond fruit salads and mixed grilled vegetables, combine the two produce groups into new concepts.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Salad With Berries & Mandarins

A salad so fruity, you could have it for dessert. Photo courtesy PeachValleyCafe.com.   Doesn’t this salad from Florida-based Peach Valley Café burst with summer? Blueberries, mandarin segments, strawberries, frisée and baby greens are garnished with shaved Parmesan cheese, toasted almonds and homemade peach ginger dressing. You can add or substitute any other seasonal fruits:…
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