TIP OF THE DAY: Eat The Bloomy Rind

Eat the rind! Photo of Brie courtesy Whole Foods Markets. White rinds on cheese—called bloomy rinds—are meant to be eaten. If you’ve been cutting them away, try them. Connoisseurs consider the rind part of the unique character of the cheese. The bloomy rind category of cheese refers to those cheeses with snowy white, downy rinds…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee was a very fashionable dessert for many decades. The great chef Auguste Escoffier is credited with creating it for Queen Victoria—for either her Golden Jubilee of 1887 (the 50th year of a monarch’s reign) or her Diamond Jubilee in 1897—the record is not sure which. It immediately joined the menu at restaurants of…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Hot Tea Russian-Style

Russians have traditionally sweetened hot tea with a spoonful of cherry preserves instead of sugar. It’s delicious. If you want the experience without the calories, look for a sugar-free cherry preserves. Chukar Cherries’ No Sugar Added Red Sour Cherry Preserve is so good, you can’t even tell that there’s no sugar added! For zero calories,…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Cherry Salad Garnish

Toss some dried cherries into a salad for flavor, color and a higher antioxidant burst. Cherries complement just about any salad, from plain greens to salads with blue cheese or goat cheese to chicken and tuna salad. Combine dried cherries along with the raisins in curried chicken salad for a show-stopper. Speaking of which, try…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: “Instant” Cherry Cake With Dried Cherries

Turn your favorite cake into a cherry cake with dried cherries. Photo by Melody Lan | THE NIBBLE Turn your favorite cake recipe—chocolate cake, pound cake, even carrot cake—into a cherry cake, just by mixing a cup of dried cherries into the batter. Or, stir 1/4 cup of died cherries into the filling or frosting.…
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