TIP OF THE DAY: Toss Some Dried Cherries On Everything

We don’t think that cherry recipes on Presidents Day or Washington’s Birthday (February 22nd) are clichéd. We think they’re a great opportunity to enjoy dried cherries. The question isn’t what you can do with dried cherries; but rather, what you can’t. They’re so versatile! Some of our favorite uses for dried cherries: Breakfast: On cereal…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Black Currant Juice & Ways To Use It

Black currants have twice the antioxidants of blueberries, hitherto the uber-antioxidant fruit. They have four times the vitamin C of oranges and significant amounts of calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and riboflavin. Should you be drinking currant juice? Of course, especially when it tastes so good, whether straight, in spritzers or as a mixer. You can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cook Sorghum For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

When we first saw the word sorghum, it was as a tween, in the reading of “Gone With The Wind.” There was no sugar available in the blockaded, war-torn South, so Scarlett O’Hara sweetened her coffee substitute, chicory, with sorghum syrup, a molasses substitute. For decades, we thought of sorghum as a sweetener. After all,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Brighten Up Winter Meals

[1] Start with grape salsa and bruschetta, with wine and beer, as a snack or a first course (photos #1 and #3 courtesy California Table Grape Commission). [2] Another savory appetizer/first course: goat cheese cheesecake. What’s missing? The grape salsa! Here’s the recipe from Love And Olive Oil. [3] Move on to the mains; here,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: ‘Nduja, Spreadable Hot Salami

[1] ‘Nduja is traditionally used as a bread spread (photo courtesy Real Food Toronto). [2] For a fancier presentation, turn it into bruschetta (photo courtesy Great British Chefs). [3] It melts into pasta sauce or on a pizza; or you can sprinkle it as a garnish (a cloud of ricotta tempers the heat; photo courtesy…
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