TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine Cheese Plate

We recently published an article on pairing cheese and chocolate, but it was limited to certain types of cheese. To put together a Valentine cheese plate, pick your favorite cheeses and build the accompaniments around them from the lists below. Use red and/or pink accents. 1. CHEESES We love the goat cheese family and soft-ripened…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bhutanese Red Rice & Pilaf Recipe

Bhutanese red rice has been available in specialty stores and online for a decade or more, but most of us haven’t tried it. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, how about some red rice on your table? It’s a whole grain, high in fiber from its crimson bran. The red color comes from its anthocyanins,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Radishes, A Valentine Vegetable

Have you ever roasted radishes? Few of us do; but like other root veggies, roasted vegetables can taste even more glorious than raw ones. We liked this particular recipes for “Valentine veggies.” We adapted the recipe from Duda Fresh, using their Dandy Radishes. We adapted this recipe from Duda Farm Fresh Foods of Florida, using…
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RECIPE: Prosciutto Wrapped Bell Peppers

A tasty first course: a roasted bell pepper wrapped in prosciutto. Photo courtesy Westside Market | NYC.   This recipe fits right in with a pink food party, Valentine’s Day, Easter or Mother’s Day. RECIPE: PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED BELL PEPPERS Ingredients For 4 Servings 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper 4…
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FOOD FUN: Carrots In Love

Who would want to eat these carrots and destroy their charm? But wiser minds argue that if they aren’t eaten, they’ll just wither away. Point taken, and it’s a moot point too, since we are not in possession of these carrots in love. But we do have a bag of baby carrots, and the photo…
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