TIP OF THE DAY: Create A Spring Dinner

A few days ago, our wine collectors group had its scheduled team spring dinner, an annual event that celebrates the emergence of spring fruits and vegetables. Problem is, nature isn’t cooperating. We’re still waiting for some of our favorite spring produce to show up in stores in the chilly Northeast. Even though some of them…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Customize Your St. Patrick’s Day Bagel

Green bagels are a novelty on St. Patrick’s Day. But here’s a more elegant way to enjoy your bagel, with green fruits and vegetables. The concept can be applied to any holiday or occasion with theme colors (see the lists below), and can be part of a bagel buffet for brunch. Bonus: It’s a way…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try These 2017 Food Trends

What’s trending in 2017? Every expert has an opinion, but here are some from the James Beard House. CAULIFLOWER IS THE NEW KALE Hmmm…we thought kale was the new cauliflower, back in 2013. But we’re so over kale and still in love with cauliflower, that we won’t fight this one! Cauliflower is so much more…
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FOOD FUN: Beyond The Twist, Lemon & Lime Flowers & Art

No doubt you’ve cut lemon and lime circles and twists for garnish, and wedges to squeeze over beverages, salads, seafoods, and so on. We have long used a channel zester to carve vertical lines in fruits and vegetables, creating a design in the fruit and strips of peel for garnish.   THE GROOVY JOYS OF…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Beer With Summer Produce

[1] Grilled mushrooms and grilled pineapple with baby arugula and shaved parmesan. Enjoy the earthy mushrooms with a darker beer: amber lager, porter, or stout (photo courtesy Urban Accents). [2] Corn should be enjoyed with a lighter beer: American lager, German wheat beer or saison. Here’s the recipe for this delicious plate of elote, Mexican…
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