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…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Frittata For Dinner

For breakfast, lunch or dinner, make a frittata (frizz-TA-ta). A frittata is an Italian-style omelet, set in the frying pan in the oven*—no folding required. We’ve been making them for years, because our omelets never looked neat enough and we had no patience to work on our technique. With an omelet, the filling ingredients are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Winter Fruits & Vegetables

Here’s our final installment of seasonal fruits and vegetables. We began this series with spring produce, then summer produce, then fall produce. With the winter season, our “year of produce” is complete. But don’t think of winter produce as bleak and limited. It’s time to revel in different types of citrus, try new fruits and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Layered Salad

Layering is trending as a light and refreshing approach that makes you want to eat more salad. The contrast of different colored vegetables (and fruits) make the food all the more tempting. This recipe is by Zac Benedict for the California Avocado Commission. This recipe uses 12-ounce mason jars, a main-dish size salad for each…
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