TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Yuzu Juice

Yuzu juice is squeezed from the fresh yuzu citrus, in season in the U.S. from September to December. (It is grown in California. Fresh yuzu can’t be imported per USDA restrictions.) The small, round citrus fruit has become very popular with fine chefs, thanks to the availability of imported yuzu juice used by Japanese restaurants.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mustard In Your Vinaigrette

Dijon mustard atop mustard seeds. Photo by Saidi Granados | THE NIBBLE.   You may have seen mustard listed as an ingredient in vinagrette. It adds delicious flavor, but it also serves as an emulsifier, so the dressing doesn’t break back into separate oil and vinegar layers. You can use prepared Dijon mustard, or–if you…
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RECIPE: Blueberry Vinaigrette

It’s easy to make a sweet-and-tart fruit vinaigrette. Photo and recipe courtesy WildBlueberries.com. Why purchase bottled salad dressing when it’s so easy, less expensive and healthier to make your own (you control the sodium and sugar levels and don’t add preservatives)? It’s simple to mix oil and vinegar, but not that much more trouble to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: More Flavorful Vinaigrette

Why buy bottled dressing when it’s so easy to make? Photo by Andi Pantz | IST. One way to cut calories is to give up heavy bottled dressings—especially creamy ones—and make your own. This recipe takes two minutes, has layers of flavor and can be made in the blender or with a whisk. Combine: –…
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