TIP OF THE DAY: 5 Ways To Use Melons

The summer bounty of ripe, sweet, juicy melons means that we’re having melon daily for breakfast (with berries, cottage cheese, yogurt, or just plain). Sharon Palmer, a nutritionist who specializes in plant-based food plans, is also a melon fan. “These fruits are not only delicious;” she says, “they are packed with hydrating fluid, fiber, vitamin…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Melon With Herbs

Melon balls with tarragon. Photo courtesy American Diabetes Association.   Today’s tip comes from Good Eggs, purveyors of the freshest local produce and other foods, with stores and delivery in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, New Orleans and San Francisco. MELON & HERBS Tossing any variety of sweet melon with chopped herbs adds a flavor twist to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Substitute Citrus For Tomatoes

Last week we profiled the cara cara orange, a mutation from Venezuela with sweet, rosy flesh. Earlier we discussed their rosy-fleshed cousin: the blood orange, native to Sicily. Before spring and summer fruits arrive, we harness the color and flavor these rosy oranges to bring pizzazz to a green salad. Pink grapefruit works, too. The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Enjoy Watermelon

The healthy cupcake alternative: watermelon “cupcakes” with yogurt frosting (photo courtesy National Watermelon Promotion Board).   Today is National Watermelon Day. If you’ve only enjoyed watermelon by the slice or in fruit salad—or a Watermelon Martini—here are new ways to enjoy the summer favorite: Chocolate Watermelon. Drizzle a slice of watermelon with chocolate sauce. Coconut…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Watermelon In Salad

Watermelon makes a salad more refreshing. Photo © Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.   We love watermelon salad in the summer: greens or herbs with watermelon and, sometimes, feta or goat cheese. We’ve published several watermelon salad recipes in summers past (links are at the bottom of this article). This year we present Watermelon, Tomato and…
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