TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Shandy Party

[1] A shandy made with spicy ale (photo courtesy Whole Foods Market). [2] A ginger beer shandy leaves out most of the alcohol (it’s less than .5% ABV) and adds the flavor of ginger. Here’s the recipe from Homemade Hooplah. [3] This Island Shandy from Tommy Bahama uses passion fruit juice instead of lemonade. [4]…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Frosé, Frozen Rosé Wine Granita For Cocktails Or Dessert

[1] Frosé granita. [2] Frosé with ice cream (both photos courtesy Kim Crawford).   Call it a cocktail or call it dessert: We have long enjoyed a frozen rosé cocktail by scooping some sherbet in a glass and topping it off with sparkling wine or still or sparkling rosé. A couple of years ago, some…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deconstruct Your Favorite Foods

For National Black Forest Cake Day, March 28th, we deconstructed the Black Forest Cake (photo #1), inspired by the dessert (photo #2) at Compère Lapin in New Orleans. We had so much fun with it, that today’s tip is: Deconstruct one of your favorite recipes. Here’s what we did with Black Forest Cake: Instead of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Breakfast Salad

[1] Bacon and egg over Caesar Salad. [2] Deconstructed Eggs Benedict: poached egg, julienned Canadian bacon and English muffin crouton atop a mixed green salad. [3] Romaine, apples and grapes with a honey-yogurt dressing, topped with granola (all photos courtesy Food Network; the recipes are below).   We first heard of breakfast salad in 2014.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Find A CSA & A CSF

Oops: We missed National CSA Day, which was held this year on February 24th. It’s a floating holiday, the last Friday in February, so it’s a different day each year. Our calendar of food holidays, first created in 2005, doesn’t accommodate variable dates, so it served up today’s date. Still, CSAs deserve as much attention…
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