[1] Ceviche in lettuce cups (photo courtesy The Chalk Board Magazine). [2] Want something more substantial? Fill an avocado half: Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico). [3] Want something more elegant? Get out your Martini glasses (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). Here are more ways to present ceviche.   A light lunch or […]

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All you need is a sharp knife and a peeler or mandoline to decorate goat cheese logs the way John Karangis does. Karangis is the executive chef at Union Square Events, and his job is to present dazzling foods. Yet, this particular dazzler does not require culinary school. Here’s all you need: RECIPE: DECORATED GOAT […]

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[1] Switzerland is known for its milk chocolate. Milkboy makes three varieties (all photos courtesy MilkBoy Swiss Chocolates). [2] Lovers of white chocolate will especially appreciate this excellent bar. Both milk and white chocolate were invented in Switzerland. [3] Milkboy’s semisweet bar is 60% cacao. In the industry, bittersweet chocolate begins with 70% cacao. Both […]

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[1] A slice of yellow squash pizza with a salad of green zucchini ribbons (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Choose your favorite seasonable vegetables (photo courtesy The Homegrown Collective).   A meal kit from Good Eggs inspired this tip: If you make a veggie pizza, make a matching salad. The veggies on the pizza get […]

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Looking for a new drink for the weekend? We received this sparkling wine cocktail (“winetail”) recipe a few summers ago from Whole Foods Market. Although we have been enjoying it, we never published the recipe.   WHAT’S A WINE COOLER? The ingredients are those you might find in a punch: wine, fruit or fruit juice, […]

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There are two turnover holidays in the U.S.: National Apple Turnover Day on July 5th and National Cherry Turnover Day on August 28th. You can head to the nearest grocer’s freezer case and pick up some trusty Pepperidge Farm turnovers. Or, you can bake a batch or two of homemade turnovers with the recipe below […]

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[1] After you enjoy the corn, make stock from the cobs (photo courtesy I Love Corn). [2] It’s easy to turn corn cobs into corn stock (photo courtesy Local Kitchen Blog).   Who knew: You can make stock out of your corn cobs instead of immediately throwing them away. When simmered in a pot of […]

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This delicious, nutritious smoothie is from Kelly at SuperHealthyKids.com. “I love using frozen organic fruit,” says Kelly, “because it’s frozen at its peak freshness. It’s available year-round, is generally less expensive than fresh organic fruit, especially when out of season. And it’s great in smoothies!” The smoothie is made with three separate layers (photo #1), […]

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[1] Tom yum, a spicy Thai soup, is good in both hot and cold weather (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Lemongrass (photo courtesy Park Seed). [3] Kaffir limes and leaves (photo courtesy Dilly Dally Orchard). [4] Galangal is an Asian plant in the ginger family, an aromatic rhizome that is widely used […]

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