This salad works perfectly as a side dish or an appetizer—but it’s so good you might be tempted to make an entire meal out of it! These pasta salads can be served as a light lunch (with soup or a salad of greens on the side), as a first course at dinner, or as a […]

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July 27th is National Scotch Day. You know how to drink it. How about cooking with it? Although it is much more common to use wine or brandy in cooking, Scotch can offer complex character to everything from appetizers through dessert. Cooking lets you appreciate Scotch—or other whiskey—in new ways. You don’t have to use […]

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[1] Beet + Lemon + Ginger, one of five Beetology flavors. (all photos © Beetology). [2] How about a Beetarita? Here’s the recipe. [3] Make a beet iced tea. [4] A beet and orange slush. Add yogurt for a smoothie. [5] The sugar beet looks like a parsnip (photo courtesy Prose.com).   The formal name […]

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Last summer, we extolled the fun of Rainbow Sangria, with a rainbow of fruit ice cubes. Today, it’s Schnapsicles: ice pops with wine and schnaps (see below). If you’re in the D.C. area, you can head to Stable D.C.’s Swiss-American restaurant for some Schnapsicles. Executive Chef David Fritsche adds fun to his menu with ice […]

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[1] Limburger, a washed-rind cow’s milk cheese, has a pungent aroma but is mild on the palate. You can get it from Chalet Cheese Cooperative (photo © The Wisconsin Cheeseman). [2] While many fans enjoy a limburger sandwich, it is also popular as a table cheese with beer and pretzels (photo © America’s Dairyland | […]

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[1] Blueberry focaccia. The recipe is below (photo © King Arthur Flour). [2] Focaccia with kalamata olives. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). [3] Earlier recipes had simple toppings: herbs like rosemary or sage, salt and olive oil. Here’s the recipe from (photo © King Arthur Flour). [4] Focaccia can be baked in a round […]

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Le Coq Rico is a poultry-centric bistro in Manhattan that specializes in whole roast birds: chicken, duck, game hen and quails. But among such French classics, you can find some food fun; like this arugula-fig salad with parmesan cheese and a popcorn garnish! After we first had it at the restaurant, we started using popcorn […]

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[1] Blueberry is one of five flavors of Köe Organic Kombucha (photos #1 and #2 © Koe). [2] Strawberry Lemonade Köe Kombucha. [3] Paulaner Grapefruit Radler: half pink grapefruit juice, half lager, all heaven (photo © Paulaner). [4] Take a trip to the tropics with Sparkale: sparkling tropical ale, with pineapple and coconut flavors (photo […]

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For us, there’s nothing better than a bowl of chilled gazpacho on a hot summer day. Gazpacho is a cold raw vegetable soup, that originated in Andalusia, the southernmost region of Spain. There are many variations based on local ingredients and preferences. Over the centuries, fruits were added to the vegetables. (Chilled fruit soup without […]

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