[1] Acorn squash, one of the two most-available winter squash varieties for the table (photo © Kim Daniels | Unsplash). [2] Tied for first place: butternut squash (photo © Good Eggs).   It’s a little bit of a chore to scrape the seeds out of an acorn, butternut or other winter squash*. Here’s a tip: […]

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[1] A seasonal carbonara, with bacon and apples. The recipe is below (photos #1 and #2 © Delallo). [2] If you can’t find mezzi rigatoni locally, head to DeLallo’s online store. [3] Mezzi rigatoni close up (photo © J. Eltovski | Morguefile). [4] This delicious bacon is from Butcherbox, a quality meat subscription service with […]

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There’s something different in maple syrup, and so special that it keeps selling out. It’s Runamok Maple’s Sparkling Syrup, flush with edible gold (photo #1). Runamok is an artisan producer of specialty maple syrup; not only classic varieties, but exciting flavored ones. Not just for breakfast, these syrups are special garnishes or mixed ins for […]

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[1] For Halloween and beyond, barware to meet all needs. Here, a carafe with a bottle of KAH blanco tequila (both photos © Pottery Barn). [2] A double old fashioned glass with a blood-red cocktail, like Satan’s Whiskers.   We’d use these glasses year-round, but they may be a very welcome substitute for fine chocolates. […]

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[1] Persimmons look like they might be related to tomatoes, but there is no relation. The two fruits branch off at the Order level (remember high school biology: Kingdom, Order, Family, Genus, Species). [2] A persimmon-yogurt parfait. Pistachio nuts are a great pairing with persimmons. Here’s the recipe from Low Carb Maven (photo © Low […]

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Will a peanut butter bacon cheeseburger catch up in popularity with the long-loved bacon cheeseburger? This burger is topped with bacon, cheese and peanut butter! It was developed to offer diners something new and different. Chef John Franke, on behalf of the Boulder-based SRG Culinary Council, set out to develop some new approaches to classic […]

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[1] Comfort food: warm, creamy polenta topped with a fried egg and sautéed cherry tomatoes (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Cherry tomatoes are sauteed into a jammy sauce, called “burst tomatoes” (photo © Barilla). [3] Buy a box of polenta. You can use it at any meal of the day (photo © Delallo). [4] An […]

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If you’re a true cheese lover, you know that there are “so many cheeses, so little time.” But we can cut down on the list a bit, because it’s National American Cheese Month. The American Cheese Society says that, “American Cheese Month is a celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, […]

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October 7th is National Frappe Day. Frappe (pronounced frap) is a New England term for milkshake, from the French frapper (frap-PAY), “to beat.” It’s am iced beverage that is made in a blender or a shaker, to produce a foamy drink. Ice is added to increase the foaminess. Milk, sugar and flavorings can be added. […]

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