If you love fish, let us introduce you to Sitka Salmon Shares, a wild-caught Alaskan seafood delivery service. Similar to a CSA—Community Supported Agriculture—which supports local farmers by prepaying for a set schedule of fruit and vegetable deliveries, Sitka Salmon Shares is a CSF—Community Supported Fishery. The program supports small-boat family fishermen. You sign up […]

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We love a good cocktail: something special crafted with care. We typically have them at restaurants, not at home; and in our neck of the woods they’re $ 15, $ 18, even $ 20. Ha! We now have a solution great for home. Two Chicks makes sparking cocktails in cans—only 5% alcohol, so you have […]

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[1] A slice of Belle Chevre cheesecake (both photos © Belle Chevre). [2] It’s delivered in this box. Yum.   We are in love…with a cheesecake. Every cheesecake lover (brownie lover, chocolate chip cookie lover, etc.) has his/her own ideal recipe. Belle Chevre’s is ours. It’s dense, magnificently creamy, and redolent of fresh lemon flavor […]

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[1] Cut it into pieces and beat it with a hand mixer (all photos © Go Bold With Butter). [2] Pound the butter soft with a rolling pin. [3] Grate it. [4] Cut it up.   Yesterday’s tip was about how to use compound butter. What if you want to make it—or bake, or whatever—but […]

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Want to become a more impressive cook instantly? Use compound butter! Also known as finishing butter, or beurre composé in French, it’s unsalted butter that has been blended with seasonings. There are endless variations. Escoffier published 35 combinations in 1903, and cuisine has evolved in many directions since his classic renderings of anchovy butter and […]

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What’s up for Sunday Brunch? Our favorite is a bagels and lox platter. There’s no cooking involved! This Lox and Bagel Board was created by Sherry Brubaker of the farm-to-table food blog: Backyard Bohemian. Sherry is a wife and mom of three, who went into the culinary industry after serving and earning a Combat Action […]

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[1] Breakfast pot pie, with breakfast fillings and a buttermilk biscuit crust (photos #1, #2, #3 copyright Hungry Couple NYC | Idaho Potato Commission). [2] We can’t wait to eat this! [3] Drizzle some honey on the biscuits, breakfast-style. [4] Pass a jar of honey to drizzle over the biscuits (photo © National Honey Board). […]

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