[1] Sautéed broccolini with lemon and garlic (photo courtesy eMeals). [2] Uncooked broccolini (photo courtesy Bodecology). [3] For presentation, set the protein atop the cooked broccolini. Here, roast branzino with caper vinaigrette from Chef David Burke.   Not into green beer and green bagels? A healthy green food for a St. Patrick’s Day meal is […]

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Today, 3/14*, has been named Pi Day: 3.14. As you learned in high school geometry, the Greek symbol is used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, a constant which begins with 3.14159.     THE HISTORY OF PI DAY Pi Day was founded by physicist Larry […]

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[1] Beef and bean chili with shredded cheddar and scallions (photo courtesy Pre Brands). [2] Bean chili with fout garnishes (photo courtesy Hope Hummus).   You may have your brackets set, but how about your chili toppings? Hormel created these tongue-in-cheek brackets of toppings to serve with their chili. So while watching the games, how […]

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Many kids in the U.S. get excited over a banana split, a.k.a. banana boat. Some grown-up kids still do, as evidenced by variations of the dessert on menus of restaurants catering to adults. With a banana split, the fruit comes straight from the peel. It may not be perfectly ripe, thus contributing a slightly hard […]

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[1] Drink green for spring and St. Patrick’s Day (photo courtesy Pampered Chef). [2] Learn more about kiwifruit from Live Eat Learn. [3] Namesake for the fruit: the kiwi bird (photo courtesy Ecobirdy; here’s more about the bird).   This cocktail from Pampered Chef says “spring” to us, but it can also say “St. Patrick’s […]

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March 11-17, 2018 is National Groundwater Awareness Week. What’s groundwater? All of our water comes from two channels: Surface water, fresh water sources on the surface of earth, such as rivers, streams, and reservoirs. Groundwater, which is contained in underground aquifers and underground lakes. Groundwater is replenished from precipitation, streams and rivers that seep into […]

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National Ranch Dressing Day is March 10th. In the category of bottled dressing, Ranch surpassed the previous favorite, Italian dressing, as America’s favorite—way back in 1992. Here’s something most people don’t know: Ranch is buttermilk dressing, a popular dressing that originated in the southern U.S. in the 1800s or earlier. By the 1980s, buttermilk had […]

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[1] Ahi Tuna Napoleon. Here’s the recipe (all photos courtesy Tommy Bahama). [2] Pork Burger With Pineapple Chutney & Bacon, a double-pork treat. Here’s the recipe. [3] Seared Scallop Sliders, a nice pairing with white wine. Here’s the recipe. [4] Surf and turf: Lobster Roll BLT. Here’s the recipe. [5] Banana Cream Pie, in a […]

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Green pancakes with optional Lucky Charms (photo courtesy I Heart Naptime). The marshmallows have been plucked from the cereal. Lucky Charms cereal (photo courtesy General Mills).   From Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime, Saint Patrick’s breakfast includes green pancakes with Lucky Charms, green milk (use food color) and rainbow fruit parfaits. She says, “Every once […]

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Get a shamrock cookie cutter to make fun foods for St. Patrick’s Day. You can buy a set of 4-inch and 2.6-inch cutters for less than $ 8.00. What to cut? We like the large cutter for: Avocado garnish Breakfast pancakes and toast Lunch burgers/cheeseburgers Grilled cheese and other sandwiches Dinner proteins Loaf cakes Cookies […]

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