[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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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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[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] Chocolate pudding pie (photo courtesy Chicago Vegan Foods). [2] Make a cookie crust from chocolate wafer cookies, or buy one (photo courtesy Chowhound). [3] Candied orange peel is our favorite garnish for chocolate pie or cake. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Elaine Hsieh, EH Chocolatier).   For National Chocolate Pudding Day, June 26th, how […]

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Mint iced tea, sure; but mint iced coffee? That was something new for us; but as we searched online, we found a lot of it. We love mint, so we tried it. Cinnamon, hazelnut, vanilla: You now have some competition in the iced coffee cup. One of the recipes we tried, from How Sweet Eats, […]

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Looking for some summer fun? At the end off a party, instead of opening up new bottles, make a blend of the ends (not dregs*) of existing ones. This idea for party fun (or just-the-two-of-us-at-home fun) was inspired by a memory of college drinking…of a students-and-winos-only sparkling concoction called Cold Duck. What the duck is […]

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Enjoy this sunny cocktail from one of our favorite restaurants, Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian churrascaria with locations worldwide (and many in the U.S.—send someone a gift card!). It’s called Guava do Sul, guava sunshine. You can stop in for a cocktail or have it as the beginning of an entire wonderful dinner. We liked […]

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