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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[1] Churro potato chips are flavored with cinnamon and sugar (photo © Nibbles & Feasts | Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Yukon Gold potatoes (photo © Bonnie Plants).   This weekend we had a picnic dinner with our social distancing pod. Everyone contributed something. For the apéritif, we brought bottles of prosecco and homemade churro potato […]

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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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Necessity is the mother of invention, said Plato*. We’re thrilled that Gosili, a producer of reusable silicone cups, lids, sandwich bags, straws and more, added this item to their drinkware line: The Universal Straw Lid, a silicon top with a straw, that stretches over any drinkware top and creates a spill-proof, bug-proof seal. From everyday […]

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