[1] A goat cheese crottin with toasted almonds and a drizzle of maple syrup (photo © Vermont Creamery). [2] Toasted (a.k.a. roasted) pumpkin seeds. Here’s the recipe from Simply Recipes (photo © Elise Bauer | Simply Recipes). [3] Snow peas with toasted sesame seeds. Here’s the recipe from Chef Curtis Stone. Note that toasted sesame […]

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[1] Delicious, nutritious chickpea toast (photo © Salt & Honey Catering). [2] Dried chickpeas will expand to twice their weight. These are from America’s leading provider of artisan beans, Rancho Gordo (photo © Rancho Gordo). [3] Green chickpeas in the pod (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   Move over, avocado toast—one more time. […]

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We prefer French toast to pancakes and waffles. The texture and the flavor of good bread, as opposed to the wheatiness of the latter. For Mother’s Day, we’re making this recipe from DeLallo: Raspberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Balsamic Glaze. That’s a mouthful, and so is the three-decker French toast napoleon or sundae. The […]

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WHAT IS CREAMED HONEY? Creamed honey is crystallized honey, that can be spread like jam. It is also called cream honey and honey creme. Almost all honey crystallizes over time; the time frame depends on the particular type of nectar from which the bees gathered the pollen (photo #7). The higher amount of sugar a […]

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[1] Bake your own Irish soda bread with this recipe. Photo © The Baker Chick. [2] Turn a loaf of Irish soda bread into French toast or bread pudding. This recipe from McCormick has both raisins and caraway seeds. (photo © McCormick). [3] Irish soda French toast, for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dessert. The recipe […]

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We’ve done classic avocado toast, we’ve done fancy avocado toast, we’ve done mushroom toast. We’ve done sweet toasts: All delicious. But the palate wants the adventure to continue. Thus, today’s toast journey is inspired by the Eggplant Toast at Kismet restaurant in Los Angeles. Here’s a variation of their spiced eggplant recipe, with different garnishes: […]

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[1] Avocado toast and hummus with hot sauce (photo © Hope Hummus). [2] “Three Shades Of Avocado Toast,” avocado, hummus and tahini (photo Food Deco | Instagram). [3] For a special occasion: lobster avocado toast (photo © Ocean Prime Restaurant). [4] Avocado toast with deviled hamachi collar (substitute smoked fish) and sliced radishes (photo © […]

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Since the avocado toast craze began, fancy toast has become the new normal, a dish to eagerly anticipate. Toast toppings are now as diverse as the people making them: savory, spicy, sweet, and perhaps a mix of all three. Our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog, looked at the nut butters in her cupboard and […]

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[1] Mushroom toast. Serve it any time of the day, including with a leisurely glass of wine or beer (photo courtesy Edwards Dessert Kitchen). [2] A wealth of mushrooms from which to choose (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Lobster mushrooms. If you can find them, they add color to the plate (photo courtesy Baldor Food). […]

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