September 15th is National Crème de Menthe Day. Crème de menthe, French for “mint cream,” is a mint liqueur made with dried peppermint or spearmint, steeped in grain alcohol for several weeks. The mint is then filtered out and the infused alcohol is mixed with sugar. The liqueur is aged for a month before bottling. […]

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[1] Black and white cookies, so craveable (photo © American Heritage Chocolate). [2] Some bakers get creative. Dana’s Bakery makes black and white cookies with a surprise inside: rainbow cake (photos #3 and #4 © Dana’s Bakery) [3] Dana’s Bakery also makes chocolate chip black-and-whites, gluten-free black-and-whites, s’mores black-and-whites and vegan black-and-white cookies. [4] For […]

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[1] It’s not just cucumbers: many fruits and veggies can be pickled, like these pickled radishes. Add them to salads, sandwiches, cheese plates, as garnishes and in a mixed pickle plate (photo © Simply Delicious Food). [2] Pickled apples, a delicious condiment. You can pickle them in an hour—see below (photo © Best Apples). [3] […]

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[1] A simple salad of mixed baby greens, topped with burrata, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze (photo © Hill And Bay | NYC). [2] Top baby greens with burrata (here baby spinach and arugula sprouts) and a drizzle of olive oil. Watermelon radishes add color (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Burrata atop sundried […]

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[1] A sweet potato pizza with caramelized onions, copressata and balsamic glaze (photo and recipe © DeLallo). [2] Sweet sopressata, a dry salami from southern Italy (photo © Our Harvest). [3] Mascarpone, rich and creamy (photo © Vermont Creamery). [4] Provolone cheese is a close cousin of mozzarella. Both are stretched-curd cheeses, called pasta filata […]

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[1] Acorn squash, an American favorite (photo © Kim Daniels | Unsplash). [2] Bake an acorn squash and stuff the halves with other veggies, including root vegetables. Here, Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries and sliced almonds atop brown rice (photo © Chef Eric LeVine). [3] Here’s the recipe from Farmgirl Gourmet (photo © Farmgirl Gourmet). [4] […]

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