March 24th is National Cocktail Day, a day we’re using to revisit cocktail garnishes. Many standard garnishes have been used since the advent of the particular cocktail—they’re what that first bartender used when he mixed the first Sazerac (America’s first cocktail) or Gin Fizz. We’ll look at them as well as at modern cocktail garnishes. […]

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March 22nd is National Bavarian Crêpes Day. What are Bavarian crêpes? Called palatschinke in Bavaria (the singular is palacinka), these crêpes (some people call them pancakes, but see the next section) are typically made from wheat flour or buckwheat flour. You’ll also see them referred to as Balkan-style crêpes, Croatian crêpes, Hungarian crêpes, Serbian crêpes, […]

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[1] A bowl of Pink-A-Boo variety pineberries (all photos © Wish Farms). [2] You can find them at stores nationwide. [3] Growing on the plant. [4] Pineberry and poppyseed salad dressing. Here’s the recipe. [5] Pineberry garnish on a vanilla butter cake. Here’s the recipe. [6] Top a bruschetta with goat cheese or ricotta. Here’s […]

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Does the spring salad recipe in photo #1 look complicated? It couldn’t be easier. So start your celebration of spring with a lively spring salad. Photo #1 is a simple mixture of: Pea shoots (photo #2), a fleeting spring treat Fresh mint Baby radishes Snow peas Edible flower petals Vinaigrette of EVOO and fresh lemon […]

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Following the popularity of the gingerbread house, there’s the Easter Bunny Hutch. Create an Easter centerpiece every bunny will love with this Ready-to-Build Chocolate Cookie Bunny Hutch Kit from Wilton. The kit has everything you need: 6 chocolate cookie panels Decorative candies Icing (blue, green, yellow, pink) Bunny butt icing decoration 2 decorating bags and […]

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