August 22nd is National BLT Day; April is National BLT Month. We’ve applied the BLT concept to foods beyond sandwiches—from cocktails to guacamole. See the recipes below. Thanks to DeLallo, we’ve now tried it with a bowl of fusilli col buco*. We’ve had it both as hot pasta and as a room temperature BLT Fusilli […]

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[1] A Thai fusion larb salad, here with red California grapes. The salad sits on a bed of jasmine rice (photo © Grapes From California). [2] Larb can be mixed in a bowl or served in separate ingredients on a plate (photo CC BY 2.0). [3] Fusion: larb in lettuce cups (photo © SunBasket). [4] […]

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[1] Mashed potato parfait, layered with cheese sauce (photo © Erika Penzer Kerekes | In Erika’s Kitchen). [2] The Yukon Gold potato: creamy yellow flesh, thin skin, and a favorite of chefs since it was introduced in 1980 (photo © Bonnie Plants). [3] Add your favorite herbs for color, flavor, and antioxidants (photo © Dirk […]

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Last December, Amyris, a biotech company and a leader in the development and production of sustainable ingredients for health and wellness and other categories, launched PURECANE Brand Sweetener, a zero-calorie alternative to established brands. Launched on Purecane.com, and on Amazon. Our brother is one of the millions of people who struggle to reduce the amount […]

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This bit of food fun comes to us from Stemilt, one of the largest apple growers and packers in America. It’s headquartered in Wenatchee, Washington, the “Apple Capital of the World.” The family-owned and operated company has been farming apples for more than 100 years. Check out the 20 different types of apples they sell, […]

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[1] Watermelon sticks are easier to eat than wedges (photo © The Girl Who Ate Everything). [2] Viva Signature Cloth Paper Towels are the best-absorbing paper towels (photo © Viva Paper Towels).   Watermelon slices are typically served in large triangle that require two hands—or a knife and fork. Such a juicy fruit may be […]

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We love these summer rolls from the California Avocado Commission. It is adapted from Thai summer roll recipes. Made with gluten-free rice paper, rice noodles, lettuce and pickled vegetables, it is light and refreshing: great summer fare. You can make a lunch of them, snack on them, or serve them with summer drinks: iced tea, […]

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[1] Open-face Caprese sandwich for breakfast or brunch (photos #1 and #4 © Stella Cheese). [2] Mozzarella, tomatoes and basil are the components of “everything” Caprese. Check out the recipes (photo © S Vario Photo | Panther Media). [3] The same concept turns into crostini for snacks or cocktails. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). […]

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