This beautiful Persian Rose tea is the signature blend of Nini Ordoubadi, master blender, and proprietor of Tay Tea in Woodstock, New York. It was her first blend and remains her personal favorite of many wonderful blends she was created over the years. She blends fine black Ceylon bergamot-scented tea with rose petals, organic rose […]

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[1] Jicama pairs with savora and sweet ingredients. Here’s the recipe for this salad, which adds sweet mango (photo © All Recipes). [2] Jicama and other crudités with chipotle dressing. Here’s the recipe (photo © Kiwilimón). [3] Jicama can be eaten raw or cooked (photo © Isabel Eats). [4] The firm flesh can be sliced […]

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Say “Cinco de Mayo cocktail,” and most people will say “Margarita!” We’d like to offer a different suggestion this year: the Paloma. The Paloma cocktail recipe is below, along with lots of food and drink recipes for Cinco de Mayo. In Mexico, the Paloma, not the Margarita, is Mexico’s favorite cocktail. It couldn’t be easier […]

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[1] Peanut Pretzel Toffee: Resistance is futile (photo © Taste Of Home). [2] Honey roasted peanuts. If you don’t like peanuts, substitute your nut of choice (photo by J. Irkaejc | Panther Media). [3] Mini pretzels (photo © Lisa Fotios | Pexels).   April 26th is National Pretzel Day, an easy holiday to celebrate. Just […]

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[1] No matter what cut of steak you’re cooking, a homemade steak sauce adds palate excitement (photo © Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea). [2] More restaurants are slicing the steak in the kitchen, making it easier for the diner to cut bite-size pieces (photo © Barbacoa | Boise). [3] How about a sliced porterhouse (photo © The […]

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Here’s a quick-and-easy chickpea salad for National Chickpea Day, April 21st (photo #1). You may know today’s legume honoree by one of its other names: ceci or cece (Italian), chana or Kabuli chana (Northern India), Egyptian pea, garbanzo (Spanish), gram or Bengal gram (British India). By any name, chickpeas are protein-packed with protein and a […]

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We’re going bananas! For April 20th, National Banana Day, we’ve rounded up more than 50 banana recipes for every meal of the day, plus snacks*. and if that’s not enough banana for you, August 27th is National Banana Lover’s Day. It will take a banana lover more time than that to go through all of […]

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