October 7th is National Frappe Day. Frappe (pronounced frap) is a New England term for milkshake, from the French frapper (frap-PAY), “to beat.” It’s am iced beverage that is made in a blender or a shaker, to produce a foamy drink. Ice is added to increase the foaminess. Milk, sugar and flavorings can be added. […]

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[1] Bucatini: like spaghetti, but thicker and with a hole down the center (photo by Alicia LaLocanda | CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 License). [2] Spicy Pumpkin Carbonara—recipe below (photo © Delallo). [3] Bucatini Ai Frutti Di Mari (mixed seafood). Here’s the recipe (photo © Delallo). [4] Bucatini, homemade by The Baker Chick. Here’s her recipe (photo © The […]

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[1] While there’s not much fruit inside, here are recipes to use an etrog (photo © My Jewish Learning). [2] Just-harvested etrog with its leaves (photo © Kara Idelka | Panther Media). [3] Inside an etrog: lots of edible pith, little juice (photo © Sid Wainer). [3] Here’s a recipe for etrog jam (photo © […]

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[1] Super-easy apple chips are low in calories (photo © Melissa’s Produce). [2] Fuji apples (photos #2, #3, #4 and #5 © Good Eggs). [3] Gala apples. [4] Golden Delicious apples. [5] Pink Lady apples.   Crunchy, homemade apple chips are wonderful homemade snack. And it couldn’t be easier. No dehydrator is needed to make […]

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October is National American Cheese Month. How about some vegan cheese? It’s amazing how vegan cheeses have improved from the original soy-based products, thanks to more people demanding non-dairy foods. Vegan products are not just for vegans, but people who are: Avoiding cholesterol Kosher Lactose-intolerant (or have other milk allergies) Sustainable living advocates   We’d […]

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[1] Yes, please: a hearty dish of creamy mushroom fettuccine (photos #1 and #2 © Delallo). [2] Egg fettuccine has not just a golden color, but a deeper flavor than conventional fettuccine. You can get these online from Delallo. [3] Cremini mushrooms (also spelled crimini), are a mature version of button mushrooms. Read more about […]

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September 29th is National Coffee Day. To some coffee drinkers, fall means pumpkin spice lattes. We’re not keen on the sugar syrup, so for us, fall means fall coffee flavors. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice products are back on grocery store shelves, along with new fall specialties. Joining Pumpkin Spice are: Starbucks Maple Pecan Flavored Coffee, in […]

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