While we’re having protracted summer weather this year, soon the temperatures will be cooling, the leaves will be swirling, and it will be time to enjoy the flavors of Fall. At Woodhouse Chocolate, a family enterprise and a Napa Valley destination, that means beautiful bonbons in seasonal flavors: Candy Corn: A white chocolate ganache with […]

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[1] Cranberry, pumpkin seeds, spices and a chocolate drizzle (recipe and photo © The Popcorn Board). [2] Dried cranberries (photo © King Arthur Flour). [3] Toasted pumpkin seeds (photo © Simply Recipes).   October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, and The Popcorn Board has created a new recipe to mark the occasion. Loaded with chocolate, […]

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Everyone has heard of linguine with clam sauce, and pasta with mixed shellfish: clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp. But how about fish? This appealing dish of spaghetti with red snapper (photo #1) was created by Rickie Perez, Executive Chef/Founder of Logan Oyster Socials, a traveling oyster bar in Chicago.     RECIPE: SPAGHETTI WITH RED SNAPPER […]

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Honeybees gathering nectar. Their bodies pick up pollen, which they rubs off on the next flower they visit (photos © The Honeybee Conservancy).   Last week, The Honeybee Conservancy launched a new initiative: Bee The Solution. It’s a nationwide call-to-action and educational tour to raise awareness around bee conservation and the important role bees play […]

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Gnocchi for breakfast? It’s a pasta lover’s delight. Eggs, tomatoes, pesto and cheese create an Italian breakfast bake‚—so good and versatile that you can serve it for lunch and dinner, too (photo #1). Thanks to DeLallo for the recipe. You can purchase authentic Italian ingredients on the DeLallo website, including a kit to make your […]

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[1] Warm potato salad Japanese-style. The recipe is below (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Hot, but not too hot, shishito peppers (photo © Spoon Fork Bacon). [3] Shichimi togarashi is the Japanese seven spice blend. Here’s more about it (photo © Colourbox). [4] Grated ginger (photo © Luxury Travel Thailand). [5] Fingerling potatoes (photo […]

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We refer not to the hallucinogen psilocybin mushrooms—we’ve never been anywhere near one. September is National Mushroom Month—that means mushrooms in cuisine. We find culinary magic in the variety of culinary mushrooms available year-round. Why are they magic?     REASONS TO MEET MORE MUSHROOMS They can be served anytime, from breakfast to lunch to […]

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[1] Sauerkraut with beef, burgers, hot dogs, salmon and sandwiches (photos #1 to #4 © Cleveland Kraut). [2] Beet Red Cleveland Kraut, made with red cabbage, beets and cabbage. Try it with hot dogs, meat dishes and salads paired with goat cheese. [3] Green cabbage, green bell peppers, jalapeños, leeks, red chiles, sriracha and seasonings […]

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Fall reminds us of polenta, a comfort food from Italy, served hot. (It’s comforting like mashed potatoes.) Polenta is cornmeal (photo #1) that is often boiled served as breakfast porridge (here’s the difference between grits and polenta). Its versatility allows it to be incorporated into mains and sides for lunch and dinner. You can also […]

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[1] Instead of lasagna, make this pasta bake. Add chicken for a Chicken Parm fusion. [2] Delallo Tomato Passata (puree) forms the sauce. You can find it in stores or online. (photos #1 and #2 © DeLallo). [3] Panko, Japanese-style crunchy breadcrumbs, are our favorite. We no longer use conventional breadcrumbs for breading (photo © […]

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