If you’ve never had a chocolate tequila cocktail, today’s the day: July 24th is National Tequila Day. Since the Margarita cocktail has its own holiday (National Margarita Day is February 22nd), celebrate with a different tequila cocktail. Beyond the Margarita, some of the most popular tequila cocktails are: Bloody Maria: tequila, tomato juice, worcestershire sauce, […]

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[1] Framboise and raspberry club soda with fresh raspberries. [2] Lemonade and limoncello with fresh lemon and mint (both photos © RawPixel.com | Pexels).   We were trying to clear out a pantry closet filled with alcohol, which included bottles and bottles of things we rarely use. We only drink wine at home; if guests […]

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[1] Freshly caught and skinned wild salmon (all photos © Sitka Salmon Shares). [2] Line-caught salmon. [3] After they’re caught, the fish are quickly processed. [4] They’re blast-frozen, and shipped by FedEx to your doorstep.   We were recently invited to try a sample of Sitka Salmon Shares. It’s a wild-caught Alaskan seafood delivery service. […]

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[1] One-pot Spaghetti Caprese With Burrata (photo © The Baker Chick). [2] Moist and creamy, burrata is a great cheese for fresh-cheese lovers (© Murray’s Cheese).   Finally, burrata cheese is being made by enough American producers that many cheese lovers nationwide can buy it locally. Beyond enjoying it in a Caprese salad or with […]

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[1] Non-dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Häagen-Dazs makes non-dairy frozen treats in both cartons and bars (photo © Häagen-Dazs | Facebook), [3] Bubbie’s uses conventional dairy ice cream in its Ice Cream Bites (photos #3 and #4 © Bubbies’s Ice Cream. […]

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If you’ve had clam chowder or fish chowder, you know that the seafood is mixed into the soup with the other ingredients. In this recipe, created by recipe developer and blogger Sylvia Fountaine for the Idaho Potato Commission, the seafood is placed atop the chowder for a delicious dinner. As you can see in the […]

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[1] A salad of farmers market ingredients, from mache to nasturtium leaves (both photos © Good Eggs). [2] Even if you think you don’t like tomatoes, try a lush, ripe heirloom tomato. They’re practically a different species from regular supermarket fare.   For salad lovers, summer is the season to revel. Many traditionally summer fruits […]

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