[1] Loaded bacon cheese fries are easy to make (both photos © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] A Greek salad with Greek-seasoned fries (oregano, thyme, garlic). Here’s the recipe. [3] Grown In Idaho frozen crinkle-cut fries (photo © Coltrane’s).   July 13th, National French Fry Day: The very name suggests that, no matter how hard you’ve […]

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We’re getting ready for National Hot Dog Day, July 20th this year (it’s the third Wednesday in July). We’re serving some creative hot dog toppings—no mustard, ketchup, relish, and sauerkraut this year. You can set up a DIY hot dog bar with the toppings below, and let guests create their “signature” hot dogs. Mustard and […]

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[1] An elegant ice cream cone (photo © Claudio Hegedus | Wesual | Unsplash). [2] July is National Blueberry Month, and July 8th is National Blueberry Day. Here’s the recipe for blueberry ice cream (photo © Driscoll’s). [3] A caramel ice cream sundae (photo © National Honey Board).   July is National Ice Cream Month, […]

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[1] This attractive dessert is made from cut-up fudge pops (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Gourmet ice pops (paletas) from La Newyorkina (photo © Goldbelly).   It’s National Ice Cream Month, and our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog thought up this creative and oh-so-easy approach to ice cream desserts. She cuts […]

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[1] This “July 4th” wine cooler takes the extra step of cutting apple slices into stars. You can serve the same recipe all summer long with regular apple slices (photo © Daniele Aquino | Real Food Mostly Plants). [2] Find a good, affordable Chardonnay (photo © Boggle Winery). [3] Can’t find rambutan? Substitute lychee (photo […]

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[1] Frozen grapes keep chilled drinks (photo © Foods & Wines From Spain). [2] A medley of grape colors looks best (photo © Melissa’s Produce).   Here’s a way to keep cool your glass of white wine or other cold drinks that are served without ice: Use frozen grapes as ice cubes! They’re decorative, and […]

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Sprouted bread is typically a product sold in natural food stores. In our little municipality—the island of Manhattan—the supermarkets are very small and you have to go to a natural foods store to find anything sprouted. Fortunately, we have more than a few Whole Foods Markets which carry sprouted breads (check both the fresh bread […]

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