[1] Drink green for spring and St. Patrick’s Day (photo courtesy Pampered Chef). [2] Learn more about kiwifruit from Live Eat Learn. [3] Namesake for the fruit: the kiwi bird (photo courtesy Ecobirdy; here’s more about the bird).   This cocktail from Pampered Chef says “spring” to us, but it can also say “St. Patrick’s […]

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March 11-17, 2018 is National Groundwater Awareness Week. What’s groundwater? All of our water comes from two channels: Surface water, fresh water sources on the surface of earth, such as rivers, streams, and reservoirs. Groundwater, which is contained in underground aquifers and underground lakes. Groundwater is replenished from precipitation, streams and rivers that seep into […]

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National Ranch Dressing Day is March 10th. In the category of bottled dressing, Ranch surpassed the previous favorite, Italian dressing, as America’s favorite—way back in 1992. Here’s something most people don’t know: Ranch is buttermilk dressing, a popular dressing that originated in the southern U.S. in the 1800s or earlier. By the 1980s, buttermilk had […]

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[1] Ahi Tuna Napoleon. Here’s the recipe (all photos courtesy Tommy Bahama). [2] Pork Burger With Pineapple Chutney & Bacon, a double-pork treat. Here’s the recipe. [3] Seared Scallop Sliders, a nice pairing with white wine. Here’s the recipe. [4] Surf and turf: Lobster Roll BLT. Here’s the recipe. [5] Banana Cream Pie, in a […]

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Green pancakes with optional Lucky Charms (photo courtesy I Heart Naptime). The marshmallows have been plucked from the cereal. Lucky Charms cereal (photo courtesy General Mills).   From Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime, Saint Patrick’s breakfast includes green pancakes with Lucky Charms, green milk (use food color) and rainbow fruit parfaits. She says, “Every once […]

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Get a shamrock cookie cutter to make fun foods for St. Patrick’s Day. You can buy a set of 4-inch and 2.6-inch cutters for less than $ 8.00. What to cut? We like the large cutter for: Avocado garnish Breakfast pancakes and toast Lunch burgers/cheeseburgers Grilled cheese and other sandwiches Dinner proteins Loaf cakes Cookies […]

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[1] Today’s recipe: Shepherd’s Pie X Baked Potatoes (photo courtesy Idaho Potato Commission). The American version of Shepherd’s Pie adds vegetables (photo courtesy Foster’s Market Cookbook). [3] Shepherd’s Pie with sweet potato mashed potatoes, at Centerville Pie Company. You can also use a polenta top crust. [4] Fancy Shepherd’s Pie, showing that even a humble […]

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Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Even if you don’t wear green or watch a parade on March 17th, you pick up a green bagel or some Irish soda bread, and end the day with wine and Irish cheeses, a green cocktail or an Irish Coffee. Or, you can make a traditional Irish recipe, or […]

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It seems that once or twice a year, a new brand of artisan ice cream pops up in a local store. Ice cream lover that we are, we try every one. They’re all good, but aside from the occasional groovy flavor, they don’t distinguish themselves from all the other good ice cream in the freezer […]

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[1] Quinoa porridge topped with spiced apples and cottage cheese (photo courtesy Muuna). [2] Amaranth porridge with almond milk and maple syrup. Here’s the recipe from Food Heaven Made Easy. [3] Elegant presentation: cooked farro pressed into a ring mold, unmolded and topped with fruit, at Villard Restaurant | Lotte New York Palace Hotel. [4] […]

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