June is National Candy Month. How much does mankind like candy and its chief ingredient, sugar or honey? Well: Our species evolved with a built-in sweet tooth. The history of candy dates back to cavemen. They ate honey and honeycomb; but took the next step to make candy from it, by drying it into a […]

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[1] Iced coffee with spiced rum and coconut liqueur. You can use any liqueur you like (photo courtesy The Skylark | NYC). [2] Use milk or half-and-half, or enjoy it black (photo courtesy The Wayfarer | NYC).   We drink our fair share of iced coffee, and see swarms of people carrying it down the […]

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Energy, potassium and protein combine in this snack: No melting necessary. Katrina Markoff, founder of Wild Ophelia Chocolate made it snack using the brand’s Peanut Butter & Banana Milk Chocolate Bar. She topped a square of chocolate with a slice of fresh banana and some peanut butter. “Best after-school snack ever,” she said. We say: […]

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Hummiki: a blend of hummus and tzatziki (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] We regularly mix other ingredients into hummus (here, butternut squash. So why not tzatziki (photo Good Eggs)? [3] Tzatziki: yogurt, chopped cucumbers and seasonings (photo courtesy Cava Grill). [4] One of our favorite starters: a mezze plate (photo courtesy Good […]

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[1] Like your coffee black? Wild Ophelia’s Jet Black Coffee Bites have a center of black coffee and liquid chocolate (photo courtesy Cold Brew Chick). Wild Ophelia’s Sea Salt Caramel Latte Cold Brew Bites. Have some with a caramel latte (photo courtesy Cold Brew Chick). [3] Great for gifting (photo courtesy Cold Brew Chick). [4] […]

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You may be putting chicken on the grill this weekend. For advice, we spoke with Claudia Sidoti, Head Chef and Head Recipe Developer at HelloFresh, a popular meal ingredients delivery service that makes it easier to cook delicious, nutritious meals (a gift for Father’s Day?). Claudia reminds us that dark meat chicken is “so much […]

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[1] Cypress flake salt from the Mediterranean (photo courtesy SaltWorks). Angsley salt from the sea around Wales (photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE). [3] Maldon River salt from England. It forms unique pyramid-shape crystals (photo courtesy Stephen Upson). [4] Kosher salt, from underground mines (photo courtesy WiseGeek).   Do you have a container of […]

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[1] Before tomato season, substitute watermelon in your Caprese (photo and recipe courtesy Skinnytaste). [2] When tomatoes are their most delicious, try this “double tomato Caprese”: beefsteak and cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [3] Another way to enjoy Caprese: in an avocado boat (here’s the recipe from Souffle Bombay).   Red, white and […]

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[1] What’s on your Memorial Day table? How about a sausage-and-beer tasting (photo courtesy Dovetail Brewery | Chicago)? [2] What’s under the toppings? Grilled sausages, to pair with beer (photo courtesy Tete | Chicago). [3] What’s on your Memorial Day table? How about a sausage-and-beer tasting (photos courtesy Les Trois Petits Cochons)? [4] What’s on […]

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