While we’d always perused the specialty cocktail menu at restaurants for some interesting combination of ingredients (the type of recipe you’d never thought to put together), our colleague Rowann has always ordered an Aperol Spritz, an apéritif created in northern Italy. One day we tasted hers, and yum! We’ve now become an Aperol Spritz enthusiast. […]

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[1] Thai iced tea. In her version, Wife Mama Foodie uses coconut milk instead of evaporated milk. Here’s her recipe (photo © Wife Mama Foodie). [2] The tea bags are available in boxes of 20 from Amazon and Walmart (photo © Wangderm).   Thai iced tea, known as cha-yen (cha is the word for tea), […]

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Zucchini is at its lowest price of the year: time to get out your spiralizer and make zoodles (zucchini noodles, a.k.a. zucchini spaghetti). If you don’t have a spiralizer and don’t want to buy one, you can find ready-to-cook zoodles in most supermarkets. DeLallo created this zoodles recipe using their passata rustica tomato puree, briny […]

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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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