[1] For lunch, top hummus with a Greek salad (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods). [2] Another way to plate. You can create variety with chopping techniques: dicing, julienning, shaving, spiralizing, etc. (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods). [3] A “rainbow salad” topped with flavored hummus (photo courtesy Bush’s Beans).   Most Americans enjoy hummus as a dip. That’s […]

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National Margarita Day is February 22nd. Coincidentally, it’s the birthday of George Washington, who never had a tequila drink since Colonials didn’t know about tequila. The Margarita has become America’s favorite cocktail. Here’s the history of the Margarita. According to The Nielsen CGA On-Premise Consumer Survey, a snapshot of America’s eating and drinking habits in […]

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We love little bits of food trivia that help us make better choices. Here are five tidbits from nutrition Madison Linek, RDN, LD, a clinical dietician with Kroger Health (Kroger is America’s largest supermarket chain). Avocado. Some people go by a slight squeeze with the fingers, but you can find the perfectly ripe avocado by […]

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[1] A chocolate torte—a short, dense cake—topped with chocolate truffles (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] A coconut torte: one dense layer (photo courtesy Food 52). [3] A chocolate tart. Notice the chocolate crust around the perimeter (photo courtesy Pichet Ong).   Happy Valentine’s Day! If this chocolate truffle torte looks good to you (photo […]

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Recently we previewed some new housewares, just arrived on the market. Here are three that have found a permanent place in our home.     1. RITZ HOOK AND HANG TOWELS It’s a simple invention but a very useful one: a kitchen towel with a hook attached, the whole thing going straight into the washing […]

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[1] Nugget, the honey bear gets a new job: as a drink holder, served in a rocks glass with a garnish of leaves (substitute something edible, like pineapple or cucumber spears). Concept from Sunday In Brooklyn, photo by Eric Medsker.   The honey bear bottle: so adorable that many people choose their honey just because […]

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For Martini lovers, here’s a twist for Valentine’s Day: A peppadew stands in for a red heart on the cocktail pick, along with anything else you like. (Or, you can stack two or three peppadews on a pick.)     ADDITIONAL MARTINI GARNISHES Cocktail onion Cornichon/gherkin Cucumber chunk Lemon peel Olive Pepperoni slice Pickled garlic […]

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