[1] Chocolate Earl Grey tea is available year-round, and in this special Easter packaging [all photos © David’s Tea). [2] You can see why this tea is called Hot Chocolate. It’s pu’ehr tea with chocolate chips that melt into the brew. [3] An Easter sampler with six different chocolate flavors. During the holidays, there’s a […]

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Spring brings an abundance of sweet produce: fruits and vegetables. Some of our favorites are fleeting: morel mushrooms, ramps, and green garlic. Sauté them with asparagus and garlic: truly delicious! Here’s a full list of spring fruits and vegetables, and our menu for a spring-focused dinner. Don’t overlook rhubarb, a spring favorite that, while botanically […]

Diets To Lose Weight

[1] Need an “Easter cheese?” Put bunny ears or a tail on a wheel of it (photo © Jasper Hill Farm). [2] How about surrounding the cheese board with small foil-wrapped Easter eggs? Chocolate and cheese are a good pairing (photo © Murray’s Cheese).   Turn a great cheese into the Easter Bunny (photo #1). […]

Diet Tips

[1] Serve this gnocchi appetizer in small portions, or make it into a lunch-size salad atop greens (photo © DeLallo Foods). [2] Cook and drain the gnocchi (photo © iGourmet). [3] Roasted red pepper strips, a.k.a. pimento or pimiento (photo © Monjardin)./span> [4] Artichoke hearts (photo © La Tienda). [5] Genoa salami—salame in Italian (photo […]

Diet Tips

[1] Eight great sauces for your kitchen (photo © Good Eggs). [2] This Buffalo sauce is an enhancement over the original Buffalo wing sauce, created by Good Eggs (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Cacciatore sauce was originally made with garden ingredients to cook with the hunter’s rabbit. These days, it’s more likely to be a […]

Diet Tips

March is National Sauce Month. The sauce most used in American homes is tomato sauce—for pasta, pizza, eggs, meatloaf, soup base, dipping and so much more. However, tomato sauce/pasta sauce is one of the biggest sources of hidden added sugar in prepared foods. Look at the labels of the foods you buy: both the grams […]

Diet Tips

[1] A hot feta dip, with a bit of honey and thyme (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Murray’s Cheese). [2] You can serve it with as many accompaniments as you like. [3] Greek feta cheese. See the footnote* for an eye-opener about feta. [4] Dried herbs are convenient, but there’s nothing like the flavor […]

Diet Tips