Looking for an activity for yourself or for kids? Like goat cheese? You’re in luck. Belle Chevre, award-winning cheesemakers and one of our favorites, has added DIY cheese kits to their line of fresh goat cheeses. The kits have everything you need to make a log of goat cheese or a bowl of fromage blanc. […]

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[1] The Easter Bunny, fitted with a mask to prevent Covid (photo © Lillie Belle Farms).   Even the Easter Bunny is taking precautions in these risky times. The chocolatiers at Lillie Belle Farms have been turning out a colony* of chocolate bunnies wearing protective masks. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate bunnies are […]

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We can always rely on DiBruno Bros. in Philadelphia for the best specialty foods—and creative ways to use them. For Easter, they’ve used Easter egg cookie cutters (photo #2) to create an Easter cheese plate (photo #1). The semi-hard cheese group includes young Asiago, Cheddar, Colby, Edam, Fontinella, Gouda, Manchego, Provolone (photo #1) and Queso […]

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We love this idea from Ardor Restaurant, located in the West Hollywood Edition hotel in Los Angeles. This vegetable-forward restaurant uses organic ingredients, prepared simply but (as you can tell from the photo), impressively. We’d also like to give a shout out to Chef John Fraser, a California native whose cuisine enthralled us when he […]

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This upside-down beer glass caught our eye. We wanted a set, but couldn’t justify the expenditure (not to mention, no room in our cabinet). The double-walled glass keeps your beer colder, for longer. There’s no condensation on the outside, either. Plan ahead for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day and take a further look at the […]

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People who know the religious significance of challah may raise an eyebrow at our headline. (There’s more about challah below). The sandwich may be tongue-in-cheek [photo #1], but it’s delicious. Here’s our adaptation of the recipe. Beer is a great beverage pairing. Prosciutto is the cured hind leg of the pig, as is American ham. […]

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If you have clear juice glasses or anything similar—and some extra time on your hands—you can make these clever egg crêpe omelets. This recipe takes a bit more preparation than a conventional vegetable omelet, but it’s fun to serve. How do you eat it? With a fork or spoon, from the glass.     RECIPE: […]

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Plan ahead to enjoy this delicious sandwich on St. Patrick’s Day. It was created by DiBruno Bros. in Philadelphia, where it’s called the Irish Hoagie. The biggest challenge is finding a pumpernickel baguette in our area. We did find a pumpernickel rolls. If you can’t find anything similar, a pumpernickel bagel or a loaf of […]

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