Say “Cinco de Mayo cocktail,” and most people will say “Margarita!” We’d like to offer a different suggestion this year: the Paloma. The Paloma cocktail recipe is below, along with lots of food and drink recipes for Cinco de Mayo. In Mexico, the Paloma, not the Margarita, is Mexico’s favorite cocktail. It couldn’t be easier […]

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Here’s a quick-and-easy chickpea salad for National Chickpea Day, April 21st (photo #1). You may know today’s legume honoree by one of its other names: ceci or cece (Italian), chana or Kabuli chana (Northern India), Egyptian pea, garbanzo (Spanish), gram or Bengal gram (British India). By any name, chickpeas are protein-packed with protein and a […]

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[1] Tiny fudge bites hit the spot (photos © The Hawaii Fudge Co.). [2] Nicely gift-boxed and ready for a gift bag or Christmas stocking. [3] Standard size pieces of one of our favorite fudge flavors, Haupia Pie, named for a Hawaiian dessert that melds chocolate (kokoleka) and coconut (haupia).   We’re up to our […]

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Something different to reflect upon on Valentine’s Day: cocoa bitters. Artisan chocolate bitters have been around for a while, but now category leader ANGOSTURA® has launched Cocoa Bitters. They join a lineup that includes the original Aromatic Bitters and Orange Bitters. And Cocoa Bitters are not just for cocktails. Add them to your morning cup […]

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