[1] A Thai fusion larb salad, here with red California grapes. The salad sits on a bed of jasmine rice (photo © Grapes From California). [2] Larb can be mixed in a bowl or served in separate ingredients on a plate (photo CC BY 2.0). [3] Fusion: larb in lettuce cups (photo © SunBasket). [4] […]

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[1] Mashed potato parfait, layered with cheese sauce (photo © Erika Penzer Kerekes | In Erika’s Kitchen). [2] The Yukon Gold potato: creamy yellow flesh, thin skin, and a favorite of chefs since it was introduced in 1980 (photo © Bonnie Plants). [3] Add your favorite herbs for color, flavor, and antioxidants (photo © Dirk […]

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[1] Open-face Caprese sandwich for breakfast or brunch (photos #1 and #4 © Stella Cheese). [2] Mozzarella, tomatoes and basil are the components of “everything” Caprese. Check out the recipes (photo © S Vario Photo | Panther Media). [3] The same concept turns into crostini for snacks or cocktails. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). […]

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Vegetables are delicious pickled, but so are fruits. Think sweet fruit in a spicy and tart marinade. This recipe for pickled apples, to celebrate National Apple Week, came to us from U.S. Apple. According to A Healthier Michigan, the first full week in August is National Apple Week. We can’t find other references for this […]

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July 27th is National Scotch Day. You know how to drink it. How about cooking with it? Although it is much more common to use wine or brandy in cooking, Scotch can offer complex character to everything from appetizers through dessert. Cooking lets you appreciate Scotch—or other whiskey—in new ways. You don’t have to use […]

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[1] Blueberry focaccia. The recipe is below (photo © King Arthur Flour). [2] Focaccia with kalamata olives. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). [3] Earlier recipes had simple toppings: herbs like rosemary or sage, salt and olive oil. Here’s the recipe from (photo © King Arthur Flour). [4] Focaccia can be baked in a round […]

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