[1] A Pineapple Mojito for National Mojito Day (photo © Cocina 214 | Winter Park, Florida). [2] Strawberry and Classic Mojitos (photo © Hard Rock Cafe). [3] For a Blackberry Mojito, just add 1/2 ounce of blackberry liqueur (photo © Driscoll’s). [4] Fresh pineapple makes a big difference. Use canned pineapple only as a last […]

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June 18th is National Sushi Day. Creative cooks have taken the sushi concept beyond fish and vegetables to sweet versions like fruit sushi and candy sushi. There are also cooked meat sushi and poultry sushi, and beef tartare sushi). Today, how about some fruit sushi?     RECIPE: FRUIT SUSHI This recipe (photo #1), from […]

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[1] Today’s Mateus bottle (photo © Mateus | Sogrape). [2] The original Mateus bottle was shaped like a water flask. The design underwent numerous design updates over the years, culminating in the modern bottle above (photo © Deli Portugal). [3] Because rosés can be made from any red wine grape, the resulting wines vary in […]

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Who took the two missing doughnuts??? (Photo of doughnuts (© Brooke Lark | Unsplash).   The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day (or Donut, if you prefer—the differce is below. You don’t have to create doughnut art, as in the lovely display above, photographed by Brooke Lark. You can simply buy some plain […]

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Calling all olive lovers: June 1st is National Olive Day.   OLIVE HISTORY The olive history is an ancient one, following figs as the earliest domesticated fruit tree. Olives trees were native to Asia Minor. The latest findings show that the olive was first domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean basin between 8,000 and 6,000 years […]

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May 29th is National Coq Au Vin Day (pronounced cuhk-oh-VAN). The name of this French country dish means “rooster with wine [sauce].” The wine varies by local specialty and can be red or white: Burgundy in Burgundy, Riesling in Alsace, and so forth. This classic dish is a bistro favorite, and one of the first […]

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[1] Fresh strawberries (photo © InHarvest). [2] Strawberry lemonade (photo © La Cocina Color Lila). [3] Strawberry milkshake (photo © Friendship Dairies). [4] A flowering strawberry plant. The fruit grows from the flower (photo © John-Mark Smith | UnsplashUnsplash). [5] Strawberry plant (photo © Chris Yang | UnsplashUnsplash).   May is National Strawberry Month. Is […]

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