[1] A simple salad of mixed baby greens, topped with burrata, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze (photo © Hill And Bay | NYC). [2] Top baby greens with burrata (here baby spinach and arugula sprouts) and a drizzle of olive oil. Watermelon radishes add color (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Burrata atop sundried […]

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The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins today and is celebrated for two days. It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days specified by Leviticus 23:23–32, that occur each year. Symbolic foods include: Apples and honey Challah Couscous With Seven Vegetables Dates Fish Honey cake Leeks, chard or spinach New (i.e. seasonal) fruit […]

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September 2nd is World Coconut Day, a holiday observed big-time in the Asian and Pacific countries, which are home to most of the world’s coconut producing countries. National Coconut Day in the U.S. is June 26th. World Coconut Day was established to increase public awareness of the health and commercial benefits of coconut, a fruit […]

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September 1st is National Cherry Popover Day. Popovers have been a family delight, although our mother and grandmother, both excellent bakers, didn’t make them. Instead, the family went for frequent brunches at a restaurant know for its popovers. Alas, the restaurant is gone and our option is to bake our own. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy. […]

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[1] Tia Maria Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur (both photos © Tia Maria). [2] Have a refreshing Tia Tonic, and check out these other Tia Maria cocktail recipes.   August is National Coffee Month; National Coffee Day is September 26th, and International Coffee Day is October 1st. While most coffee drinkers can be convinced to upgrade […]

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August 25th is National Banana Split Day, celebrating an iconic sundae invented in 1904 by a 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist in Pennsylvania. In those days, pharmacies contained soda fountains, and it wasn’t unusual for a junior pharmacist to fill in as a soda jerk*. He made the sundae in a long dish called a boat (hence […]

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[1] Grilled romaine turns into a grilled Caesar Salad (photo © Wisconsin Cheese). [2] Another look at grilled Caesar Salad (photo © Stagione Restaurant | Charlotte). [3] A classic Caesar Salad (photo © Safe Eggs). [4] A different way to serve Caesar Salad: without tearing the romaine (photo © Yondu | Facebook). [5] Shave the […]

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