[1] The fixings for a classic Mojito. Note the sugar cane “swizzle stick” (photo © Jennifer Schmidt | Unsplash). [2] A classic Mojito at Seviche restaurant (photo © Seviche | Louisville). [3] A Cherry Mojito. The recipe is below (photo © Jochem Raat | Unsplash). [4] A Coconut Mojito. Here’s the recipe (photo © Firewater […]

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Lemonade gets lots of attention during summer months. But why ignore limeade? It’s just as refreshing, and more of a treat since one doesn’t often find it. If you don’t want to squeeze limes, it’s easy to pick up a can of frozen limeade. The concentrate is versatile: also a component of some slushies, sangrias, […]

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Quick: What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions Key limes? Key lime pie, most likely. Smaller, rounder, less acidic more fragrant than their more traditional relative and with a thin, leathery skin, the Persian/Tahitian lime, the Key Lime is used in many tropical cuisines throughout the world. It’s also known as the […]

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The easiest red, white and blue desserts with which to celebrate the July 4th weekend are these two, from prominent New York City restaurants.     RECIPE #1: RED, WHITE & BLUE ICE CREAM The first recipe from Il Buco, is as easy as it gets: Ingredients 1 scoop of strawberry ice cream 1 scoop […]

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Need a special gift? Want a special treat? We recommend the Gourmet S’mores Kit (photo #1) from L.A. Burdick, one of America’s finest chocolatiers. It’s a limited edition: a summer special, available from June 1st to September 2nd. We’ll be ordering several for our own summer festivities and for Father’s Day gifts.     WHAT […]

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[1] Ready for the air fryer: a wonderfully flavorful veggie burger made from chickpeas and shiitake mushrooms (photos #1, #2, #3, #4, #7 and #8, plus recipe, © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Grilled and adorned with arlicky aïoli, lettuce, tomato and pickles. [3] Dried shiitake mushrooms are part of the magic. [4] Shiitakes […]

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[1] A rare two-color lobster (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Lobster Anywhere | Facebook). [2] An even more rare blue lobster. [3] The most rare are albino a.k.a. crystal lobsters: 1 in a million. [4] Lobster Mac & Cheese (photo © Blake’s All Natural). [5] Lobster Cobb Salad (photo © Skinny Taste). Lobster BLT. […]

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