[1] Hass avocados have the creamy flesh needed for mashing (photos #1, #2, #3, and #4 © ACC Art Books). [2] Three avocado toast recipes: something for everyone (or, all three for everyone!). [3] Caren Rideau’s Terra y Vino Dry Riesling is a perfect match with her avocado toast. [4] Caren Rideau: Kitchen Designer, Vintner, […]

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At our house, toast comes to the table with butter, cream cheese, and jam. But this weekend, we’ll adapt this idea for creative toast toppings from Woodstock Foods. Whole grain toast (so much more flavorful than packaged white bread!) is served with guacamole as the bread spread, and a DIY assortment of healthful toppings: Capers […]

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[1] This breakfast toast or snack is apple pie filling plus goat cheese or sour cream (photos #1 and #2 © Roth Cheese | Facebook). [2] Roth makes 8-ounce logs of plain goat cheese, and 4-ounce logs of blueberry, garlic, honey, and seasonal cranberry logs. [3] The original recipe used sourdough, but we think country […]

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You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this recipe for Mummy Toast. There’s an over-easy egg hidden underneath the mummy’s wrappings. It sits on a bed of jam, but you can use ketchup if you prefer. This recipe is from Hello Fresh, which has three more fun and easy egg recipes for Halloween. […]

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A few years ago we suggested sweet potato toast as an alternative to avocado toast, beet toast, eggplant toast, hummus toast, mushroom toast and green pea toast. We provided a recipe from Chef François Payard, who put a gourmet twist on the sweet potatoes with caramelized onions, balsamic vinaigrette and sliced roasted sweet potatoes instead […]

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[1] Drizzle some salsa on your avocado toast (photo © Eva Dilmanian | Dreams Aren’t This Good). [2] Avocado toast “Caprese,” with mozzarella, tomato and balsamic drizzle. Here’s the recipe (photo © Two Peas In Their Pod).   We’ve seen many ideas for topping avocado toast, from spring peas and fried or poached eggs to: […]

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[1] A goat cheese crottin with toasted almonds and a drizzle of maple syrup (photo © Vermont Creamery). [2] Toasted (a.k.a. roasted) pumpkin seeds. Here’s the recipe from Simply Recipes (photo © Elise Bauer | Simply Recipes). [3] Snow peas with toasted sesame seeds. Here’s the recipe from Chef Curtis Stone. Note that toasted sesame […]

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[1] Delicious, nutritious chickpea toast (photo © Salt & Honey Catering). [2] Dried chickpeas will expand to twice their weight. These are from America’s leading provider of artisan beans, Rancho Gordo (photo © Rancho Gordo). [3] Green chickpeas in the pod (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   Move over, avocado toast—one more time. […]

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We prefer French toast to pancakes and waffles. The texture and the flavor of good bread, as opposed to the wheatiness of the latter. For Mother’s Day, we’re making this recipe from DeLallo: Raspberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Balsamic Glaze. That’s a mouthful, and so is the three-decker French toast napoleon or sundae. The […]

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WHAT IS CREAMED HONEY? Creamed honey is crystallized honey, that can be spread like jam. It is also called cream honey and honey creme. Almost all honey crystallizes over time; the time frame depends on the particular type of nectar from which the bees gathered the pollen (photo #7). The higher amount of sugar a […]

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