There’s something different in maple syrup, and so special that it keeps selling out. It’s Runamok Maple’s Sparkling Syrup, flush with edible gold (photo #1). Runamok is an artisan producer of specialty maple syrup; not only classic varieties, but exciting flavored ones. Not just for breakfast, these syrups are special garnishes or mixed ins for […]

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Our Top Pick Of The Week encourages you to try Chenin Blanc wines from the Loire Valley of France. These excellent white wines include familiar wines like Savennières and Vouvray, as well as other equally noteworthy but less-well-known white wines of the Loire. The Loire Valley (pronounced L-WAHR) is a paradise of beautiful scenery and […]

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We love bread, unashamedly. We’d rather eat bread than meat. We don’t need any condiment; just bread, delicious bread. Of course, that means good bread, artisan bread, bread from small bakeries like Atoria’s Family Bakery in Gilroy, California (they ship nationwide). Grandmother Atoria grew up in Assyria, the kingdom of northern Mesopotamia that became the […]

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While the third week in July is National Prosecco Week, August 13th is National Prosecco Day. Prosecco, a sparkling wine, is our favorite summer wine—and a good year-round sparkler, taking its place among the world’s noteworthy sparkling wines. Light, fizzy, balanced with a layers of sweet fruit, it’s a good white wine to serve as […]

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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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[1] Beet + Lemon + Ginger, one of five Beetology flavors. (all photos © Beetology). [2] How about a Beetarita? Here’s the recipe. [3] Make a beet iced tea. [4] A beet and orange slush. Add yogurt for a smoothie. [5] The sugar beet looks like a parsnip (photo courtesy Prose.com).   The formal name […]

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