TIP OF THE DAY: Healthy Bagels

Dill is often used to garnish a plate of smoked salmon—it’s a perfect pairing. So we tried snipping fresh dill onto our bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon. The verdict: the more dill, the better. The pretty, fragrant herb also has a heap of health benefits. It has compounds that fight free radicals, neutralize…
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BOOK: Everything Tastes Better With Bacon

Every bacon lover needs a copy of Everything Tastes Better With Bacon. When we first heard about this book, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it: “70 Fabulous Recipes For Every Meal Of The Day,” promises the cover of the bacon cookbook, “Everything Tastes Better With Bacon.” Any bacon lover would gladly eat…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Watermelon Martini

Take advantage of summer fruit by switching your cocktail choices. Save the Bloody Marys and Cosmos for fall, and make fresh fruit drinks while the sun shines. One of our favorite summer drinks is the Watermelon Martini. Not only is fresh watermelon delicious in a cocktail, but we love garnishing the drinks with slices of…
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PRODUCT: Caribbean Rum Cake

A black rum cake is dense with ground raisins, prunes and cherries. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE. There are some mediocre rum cakes out there, but we’ve been having a pretty good run tasting delicious brands. The most recent are from Caribbean Cake Connoisseurs, owners of the enviable URL Rumcake.com. They make both…
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RECIPE: Blooming Tea Punch

We couldn’t stop drinking this fruity tea punch with tequila and vodka. It’s a refreshing way to entertain guests in the hot weather. It’s also beautiful to look at. The tea is brewed with “blooming tea” (also called flowering tea and presentation tea). The beautiful “flowers” made of tea leaves and actual flower petals add…
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