TIP OF THE DAY: Whip Up A Simple Gazpacho Recipe

Ajoblanco, white gazpacho. Photo courtesy Foods From Spain.   Before summer ends, make gazpacho: high in taste and vegetable quota, low in calories. Get the ripest tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and other favorite vegetables such as green onions and red peppers; toss them into the blender or food processor with fresh herbs and vinegar to taste…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Head To The Farmers Market

What’s up, Doc? Beautiful produce at the farmers market, in non-conventional colors. Look for burgundy, maroon, white and yellow carrots. Orange and yellow beets. Purple “green” beans and bell peppers. Green, orange and purple cauliflower. Heirloom tomatoes in burgundy, green, yellow and stripes. Some of the unusual hues are the original colors—carrots, for example, were…
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COOKING VIDEO: Bobby Flay’s Grilled Peach Cobbler

  Before the lush summer peaches disappear, make a grilled peach cobbler outside on the grill. You don’t have to turn on an oven and heat up the kitchen. And, it’s delicious! Chef Bobby Flay demonstrates how easy it is, in this video:         Find more of our favorite pie, cobbler and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Healthier Cupcakes

Reduce calories and add nutrition: cupcakes with nonfat cream cheese frosting and sliced almonds. Photo courtesy La Tourangelle.   Cupcakes are everywhere: cute, tempting, but no pillar of nutrition and healthful eating. Yet, by making a few substitutions, they can be just as much fun. To assuage the guilt, consider adding some healthier touches to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Roasted Nut Oils For Cooking

We discovered wonderfully flavorful nut oils as a college student taking culinary trips to France. Our first experience was a mesclun and goat cheese salad with a walnut oil vinaigrette. The flavor was a revelation that inspired us to tote back numerous bottles of walnut oil, not knowing if we’d find it in the U.S.…
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