FOOD FUN: Heirloom Potatoes

Exotic looking, but they’re just potatoes! Photo courtesy Costanera Cocina Peruana.   Potatoes originated in the Andes Mountains of Peru, where more than 2,000 varieties still grow wild (there are more than 4,000 varieties of potatoes worldwide). They were first domesticated more than 6,000 years ago. Don’t you wish you could buy some of these…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tequila On The Rocks

Sure, you enjoy tequila in a Margarita, Tequila Sunrise or hundreds of other drinks that use the popular Mexican spirit. But have you tried tequila on the rocks? That’s how the aged tequila expressions, Añejo and Extra Añejo, should be enjoyed (here are the different types of tequila). Even if all you have is a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: More Red, White & Blue Food

A healthful dessert or snack for Independence Day Weekend: You can’t go wrong with Red, White & Blue Fruit Salad. This fanciful fruit dessert was created by the National Watermelon Promotion Board. RECIPE: RED, WHITE & BLUE FRUIT SALAD Ingredients For 4 Servings 4 cups watermelon balls 2 cups fresh blueberries 4 dollops prepared whipped…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Panasonic Electric Kettle

Summer is iced tea time. If you’re a fan, here’s a question: Why take the time and effort to brew iced tea? You can buy it in individual bottles and large formats just about everywhere. The main reasons to brew your own are sustainability, cost and, if you have a good palate, better quality tea.…
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TIP OF THE DAY & FOOD HOLIDAY: National Ceviche Day

Ceviche with a fried plaintain garnish. Photo courtesy Chef Todd English | MXDC.   The third annual National Ceviche Day is June 28th. The holiday started in Peru, where ceviche is the national dish. Ceviche, seafood served chilled, is delicious any time of the year, but is especially refreshing in summer. It’s a great dish:…
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