FATHER’S DAY: Fun Dessert For Dad

These cuties were created by pastry chef Dominique Ansel, proprietor of the Dominique Ansel Bakery in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. The chef fills éclairs with a bourbon-chocolate creme, tops them with caramel glaze and decorates with a mini chocolate moustache and bow tie. You can melt chocolate and hand-pipe moustaches and bow…
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FATHER’S DAY RECIPE: Potato Chip & Beer Pancakes

“Mancakes” are made with beer and potato chips. Photo courtesy SurLaTable.com.   This Father’s Day, treat Dad to a breakfast featuring some not-so-traditional pancakes, made with BBQ potato chips and beer. Created by Chef David Burke (one of our favorite creative culinary artists) for Samuel Adams Boston Lager, these easy-to-make “mancakes” may become an annual…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Storing Fresh Fruit, Part 2

Yesterday we featured Part 1 of How To Store Fresh Fruit. Continuing in alphabetical order, here are: GRAPES Grapes continue to ripen after picking, and can be refrigerated to slow the ripening process. You can determine freshness by examining the stems. Fresh grapes will have green and pliable stems, while grapes that have been stored…
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FOOD FUN: Red Lettuce

Last week we presented two irresistible heirloom cucumbers. This week’s noteworthy produce comprises red lettuce varieties we discovered while perusing the “produce section” on Burpee.com. YUGOSLAVIAN RED LETTUCE Burpee calls Yugoslavian Red Lettuce “perhaps the most beauteous lettuce we’ve grown: a star selection for your salad bowl.” With bright-green cupped leaves splashed with rose-red and…
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