HALLOWEEN: Vampire Drink

Whether your guests want a glass of white wine, sparkling wine or other clear drink, add a bloody effect with crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) or any red fruit liqueur. For the mocktail set, use raspberry syrup instead of cassis and add it to club soda, ginger ale or lemon-lime soda. If you can’t find…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use Herbs & Spices Instead Of Salt

Salt substitute. Photo by Dirk Ingo Franke | Wikimedia.   Recently we were lured by a heat-and-eat chicken pot pie from Trader Joe’s. The heating was easy, but the eating, not so much. The filling was totally bland, seemingly lacking in seasoning of any kind. The label mentioned white wine, salt, white pepper, ground savory,…
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RECIPE: Olive Oil Poached Salmon

Olive oil-poached salmon. Photo courtesy Pom Wonderful.   Here’s a recipe that tastes and looks great year-round. With brussels sprouts and spiced cider, it’s especially fitting for fall. The recipe is from Chef Chris Parsons of Catch restaurant in Winchester, Massachusetts, via Pom Wonderful. Prep time is 45 minutes, cook time is 1 hour 15…
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