FOOD FUN: Lemon Reindeer

Christmas craft reindeer. Photo courtesy Happy Girl Kitchen.   Happy Girl Kitchen is an artisan food producer in the San Francisco Bay area, making preserves and other condiments with organic farm fresh produce. The chutneys, jams, honeys, pickles and preserved tomatoes make delicious holliday gifts. Next to their Mandarin Lemon Marmalade in the photo is…
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GIFT: Daelia’s Honey Nougat (Italian Torrone)

Good nougat is hard to find. It can be a jawbreaker or cloyingly sweet. But is a Christmas tradition in numerous countries, and good nougat is worth hunting down. For at least six generations, Maria Walley’s family has made torrone for Christmas and Easter (torrone, pronounced toe-ROE-nay, is Italian for nougat). Her ancestors brought the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: “Fruitcake” Ice Cream For Christmas

It’s easy to make “fruitcake ice cream” Photo courtesy Vivolo.it.   This photo from Italian gelato maker Vivolo inspired a recipe idea: Serve “fruitcake” ice cream/gelato for Christmas. Start with vanilla ice cream. You can soften it and mix in the ingredients (and return to the freezer to harden), or simply top the ice cream,…
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RECIPE: Nanaimo Bars For Christmas

Nanaimo (pronounced na-NYE-mo) is a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, that has given its name to this delicious holiday bar cookie. If you’re looking for a special recipe, try this one from Jessie Oleson Moore of CakeSpy, via KingArthurFlour.com. A no-bake bar, the basic recipe consists of a graham cracker crumb-based layer…
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