FOOD FUN: Rainbow Baby Carrots

Baby carrots are hot sellers. But how much hotter can they get than these rainbow baby carrots? Carrots—standard size and baby—are available in six different colors: the familiar deep orange plus burgundy red, deep purple, tangerine (light orange), yellow and white. They’re a delicious way to add color and crunch to appetizers, salads and entrées.… Continue reading “FOOD FUN: Rainbow Baby Carrots”

PRODUCT: DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

The clever media relations people at DoubleTree by Hilton know just how to get a busy writer to take time from the editorial calendar* and apportion it to them. Because you’ve got to love people who send you delicious chocolate chip cookies. In thanks, you’ve got to write about them. So here goes: DoubleTree guests… Continue reading “PRODUCT: DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies”

RECIPE: Mussels Escargot Style, With Maitre d’Hotel Butter

Mussels, escargot style. Photo courtesy Millesime Restaurant | NYC.   Escargots don’t have much flavor. What brings them to life is the vibrant garlic-parsley butter, known in French cuisine as beurre maître d’hôtel butter. It’s a popular compound butter that’s used on fish, meat, noodles, potatoes, vegetables and you-name-it. It’s delicious year around, and ushers… Continue reading “RECIPE: Mussels Escargot Style, With Maitre d’Hotel Butter”

TIP OF THE DAY: 4 Ways To Stretch Potatoes With Veggies

How to eat more veggies? Just add them to potato dishes. It couldn’t be easier. Photo courtesy Betty Crocker.   Is there anyone who doesn’t love potatoes? Not merely like potatoes, but love them? They’re filling and affordable, but they’re a starch—they don’t count toward your daily servings of vegetables. Here are four easy ways… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: 4 Ways To Stretch Potatoes With Veggies”

PRODUCT: RealBeanz Nutrient-Enhanced Iced Coffee

RealBeanz with coconut water. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   A year ago or so, we had the opportunity to taste RealBeanz, a line of flavored bottled coffee beverages with a stylish vibe, 100% natural ingredients and rBST-free milk. The flavors have neutraceutical enhancements that turn them into functional beverages. For example, Vanilla… Continue reading “PRODUCT: RealBeanz Nutrient-Enhanced Iced Coffee”