RECIPE: Grilled Corn Salad

Fresh grilled corn salad. Photo courtesy QVC.   Got corn? Fresh-picked local corn has just appeared in our area. We celebrated by eating some of it raw (try it, it’s delicious), boiling some, and grilling some for this corn salad from QVC chef David Venable. David says, “I love to have a side dish that…
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PRODUCT: Cluck ‘n Moo Burgers

Cluck ’n Moo is an appealing hybrid burger: the first (and as of now, only) half-chicken, half-beef burger. The all natural, antibiotic, hormone free and gluten free burger is made with meat from humanely raised chickens and grass-fed cows. You find it in the meat department next to the other fresh burgers. The combination of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Layered Salad

Layering is trending as a light and refreshing approach that makes you want to eat more salad. The contrast of different colored vegetables (and fruits) make the food all the more tempting. This recipe is by Zac Benedict for the California Avocado Commission. This recipe uses 12-ounce mason jars, a main-dish size salad for each…
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FOOD 101: Simits Vs. Bagels

We are so happy that simits have come into our life. This traditional Middle Eastern street food is breakfast fare or snack in Turkey and other parts of the Mediterranean and Middle East. Thanks to a Turkish family whose children moved to a simit-less New York City, simits are now baked in the area, served…
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RECIPE: Blackberry Cheesecake

In the U.S. Blackberries typically peak during June in the South, and in July in the North. Crops are ready at various times of the month depending on which part of the state you are located. In order to produce good local Blackberries, producers depend on ideal spring and early summer weather conditions. In this…
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