RECIPE: Chocolate Blackberry Macarons

Here’s another delicious blackberry recipe: Chocolate Blackberry Macarons. Blackberry, a summer fruit, is a nice change from the chocolate or raspberry fillings often found in macarons. The recipe was developed by blogger Naomi Robinson of Bakers Royal, and contributed to Driscoll’s recipes. Visit Naomi’s blog for more delicious recipes. Prep time is 30 minutes, cook…
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FOOD FUN: Ocean Water

We love this idea from Spoonful Of Comfort: a soft drink turned into “ocean water.” It’s not just for kids! Even adults like the Swedish Fish garnish; and they’ll especially appreciate it with a hit of vodka or other clear spirit. RECIPE: OCEAN WATER Ingredients 7 Up or Sprite Optional spirit: gin, tequila or vodka…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cucumber Drink Garnish & Types Of Cucumbers

Cool as a cucumber lemonade. Photo courtesy Hendricks Gin.   Hendrick’s Gin sent us a cocktail recipe called Cucumber Lemonade. We enjoyed both the drink and the garnish and thought: Why don’t we use more cucumber garnishes? The Cucumber Lemonade recipe is below, but you can also use a cucumber garnish with: Club soda Citrus…
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PRODUCT: Pistachio Chewy Bites

A favorite snack: chewy pistachio bites. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   While several of us tried to determine the name of the company, we all agreed: These Pistachio Chewy Bites are good stuff. Simple and nutritious, they’re a blend of roasted pistachios and dried cranberries, bound in a honey-like mix of two…
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