FOOD FUN: Chioggia Beets

Chioggia beets, candy striped by nature. Photo courtesy BeeRaw.com.   Some vegetables just engender a smile. For us, watermelon radish and chioggia beets are two of these, both charmingly candy striped by nature. It’s so much fun to find them at farmers markets and add them to salads and crudité plates. This show-stopping salad is…
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PRODUCT: Fischer & Wieser Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce is an award winning condiment. Photo courtesy Fischer & Wieser.   Perhaps we’re in a raspberry state of mind. Yesterday we recommended the delicious jam from Chad’s Raspberry Kitchen. Today it’s the Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce from Fischer & Wieser. The motto of the Fischer & Wieser specialty foods…
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TIP: Easy Appetizer Napoleons

Avocado-portabella napoleon with lavash layers. Photo © Delicious Knowledge | California Avocado Commission   When most of us think of napoleons, we think of a mille-feuille (millefoglie in Italian), filled with custard. Mille-feuille means “thousand leaves,” three rectangular sheets of puff pastry spread with Bavarian cream, pastry cream, whipped cream, custard, jam or fruit purée,…
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NEWS: Russian Caviar Is Back

Fine sturgeon caviar: so pricey, yet to those who love it, so wonderful. Photo courtesy Petrossian.   Following a decade long prohibition on importing Russian caviar to the U.S.—due to damming, overfishing and pollution in the Caspian sea—those with the desire and the coin can have it again. A bit of history: CITES, the United…
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