TIP OF THE DAY: Teas For Sushi & Sashimi

[1] Green tea and a conventional iron pot, called a tetsubin (photo courtesy Japanese Green Tea Online). [2] Green tea isn’t necessarily green. It depends on where the tea was grown and production factors (photo courtesy Coffemania | NYC). [3] A conventional sushi plate of nigiri and maki (photo courtesy Takibun). [4] Sashimi (photo Direct…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Iced Coffee, Drink Or Cocktail

[1] Black iced coffee (photo courtesy Nescafe). [2] Iced coffee, light (photo courtesy Peets). [3] With half-and-half (photo courtesy Coffeemania). [4] Thai iced coffee (photo courrtesy Peets). [5] White Russian (photo courtesy DeLonghi).   Many people can’t live without iced coffee. We see them walking around on the coldest winter days, sipping from jumbo cups…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Garnishing With Lilacs

[1] White wine with a scattering of lilac blossoms (photo courtesy Tay Tea). [2] Decorate desserts and other foods. Check out these recipes from Brit.co.   We received the top photo from Tay Tea, a lovely tea salon in Delhi, New York, some three hours northwest of New York City. The proprietor spent years as…
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PRODUCTS: 5 Beverage Favorites

1. ANGRY ORCHARD: ORCHARD’S EDGE KNOTTY PEAR Hard apple cider is hot, but what about perry? Pears are also turned into hard cider, called perry in the U.K.; but perry is not as well known in the U.S. American cider makers tend to label their perries as pear cider. And there are far fewer of…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Seed & Mill Halva Is Halva Heaven

[1] Clockwise from top: rose, cinnamon, pistachio and coffee. [2] Chocolate chile halva. [3] Lavender halva. [4] From the front: chocolate orange, date, lemongrass and marble. [5] Caffeinated, with ground coffee beans. [6] Vanilla topped with Pop Rocks. [7] A halva dessert plate: mixed flavors and fruits. [8] Dessert plate of halva with dried fruit.…
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