RECIPE: Cranberry-Orange Mold

[1] Cranberry-orange mold; the recipe is below (photo courtesy Taste Of Home). [2] Optional presentation in a glass bowl (photo courtesy Mackenzie Ltd). [3] Mold the sauce in a turkey pan from Nordicware.   We love cranberry-orange relishes, compotes, molds and sauces. A few years ago we asked: Why do we only make them twice…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Balsamic Vinegar, Beyond Vinaigrette

[1] Salmon with balsamic glaze. Here’s the recipe from courtesy Cooking Classy. [2] Carrot soup with garnishes, including a splash of balsamic vinegar (photo courtesy Sid Wainer & Sons). [3] Balsamic syrup tops a sundae of vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Here’s the recipe from Whole Foods Market. [4] Add some balsamic to pan sauces.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Harissa & How To Use It

[1] Homemade harissa paste. Here’s a template to make your signature recipe, from Slow Burning Passion. [2] A classic Tunisian dish, shakshouka, punches up the tomato sauce with harissa. [3] Hot harissa ports easily to American cuisine, such as this baked squash with maple syrup and pomegranate arils (photo courtesy Cava). [4] How popular is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Mustard

August 5th is National Mustard Day, but since this is a big holiday weekend with lots of mustard in play, we’re jumping the gun. We have two favorite mustard brands: Maille, the venerable mustard house of Dijon, France, which makes Dijon in dozens of flavors; and Colman’s, the fiercely hot, Chinese-style mustard (the different types…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Tomato Chutney

[1] Turn summer tomatoes, ripe off the vine, into… [2] Tomato chutney! (Photo 1 courtesy Okonomi | Brooklyn, photo #2 courtesy Jamie Oliver). [3] This authentic Indian version has chili powder, garlic, garam masala and ginger. Here’s the recipe from Smart Cooky.   August is the best “tomato month” of the year. Aside from eating…
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