TIP OF THE DAY: Customize Your St. Patrick’s Day Bagel

Green bagels are a novelty on St. Patrick’s Day. But here’s a more elegant way to enjoy your bagel, with green fruits and vegetables. The concept can be applied to any holiday or occasion with theme colors (see the lists below), and can be part of a bagel buffet for brunch. Bonus: It’s a way…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Find A CSA & A CSF

Oops: We missed National CSA Day, which was held this year on February 24th. It’s a floating holiday, the last Friday in February, so it’s a different day each year. Our calendar of food holidays, first created in 2005, doesn’t accommodate variable dates, so it served up today’s date. Still, CSAs deserve as much attention…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Toss Some Dried Cherries On Everything

We don’t think that cherry recipes on Presidents Day or Washington’s Birthday (February 22nd) are clichéd. We think they’re a great opportunity to enjoy dried cherries. The question isn’t what you can do with dried cherries; but rather, what you can’t. They’re so versatile! Some of our favorite uses for dried cherries: Breakfast: On cereal…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Black Currant Juice & Ways To Use It

Black currants have twice the antioxidants of blueberries, hitherto the uber-antioxidant fruit. They have four times the vitamin C of oranges and significant amounts of calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and riboflavin. Should you be drinking currant juice? Of course, especially when it tastes so good, whether straight, in spritzers or as a mixer. You can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Know Your Dates

The first man-made candy was a taffy-like sweet made by cave men, who dried honey into chewy pieces. But nature’s first ready-to-eat candy was the date. Figs may have been the first cultivated food (more about that below), but dates, which followed them, became the go-to candy. Wild dates are not edible, but early farmers…
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