TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Opal Apples

[1] Opal apples: golden beauties (both photos courtesy Golden Sun Marketing). [2] Slice it and enjoy it, without any browning. [2] Growing in the sunshine.   The most food excitement we’ve had recently in our house is…an apple. Not just any apple, but The Opal® apple, a relatively new breed that has finely made its…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Sugar Plums

“Visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” So goes a line from the immortal poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas.”* Yet how many of us have recited or sung that line without knowing exactly what a sugar plum was? No matter what today’s confectioners sell as sugar…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Cappuccino History For National Cappuccino Day

[1] Pouring the hot, foamed milk into the espresso (photo © Olesyk | Pinterest). [2] A standard cappuccino (photo courtesy Truvia | Erika Dodge). [3] Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother, an electric frother (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [4] Aerolatte milk frother wand, a battery-operated frother (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma).   November 8th is National Cappuccino Day, a beverage…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Panzanella (Bread Salad) & A Recipe For Autumn Panzanella

[2] This autumn panzanella (bread salad) adds squash and lentils to the green (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Arugula: a delightfully bitter green (photo courtesy Park Seed Company).   Bread salad (panzanella), like French toast and croutons, is one of those delicious recipes invented by necessity: Poor people needed to get another meal from bread…
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