TIP OF THE DAY: Hey, Honey! 30 Tasty Uses For Honey

[1] Depending on the flower pollen, honey is available in many colors, from palest yellow (fireweed honey) to almost black (buckwheat honey) (photo courtesy National Honey Board). [2] The simple solution to messy, drippy honey: a honey swirler (photo Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Yogurt and smoothie with honey (photo courtesy National Honey Board).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chanterelle Mushrooms and Chanterelle Tacos

Chanterelle mushrooms are found year-round, but their peak season—highest yield, lowest price—is autumn (September is National Mushroom Month). Meaty wild mushrooms that range in color from orange to yellow-gold, the unusual color is due to the presence of carotenoids, antioxidant pigments that also give color to bell peppers, cantaloupe, carrots, papaya, mangos, squash, sweet potatoes,…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: 15 Ways To Celebrate National Coffee Ice Cream Day

With all the cups of coffee purchased at coffee shops in the U.S, you’d think coffee ice cream sales would be up there. About 1.54 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts were produced in the U.S. in 2015. But coffee ice cream didn’t even make The Top Tens lists* (it’s #11). But…
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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: It’s Time To Make Turnovers

[1] Turnovers can be any shape you can seal and crimp (photo courtesy Country Living Magazine). [2] A cherry turnover from Pepperidge Farm. With the quality of the cherries and cream cheese dough in our recipe, below, no garnishing is necessary. [3] Bing cherries, sweet but fleeting (photography courtesy Washington State Fruit Commission).   Most…
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