TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate National Cucumber Day With Cucumber Drinks

[1] Add cucumber slices to a pitcher of water. Lemon, lime and/or mint sprigs make it even more delicious (photo courtesy HealthiGuide). [2] DRY Sparkling, a cucumber soda low in sugar, is one of our favorites straight or as a mixer (photo courtesy DRY Sparkling). [3] Spindrift’s Sparkling Water is flavored with real squeezed cucumber,…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate National Cucumber Day With Cucumber Drinks”

RECIPES: Stewed Rhubarb & Strawberries For National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

[1] Stewed rhubarb. Call it strawberry-rhubarb sauce or make it a chilled soup with vanilla frozen yogurt or sorbet. The recipe is at right (photo courtesy Eat Well 101). [2] Turn strawberry-rhubarb scones into a shortcake with whipped cream and strawberries. Here’s the recipe from Dessert First Girl. [3] The main ingredients: rhubarb and strawberries…
Continue reading “RECIPES: Stewed Rhubarb & Strawberries For National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day”

TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate Mango & Papaya

In that barely-monitored process of declaring national holidays, the National Mango Board and National Papaya Board ended up as the monthly national holidays in June. Mango and papayas are both tropical tree fruits, but from different parts of the tropics. While both are now cultivated worldwide: Mango originated in South Asia. Payapa is native to…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate Mango & Papaya”

TIP OF THE DAY: Gingerbread For Summer

[1] One way to celebrate: gingerbread bars with cream cheese frosting. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy McCormick). [2] Celebrate with gingerbread cupcakes. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Pillsbury). [3] Gingerbread muffins. Here’s the recipe from I Heart Eating. [4] Gingerbread bundt cake. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Nordicware).   June 5th is National Gingerbread Day.…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Gingerbread For Summer”

TIP OF THE DAY: Organic Eggs Vs. Free Range Vs. Cage Free

Not all organic eggs are created equal (photo courtesy The Egg Farm). By the way, the color of the shell has no bearing on flavor. Different hen subspecies lay different color shells. Mega-producers choose hybrid hens that lay the most eggs, for the longest period of time…and have white shells.   You may buy organic…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Organic Eggs Vs. Free Range Vs. Cage Free”