TIP OF THE DAY: Brew Iced Tea With Fruit

[1] It’s not sangria: It’s iced tea! (Photo courtesy Melissa’s.) [2] Iced tea for dessert? (Photo courtesy The Maple Guild.)   It’s a scorching day today, so we’re alternating glasses of ice water with glasses of iced tea. If you brew your own tea, you can give iced tea the “sangria treatment” by adding fresh…
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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…
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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…
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