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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TIP OF THE DAY: Turn Iced Coffee Into A Cocktail

[1] Iced coffee with spiced rum and coconut liqueur. You can use any liqueur you like (photo courtesy The Skylark | NYC). [2] Use milk or half-and-half, or enjoy it black (photo courtesy The Wayfarer | NYC).   We drink our fair share of iced coffee, and see swarms of people carrying it down the…
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FOOD FUN: Combine Two Popular Dips, Hummus & Tzatziki

Hummiki: a blend of hummus and tzatziki (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] We regularly mix other ingredients into hummus (here, butternut squash. So why not tzatziki (photo Good Eggs)? [3] Tzatziki: yogurt, chopped cucumbers and seasonings (photo courtesy Cava Grill). [4] One of our favorite starters: a mezze plate (photo courtesy Good…
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RECIPE: Star-Shaped Watermelon Caprese Salad

Sponsored by DeLallo. — Watermelon “Caprese” with Balsamic Glaze
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