TIP OF THE DAY: Make Chimichurri Sauce

Each country in Latin America has a national salsa, or sauce. In Argentina, it’s chimichurri. Chimichurri sauce is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, white or red vinegar and red pepper flakes. Oregano can be added. Cilantro can replace parsley in some regions; vegetable oil can replace the olive oil. The original…
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RECIPE: Blueberry Pineapple Salsa

A salsa with something special: blueberries! Photo courtesy BlueberryCouncil.org.   July is National Blueberry Month, and the price of the little blue nuggets should be at its lowest. In fact, experts recommend that blueberry lovers with lots of freezer space buy and freeze them to enjoy in winter. (Freezing tip: First freeze the berries in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Salsa For National Salsa Month

Salsa fresca, made with raw ingredients. Other salsas are cooked. Photo courtesy Melissa’s.   Salsa, which has been America’s favorite condiment since 2000 (when it supplanted ketchup),actually has been a favorite condiment for thousands of years. The chile was domesticated around 5200 B.C.E., and tomatoes by 3000 B.C.E. both in Central America. The Aztecs combined…
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RECIPE: Lobster Guacamole

In the chips? Add lobster to your guacamole! This recipe is adapted from one sent to us by Dos Caminos restaurant in New York City. RECIPE: LOBSTER GUACAMOLE Ingredients For 4 Servings 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves 2 teaspoons finely chopped white onion 2 teaspoons minced jalapeño or serrano chilies (seeds and membranes removed…
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APRIL FOOL’S DAY: Faux Cookie Dough Dip

This is not a cookie dough dip, ready to be devoured. It has the texture of homemade cookie dough, and it does have chocolate chips. But it’s actually a better-for-you chickpea dip in disguise. April Fool! Thanks to our friends at Parents.com, who sent the recipe our way. Whip it up and see how many…
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