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: 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.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Iced Tea Party

June is National Iced Tea Month, inspiring one of our favorite tips: Brew your own iced tea. It’s easy to buy bottles of ready-brewed tea. Bbut if you drink a bottle or two a day (or more), why pay dollars when you can enjoy it for pennies—and be kind to the environment at the same…
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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…
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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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