TIP OF THE DAY: Salts For Grilling: Kosher Salt Vs. Sea Salt & Table Salt

[1] Blending salt with spices before salting a steak (first four photos courtesy Morton). [2] Patting the blend onto the steak. [3] Morton Coarse Kosher Salt. [4] Morton Fine Sea Salt. [5] Grilling to perfection (photo courtesy Aldi).   Most people are not aware that the type of salt used when cooking can make all…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Crudités On A Cutting Board

We traditionally serve cheese on a platter; sometimes on a cutting board, especially one that looks great because we’ve never used it for cutting. (The rustic look, using a well-worn cutting board like the one in the photo, doesn’t look right with our fancy decor.) Our crudités have always been arranged on a large plate,…
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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,…
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