TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Latkes, Root Vegetable Latkes

The Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, begins tonight, and we?re having latkes. Potato latkes are a Chanukah tradition*, but they are enjoyed year-round.     THE HISTORY OF LATKES The popular potato latkes of European Jewish cuisine descend from Sicilian ricotta pancakes that appeared in the Middle Ages. They traveled north to Rome, where the… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Latkes, Root Vegetable Latkes”

TIP OF THE DAY: Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

You need only four ingredients to make ice cream?and NO ice cream maker. There may be an extra ingredient, such as lemon juice with fruit flavors. Just whip the cream, fold it into the sweetened condensed milk with the other ingredients, freeze in a loaf pan and voil?, ice cream! The other ingredients are sugar… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker”

TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Peel Chips

Don?t send those potato peels to the trash bin. Turn them into chips! You can make this recipe with the peels from just two potatoes. Or, for a large lot, freeze the peels until you?re ready to defrost and bake. Sweet potato peels work, too, as do carrot and other root vegetable peels. RECIPE: POTATO… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Peel Chips”

TIP OF THE DAY: Hey, Honey! 30 Tasty Uses For Honey

[1] Depending on the flower pollen, honey is available in many colors, from palest yellow (fireweed honey) to almost black (buckwheat honey) (photo courtesy National Honey Board). [2] The simple solution to messy, drippy honey: a honey swirler (photo Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Yogurt and smoothie with honey (photo courtesy National Honey Board).… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Hey, Honey! 30 Tasty Uses For Honey”

TIP OF THE DAY: Chanterelle Mushrooms and Chanterelle Tacos

Chanterelle mushrooms are found year-round, but their peak season—highest yield, lowest price—is autumn (September is National Mushroom Month). Meaty wild mushrooms that range in color from orange to yellow-gold, the unusual color is due to the presence of carotenoids, antioxidant pigments that also give color to bell peppers, cantaloupe, carrots, papaya, mangos, squash, sweet potatoes,… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Chanterelle Mushrooms and Chanterelle Tacos”