TIP OF THE DAY: Pommes Anna, As A Salad Course

October 27th is National Potato Day. For your nibbling pleasure, we present a classic of French cuisine. Pommes Anna (photo #1), sometimes known in English by the less melodic Anna Potatoes, is a French potato casserole beloved for its crispy edges. It is presented as a beautiful round, then served in slices. It’s a special-occasion…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 25 Uses For Carrot Tops

A while back, we published an article on how to repuspose carrot peelings. Why throw them out, when you can turn them into something delicious, packed with nutrients? The same is true with the leafy green carrot tops (photo #1). Why buy freshly-harvested carrots at the farmers market, only to cut off and toss the…
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RECIPE: Cranberry Orange Brussels Sprouts

This recipe (photo #1), from Two Peas And Their Pod, would be at home on Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner tables; but why wait until then? It’s a delicious way to enjoy Brussels sprouts through the fall and winter seasons—and we have more recipes at the end of this article. Brussels sprouts buying tips: While larger…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salad Mashup (Your Signature Salad)

Here’s what you get when you combine three salad concepts: Cobb Salad Wedge Salad Salade Lyonnaise   It’s a Wainer Salad (photo #4). Created by the creative folks at Sid Wainer, a gourmet produce distributor, it demonstrates how you can combine favorite ingredients from different dishes to create something new. Sure, people have been substituting…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Individual Squash Bowls For Soup, Grains & More

This make-ahead beauty (photo #1) is a stunning first course or, turns into a dinner with a light saladr. You can make it vegetarian or add meat: chicken, ham, turkey or sausage. This squash soup is packed with shiitake mushrooms, sausage and red chard, and topped with a fresh sage chiffonade. There are no right…
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