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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TIP OF THE DAY: 25 Ways To Serve Avocado Boats

A BRIEF AVOCADO HISTORY Spanish explorers in Mexico encountered new foods, including avocados*. Martín Fernández de Enciso (ca, 1470-1528) was the first European to describe them, in a book written in 1519. The Aztec name for the fruit is ahuacatl (ah-hwa-CAH-tay); the Spanish pronounced and spelled it it aguacate. The returning conquistadors brought avocado trees…
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TIP OF THE DAY: An Edible Delicata Vase

[1] Turn a delicata squash into an edible vase (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] An edible delicata squash vase from Olmstead | Brooklyn. [3] Domestic speck from La Quercia in Iowa. [4] Domestic prosciutto from La Quercia (photos #3 and #4 courtesy Murray’s Cheese). Prosciutto and speck look almost identical in photos. The difference is…
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