TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Fondue With Baby Potatoes

You may have used potatoes in an assortment of fondue dippers, but they can be served on their own with a pot of warm, dripping cheese. Try potato fondue as a first course at dinner (photo #1), or a light main course with an added protein dipper (ham, sausage or turkey chunks) and a salad.… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Fondue With Baby Potatoes”

RECIPE: Tea Brack, An Irish Sweet Bread

[1] Brack, an Irish tea bread, is traditionally round (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] But it can be a rectangular loaf (photo courtesy Stasty). [3] Enjoy it with a cup of tea (photo AG Photographer | Canstock).   Brack is short for barmbrack, a traditional Irish sweet bread. The original barmbrack was a yeast… Continue reading “RECIPE: Tea Brack, An Irish Sweet Bread”

TIP OF THE DAY: Food For Presidents Day

Presidents Day is Monday, February 20, a mashup* of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and George Washington (February 22nd). You can?t, of course, sit down to a meal with a president; but you can have some of his favorite foods. You can find the favorite foods of each president here; plus some highlights… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Food For Presidents Day”

HOLIDAY COCKTAIL: Christmas Martini Recipe

[1] [2] It’s a Christmas Martini (photos courtesy World Market). [3] You can find actual rose and purple cauliflower heads at farmers markets, but at this time of year, you may have to color your own with beet juice. Here’s a recipe for pickled cauliflower and beets from The Galanter’s Kitchen. [4] Castelvetrano olives are… Continue reading “HOLIDAY COCKTAIL: Christmas Martini Recipe”

TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit Salad With Fresh Cheese

[1] Watermelon and zucchini with grilled halloumi cheese. [2] Watermelon and strawberry salad with fresh goat cheese. [3] Fresh stone salad with feta. Photos courtesy Murray?s Cheese.   Make fruit salad even more delicious: Serve it with cheese. Fruit and cheese are an ancient tradition. Today?s tip is for fruit salad with fresh cheese.  … Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit Salad With Fresh Cheese”