TIP OF THE DAY: Can You Substitute Kosher Salt Or Sea Salt For Table Salt?

While salt can be ground into fine, medium or coarse textures, table salt (top) is always a fine grain, kosher salt (center) a coarser, flat grain, and sea salt anything from finely ground to naturally extra-coarse (bottom photo shows medium-coarse). Photo courtesy Saltworks.us.   Certain recipes specify kosher salt or sea salt instead of table…
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RECIPE: Easter Salad

Top: Pastel beet salad for Easter, from the Oyster Club. Middle: Gold beets is the name given to the orange varieties. Bottom: Chioggia beets, pronounced KYO-jah, sometimes called candy cane beets. Beet photos from Good Eggs.   We adapted this charming salad concept from the Oyster Club in Mystic, Connecticut, as our Easter salad. Look…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make An Icebox Cake

A variation of the original Ice Box Cake: a simple yet memorable combination of chocolate wafers and whipped cream. Here, pastry chefs at Magnolia Bakery took the extra step to pipe the whipped cream around the cookie edges to create a finished look. Photo courtesy Magnolia Bakery.   The icebox (ice box) cake falls in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chilled Soup

Yellow bell pepper gazpacho shooters, topped with a tortilla chip scoop and salsa. Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy Chicken Fried Gourmet.   A heated bowl of soup may not be your thing on a hot summer day, but a bowl of chilled soup is refreshing—and loaded with nutritious seasonal fruits and vegetables. We recently wrote…
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