TIP OF THE DAY: Stone Fruit Salad

“Everybody must get stoned!” sang Bob Dylan in Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. Someone, whip him up a stone fruit salad! 1. MIX together your favorite greens. We like to add something peppery as a counterpoint to the sweet fruit, such as baby arugula, daikon/radish and/or watercress. We also like to add crunch, in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fresh Cherries

Rainer cherries are now in stores. We got ours at Trader Joe’s. Photo courtesy Washington State Fruit Commission.   You can enjoy dried cherries year-round, but fresh cherries are a special event. They’re only available from mid-May through August, so don’t miss out: Put cherries on your shopping list. Cherries are a healthy snack food…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee was a very fashionable dessert for many decades. The great chef Auguste Escoffier is credited with creating it for Queen Victoria—for either her Golden Jubilee of 1887 (the 50th year of a monarch’s reign) or her Diamond Jubilee in 1897—the record is not sure which. It immediately joined the menu at restaurants of…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Hot Tea Russian-Style

Russians have traditionally sweetened hot tea with a spoonful of cherry preserves instead of sugar. It’s delicious. If you want the experience without the calories, look for a sugar-free cherry preserves. Chukar Cherries’ No Sugar Added Red Sour Cherry Preserve is so good, you can’t even tell that there’s no sugar added! For zero calories,…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Cherry Salad Garnish

Toss some dried cherries into a salad for flavor, color and a higher antioxidant burst. Cherries complement just about any salad, from plain greens to salads with blue cheese or goat cheese to chicken and tuna salad. Combine dried cherries along with the raisins in curried chicken salad for a show-stopper. Speaking of which, try…
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