TIP OF THE DAY: How To Improve Tomato Flavor

[1] Deck the table with this colorful salad. The recipe is below (photo Bella Sun Luci | Facebook. [2] Create a Caprese wreath on a platter. Here’s the recipe from the Daily Mail. [3] This Caprese wreath uses the smallest mozzarella balls, called perlini (photo courtesy Country Living).   Is there anything more bland than…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Salads

As we close in on Christmas, we like to “Christmas-ize” our food, adding red and green garnishes to everything from scrambled eggs (green and red bell peppers or jalapeños) to desserts (mint leaves and raspberries). We have fun looking for a different red and green combination at every meal. For sandwiches, we add a plate…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Curly Beets Christmas Salad

Make your holiday salad more Christmasy with beet ribbons, stars, dice or julienne strips. You can curl beets (as well as carrots, turnips and other root vegetables) by cutting a continuous ribbon from the raw vegetable; then steam lightly. Add baby lettuces, toasted walnuts, and your choice of blue cheese, feta or goat cheese for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Salad

Need something to bring to Christmas dinner? We’re updating this popular post from last year: Make a beautiful red-and-green Christmas salad by adding “red” greens to your vegetable mix. Or make a colorful and delicious beet salad. CHRISTMAS SALAD RECIPE If you can’t find the more exotic red lettuces—red endive, red leaf lettuce, red mustard…
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