TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Ice Cubes In Vanilla Milk Or Cocktails

Today’s tip might be a natural for Valentine’s Day, but we like it even more for the cold drinks of summer. These chocolate ice cubes are the brainchild of the Parisian chocolatier Jean-Paul Hévin. His Summer Chocolate Ice Cubes are simply a chocolate ice cream recipe that gets poured into ice cube trays instead of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Pink Party

For Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, baby girl showers, bridal showers, or any other occasion demanding that you ”think pink”: All the food and drink are in shades of pink, with some touches of deeper rose and red. There’s also a National Pink Day on June 23rd. If you want to hold your own party, menu…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Honor The Cranberry With Cranberry Drinks

Cranberries are a group of low, creeping evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines, that grow in acidic bogs in the cooler regions of the U.S. and Canada. The plants belong to the heather family, Ericaceae, along with the bilberry, blueberry, huckleberry, azalea and other rhododendrons. NAMING THE BERRY Native American tribes from New England Pequod…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles From Lindt

[1] Glamorized Pumpkin Spice Truffles: Lauren of Climbing Grier Mountain tops the truffles with a bit of frosting and gold sprinkles. [2] Boxes of Lindor truffles are available at retailers nationwide (photo courtesy JunkBanter.com). [3] For larger sizes, head to LindtUSA.com. This bag contains 75 truffles. [4] You don’t have to be a professional like…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Shrub, a.k.a. Drinking Vinegar

There are shrubs for landscaping, and shrubs for drinking. The latter is an acidulated beverage: made with an acid such as vinegar, lemon or lime juice along with fruit juice, sugar and optional ingredients including herbs, spices and alcohol. The word is a transposition from the Arabic shurb, a cool drink. In the U.K. today,…
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