TIP OF THE DAY: 5 Little Holiday Tips

You may have finished your holiday decorations, decking the halls with gaiety. We’d like to add a few small things that we especially enjoy, whether for visitors or as a treat for ourselves.     1. BOWLS OF SPICES Holiday-scented candles are lovely, but require close watch to guarantee against fires. Instead, we buy cinnamon,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Get Seasonal With Pumpkin-Accented Everyday Foods

In our childhood, fall meant a choice of pumpkin pie or pumpkin pie. Today, there’s pumpkin everything. Walk into your favorite food store: You’ll find pumpkin-themed products in every aisle. Start the day with pumpkin yogurt or a bowl of pumpkin granola, toasted Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice English Muffins and bagels. Wash them down with pumpkin…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bitters In Your Coffee

Many “cocktail households” have a bottle of Angostura bitters, to splash into a Manhattan or other recipe. In fact, you can add bitters to still or sparkling water, regular or diet soda, hot or iced tea and coffee. If you follow food and beverage trends, you’ve no doubt seen the Renaissance in artisan bitters. In…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Ice Pops

Is this the seventh day of the heat wave? We’ve lost count. But we’re glad to have this recipe created by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, hosts of the Cooking Channel show, Extra Virgin. They whipped up a coffee-themed ice pop using Lavazza, Italy’s beloved coffee brand. They used the Lavazza Qualità Rossa variety, made…
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MOTHER’S DAY: Filicori Zecchini Espresso

Whole espresso beans in high-design packaging. Photo courtesy Filicori Zecchini.   Once upon a time, most of the espresso served in America was imported from Italy. In the 1970s, when coffee bean stores began to proliferate in the U.S., some people began to buy espresso that was roasted locally—from Don Francisco’s in L.A., Green Mountain…
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