TIP OF THE DAY: Breakfast Tartines

Tartine is the French word for an open-faced sandwich with a rich spread or fancy topping. The word actually refers to a slice of bread. Tartine is the French diminutive of the Old French and Middle English tarte, derived from the Late Latin torta, a type of bread*. We have a childhood recollection of a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creme Fraiche, Mascarpone, Sour Cream

In photos, four cream-based products look alike. But the flavor, weight and production techniques differ. Vive la différence! Photo courtesy Vermont Creamery.   Cream is easily whipped into a delicious topping or filling. With a bit more effort at the dairy, it can be turned into enriched creams, including clotted cream, crème fraîche, mascarpone and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Maple Sea Salt Butter

Vermont Creamery’s exceptional cultured sea salt butter has a maple accent for the holidays. Photo courtesy Vermont Creamery.   One of America’s great producers of artisan butters, Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, has introduced two new products for holiday season: Cultured Butter with Maple & Sea Salt Crème Fraîche with Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla   Both…
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