Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Healthy Mediterranean flavors power this summertime main or side
When the heat is on, we like to eat cool. Enter the main-course salad.
This Mediterranean dish has a base of crunchy cucumbers and toothsome chickpeas. Then we spice it up with Moroccan-themed flavors.
We had planned to visit Morocco in person later this year. Looks like that won’t be happening, so we’ll have to travel virtually – with the assistance of our recipe collection.
Our imaginations will visit the sights. But our taste buds will get the real deal.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
This homage to the US Marine Corps sports blue curaçao
Fourth of July is coming up. So let’s pursue some happiness, shall we?
And what better choice than the Leatherneck Cocktail? It honors the US Marines – who played a starring role in America’s war of independence.
Back in the day, the Marine uniform included a high leather collar. So “leatherneck” soon become a nickname for Marines.
That collar was uncomfortable – very stiff and rough. But its namesake cocktail? Comfortably smooth. And just stiff enough.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Ham and peas add scrumptiousness to this summer classic
Pasta salad is a summer staple. And why not? It’s loaded with flavor, easy to make, and generally delicious. Plus, you can prepare it ahead of time.
It’s also versatile – you can change up the ingredients or the pasta shape to make a new (yet comfortingly familiar) salad each time.
Just think of the pastabilities.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Mint and ginger spice up this modern classic
Mules, we’ve heard, like to boast that their ancestors were horses. And true to form, this drink descends from some thoroughbred cocktails (more on that later).
But right now, you need to slake your thirst, no? So let’s mix up this refresher.
It’s a summery combo of gin and ginger beer (hence gin-gin), topped off with a fragrant mint garnish. And it can charm the hind legs off a donkey.
So lift a glass of this to your lips and kiss our . . . mule.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
This classic Italian dish is basically tuna mayonnaise
Tuna + mayo? Primo flavor pair.
This classic recipe makes it even better with capers and anchovies. Then smoothes the mixture into a velvety sauce.
Tonnato sauce is great on veal (and other meats, too). If you thicken it a bit, it turns into an excellent dip for crudités or chips.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Light on alcohol but full of flavor, this Parisian classic is a refreshing summer apéritif
Sipping a cocktail in the City of Lights – what could be better?
But traveling to France is a challenge right now. So we need to conjure up the spirit of Paris at home.
Starting with this pastel enticer. The Rose Cocktail has herbal tones and fruity highlights, yet its profile is decidedly dry. That makes it perfect for sipping before dinner. Or on the deck during a hot afternoon.
The Rose has a low alcohol quotient, so you can have two without worries. That may come in handy: We have a feeling this is going to be a long summer.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
All the flavor of regular nachos, but easier to make (and eat)
Nachos! What could be better?
Well, how about easier-to-make nachos that don’t fall apart on the way to your mouth?
Enter this nacho dip. All the traditional nacho yum in a dip that stays put on tortilla chips.
Your washing machine will thank you.