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RECIPE ROUNDUP: Six Great Holiday Hors D’oeuvres and Cocktails Pairings

By Heeseung Kim | December 16, 2013


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‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry, and we’re here to help. Here are recipes for drinks hot and cold, along with bites to complement them perfectly. Impress your friends with these great hors d’oeuvre and cocktail pairings, and we promise merriness will naturally follow.

WARM AND COMFORTING
EAT: Bacon-Lingonberry Gougeres
DRINK: Glogg

SWEET AND SPICY
EAT: Jalapeno Cornbread
DRINK: Spiked Hot Chocolate

EARTHY AND ROBUST
EAT: Mushroom and Fontina Crostini
DRINK: Mulled Cider

HEARTY AND BOLD
EAT: Korean Short Ribs
DRINK: Persimmon Smash

LIGHT AND CRISP
EAT: Tuna Tartare with Potato Pancakes
DRINK: The Thymely Dalmatian

RICH AND LUXE
EAT: Chocolate Bourbon Truffles
DRINK: The Red Rooster Mistletoe

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RECIPE ROUNDUP: How to Host Your Own St Lucia Day Feast

By Heeseung Kim | December 13, 2013

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St Lucia Day is celebrated on December 13, once believed to be the longest night of the year. The saintly Lucia, whose name means “light”, makes a season of darkness warm and bright. On the morning of St Lucia’s feast day, communities all over Sweden host processions led by a young girl wearing a white dress, a crimson sash, and crown of candles—she is that year’s Lucia. She and other children sing carols, and hand out lussekatt (saffron buns), pepparkakor (ginger cookies), and coffee for breakfast.

St Lucia Day falls on a Friday this year. Prolong the holiday and host a St Lucia Day brunch! Here are some great recipes inspired by St Lucia Day, so you can have your own St Lucia Day feast.

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Recipe Remix: Cured Fish

By Christopher Stewart | September 26, 2013

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Tradition and culture can be found in some  of the most unexpected places, this standing true for lox and other cured fish. What is seen as a traditional brunch menu item to some actually dates back to several different cultures and eras, yet it still gives us a delicious mash up of flavors and textures. When brunch comes around, a bagel and lox seems like the go to, but lox and other smoked fish can actually be used at dinner time as well, just ask Marcus who grew up eating smoked and cured fish in Sweden. As NPR: The Salt and The NY Times puts the spotlight on bagels and lox, transforming these items into a everyday meal, you can turn your next weekend gathering with a new delicious menu. Smoked fish like sable and trout, and accompaniments like capers, thinly sliced red onions, farmers market tomatoes, and other fresh produce are a great meal any time of the day. Read More

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15 End of Summer Recipes to Make this Weekend

By Christopher Stewart | August 30, 2013

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Summer is coming to a end but that just means more time indoors to cook hearty stews, casseroles, and comfort foods. But there is still one weekend left to enjoy the smokey flavor of a charcoal grill and the simple fresh taste of a farmer’s market inspired salad tossed in olive oil. Labor day weekend is here and this is the last few barbecues and outdoor parties for the next couple months. Instead of throwing the usual burgers and hot dogs on the grill, impress your guests with some flavorful and creative dishes, salads, desserts and drinks. Here are 15 end of summer recipes to make over the holiday weekend!  Read More

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8 Farmers Market Inspired Recipes

By Christopher Stewart | June 28, 2013

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I go back and forth with myself food wise, on when is the best time of year to eat. I always come back around to one answer: Summer.  Summer is the highlight of the season for the freshest and most prominent tasting fruits, vegetables, and herbs from local farmers.  At the peak of the season, farmers market produce needs very little additional ingredients, as the flavors of each product gets a chance to shine through. Another big bonus is shopping at the farmers market is easy on your wallet! This week head to your nearest farmers market, and add in these 8  farmers market inspired recipes for fresh and delicious weeknight dinners.  Read More

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10 Recipes Using Summer Tomatoes

By Christopher Stewart | June 27, 2013

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For the warmest weather, everyone reaches for something light and refreshing. I’m pretty sure no one ever thinks of reaching for tomatoes. At the height of the summer season, tomatoes, whether it be Roma, Cherry, Beefsteak, or the funky and colorful Heirloom variaties are packed with flavor, the right balance of sweetness and tartness, and are perfect for any meal. Sear them and eat them with eggs for brunch, or toss them into pasta topped with lobster. Tomatoes make a quick and easy summer meal, that’s bright in color and amazing in flavor. Try one of these 10 tomato inspired recipes this week to add some summer to your meals.  Read More

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Back to Basics: Chia Seeds

By Ashley Beck | June 25, 2013

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Name: Chia (Salvia Hispanica), a flowering plant; member of the mint family (Lamiaceae).

Origins: Indigenous to Central and Southern Mexico and Guatemala. Cultivated in pre-Columbian era by Aztec’s and was said to be as important a crop as maize (corn).

Nutritional Value: 1 oz. of chia seeds contains 18% of daily calcium intake, 27% phosphorus and 30% manganese similarly to other nutritious seeds such as sesame and flax.

Prep: Chia seeds are easily added to  smoothies, oatmealsalads, etc… for an extra boost of energy. You can even make them into a delicious and healthful pudding! The seeds, when added to a liquid, give off a gelatin-like substance making this Chia Seed Pudding Recipe a cinch. Read More

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Happy Hour: The Perfect Negroni

By Ashley Beck | June 21, 2013

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Warm weather and a Negroni go hand in hand. It’s always my go-to in the summer months: light and complex, refreshing and robust. And with only 3 ingredients, it’s so absolutely easy to make!  In order to craft it perfect every time, it’s important to measure out the ingredients. The Negroni, in particular, is best when the 3 powerful parts are precise. Too much Campari and it’ll be unpleasantly bitter. Too much sweet vermouth and you guessed it, too sweet. And then of course there is the garnish. The aromatics of the orange peel are crucial in bringing the flavors together and making it feel like summer will never end, as long as you’ve got one of these. Have a look: Read More

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10 Delicious Side Dishes for your Weekend BBQ

By Christopher Stewart | June 7, 2013

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Finally, the season is here. Time for sunshine, warm weather and the weekends made for eating outdoors with friends. Gearing up for a hot summer means it’s time to barbecue and enjoy the smokey and flavorful foods of a cookout! For me whenever I get invited to a barbecue, I am always worried about what I am going to take with me. No one wants the boring potato salad and soda anymore, so I tend to use fresh seasonal produce to come up with plenty of side dishes to accompany me, and with the help of the grill, your meal is quick and easy. Here are 10 delicious side dishes for you and friends to enjoy at your next barbecue. An added bonus? We’ve included drinks that can be taken along: Read More

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