June 30, 2005

Recipes: This Week's Recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • SUMMER TORTELLINI SALAD

  • STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD

  • BOUNTIFUL BREAD BOWL


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June 30, 2005

Recipes: Fourth Of July Dessert Recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Fourth of July Flag Cake

  • Cherry or Blueberry Topped Ice Box Cake

  • Red, White 'n' Blue Cookies

  • All-American Dessert

  • Red, White & Blueberry Banana Parfaits


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June 30, 2005

Recipes: KID'S RECIPES

Includes recipes for:


  • Firecracker Chicken

  • Red, White and Blueberry Rice

  • Super Easy Sugar Cookies

  • Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

  • Mrs. 'You Know Who's' Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Rice Krispie Bars

  • Gingerbread Men


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June 30, 2005

Recipes: Recipes for Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Includes recipes for:


  • Red, White and Blueberry Potato Salad

  • 'Wave the Flag' Cupcakes

  • Blueberry Buckle

  • Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken


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June 30, 2005

Recipes: Grilling recipes

"All of these recipes can be prepared deliciously on a gas or charcoal grill. But cooking over a wood fire will add extra flavor."

Includes recipes for:


  • Flat Iron Steaks with Little Italy Relish

  • Barbecued Plank-Roasted Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  • Basil Pesto Stuffing

  • Margarita Wild American Shrimp

  • Pepper- and Coriander-Coated Tuna Steaks

  • Grilled Romaine Hearts

  • Grilled Ginger Peach Melba


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Food News: How junk food will make kids age

"Warnings about children's unhealthy lifestyles are common, but experts are now showing how junk food fans could look in middle age.

Computer wizardry allowed one family to see how their children will look at 40, if they do not change their habits

Child health experts are overseeing the experiment for the BBC3 show Honey We're Killing the Kids!

Julie Buc, whose children loved eating fried food and sweets, said she was shocked by the images she saw."

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Super Deals from Amazon.com

Every once in a while I like to post really great deals here. Amazon.com offering a few great ones right now:

Amazon.com is offering the Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7 Cup Food Processor for an amazingly low price of only $99 with free Super Saver shipping. If you don't have a food processor, this is a great time to get one. It's one of the most useful things to have in the kitchen.

They are also offering the simpler Cuisinart DLC-5 7-Cup Capacity Food Processor for only $79.99 with free Super Saver shipping.

Finally, the KitchenAid White 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer with Spatula is only $139.99, also with free Super Saver shipping. Now's a great time to outfit that kitchen with things you've been meaning to get!


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June 29, 2005

Recipe: Dessert for summer celebrates fruit

"Summer is sweetened by its abundance of fruit, which naturally plays a major role in the delectable desserts of the season (and beyond, thanks to preservation technology).

Forget reservations about dessert. Think of it not as indulgence, but as a celebration of nature's bounty, and get a bunch of family or friends to enjoy it along with you."

Includes recipe for:


  • Cranberry and Rhubarb Crisp With Marmalade Cream


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Food News: Food Phone

" For half of March, I engaged in a new ritual before each meal. I'd flip open a cell phone, turn on its camera and discreetly snap a picture. Then I'd e-mail it to a stranger.

I was testing a new dieting service called MyFoodPhone, which uses camera phones to document subscribers' intake, then e-mail the results to dietitians for analysis and advice. This service aims to avoid the hassle of jotting down what you ate, then conveying those records to a dietitian later on. "

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Recipe: Orecchiette Salad

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  • Orecchiette Salad


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Recipes: Finger-lickin'! Steal this spare ribs recipe

"In this special weekly feature, "Today" food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes "stolen" (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much money you can save - and fun you can have - by cooking these dishes at home!"

Includes recipes for:


  • Asian Spiced Pork Spare Ribs

  • Chili-Soy BBQ Sauce


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Food News: Give new life to your recipe standards

"Does your cooking have that been-there, done-that feel? You're not alone. A new survey shows that four out of five adults want to be better cooks (although nearly as many believe they're good in the kitchen).

Use these tips from the National Pork Board to jazz up your cooking. Don't worry if you're not a big pork eater; they work with any meat."

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Recipes: The Minimalist - For Summer Baking, Take the Top Down

"IT may be un-American to say so, but the Fourth of July makes me think of tarts, not pies. This could be because I grew up with neither, and when I began making pastries tarts seemed more appealing: not only did they look prettier, but they also appealed to my then-burgeoning Francophilic food snobbishness.

Though I can now make and enjoy a pie, years later I've come to see the wisdom of my early judgment. Even the simplest tarts - which are simpler than the simplest pies, as you'll see - are prettier, and their superior crusts and higher fruit-to-crust ratio combine to make them taste better."

Includes recipes for:


  • Simple Berry Tart

  • Berry Tart With Pastry Cream

  • Free-Form Fruit Tart


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Food News: Dressing the Bun: Why Stop at Yellow?

"SAMPLING 175 condiments (in two sittings) and barely scratching the surface brings two things sharply into focus: for hot dogs and hamburgers, there are alternatives to ketchup and mustard. And 175 condiments is more than anyone should have to taste.

But I discovered nearly three dozen that, with a flick of the wrist, offer a simple and savory way to turn a burger and hot dog cookout into a tasting party. These alternatives include not just the usual variations on ketchup, mustard, relish and mayonnaise, but also a wide variety of chutneys and several products that fit into a "none of the above" category."

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Food News: Burgers Without Borders

"I admit it, I'm not above stealing burgers and hot dogs from children. At cookouts, I admire the grilled soft-shell crabs, pencil-thin asparagus and other adult fare, then check out what the toddlers are getting.

Burgers and sausages - any ground meat on the grill - have always been my favorites, for eating and for cooking. And for those (like me) whose grilling skills are still in development, they are relatively foolproof.

On Memorial Day, a char-grilled American beef burger can bring patriotic tears to the eye. But by the Fourth of July, the pleasure of plain meat may pale, even for me. That's when mixtures that are highly seasoned but still simple come into play. They are the far-flung ancestors of burgers, sometimes shaped into balls or around skewers, but bearing unmistakable family traits of tenderness, juice and spice. In the grilling traditions of countries like Pakistan, Turkey and Indonesia, ground meat, spices and aromatics bloom together over hot coals.

Ground meat, though it doesn't have the mighty heft of a steak in American culture, is an art form in others. In the Middle East, from Lebanon all the way to Afghanistan and Iran, generations of cooks have used every scrap of meat and transformed it into elegant, subtly spiced dishes."

Includes related recipes for:


  • Syrian Beef Kebabs

  • Lemony Cucumber Salad

  • Vietnamese Pork Kebabs

  • Nuoc Cham

  • Pakistani Seekh Kebabs

  • Cilantro Mint Chutney

  • Adana Kebabs

  • Cucumber Yogurt Mint Salad


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June 28, 2005

Recipe: Spinach and cheese calzones

Includes recipe for:


  • Spinach and cheese calzones


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Recipes: 4 recipes: A rub, a sauce and 2 versions of ribs

Includes recipes for:


  • BBQ Queens' Love Potion for the Swine

  • Big-Time Barbecue Rub

  • Backyard Championship Ribs

  • Tex-Mex Barbecued Baby Back Ribs


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Recipes: QUICK COOKING: Sweet summer fruit bruschetta, and peach recipes

"Now's the season for fresh fruit desserts and treats, whether you're planning a holiday festivity, are expecting guests, or are just heading for a shady corner of the garden.

Fruit is a simple but welcome addition to menus for al fresco meals, cookout spreads and porch refreshers -- and any informal in-between times. Not to be confused with "fast food," fruit concoctions can be quick and easy to make and are generally among the more nutritious snacks around. If you're really impatient, just rinse your peaches or plums and eat them out of hand."

Includes recipes for:


  • Sweet Summer Fruit Bruschetta

  • Warm Peaches With Whipped Cream


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June 27, 2005

Recipes: Two no-bake recipes for hot summer

"I hope you don't mind another cheesecake recipe, because this one is a special one that I received from a very sweet lady some years ago. It's perfect for luncheons, church socials, or any special event."

Includes recipes for:


  • Milwaukee Cheesecake

  • Easy Pumpkin Pie


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Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Peach Salsa Recipe

"This versatile sweet and spicy salsa recipe with peaches makes a perfect dip for salty chips or topping for a juicy steak or hamburger."

Includes recipe for:


  • Sweet and Spicy Peach Salsa


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Recipes: Low-carb recipes help to eat healthier

"Betty Crocker Low-Carb Lifestyle Cookbook (Wiley, $19.95) shows how to incorporate a variety of carbohydrates into a diet that promotes overall health. Each recipe has a count of 20 carbs or fewer for main dishes, and nine carbs or fewer for side dishes, with fat, calories and sodium kept to a minimum.

A recipe browser lets you view the total carbs in a recipe at a glance. If you're looking for no carbs, try chicken-ham bites, gingered shrimp, spicy meatballs, basil and prosciutto chicken, and gorgonzola- and hazelnut-stuffed mushrooms."

Includes recipes for:


  • California-style turkey patties with corn-tomato relish

  • Grilled fish tacos

  • Asiago cheese and artichoke dip


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Recipes: Strawberry Granita Recipe

"Granita is a traditional Italian dessert. It is a perfect for summer because it is icy and cool, with fresh flavors. The texture is closer to a snow cone than sorbet. It's also easy to make with no fancy equipment other than a blender or food processor."

Includes recipe for:


  • Strawberry Granita Recipe


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June 26, 2005

Wine News: Oklahoma home to a blossoming wine industry

"America continues to re-define "wine country" as every state in the nation now is home to at least one bonded winery.

Some surprisingly good wine is being made in Oklahoma, where the land historically has been used for cattle grazing and such agricultural products as cotton, wheat and peanuts — but certainly not wine grapes.

Modern technology has changed that, however, and in certain pockets where appropriate soils and climate converge, a wine industry is blossoming.

Let's visit seven of the pioneering, promising estates... "

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Cookbook Review: 500 recipes with (mostly) 3 ingredients

"You come home from work tired, hungry and with no idea of what to make for dinner. You don't even crack open a cookbook during these daily crises, because you know that somewhere in every recipe's list of ingredients is something you do not have.

Instead, you make that tried-and-true grilled chicken breast with an improvised mustard sauce. But you could use more ideas for meals whose ingredients will, without fail, be in your head and at your fingertips.

That's where the brother-and-sister team Robert Hildebrand and Carol Hildebrand come in, with 500 3-Ingredient Recipes (Fair Winds, $19.95). It sounds like the answer to your prayers. And it can be, as long as you read the recipes carefully."

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Food News: Cookbooks Prove Profitable for Non-Profits

"Cookbooks sell. It doesn't seem to matter how many cookbooks people have - they love buying new ones. This is especially true when the recipes come from local people. That is why so many non-profits have decided to print and sell their own cookbooks. It makes money for them.

Ask The Junior League of Northern Virginia (JNLV). It has raised over $150,000 selling its cookbook, "What Can I Bring?"
According to Bernice Porrazzo, chair of cookbook sales, the spiral-bound book is user friendly - it opens flat on the table.
"It is an inexpensive way to entertain, containing innovative menus with heartwarming anecdotes," she said."

Includes recipes for:


  • CLIFTON DAY PASTA

  • MAPLE BROWNIES

  • COCK-A-LEEKIE SOUP

  • PAINKILLER

  • GRILLED SALMON


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Food News: Slow down! You might lose weight faster

"When was the last time you enjoyed dinner?

You savored your food, appreciated the company and paused between bites to converse. Yes, there was conversation, undisturbed by a TV soundtrack.

If this doesn't ring a bell, you must live in America, land of the free and home of the hefty. An estimated 65 percent of Americans 20 or older are overweight, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The price you're paying for rushing through meals is lodged around your waist, thighs, arms and even internal organs like your heart."

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Food News: Peppers yours for the pickin'

"I've never counted plastic gloves among my kitchen utensils. So when I roasted chile peppers for the first time, I had to filch a pair of gloves from my children's dress-up doctor set.

This was serious work, though - not playtime.

Chile peppers, a mainstay of Southwestern cooking, among other types of cuisines, have a nasty side that's downright caustic.

The seeds and interior membrane hold a potent oil that gives a chile its punch.

Those of us who like hot food appreciate how this ignites our taste buds.

But get this oil on your fingers and then too close to your eyes, and it will hurt like the devil.

So the peppers, the gloves and I went outdoors to roast the chiles on the grill. Roasting is the first step in many recipes that call for chiles."

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Wine News: Let your taste buds be tickled pink

"Roses are in the pink - it is the fastest growing sector in the wine business. Whole sections are devoted to them in the supermarkets - and it is not just the girlies on their night out (or in) who are tickled pink with them.

Macho chaps are not blushing when they are found clutching a glass the pink stuff, because they have also discovered that roses are not all sweetish and baby pink.

Neither are they a halfway house - they are serious wines, as characterful, diverse and summer food-friendly as whites and reds.

New World producers make it easy for us.

The grape variety is prominent on the label. Choose your favourite for the flavours you like."

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Wine News: When a Wine Collection Outgrows the Rack

"AFTER collecting wine for five years, Robert Chess was having trouble negotiating all the wine crates and overloaded wine racks in the basement of his home in Cranberry Township, Pa., near Pittsburgh. "It was hard to find anything," said Mr. Chess, a certified financial planner. And the conditions down there were not the constant 55 degrees and 75 percent humidity recommended for aging the expensive Bordeaux and Burgundy vintages that he and his wife, Laura, enjoy.

So last year they transformed most of their basement into a climate-controlled wine cellar, with a capacity of 2,200 bottles. With its foam-insulated, moisture-resistant walls, mahogany racks, cork flooring and adjoining tasting area, the space is both functional and enjoyable, Mr. Chess said. "It protects my investment, and we have a great time entertaining down there.""

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June 23, 2005

Food News: Food, glorious food

"The best things in life might be free but the finer things are not. However, they are being made available this weekend, writes SHANNON TEOH. WE'VE come to expect to pay through our noses for the choicest food, the finest teas and the most exclusive wines. And why shouldn't we? After all, all these things cost money to find, make, provide, etc.

But the question is, are we truly enjoying these sumptuous morsels? Do that many of us enjoy oysters, fresh and squirmy? Or foie gras' sickening creaminess? The bitter, over-powering aftertaste of some of the stronger wines?"

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Recipe: Thai Steak With Coriander Pesto

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  • Thai Steak With Coriander Pesto


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Recipe: Refried Beans

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  • Refried Beans


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Recipe: Summer berry coffeecake

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  • Recipe: Summer berry coffeecake


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Recipe: Oatmeal pancakes

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  • Recipe: Oatmeal pancakes


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June 22, 2005

Recipes: Near-dead bread

"Bread is one of several foods that are more 'alive' than others - two others are wine and cheese.

Each depends on its own variety of fermentation to develop. The process in bread is caused by the fermentation of yeast or sourdough...

Sourdough gives breads made with it a distinctive tangy flavor, while commercial yeast is milder and so more suitable for mild or sweet bread.

Of course, once the bread is baked, the yeast is no longer living, and the bread begins the process of becoming stale.

If you've ever eaten bread fresh from a real bakery, you know that most packaged bread is already a bit on the stale side.

After a couple of days, as Better Homes and Gardens puts it, 'it's too old for sandwiches and too young for birds.' It hasn't lost nutrition, and, unless it's moldy, it's still safe to eat.

And if you know a few recipes, it can still be delicious."

Includes recipes for:


  • Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

  • Cheese Strata

  • Croutons


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Food News: New destination for foodies: Britain. (No kidding.)

"It used to be a backwater on the European culinary scene, a drab landscape of third-rate restaurants and soggy vegetables. While people visited France, Spain, and Italy for the food, they visited Britain for anything but.

Not any more. London is rapidly evolving into one of the most exciting places in the world to dine, say top chefs and food critics - even the French. And while the English countryside may still lag behind the capital, it's no longer just fish 'n' chips and mushy peas there either."

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Food News: Blueberries: Q&A, tips and recipes

"It's a cool June morning, and the berries at Margie Davis' blueberry farm in Eastover, S.C., hang heavy on the bush, awaiting the warmth of the sun. Cooler temperatures and unseasonable rains mean the berries will be late ripening this year, but Davis still hopes hers will be ready for picking by the end of the month.

The delicious, dark blue berries have gained popularity in the 20 years since Davis and her late husband first grew them. Now, the phone starts ringing at the end of May with folks eager to find out when they can come pick."

Includes recipes for:


  • BLUEBERRY FRUIT SHAKE

  • BLUEBERRY COBBLER

  • BERRY BLUEBERRY CHUTNEY


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Recipes: Lost recipes from the Harvey House chain

"The Internet is a wonderful place for gathering recipes, especially those you thought may have been lost forever.

When Sam Wright recently wrote in asking for recipes from the historic Harvey House chain, I immediately went to the Net."

Includes recipes for:


  • Harvey House Salad Dressing

  • Harvey House Chocolate Puffs

  • Harvey House Slaw


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Recipes: More recipes from hot chefs

"From Eat This Book: Cooking with Global Fresh Flavors by Tyler Florence "

Includes recipes for:


  • PULLED PORK BARBECUE


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Recipes: Cook of the Week Recipes

"Appeared originally in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 6/22/2005 8:00:00 AM, section C , page 3"

Includes recipes for:


  • Chicken Bowtie Pasta Vinaigrette

  • Spaghetti with Prosciutto and Asparagus

  • Grape Salad

  • Saucy Chicken Breasts

  • Fresh Peach Cake

  • Glaze

  • Brownie Sticks


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Recipes: Rhubarb recipes

"Some of the pies from First Lutheran Church will be this recipe, which comes from a 1960s 'Betty Crocker Cookbook.'"

Includes recipes for:


  • Standard Rhubarb Pie

  • Two-Crust Rhubarb-Custard Pie

  • Ginger-Rhubarb Bars

  • RHUBARB SAUCE

  • Angel Pillow Rhubarb Cookies


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Recipes: Recipe for June 22, 2005

Includes recipe for:


  • Grilled Pork Chops With Rhubarb Chutney


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June 21, 2005

Recipes: Readers' Recipes: Salads serve as dessert, sweet side or entree

"Here's a recipe that does double - or triple - duty.

We start with Caramel Apple Salad, a sweet side dish that also could serve as dessert. Several readers supplied that version.

And then Eugenia Dayton Graybill offers a twist that turns the basic recipe into a salad entree, by adding chicken and a few other ingredients."

Includes recipes for:


  • Caramel Apple Salad

  • Reception Salad


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Food News: Fine dining etiquette

"Here's a refresher course for those used to fast food.

When dining at a restaurant, proper etiquette is important for the customer and the waiter. (GNS) From Staff and Wire Reports

In this fast-food nation, fine dining is defined as any meal not served with plastic forks and paper napkins.

Dinner at a chain restaurant passes for haute cuisine. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- until you enter a restaurant where the waiters wear tuxedos and a single glass of wine costs more than a six-pack of imported beer.

With high prices come high standards, for servers and diners alike. You expect scrumptious food and flawless service. The staff expects you not to act like a rube.

'Fine dining should be a fairly quiet time. If you want to get rowdy, go to a bar.' said Steve Mylar, owner of The Mabry House in Shreveport."

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June 20, 2005

Recipe: Kevin's baby back ribs

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  • Kevin's baby back ribs


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Recipes: Lime-thyme potato wedges

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  • Lime-thyme potato wedges


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Recipes: Chill out with some cool summer salads

"Summer arrived with a vengeance last week. It caught me unprepared, air conditioners still packed away in the garage. On the first sweltering night, I recalled summer in the city where I grew up. Neighborhood kids played catch in back yards long past sunset, past dusk, waiting for the wind to shift. At the beginning of starlight, a chorus of mothers' voices, carried on a whiff of harbor breeze, called us in to a late dinner of salad on cool porcelain. We'd lower our heads to the table, touching our cheeks to the plates before taking forkfuls of tuna or chicken salad. Dinner salads for hot nights call for a long list of ingredients. But when I can avoid turning on the stove, I don't mind a bit of extra prep work. Some chopping, cubing, opening cans, draining, whisking and tossing is necessary for the extra flavor. The other trick is to take advantage of pre-chopped veggies. Sometimes a little boiling is necessary. Done in the cool of the morning, and storing the pasta or potatoes in the fridge until you feel like finishing the salad, closer to dinnertime, it will keep the cook cool. Bags of frozen vegetables are easily thawed and tossed into a salad, no cooking necessary. A chicken salad can be made from leftover chicken, or chicken purposefully cooked ahead and frozen for a "heat emergency."

Includes recipes for:


  • PO'FOLK SEA SUMMER SALAD

  • BIG DADDY'S FRUIT SALAD

  • CHINESE CHICKEN SLAW


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June 18, 2005

Recipes: Do it for Dad! Steal this Texas barbecue recipe

"With Father's Day just around the corner, here's a great barbecue dish for Dad to tackle — or, even better, for loved ones to cook for him — whether it be out camping, on a picnic, on the beach or just in your own backyard.

This Texas-style recipe comes from Austin's Restaurant, a Mountain View, Calif., eatery famous for its classic barbecue meat dishes."

Includes recipes for:


  • Smoked Beef Tri-Tip and Texas BBQ Sauce

  • Lone Star Hot BBQ Sauce


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Food News: Make room for dining

"Get out the good silver and the old china -- dining rooms are making a comeback.

Sitting down at a table with a cloth on it still is a big part of home entertaining even though most people might do it only a few times a year.

Larger new homes especially might do without a living room, but dining rooms are a must, according to Laura McKay, marketing manager for Centex Homes."

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Cooking News: Teens culinary camp a recipe for success

"The recent proliferation of celebrity chefs -- Emeril Lagasse, Jamie Oliver, Rick Bayless, Nigella Lawson -- has caught the eye of the teenage crowd. A popular summer destination for some of these teens is the Kendall College Culinary Camp.

But this isn't some simple "let's learn how to cook" program, but rather an intensive, professional introduction to the culinary arts. The 10-year-old program welcomes between 200-250 students each summer to the college's new culinary and hospitality center on Goose Island. Students come from all over the city and country."

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June 16, 2005

Recipes: Chef dads share recipes they prepare with the kids

"We asked two local chefs for recipes they like to make with their kids for Father's Day - or any day."

Includes recipes for:


  • STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

  • SPICY CRABS
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Recipes: Some recipes deserve a raspberry

"A box of raspberries in my refrigerator is waiting for just the right use. Such rare and expensive things should never go to waste, but I have to admit to throwing away a moldy strawberry or two within recent history. Berries are so delicate and ephemeral.

My plan was to make a spinach/mixed greens salad with a slightly sweet poppyseed dressing and use the raspberries as a generous garnish. But the recipe below also has merit."

Includes recipes for:


  • Sauteed Chicken With Pear Raspberry Sauce


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Recipes: Fourth Of July Barbecue Recipes

Some tasty recipes for your 4th of July BBQ grill...

Includes recipes for:


  • Grilled BBQ Hamburger Supreme

  • Sweet-Sour Barbecued Ribs

  • Sirloin Steak with Grilled Bell Peppers

  • Blackened Fish

  • Fajitas on the Grill


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Recipes: NASA-approved out-of-this-world bean recipe

"When NASA's Launch Control at the Kennedy Space Center gets ready to send something into space, managers break out the... beans?

The tradition dates back to the first shuttle mission. As the crew was preparing for launch, staffers brought in covered dishes to share during the long hours of work. For the historic first launch on April 12, 1981, NASA test director Norm Carlson brought in 2 gallons of beans in a Crock Pot, and some corn bread. That morning, Columbia went up, and the elated and famished launch crew devoured the beans and bread."

Includes recipes for:


  • Norm Carlson's Space Beans


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Recipes: Summer dessert recipe gets quick start

"This is a recipe I received from Eldine Colligan many years ago, and I still pull it out in the summertime. Summer and lemon just go together. This recipe is so easy to make because it begins with a 'bought' angel food cake."

Includes recipes for:


  • Lemon Fluff Dessert


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Recipes: Recipe: Chocolate Pretzels

"From 'Cookshelf: Chocolate' by Jacqueline Bellefontaine, submitted by Peter and Ingrid Smith"

Includes recipes for:


  • Recipe: Chocolate Pretzels


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Coffee News: Research Indicates Possible Link Between Coffee And Cardiovascular Disease Risk

"Fuelling the debate on coffee consumption, a new study suggests caffeine could increase aortic stiffness and wave reflections, risk factors in cardiovascular disease, according to foodproduction.com.

Coffee has for some time been the focus of ongoing research as scientists explore the impact it may have on human health.

One recent Japanese study, for example, found that drinking coffee daily could cut the risk of liver cancer, while a second study found no association between drinking coffee or tea, and the risk of colorectal cancer."

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Wine News: Wine comes of age in Taiwan

"In the back corner of the local supermarket chain store, behind the tissue and toilet paper and adjacent to a rattling freezer full of ice cream, are a half dozen bottles of "grape wine" barely recognizable for the layer of dust that covered them. That was five years ago. The bottles are still there, but beside them now stand several new bottles from France, Germany, Italy, Australia and a host of other nations -- and these aren't staying on the shelf nearly as long as the dusty originals.

"A big part of the reason wines have started selling well in Taiwan in recent years is because we now have wines that are worth drinking," said Marianni Tsai, head of wine and gourmet foods for Eslite Corporation's line of luxury goods. "If you tried drinking one of those bottles of generic red wine, of course you'd stick to rice wine or beer."

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Wine News: UC Davis study challenges classic wine-cheese pairings

"For many people, a bottle of red wine and a platter of good cheese virtually guarantee pleasure ahead. But according to new research conducted at the University of California at Davis, that time-tested marriage may be on the skids.

Graduate student Berenice Madrigal has spent the past year investigating what sound like the makings of a great party: eight red wines, eight cheeses and what happens when you serve them together.

Thinking of purchasing a nice chunk of cheddar to show off a favorite red wine from your cellar? Madrigal's study, undertaken for her master's degree in viticulture and enology, suggests that you might want to reconsider that plan."

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Wine News: Asparagus can be matched with wine, but it takes a little care

"Whether the spears are thick and served hot with hollandaise or pencil-thin, crunchy and tossed in an Asian-inspired dressing of soy and sesame, asparagus embodies the fresh, green goodness of spring.

It's tempting to uncork whatever bottle is on hand to toast this most singular vegetable. Trouble is, chemical compounds in asparagus can make wine taste weirdly sweet or metallic.

Asparagus is "like Frankenstein on a plate," according to Bill St. John, a wine educator with Sam's Wines & Spirits"

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June 15, 2005

Wine News: On Wine: Wine, women and marketing

"The following urgent story punctuated my normal flow of press releases that announce, at least a dozen times a day, that such and such a winery has just . . . released a wine! What will they think of next?

Competition, apparently, has forced wineries to wake up and smell the marketing, a nasty business that Anheuser-Busch alone spends 10 times as much on as the entire wine industry does."

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Wine News: Try these wine pairings with the'cue

"When you fire up that grill for Father's Day or any other day of the year, there often may be times when you will want a sip of the grape to go with a bite of the barbecue.

Since wine has long had a reputation as being ever-so-sophisticated and barbecue, well barbecue at its best, it is down-home delicious.

Pairing the two is quite possible as many people know, but this advice is for the novice in the wine with 'cue category."

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Coffee News: Coffee prices to stay under pressure as world supplies fall

"Expectations of a fall in global coffee supplies of coffee will keep up pressure on market prices, as fresh figures indicate world coffee production will drop in 2005/06.

Forecasts from the US department of agriculture pitch production for the period at 113.1 million bags (60 kilograms), down about 6 per cent, or 6.7 million bags on the previous year."

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Recipe News: A Grilling Gadget With the Last Laugh

"At first look this butane grill lighter (above) from Brookstone, shaped like an oversize match, made me giggle. But I soon found out that unlike many gadgets for barbecuing, it's practical. It's easy to light and long enough - about nine inches - to ignite a charcoal chimney or to spark the flame on a gas grill. The refillable lighter is $10 at Brookstone stores and at www.brookstone.com. It might bring a smile to someone on Father's Day, too"

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Recipe News: Heavenly biscuits not recipe from Crocker's

"Suzanne Newcomb of Cuyahoga Falls wanted the recipe for Crocker's 'heavenly' biscuits.

Darlene Heinl of Brandon, Fla., was an angel to send a recipe with the right name, though it's not from Crocker's. It uses yeast and baking powder.

The second recipe is for baking powder biscuits and was rated highly at www.allrecipes.com by bakers who tried it."

Includes recipes for:


  • HEAVENLY BISCUITS

  • J.P.'s BIG DADDY BISCUITS

  • HOMESTYLE BEEF, BARLEYAND MUSHROOM SOUP

  • BEEF AND BARLEYCROCK-POT SOUP


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Recipe News: Summer Berry Cream Cake

Includes recipe for:


  • Recipe: Summer Berry Cream Cake


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June 14, 2005

Coffee News: The bottom line? Coffee served with a side of wit

"Best to just get it out right up front.

Ass.

There it is, a word, a noun, to be exact, that means donkey or burro. Or, in slang, a part of the body located south of the shoulders and north of the knees. That word is what this story's about.

It's caused no small consternation for a certain part of the general population. Especially when they've seen it in letters 3 feet tall outside a particular business.

Specifically, the Bad Ass Coffee Co.

Offended cries have come from towns in Illinois, Indiana and Florida. And now, one of the newest locations is getting ready to open right here in Tallahassee."

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Recipes: Fish with Creamy Fennel Sauce Recipe

"The flavor of fennel marries well with fresh fish."

Includes recipes for:


  • Fish with Creamy Fennel Sauce


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Coffee News: 100,000 Kenmore Coffee Makers Recalled

The following recall has been announced:

About 100,000 Kenmore coffee makers, manufactured by Chiaphua Industries Ltd. and distributed by Salton Inc., because they may leach lead, posing a health hazard. The Kenmore 12-Cup Percolators were sold exclusively at Sears department stores nationwide from July 2001 to April 2004. For more information, call the company at 800-233-9054 or visit http://www.esalton.com or http://www.cpsc.gov


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June 13, 2005

Recipes: Thai accent spices seafood

"Carefree outdoor grilling should start with easy preparation and end with great taste. This seafood recipe qualifies on both counts. It calls for a light and lively ginger-lime marinade spiked with pad thai sauce, then quick cooking -- by either grilling or broiling."

Includes recipe for:


  • GRILLED SCALLOPS AND SHRIMP WITH GINGER-LIMEADE PAD THAI MARINADE


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Food News: Obesity: don't swallow everything you're told

"Lazy, greedy children are creating an obesity epidemic, runs the accepted wisdom. But we are demonising the young when junk food is the real culprit"

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June 12, 2005

Book Review: Understanding a wine's complicated past

"It all started, according to author Mike Weiss, when his wife asked him as they were drinking a California red wine, ''Did you ever think about all that goes into a bottle of wine?"

It turns out that making a wine is a complex dance. Many elements can careen out of control: the weather, the vine-pruning, the quality of the oak barrel in which the wine is stored, the exact moment to harvest the grapes, and even the kind of cork.

Weiss, a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, tells a compelling story. He chooses a medium-sized winemaker, the Ferrari-Carano Vineyards in California's Sonoma County, and a 2002 Fume Blanc wine that sells at retail for about $14 a bottle. He says, ''I wanted to write about a bottle of wine that I might buy."

Weiss shows us the people who make up the wine industry, especially proprietor Don Carano, a Reno casino developer."

Purchase A Very Good Year : The Journey of a California Wine from Vine to Table from Amazon.com.

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June 11, 2005

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Pepper Salsa

"This is a tasty accompaniment for a summer barbecue. Can be made ahead or while the meat is on the grill (barbecue)."

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Wine News: Wine Drinking Lowers Risk of Gastric Cancer

"Researchers from Europehave reported that each glass of wine drunk per day lowers the incidence of gastric cancer by 40%. The details of this prospective study appeared in the June 2005 issue of the European Journal of Cancer Prevention"

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Wine News: $9.5 billion flows into Napa County from wine industry

"Napa Valley's wine production represents just 4 percent of California's overall wine production by volume, but accounts for 21 percent of California wine's $45.4 billion economic impact -- or $9.5 billion, said Vic Motto, a partner at MKF Research. The St. Helena-based market research firm produced the report, released Thursday, for the Napa Valley Vintners trade association and the Jack L. Davies Agricultural Land Preservation Fund."

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June 9, 2005

Food News: Chef Tyler Florence pushes Americans to dine in

"Celebrity chef Tyler Florence is on a mission to coax Americans, addicted to convenience food and dining out, back into their kitchens.

The sandy-haired 34-year-old from South Carolina admits he's taken on a behemoth task.

'A lot of countries have food culture. We unfortunately have fast culture,' Florence said in a telephone interview from his Chinatown loft in New York.

Americans eat out on average more than five times a week, spending half their food dollars dining out, according to the National Restaurant Association. While their interest in food and cooking appears to be strong, given the popularity of cable channels like the Food Network, the home-cooked family meal is for many a rarity, if not a relic.

Florence, who appears regularly on several Food Network programs, wants to bring it back.

'It's more about passing on a tradition of making the house smell good, which is something that has been severely lacking in this country in the last 30 years,' Florence said as his mixer whirred a blur of egg whites into pistachio meringues."

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Recipes: Strawberry recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • COCONUT STRAWBERRY CAKE

  • CHOCOLATE-DIPPED STRAWBERRY TART

  • MEXICAN FRUIT SALAD

  • STRAWBERRY AND BRIE BRUSCHETTA

  • ROASTED STRAWBERRIES

  • STRAWBERRY SCONES

  • STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

  • SPINACH AND STRAWBERRY SALAD


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Related news:
"Although there is often no way of knowing what variety of strawberry you're buying in the supermarket (the fruit isn't labeled), if you shop at farmers markets, you'll often find a few different options available.
Inquire about the variety being sold - and ask to sample each so you can decide what you like best. Be sure to keep the berries cool and get them into the fridge as quickly as possible."
A treasure trove of strawberry varieties

"To properly store berries at home, "Put them (unwashed, unhulled) into a Tupperware, Rubbermaid or hard plastic container with a dry paper towel on the bottom, seal up tightly and store in the refrigerator," advises Linda Dullam, co-owner of Mandalay Berry Farm and Great Berries in Oxnard, which runs a roadside stand at Victoria and Fifth Street."
It's time to enjoy delectable strawberries


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Recipes: Melon Recipes

Includes melon recipes for:


  • Honeydew Ice with Berries in White Port

  • Melon Skewers With Lime and Mint

  • Summer Melons in Spiced White Wine

  • Honeydew with Brandied Orange Sauce


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Recipes: Kay Mathews Recipes

"Appeared originally in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 6/8/2005 12:00:00 PM, section C , page 4"

Includes recipes for:


  • Peanut Butter Candy

  • Stuffed Potatoes

  • Sausage Loaf

  • Southern-Style Lasagna

  • Lemon Icebox Pie

  • Pasta Picante

  • Chicken Salad


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Recipes: Cook of the Week

"Appeared originally in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 6/8/2005 12:00:00 PM, section C , page 3"

Includes recipes for:


  • Granny's Sour Cream Coconut Cake

  • Moma's French Silk Chocolate Pie

  • Spanish Rice Casserole

  • Zucchini Parmesan

  • Aunt Francis' Oatmeal Cookies

  • Pecan Pie

  • Cheesecake Cookies


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Recipes: Give your oven a break with these chilled-out recipes

"Nothing like getting home and out of the sweltering heat of a long day — only to hang out above the stove.

Instead, try a cooled-down dinner that can be prepared without breaking a sweat and won’t combat your thermostat setting."

Includes recipes for:


  • MARVELOUS MUFFULETTA

  • GAZPACHO

  • CLASSIC WALDORF SALAD

  • WALDORF PARADISE SALAD WITH SMOKED TURKEY

  • AVOCADO, BEET AND MANGO SALAD WITH BLOOD ORANGE TEA VINAIGRETTE

  • CHILLED MELON AND CITRUS SOUP WITH BERRY SWIRL


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Recipes: Tantalizing recipes feature fish, fowl and berries

"Recently, I was completely fooled by a wonderful entree artfully presented by our hostess, Judy Dowling of Fresno and Cambria's Park Hill. I could have sworn it had an orange glaze, so was pleasantly surprised when Judy shared one of her favorite recipes she serves for company."

Includes recipes for:


  • Roasted Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

  • Oven Barbecued Fresh Salmon

  • Fresh Blueberry Liqueur


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Recipes: Cajun-Creole recipes

Includes recipes from and adapted from Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen's Restaurant, New Orleans. Tested by Susan Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen.:


  • Shrimp Etouffee

  • Crabmeat Ravigote

  • Louisiana Strawberry Shortcake


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Coffee News: Coffee, tea or Alanis? Starbucks deal riles retailer

"Alanis Morissette's deal to sell her latest album at Starbucks has a major Canadian music retailer in a froth.

Morissette is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of her breakout album Jagged Little Pill with an acoustic tour – which kicks off in Toronto Tuesday evening – and new acoustic version of the disc – to be released next Monday.

Maverick Records, the Ottawa-born singer's music label, signed a deal with Starbucks giving the coffee chain the right to sell the new album exclusively for the first six weeks of its release. After that, the album will be available to more traditional music retailers."

-- Huh, and all this time I thought Starbucks was just a coffee retailer...

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Recipes: The Best-Ever Lemon Pie? Many think so

"Citrus and summer go together, so a perfect June dessert is lemon meringue pie.

A number of years ago, advice columnist Ann Landers shared a recipe for what she claimed was the best-ever lemon meringue pie - and judging from the number of responses I got to a request for that recipe, many people agree with her.

Readers' comments included 'rave reviews from my family,' 'I agree, this is the best recipe I have found for lemon meringue pie' and 'it really is a wonderful, delicious pie.'"

Includes recipes for:


  • Best-Ever Lemon Pie

  • Never-Fail Meringue


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Recipes: Creamy pastry recipes you can make at home

"Is there anything better than biting into a creamy and perfectly baked pastry? New York's favorite French chef, Daniel Boulud, the owner of Daniel and Cafe Boulud, was invited on "Today" to give away the secrets to two traditional French desserts, Mille Feuille and Chocolate Profiteroles."

Includes recipes for:


  • Mille Feuille of Fresh Berries and Rose Water Pastry Cream

  • Chocolate Carolines


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June 8, 2005

Recipe of the Week: Mixed Salad with Gorgonzola

"This is a simple salad which has a special flavor because of the sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and gorgonzola. You can substitute blue cheese if you want a stronger-tasting salad."

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June 6, 2005

Food News: Great food made simply is key to outdoor experience

"Between packing a cooler correctly and preparing simple, satisfying meals outdoors, campground cooking is a key ingredient in having fun on the trail, says Mark Holzman, creator of 'The Beginner’s Guide to Camping.'

'Meal planning is important,' he says. 'When several families camp together, they can assign one family for each meal, or have a one-family, one-day plan.'"

Includes recipes for:


  • White catfish with bacon

  • Parched sweet corn

  • Corn with sunflower seeds and black beans


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Coffee News - Loyal fans fuel Peet's growth

"Doug Welsh picked up the first of 12 glasses of coffee. He noisily slurped a spoonful, savored it briefly, then immediately spit it out.

Welsh, the vice president for coffee at Peet's Coffee and Tea, a regional coffee retailer with its home here in the San Francisco Bay Area, was 'cupping' -- testing samples of beans recently shipped from the Nairobi coffee auction.

Welsh readily concedes that most customers would never know the difference. But buying what Peet's considers an inferior bean, he said, 'is not a road we want to go down.'"

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Coffee News - Monkey Coffee - a new high quality variety could help farmers

"Heard of Monkey Coffee? The variety, an "accidental" find, could transform the life of coffee cultivators for the better in Megamalai Hill area, according to Mathiazhagan, an official of the Coffee Board.

Monkey Coffee's quality in terms of flavour, taste and other properties is being tested in labs, he said."

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June 3, 2005

Food News: Give 'em a Chance, Steers Will Eat Grass

"FROM his roomy shed three hours north of New York City, a chocolate-brown calf can see acres of Hawthorne Valley Farm's prime grassland.

As soon as he's big enough, maybe in a couple of months, the calf will be free to roam the fields. For two years, feeding on as much summer grass and winter hay as he wants, the calf will grow into a 900-pound steer.

During that time, his manure will help the people who run Hawthorne Valley Farm fertilize a dozen acres of vegetables. His grazing habits will keep the pastures vibrant. And when the time comes, the steer will become dinner for a month's worth of shoppers at the Greenmarket at Union Square in New York City.

The premium price they will pay - $5.99 a pound for ground beef and as much as $19.99 for tenderloin - will be plowed back into the farm's budget.

It's a food chain, Manhattan style.

Although vegetables and fruit grown near the city have been the stars of the Greenmarkets for almost 30 years, pork, beef and lamb from local pastures are fast becoming the new darlings of the stands. New Yorkers, who are among the nation's early adopters of culinary trends, are learning that there is more to meat than uniform grain-fed slabs laid out on plastic trays."

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Food News: Picnics can use some updates

"In my backyard, I have the same picnic table my mother used as a teenager. It's a solid, sturdy cedar table with benches, unlike its less substantial modern-day counterparts.

Crafted in the early 1950s and once a prominent feature on my grandmother's side porch, it has seen many a picnic. My mother tells me that before air conditioning, they ate most warm-weather meals outside.

I recall it topped with newspapers for fish fries, dressed in red-and-white checked cloth for my grandfather's barbecue, and unadorned for simple summer suppers of Meme's fried chicken, freshly shelled butter beans and rice, and watermelon.

After many years, the traditional red rust paint faded and chipped and looked worse for wear. But I was hesitant to refinish what I deem a family heirloom. I struggled with the concept of a redo as improvement.

Finally, I did decide to make a change. This spring, the table got a fresh coat of pea-green paint and now serves as my family's dining room table in the spring and early summer.

Dining alfresco, for me, remains one of the true joys of the season. How is it that food simply tastes better outdoors on a beautiful day?"

Includes recipes:


  • Spinach-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

  • Carrot & Beet Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette


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Recipes: Made from scratch

"Many people would like to cook their meals from scratch. Some even do from time to time.

When Jane Locker began cooking for her second husband, Gary, she surprised him by getting out ingredients and really cooking.

Locker gives some of her popular jams and jellies as gifts. The recipes developed over years of practice. She remembers picking strawberries in her grandfather's berry patch, and she used to raise her own.

Now she grows flowers, protecting them from hungry rabbits chased into her yard this summer by construction work behind her Slater home."

Includes recipes:


  • Heavenly Angel Cake

  • Chocolate Chip Fudge Bars

  • Raspberry Rhubarb Jam

  • Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce


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Cookbook News: Don't tell and they won't know

"Sometimes you just need to be sneaky.

If you let your family -- or your guests -- know that you've prepared a low-fat entree, they'll start to worry that they'll be eating something bland and disappointing. So don't...

The recipe is from a new cookbook by former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Ellen Haas, founder of foodfit.com, a 5-year-old website providing healthy recipes and cooking tips."

Includes recipe for Chicken and asparagus with creamy Dijon sauce (Free subscription required for recipe)

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Coffee News: KitchenAid coffee makers recalled over fire risk

"Owners of KitchenAid 10-cup and 12-cup coffee makers purchased in Canada between 2001 and 2005 are being advised to stop using the machines because of a fire risk.

Whirlpool Canada announced a recall of about 50,000 of the machines on Thursday.

The coffee makers "contain an internal electrical component that can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers," said the news release from Whirlpool.

The affected units ranged in price from $119.99 to $179.99 and were sold between 2001 and 2005 in Onyx Black and White."

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KitchenAid coffee makers recalled over fire risk
Whirlpool recalls 529,000 KitchenAid coffee makers


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Discount News: Amazon offers KitchenAid Mixer for 44% off

In What has to be the best sale I've ever seen on one of my favorite kitchen tools, the great KitchenAid standing mixer, Amazon.com is currently offering the 4 1/2 Quart model for only $139.99 with FREE shipping! Get it while it's hot.


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June 1, 2005

Recipes: Rick Brown gets creative when developing recipes

"'Barbecue America' host Rick Browne likes to find unusual ways to prepare potatoes, beans and fruit, as well as meats and fish. Here are some ideas."

Includes recipes for:


  • Cola-Marinated Beef Brisket

  • Honeydew Grilled Ahi

  • Mojo Pork Butt in a Bag

  • Grilled Melon Kabobs

  • Tropical Beans in a Boat


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Food News: Lemons pack a punch in recipes, cleaning

"Put the squeeze on lemons, and the results are far more than lemonade.

The bright yellow fruit -- high in vitamin C and available all year in adequate supply -- provides vibrant color as a garnish and decoration, and its tart and tangy juice perks up flavors, provides health benefits, and is one of the more popular solutions to everything from blackheads to cleaning copper pans."

This has lots of great uses of the lemon as well as tips used in preparation. They forgot one use though, grinding up lemon halves in a garbage disposal will do a good job of deodorizing it.

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Book Review: Following a trail of Old West recipes

"Listen up, buckaroos. There's a new cookbook you might want to take a gander at - 'specially if you like to grill, grew up on a diet of Gunsmoke and Rawhide, and every now and then get a hankerin' for some cowboy food.

Yessir, if you love Westerns and don't mind the kind of writin' in which all the "g's" are dropped, The All-American Cowboy Grill is for you.

Corny? Sure it is. And beany, too, with 15 of its more than 200 recipes - all gathered from famous cowboy and cowgirl stars - devoted to that humble staple of the Old West, from Annie Oakley's Baked Beans to Slim Pickens' Cowboy Beans.

But the cookbook - from the same people who brought you Granny's Beverly Hillbillies Cookbook and Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook - is about much more than beans. Whether you want to "rustle up" a meal on the grill, over an open fire or even indoors, the book invites you to 'hit the trail to yesteryear and rendezvous with the world's greatest cowboys.'"

Includes recipe: Rhonda Fleming's Cowboy Caviar

Purchase The All-American Cowboy Grill from Amazon.com

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Food News: Native of England learns to 'translate' American recipes

"There's always a lot of adjusting to do when you move from one place to another, but for Katy Brundan, who moved to Eugene from England about seven years ago, one of the biggest changes came in the kitchen.

For the most part, British recipes follow the metric system, so they call for many ingredients in grams - with a few 'ounces' thrown in for good measure - so Brundan had to begin by 'translating' her favorite recipes into the cups, tablespoons and teaspoons that everyone here takes for granted.

But beyond that, some well-loved foods weren't available here at all, at least not in familiar form.

'I found there were so many things that I simply couldn't buy here - Christmas puddings, hot-cross buns, clotted cream, scones made the way I was used to,' she says. 'I really had to start making these things for myself.'"

Includes recipes:


  • Spinach Tart

  • Sunshine Strawberry Jam

  • Apple Galette

  • Traditional English Scones


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