July 31, 2007

Recipe News: As zucchini grows, so does the list of zucchini recipes

It's too bad zucchini can't just stop growing when it reaches about 6 inches long. Almost overnight, zucchini can grow to about 12 inches, and it's not nearly as easy to cook.

Right now, most farmers have more zucchini than they know what to do with, and it was probably a farmer who came up with the idea to designate Aug. 8 as "National Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch Night."

If someone leaves an armload of zucchini on your porch, or you buy too much at the farmers market, here are some reasons to be thankful for zucchini.

Zucchini is low in calories and contains useful amounts of folate, potassium and vitamin A. It's also an excellent source of vitamin C. Dark green zucchini also has some beta carotene, and all types provide small quantities of minerals. Skin colors include almost black, dark green, pale green, pale green with gray, and yellow.

Here are some recipes from The Spice Hunter.

Includes recipes for:


  • Zucchini boats

  • Szechwan stir-fry

  • Lebanese zucchini and tomatoes

  • Fettuccini with zucchini and mushrooms

Full article here.

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July 30, 2007

Recipe News: A recipe to comfort your canny canine

From what Aunt Bunny reads these days, today’s dogs are bored. No longer do most herd sheep, dig for badgers or save little boys who’ve fallen into wells on long-running TV series. No, say the doggie experts with disdain, dogs have devolved into mere “companions.”

Well, that’s simple to fix. Like typewriter repairmen and disco dancing instructors who had to update their skills, dogs need new jobs. Aunt Bunny has no doubt that they can learn. They just need to hurry up because of that whole seven-people-years-equal-one-dog-year thing.

Dogs are smart. Aunt Bunny seriously suspects that after she leaves for work, her large, fluffy dog, Dottie, makes herself a pot of coffee, jumps on her MySpace page and snacks on the Lucky Charms that Aunt Bunny has hidden behind the whole-grain cereal on the top shelf. You laugh. Aunt Bunny would not put it past her. Every time Aunt Bunny breaks out the Charms, Dottie follows her room to room relentlessly.

Anyone who’s ever tried to open a cellophane or hard plastic package — especially at the diabolical “tear here” spot — knows that the process is often trying. Not with Big Dottie around. Leave your extra-sharp cheddar cheese or Little Debbie snack cakes or, frankly, even a can of clam sauce on the counter, walk away and consider the job done. Of course, timing is important if you want the stuff inside.

Aunt Bunny’s border collie, Xodar, with a patch over one eye, spotted ear, one blue eye, one brown, and friendly smile — is professionally cute, and he knows it. Wal-Mart could engage him as a greeter. He also can catch toys midair. Aunt Bunny would like to see one of those geezers handing out carts by the automatic doors try that.

Includes recipe for:


  • Howl About a Mint?

Full article here.

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July 25, 2007

Recipe News: Recipe: Penne and Smoked Mozzarella Salad

Includes recipe for:


  • Penne and Smoked Mozzarella Salad

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July 25, 2007

delicious:days - Ice Cream Flavor Showdown

I make a lot of fresh home-churned ice cream, so the latest post at delicious:days is right up my alley.

Includes recipes for:


  • Blueberry frozen yogurt

  • White chocolate & lime addiction


Full article here.

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July 24, 2007

Recipe News: Mouth-watering recipes to satisfy your tastebuds

Summer is the perfect time to serve a salad as a main dish. It's easy on the hosts and satisfying for the guests. Corn is at its sweetest when it's just been picked so try and use freshly picked corn for this recipe. When grilled on the barbecue, the sweet flavour is enhanced. Just look for husks that are moist and bright green with plump kernels.

Includes recipes for:


  • Smoky Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad

  • Herbed Flatbread

Full article here.

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July 22, 2007

Recipe News: Recipes from some of the latest vegetable cookbooks

Itching to make use of some of the bounty you brought back from the farmers market? Try portobello mushrooms and/or steak with bread crumb salsa, a tomato and strawberry gazpacho or zucchini pancakes. Or try all three.

Includes recipes for:


  • PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS OR STEAK WITH BREAD CRUMB SALSA

  • TOMATO AND STRAWBERRY GAZPACHO

  • ZUCCHINI PANCAKES

  • TZATZIKI SAUCE

Full article here.

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July 21, 2007

Recipe News: Saturday recipe: apple-caramel-white chocolate cookies

Feeling like a homemade cookie this weekend? Here’s a recipe from Melange Inn & Gardens in Hendersonville that will bring the taste of Christmas to July.

Includes recipe for:


  • apple-caramel-white chocolate cookies

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July 18, 2007

Recipe News: Italian summer grilling recipes from the Scottos

Looking to class up the grill? Fire it up with flavor! Marion, Anthony, Rosanna, John and Elaina, of the New York restaurant Fresco by Scotto, share their recipes for delectable entrées and desserts from Italy — including herbed salmon and butterscotch banana pouches:

Includes recipes for:


  • Grilled Brick Chicken

  • Herbed Salmon Rollatina

Full article here.

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July 17, 2007

Recipe News: Midday News: Salsa Recipes

Salsa is a great way to add more vegetables and fruits to your meals and snacks! They are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and phytochemicals. They are low in fat and calories, but high in flavor! The ideas are endless. Let's get creative! • Dress up a simple chicken dish with tomato salsa to boost the flavor without the extra calories! • Top your yogurt, whole grain waffles or low-fat ice cream with fresh fruit salsa for added nutrition and antioxidants! • Try an antipasto salsa as a dipper for whole grain pita chips, a filler for baked peppers, a spread for sandwiches or a topper for bruschetta!

I will display the three salsas below along with a suggested use for each. We will put together the simple Salsa Picante recipe on air. I will have the Salsa Chicken recipe pre-made and displayed.

Includes recipes for:


  • Salsa Picante

  • Salsa Chicken

  • Fresh Fruit Salsa

  • Antipasto Salsa

Full article here.

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July 14, 2007

Recipe News: Picnic recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Blueberry Crumb Cake

  • Steak Rolls with Spicy Ale Dipping Sauce

  • Chicken Salad Veronique

  • Grilled Salmon Salad

Full article here.

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July 12, 2007

Recipe News: Vinaigrette recipes

With a few key ingredients and a whisk, you can make an almost endless array of vinaigrettes. They have a casual simplicity and easygoing nature that's hard to beat. Here are some variations on a standard vinaigrette recipe:

Honey-mustard vinaigrette: Replace red wine vinegar with white wine vinegar, and whisk in 1 tablespoon each honey and stone-ground or Dijon mustard before adding olive oil. A beautiful accompaniment to grilled steak or salmon.

Includes recipes for:


  • Honey-mustard vinaigrette

  • Cilantro-basil vinaigrette

  • Citrus vinaigrette

  • Warm cider vinaigrette

  • Sherry-walnut vinaigrette

  • Champagne-hazelnut vinaigrette

  • Jalapeño-lime-cilantro vinaigrette

  • Anchovy vinaigrette

  • Parsley vinaigrette for roasted meat or chicken

  • Garlic vinaigrette

  • Ginger-sesame vinaigrette

Full article here.

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July 11, 2007

Wine News: Sales Of Rose Wine Blooming

Wine merchant Randy Kemner is tickled pink about rose.

Sales of blush vintages at his Wine Country store in Signal Hill are running 43 percent ahead of last year.

Thanks go to customers such as Tom Reep, 52, of Long Beach, who are starting to buy dry rose after tiring of a longtime summer standby, Chardonnay.


"We were looking for something to drink outside on our patio or when we had something on the grill," said the retired information technology executive as he bought a bottle of Chateau Martinette rose from southeast France for $12.99. "Rose is so food-friendly. It goes with everything."

New drinkers are also catching on to the wine, typically made from juice squeezed from red grapes. Nina Flores, 26, said her first taste of wine was of a pink - the sweeter and ubiquitous white Zinfandel that seemingly every California winery makes. As her imbibing expanded, she started to sample crisp whites and bigger reds.

Full article here.

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July 10, 2007

Recipe News: A Chicken Recipe Fit For Any Diet Plan (Except Vegetarians!)

Chicken is one of the most versatile "diet" foods available for people who are trying to lose weight regardless of the method (except for vegetarians or vegans, bless their hearts). It is completely devoid of any carbohydrates and is low in fat for people who eat a low-carb, low-fat, or whatever kind of diet.

But what makes chicken so truly incredible is when it is cooked up on a grill with yummy seasoning such as garlic and rosemary. Talk about your lip-smackin', have a good time, deliciously healthy way to eat while following your chosen weight loss plan. This is the life.

Special thanks to Kimkins for providing this excellent low-carb recipe today which can be easily stored and munched on for quick and easy meal or snack preparation. Give it a try today!

Includes recipe for:


  • GRILLED GARLIC ROSEMARY CHICKEN

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July 6, 2007

Recipe News: Summer recipes - Summer Pudding

For a summer dessert that is sure to get people oohing and aahing, we love this recipe from Unisliim’s Recipes for Success. With just the right balance of wholesome fruit and sweet pleasure, you can indulge your wicked side in only 208 calories!

Includes recipe for:


  • Summer Pudding

Full article here.

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July 5, 2007

Recipe News: These burger recipes have sauce and sass

Chef J.J. Boston, director of culinary events at Grillmaster's Garden in Zionsville, Ind., provided the recipes for these burgers and suggests serving them on buns or bread lightly buttered and grilled, and considering using interesting condiments. For instance, add wasabi to mayonnaise to spice it up. Boston used drained and processed pickled vegetables, called giardiniera or jardiniere, to top his Tuscan Burger. Salsa or guacamole can add a Mexican flair, and smoked cheeses can add an appealing flavor.

Includes recipes for:


  • BLUE CHEESE BURGER

  • VEGGIE BURGERS

  • TUSCAN BURGERS

Full article here.

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