While cucumbers are a familiar sight in the produce section they are notoriously overlooked in favor of other vegetables. The long, dark green, smooth-skin variety are the most familiar, however cucumbers can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and colors. You can find white or yellow cucumbers with smooth and thin or thick and rough skin. Cucumbers are grown around the world and are typically… Read more »
After a long day at work, you deserve a margarita. And maybe in your mind, everyday should be a fiesta when 5 pm rolls around. Of course a little adult beverage every now and again is warranted, but it’s how you’re enjoying that margarita that matters. There are good margaritas and there are bad margaritas (see … Read more »
Stuck with leftover wine? Hard to imagine, but it happens! Instead of tossing away the last few bits of wine, or letting it sour in the back of the fridge, try one of these wine saving tricks.… Read more »
It’s always nice when New Year’s Eve lands on a Saturday. It gives us more time to relax and reflect on the past year, to prep for a gathering of our friends and family so we can raise a toast together to the days ahead. This punch is an elegant way to celebrate the start of 2017.… Read more »
In life, there are two kinds of people: beer drinkers and wine drinkers. Wine tends to get all the health credit, while beer is synonymous with the dreaded beer belly. For years health experts have praised wine, hypothesizing that it’s high antioxidant content, specifically resveratrol, was the key to the drinks life-… Read more »
Happy Rice Month! Yep, it’s that time of year when we break out the rice cookers or saucepans, choose our favorite type of rice, and make a few cups of the perfect side dish. To quote the legendary comedian Mitch Hedberg, “Rice is really great if you’re hungry and want to eat two thousand of something. Rice is a carb-rich grain, as you probably know. Brown… Read more »
It’s hard to think of a more refreshing drink than a tall glass of lemonade. The recipes below include a classic lemonade, and three refreashing variations. Start with the classic recipe and make your flavor additions from there. These make excellent summer cocktails as well!