Today, Feb. 16, is National Almond Day, which means that there's no time like the present to enjoy a snack, soup, or dessert based on the delectable nut. Keep reading for eight options that will suit your palate whether you're craving something sweet, salty, or in between.
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- Toast the weekend with a beautifully bubbly lemon raspberry fizz cocktail
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- Make like a Southern belle and sip on slushy bourbon milk punch
- Satisfy your sweet tooth with gloriously gooey dark chocolate fondue
- Make the Sazerac your cocktail of choice
Has wintry weather left you with a nasty case of cabin fever? This fruity and floral cocktail is the cure — at least it was for me. I recently made a trip to Tahoe with the intent to spend a few days hitting the slopes, neglecting one crucial factor: checking the weather report. The thing is, it had just snowed heavily the week before, and it had been raining all week in San Francisco (which generally shares similar weather patterns), so it was a logical assumption that the mountains would be blanketed in blissfully fresh powder.
Instead, we were faced with four days of 34°F rain, ice, and sleet. Now, it would have been easy to let this tank morale, but instead we took the high road (literally) up a winding mountain route for a blowout meal at Manzanita in the Tahoe Ritz-Carlton. As one would expect (or at least hope), the whole meal was excellent, but it was this simple yet elegant predinner cocktail that stole the show.
Bright, effervescent, and subtly spiced from the crucial addition of Hangar One Spiced Pear Vodka, it danced around my head for weeks afterward. Naturally I had to attempt to hack it at home. And while this isn't an exact replica of that tantalizing tipple, I came pretty close; I hope it will brighten your day as much as it did mine.
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Savory teas?! When we saw the latest line from Numi Tea at the recent NASFT Fancy Food Show, we couldn't help but be intrigued. With flavors like Broccoli Cilantro and Spinach Chive, the garden-inspired teas sounded a little too savory to belong in a tea bag. With curious palates, we bravely tried all six varieties, available online starting today on Numi's website ($8 each), or you can wait until March 15, when they will be sold at select Whole Foods stores. To see our comments and ratings, read on.
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- Beyond the bottle: why you should try other maple products — Tasting Table
- Dig into weeknight-friendly hoisin-braised short ribs — America's Test Kitchen
- The best (and least fussy) way to clean mushrooms — Yahoo! Shine
- Will you sample Burger King's latest additions to its coffee menu? — Delish
The Governors Ball — the glitzy official afterparty of the Oscars — is just over a week away. For the 19th year in a row, all eyes are on chef to the stars Wolfgang Puck, who's created what he hopes to be a blockbuster menu. We tracked down what he'll be serving at this year's soiree. Keep reading to find out the tony tastes he's planning to serve Hollywood's A-list.
Do you believe in love at first sight? I do! Maybe not romantically, but rather in the case of what will please my palate. Specifically, I knew that I was destined to enter a whirlwind romance with this tart and tangy shredded kale and brussels sprouts salad as soon as I set my eyes upon it. In this case, my woman's intuition was spot-on; perfect in its original iteration (it's a favorite amongst our whole team), this salad-slaw hybrid is even better — at least better catered to my proclivities — with a few minor tweaks and additions (reflected in the recipe below).
Now, before you fear that this is all bluster, I've been so smitten that I've already made it three times in the past month — a rarity for someone whose job is to test recipes . . . So as the title says, I seriously urge you to get on board, and make this salad right now!