[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_right] The current warm, balmy season turns our attention to light, colorful foods and pretty, refreshing drinks. The summer cocktail is no exception. The good news is that you don’t have to be a mixologist to master this art. Rum, that ancient cultural icon of the world’s islands and seafaring navies, is a natural […]
Marinades for Super Summer Grilling: Anything Goes!
[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_right] Baking is a precise method; an exercise in chemistry and physics. So, to some extent, is expert grilling. Cooking, however, extends more leeway. You can toss in this or that and probably be okay, most of the time. There is one culinary practice, however, that still remains like the Wild, Wild West: the […]
Labor Day: A Feast Fit for a Crowd
[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_right] Labor Day In Kid Speak (the language of children), Memorial Day is good (school’s out; summer’s here) and Labor Day is bad (back to school, summer’s over). Also, in many parts of the country, September is the hottest and stickiest month of the year. As with many things in American life, the current observance […]
4th of July – Celebrating with Freedom
CELEBRATING WITH FREEDOM ON THE 4th OF JULY How lucky we are as Americans! We have nationalistic pride, grit, moxie, an entrepreneurial spirit, and best of all, freedom. Americans are often viewed as wildcatters, cowboys, and trailblazers. We take other people’s ideas and make them our own (think: pizza, hamburgers, French fries…). While we may […]
Father’s Day: Grilling for the Modern-day Cave-Dweller
The third Sunday in June is set aside to honor our fathers. While often not on the large scale of Mother’s Day since dads are known not to “want a lot of fuss,” neverless, Father’s Day is still an event that deserves considerable recognition to the men who have worked long and hard to provide […]
Memorial Day: Celebrating Our Fallen Heroes and the Heroes in Our Families
Memorial day: Celebrating Our Heros As American ingenuity dictates, the federal holiday of Memorial Day has come to celebrate and signify many things to us. Originally known as “Decoration Day”, the custom of decorating the graves of fallen Union and Confederate soldiers from the Civil War eventually evolved to include all Americans who gave their […]
Mother’s Day – In Celebration of All Things Nurturing
[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_right] Mother’s Day – In Celebration of All Things Nurturing “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” ― David C. Gross, Dictionary of 1000 Jewish Proverbs When Anna Jarvis announced a simple memorial in honor of her mother in 1908, she unwittingly began a custom that would take on a life of its […]
Cinco de Mayo Celebration with a Homemade Salsa Verde Recipe!
[custom_frame_right shadow=”on“][/custom_frame_right] Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: Sip on Cool, Fruity White Sangria & Scoop up some Tangy Salsa Verde with Creamy Avocado (Recipes follow) Here’s a fun fact: Did you know that almost exactly 100 years (and 2 months) after the first U.S. St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Boston on March 17, 1762 came the […]
White Sangria Recipe For Cinco de Mayo!
Cool, Fruity White Sangria Recipe Type: Drinks Cuisine: Mexican Author: 700 South Deli and Catering A refreshing punch in warm weather, white sangria has become a popular alternative in the past few years to the traditional red sangria. Virtually any fruit can be cut up and used in this sangria, so use what you like. […]