Food & Drink

Recipes

A cool pie for summer

Based on the cocktail that was popular in the ‘50s — and the ‘60s, too — Grasshopper Pie is a delightful blend of chocolate and mint, with cream and other good things.

Food & Drink

Ada County food service inspections June 28-July 4, 2016

The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of all food-handling establishments in Ada County. Any listed item indicates items or practices out of compliance with Idaho Food Code. Violations must be corrected within 10 days. For details, go to cdhd.idaho.gov/EH/food/inspect.htm. The Southwest District Health Department makes similar inspections in Canyon County; its records are available at swdh.org/food-service.asp.

Recipes

The beets go on: 4 recipes for a versatile vegetable

Don’t listen to the naysayers. It is perfectly possible for someone who does not like beets to go on and lead a productive life, probably. O A distaste for beets does not absolutely guarantee a dreary existence of loneliness and despair. Why, some people who disdain beets have even gone on to have nearly ordinary lives with some measure of personal fulfillment and a fleeting hint of happiness. O But really, the surest way to find joy and love is to eat beets. O Beets are full of all sorts of things that are good for you (vitamin C, fiber, potassium, manganese and more). But more important than that, they taste good.

Recipes

Flames give veggies flavor

With summer’s blistering temperatures turning your kitchen into a sauna, this is the perfect opportunity for you to spend a little more time outside at the grill.

Recipes

Individual cakes are perfect for picnics

If you’ve ever come to one of my picnics, you know that you never get closer to the great outdoors than peering at it through a window. No itchy blankets; no pesky bugs; no beach sand, park dirt or tickly grass; no threat of rain; no sunburns and no plastic wineglasses. I hold all my picnics indoors, on the dining room table.

Recipes

Chicken salad, fine-tuned

The first time I was served a Southern luncheon plate, my mind froze, unable to make sense of what was in front of me. Why was a mound of chicken salad next to a mound of red Jell-O? What was their relationship to the dollop of mayonnaise and celery sticks? How did cheese straws fit in?

Food & Drink

Ada County food service inspections June 21-27, 2016

The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of all food-handling establishments in Ada County. Any listed item indicates items or practices out of compliance with Idaho Food Code. Violations must be corrected within 10 days. For details, go to cdhd.idaho.gov/EH/food/inspect.htm. The Southwest District Health Department makes similar inspections in Canyon County; its records are available at swdh.org/food-service.asp.

Videos

How to make pour-over coffee

Matt Bishop of Cafè Mulè demonstrates how he made trailside coffee Saturday in the Boise Foothills. He hauled his gear to this spot by hiking 1.5 miles with his mule.
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