Smooth way to fix fruitNo sleight of hand is required with...

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June 02, 1999|By Suzanne Loudermilk

Smooth way to fix fruit

No sleight of hand is required with this card deck. Any hand works. "The Smoothies Deck" (Chronicle, 1999) by Mary Corpening Barber, Sara Corpening Whiteford and Lori Lyn Narlock features 50 recipes for blended fruit concoctions. Cool Hand Lime (above) doubles as a creamy dessert or palate cleanser for a fancy dinner: 3/4 cup low-fat milk; 1/2 cup fresh lime segments, frozen; 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice; 3 cups nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt. Place ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 2.

Grilled portobellos

For your next cookout, consider adding a few big, beautiful portobellos to the grill. According to the Mushroom Council, these flavorful fungi take well to barbecuing. Twist off stems and slice lengthwise. Lightly brush both sides of caps and stems with olive or vegetable oil. Place stems and caps (with gills facing down) on a grill rack about 4 to 6 inches from heat and cook until tender, 4 to 6 minutes on each side.

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Suzanne Loudermilk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278; fax to 410-783-2519.

Pub Date: 06/02/99

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