Dishes favor fruit flavors
Fruit gets a French flair in "Just Like a Day in France," a free booklet by cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan. Peaches, plums and nectarines are featured in such recipes as French Toast With Poached Plums, Pan-Seared Salmon With Julienned Nectarines, and White Peach and Chicken Walnut Salad. To order a copy, write to the California Tree Fruit Agreement, Attention: Day in France, at 975 I St., Reedley, Calif. 93654.
Get the lowdown on leftovers in the April issue of Cooking Light magazine, which says that most foods stored in a refrigerator set at 40 degrees or below should last up to four days. Don't wait until food looks strange or smells funny to toss it, the publication advises. Foods can turn bad before that.
Check out the free recipe cards at area Giant Food stores, offered as part of the company's new Healthy Ideas: Nourishing Body & Mind program. Green Bean and French Herbs, for example, pairs fresh beans with oregano, thyme, tarragon and marjoram for an easy, tempting veggie dish.
The greens scene
Common greens like kale, chard and collard greens are back in vogue, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Their popularity reflects a greater interest among Americans in how foods affect our health and new farming techniques, which get more varieties to the market on a regular basis.
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