Trail Mix

Trail mix isn’t just for hikes! Have it on hand as an after-school snack for kids. Roasted nuts make the crunchiest trail mix, but use raw nuts if you prefer. Substitutions can easily be made: switch out the raisins for dried cranberries or candied papaya, or use cashews or peanuts instead of hazelnuts. Avoid using…

Rosewater Champagne

This elegant cocktail is made with true rosewater, also known as rose hydrosol, a by-product of rose essential oil distillation. Rosewater is very fragrant and much more flavorful than rose petal infusions, which should not be used in this recipe. Choose only food-grade rose hydrosol with no additives. Pour into the bottom of a Champagne…

Hummus

This popular Middle Eastern dip is extremely easy to make. Canned chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) make the smoothest hummus. Drain: One 15-ounze can of chickpeas Put the chickpeas in a food processor with: 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon tahini 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 crushed garlic clove Process until…