Party recipe Food Briefs June 27-30

June 24, 2013 

Easy Summer Recipes & Tips for Entertaining a Crowd

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Fezziwig's Market Place, 220 W. Saint Louis St., Lebanon

Cost: $15

Reservations: 618-537-8422

Features: Learn, taste and experience easy and delicious recipes for your next gathering, plus tips and ideas of how to entertain a crowd. Leave with recipe, wine and iced tea pairings and a game plan for your party. Special discounts on select merchandise that night.

Sensational Summer Salads

What: Cooking demonstration using balsamic vinegars and extra-virgin olive oils

When: 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Where: Fezziwig's Market Place, 220 W. Saint Louis St., Lebanon

Cost: $15

Reservations: 618-537-8422

Features: Learn how to make easy vinaigrettes for salads, appetizers and desserts. You will also learn the many health benefits of our balsamics and evoos. Wine-pairing samples and recipe cards will also be provided. Special discounts on select merchandise that day.

Home Canning Essentials

When: 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Eckert's Country Store classroom, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville

Cost: $30

Reservations: Required to 233-0513 or

Features: Learn simple steps to preserving peaches, cucumbers and tomatoes using a hot-water bath. From equipment selection to preparing produce, recipe selection and the final step, processing your jars safely this demonstration class will give you canning confidence. Classic Bread & Butter Pickles and Herb Tomato Juice and Peach Apple Salsa recipes are perfect ways to preserve seasonal produce. All recipes will be tasted.

Count calories in that latte

Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee chain, says it will post calorie counts on menu boards nationwide starting today, ahead of a federal regulation that would require it to do so.

Customers at its more than 10,000 U.S. locations will be able to see that there are 300 calories in a small Caramel Frappuccino, and 230 calories in a small Iced Caffe Mocha.

Pastry cases will also show calorie information, in case customers want to save some calories and opt for a Morning Bun (350 calories) instead of a blueberry scone (460 calories).

It also says there are numerous ways people can reduce the calories in their drinks, such as by asking for non-fat milk, sugar-free syrup or no whipped cream.

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