ok..i'm kidding, that's not the REAL tip of the day, but I guarantee it will spruce up anything you make during the holidays.Chocolate log cake? Add orange rind! Cranberry squares? Add orange rind! Mushroom risotto? Add orange rind! (It's the answer to EVERYTHING).
Real tip of the day: Keep your environment clean. It seems simple enough but having a clean room, kitchen or house really does clear your mind. My parents always say, "Your room is an exact representation of your mind!" They're usually saying that with irritation because my room is not always clean, HOWEVER. Now that I'm on winter break, I have time to de-clutter my life, thoughts and surroundings.
Recipe: SALAD with figs and apple slices and citrus ginger vinaigrette.
-spring mix (pre-boxed leaves) or spinach/romaine
-dried figs cut into pieces with kitchen scissors
-one apple sliced thinly
-one carrot made into ribbons with peeler
-grated orange rind
-red wine vinegar
-a tiny bit of olive oil
-2T water or more (to your desired consistency)
-half an orange juiced or one (add less water)
-grapefruit sliced (optional)
Don't be fooled. This is a big salad bowl..that might be an understatement even.