Mix 1 cup Clos du Bois Rouge with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan over heat until the sugar has dissolved. Cool completely before pouring over crushed ice. (Clos Du Bois Winery)
One good spray
The makers of Bertolli Olive Oil have a new line of Bertolli Olive Oil sprays: Extra Virgin, Classico and Extra Light. The sprays were designed to reinforce convenience in the kitchen and allow portion control for all your cooking needs. The sprays are 100 percent olive oil (propellant free). Use them for baking, sauteing or grilling. Available at Meijer for $3.49.
One good cocktail
How about a Friday night July 4th celebration with grown-up snow cones? Entertaining expert Jung Lee has created this classic treat using Clos du Bois Rouge, and it couldn’t be easier or more fun. Simply place crushed ice in a mix of different glassware and pour Clos du Bois Rouge syrup (recipe below) over the ice for a festive and refreshing summertime apperitif or dessert.
Clos du Bois Rouge Syrup: Mix 1 cup Clos du Bois Rouge with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan over heat until the sugar has dissolved. Cool completely before pouring over crushed ice. Serves 4.
One good tip
Need help carrying those cupcakes or pie to the neighborhood block party or July 4th barbecue? Use a bamboo steamer to transport. The baked goods fit snugly inside while the lid protects the tops. Tie a ribbon from top to bottom to transport.
Compiled by Kate Lawson