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Bi-Rite Market's Fennel, Blood Orange, and Avocado Salad

By mid-February many of us living in the chillier states are in need of some freshness, and bright flavors. This Fennel, Blood Orange, and Avocado Salad from Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food might not be seasonal or local across the board, but man, it's a breath of fresh air for those of us living under grey skies. Bright, tangy citrus, licoricey fennel, and creamy avocado have the transportive ability to bring you to a place that's warm and sunny. More

Red Velvet Cake

If you really look inside your soul and search your tastebuds, you will, like me, come to the harsh realization that red velvet is a fiction. Those bright carmine cupcakes peddled by overhyped bakeries are dry, stale, and lacking in flavor and substance. This cake is impossibly buttery and melt-in-your mouth with moist dark brown sugar. More

Blood Orange Negroni from Bottega

This Negroni variation from Chef Frank Stitt appears on the menu at Bottega only in deep winter when blood oranges are in season. "It makes us reminisce about aperitif time in the gorgeous cafes and bars of Torino and Venice," says Stitt. Serve with a slice of orange and a bowl of green olives. More

Blood Orange Beaujolais Marmalade

This marmalade has a gorgeous, purple-crimson hue. The flavor is a bit sweeter than traditional marmalade, with notes of raspberry and wine. It would be absolutely delicious sandwiched between layers of almond or polenta cake, or try it with cornmeal biscuits. A jar would make a great Valentine's Day gift. More

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