Category: Special Occasions

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September 2, 2021

By Peg Kern

The Best Labor Day Menu for 2021

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK, Wines & Spirits, USA

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Kids start back to school, the weather starts to turn, and fall is just around the corner. Every year Labor Day is one of my favorite holidays. Sure, my garden by this point looks horrid, as I've invariably let the weeds take over. And my kids are usually as unruly as the garden at this point, and I am ready to send… Read
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August 3, 2021

By Peg Kern

5 Great Things to Do with Watermelon: The Ultimate Summer Food

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Special Occasions, USA

Today is National Watermelon Day, and in honor of one of our favorite summer foods we're featuring five amazing ways to use this summer staple. Of course, the best way to enjoy watermelon might just be the old fashioned way - slice by slice - but we've found a number of ways to jazz it up on a hot summer day. #1 Watermelon Salsa Ingredients: 2 cups watermelon, cut into… Read
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July 1, 2021

By Peg Kern

Fourth of July Dessert: "Red, White, & Blue" Ricotta with Lavender Syrup and Berries

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Special Occasions

Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays. For us, it's the kickoff to deep summer, to pool days, barbecues, and get togethers at the lake. We've written before about amazing recipes and ideas for this classic American holiday, but today we have a new recipe especially for the Fourth of July. Growing up, we had a lot of flag cakes on July 4th. This was because it's my… Read
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April 14, 2021

By Peg Kern

An Iftar Recipe for Ramadan: Lamb Kebabi with Watermelon, Cucumber, and Herb Salad

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Special Occasions, Travel Tips, Turkey

Ramadan is the holy month for Muslims around the world, a time of fasting, prayer, and charity. The dates of Ramadan change each year (moving forward by 15 days), because it follows a nine-month, lunar calendar, but the month-long rituals remain the same and are meant to commemorate the month in which the Quran was revealed to Muhammad. Each year you can find the approximate dates of Ramadan, but its… Read
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December 30, 2020

By Peg Kern

Things We Learned in 2020

Filed Under  Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK

Well, we are almost there. If you had told us 10 months ago, when the Coronavirus first hit Italy and the rumblings of trouble sounded as shrilly as our phone lines ringing with calls from worried clients, that we would still be working from home, that restaurants would only be open for take-out, that the borders of almost every country would be closed to US travelers... we'd have thought you… Read
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December 23, 2020

By Peg Kern

10 Holiday Recipes You'll Love

Filed Under  Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK, France, Italy

We just finished our 10 Days of Holiday Recipes on social media and thought we'd recap them here for easy reference! It is our hope that they can help make your holidays brighter, or at least more delicious. Here at The International Kitchen we also hope you caught our special holiday thank you to all our travelers: Whether you're looking for something savory or sweet, we've complied some of our… Read
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