Berry Healthy: Briefs

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Let It Rest Letting a frozen dessert mixture rest after you’ve combined the ingredients (i.e. base, flavors, liquid, etc.) will help achieve optimal flavor. The ideal timeframe is 24 hours if possible. After you’ve let it rest, blend it for a few minutes to ensure nothing separated and then feed into the frozen dessert machine… Read more »

Passion & Ingredients = A Sweet Wonderland

Chef Lynn Mansel

Mohegan Sun Casino Chef Lynn Mansel (LM) Executive Pastry Chef, Food & Beverage 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd Uncasville, CT 06382 JM: Which three words or phrase would best describe your desserts/pastry menu? LM: There’s an art to constructing the perfect dessert. JM: What kind of decadent treats are on your desserts/pastry menu? LM: The… Read more »

What’s Blooming: Go Figure!


It’s not hard to figure out why an introverted flower, which is commonly referred to as a fruit, has been revered by mankind since the beginning of civilized existence. Although July through September is the fresh market season for this succulent crop, there’s never a bad time to discuss the addictive fig. Figure These Facts… Read more »

Berry Healthy: Basics 101: As the Slogan Goes, “The Incredible, Edible Egg™”


While most often found scrambled, poached, boiled, deviled, coddled or fried, the egg is a staple part of our diets and is also a key component in pastries and frozen desserts. How humans identified eggs for their nutritious benefits and functions in the kitchen is somewhat of a mystery—likely a result of trial and error… Read more »