Your dental insurance co-pay may be depressing your intake of JuJy Fruits. But you can still get the same visual kick from these plastic cocktail ice cubes (filled with distilled water). Guaranteed not to water down your mai tai, or melt in the picnic salad. Twenty-four to the pack; in tropical lemon, lime and orange.
- Rick Nichols
Cocktail ice cubes, $4.95 for 24, Crate and Barrel stores, CrateandBarrell.com.
Wild salmonThe first runs of wild-caught king (chinook) and sockeye salmon are coming from Alaska's Copper River and other northwestern waterways to select markets and restaurants. Shipped daily by air, the fattest, most flavorful salmon of the summer spawning season are already on local menus. For home grilling, look for the vibrant orange-pink fillets of wild-caught salmon at area Wegmans stores and Whole Foods markets.
- Marilynn Marter