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FOOD FUN: Chocolate For The Poker Player

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FOOD FUN: Beautiful Donuts For National Donut Day

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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Cook Lobster

Know how to hold ‘em, fold ‘em, or eat ‘em (photo © Woodhouse Chocolate).   For the poker player, two edible chips from Woodhouse Chocolate, an artisanal chocolatier in the Napa Valley. Actually, their Poker Chip Peanut Butter Cups. Specially decorated in a card suit motif and presented in a poker chip styled box; as […]

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Who took the two missing doughnuts??? (Photo of doughnuts (© Brooke Lark | Unsplash).   The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day (or Donut, if you prefer—the differce is below. You don’t have to create doughnut art, as in the lovely display above, photographed by Brooke Lark. You can simply buy some plain […]

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This guide to boiling live lobster is from Joe Bowab, CEO of Lobster Anywhere, which ships whole live lobsters and frozen lobster tails and other parts nationwide. Lobster, “the king of crustaceans,” is the most luxurious seafood. For us, it’s often the reason many lobster lovers head to a restaurant. But if it’s just steamed, […]

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Here’s the first thing you should know, says the author, J. Kenji López-Alt: Expiration dates are not expiration dates, he notes: Completely voluntary: The food product dating under the U.S. Department of Agriculture is completely voluntary for all products, with the exception of baby food. Best guess: Food product dating has nothing to do with […]

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The summer bounty of ripe, sweet, juicy melons means that we’re having melon daily for breakfast (with berries, cottage cheese, yogurt, or just plain). Sharon Palmer, a nutritionist who specializes in plant-based food plans, is also a melon fan. “These fruits are not only delicious;” she says, “they are packed with hydrating fluid, fiber, vitamin […]

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[1] How about some beer in your chocolate (photo © Theo Chocolate).   For the person who likes both dark chocolate and beer, here’s a novel gift: The Beer Confection Collection from Theo Chocolates. https://theochocolate.com/beer/ The artisan chocolatier, which uses only Fair Trade and Organic ingredients, has crafted chocolate confections specifically crafted to highlight the […]

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Calling all olive lovers: June 1st is National Olive Day.   OLIVE HISTORY The olive history is an ancient one, following figs as the earliest domesticated fruit tree. Olives trees were native to Asia Minor. The latest findings show that the olive was first domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean basin between 8,000 and 6,000 years […]

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While we have been hunkered down at home for the quarantine, we have been treating ourselves to great foods from artisans nationwide. One of them is Jasper Hill Farm, in Greensboro, Vermont (in the “Northeast KingdomNortheast Kingdom”). Jasper Hill sold its first wheels of Bayley Hazen Blue, their flagship cheese (photo #3), in 2003. Since […]

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[1] An avocado “burger” or “sandwich” filled with whatever you like (photo © Love One Today). [2] We made simple fruit skewers but love this rainbow fruit recipe from (photo © Clean Food Crush).   What’s inside this avocado burger? Anything you want. The idea is from Love One TodayLove One Today, the consumer website […]

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