For some of us, a refreshing drink is a glass of still water, flavored with fruit. Hint, with 12 flavors (plus 7 sparkling and 2 caffeinated waters), is one of our go-to’s. By necessity, bottled still water uses fruit extracts instead of actual fruit juice. But the flavors from the real fruits infused in the […]

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Our weekly selection of product picks, in alphabetical order: KELLOGG’S: VARIATIONS ON CLASSIC CEREALS Three variations of beloved Kellogg’s cereals debut nationwide this month. The Frosted Flakes line has two new siblings: Honey Nut Frosted Flakes. Made with a blend of real honeys, it has brown-butter notes and a nutty flavor that complements the toasted […]

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At the end of each year, our tradition is to highlight our Top 10 Top Picks Of The Year. While we highly endorse all of our top picks, these are products that have become part of our everyday life. We know there’s a preponderance of sweets here. You can guess that we have a sweet […]

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[1] Feeding America provides bags of nutritious groceries to hungry families (photo courtesy Feeding America). [2] Food Forward distributes produce that would be left on the ground to rot, to needy communities (photo FoodForward.org).   Before the year ends, you can share the spirit of the holidays by helping the hungry. Make a donation to […]

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Some dishes have been around for a hundred years or more, in pretty much their original version. Baked Alaska is one of these. Invented at the beginning of the 19th century (here’s the Baked Alaska history), it has pretty much been the same dessert, but for flavor variations in: The cake base layer. The flavor(s) […]

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Why is it that all of our holidays and special occasions are prefaced by “happy”—Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, Happy Easter, Happy Birthday, etc.—except Christmas? It’s always Merry Christmas? The folks at Mental Floss looked into the question and found that the answer goes back centuries, to the connotation of the two words. “Happy came […]

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Éclairs typical don’t show up on a list of holiday desserts. But when they’re as cute as these, they’re irresistible. Made by Art Éclair, these designs are just a few of a treasure trove of magnificently decorated éclairs. See the collection on the Art Éclair website and on Pinterest. Regrettably for éclair lovers, this bakery […]

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[1] A delicious oven-baked omelet, for brunch, lunch or dinner (photo courtesy Fruit & Veggies More Matters). [2] An heirloom variety, tiger zucchini. It tastes like supermarket zucchini, but is nicer to look at—especially raw, in crudités or salads. You can get the seeds from Burpee.   Serve this omelet for brunch, lunch or dinner […]

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[1] The most popular romaine dish: Caesar salad (photo courtesy Safe Eggs). [2] Even organic romaine isn’t immune to E. coli. See why below (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Recently, Santa Barbara County recalled romaine harvested between November 27th through 30th due to an E. coli outbreak. Almost instantly, every leaf of romaine disappeared [hopefully] […]

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