One of three tea advent calendars from David’s Tea: 24 Days Of Tea.   Last week we recommended a gourmet chocolate advent calendar. Today, it’s a collection of tea advent calendars from David’s Teas. For the most serious lover, there’s 24 Days Of Tea, boxes of loose teas including these: Apple Cider, Buddha’s Blend, Candy […]

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If you’re cooking Thanksgiving Dinner, The American Red Cross wants you to know that the number-one day for kitchen fires is…Thanksgiving. They ask all cooks to follow these simple steps to ensure a fire-free day of thanks. 1. Smoke alarm. Install a smoke alarm near your kitchen, or check the batteries on your current alarm. […]

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[1] When you open your fridge, what do you see? Read on for how you can see a beautiful, clean inside (photo courtesy Big Chill). [2] Where will you fit Thanksgiving dinner? (photo courtesy Thetford).   National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, celebrated on November 15th, should be celebrated every month! Unless you’re one of […]

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[1] This spicy cranberry mocktail, with muddled jalapeño, easily converts to cocktail. [2] Ocean Spray Cran-Cherry is also available in a diet version (both photos courtesy Ocean Spray).   For non-alcoholic drinking during the holiday season, offer something more exciting than club soda or cider. Cranberry mocktails are especially popular during the holiday season, their […]

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[1] A gift box of Tayst coffee has 20 to 60 biodegradable K-cups (photo by Mary Ann S. | Yelp). [2] Finally, the greenest person can use K-cups (photo courtesy Tayst Coffee).   Committed environmentalists and those who try to live green are in a quandary: They may want the ease of single-serving K-cups, but […]

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Growing up, we had pork chops for dinner once a week. Mom pan-fried them with a Dijon glaze, and served them with sides of caramelized onions and her skin-on, chunky mashed potatoes. Caramelized onions mixed into the mashed potatoes, by the way, generates an even better flavor experience greater than eating them separately. Some caramelized […]

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Tribali foods was launched by a holistic nutritionist and vegetarian who sought to add meat back into her diet. But she wanted “clean” meats. That meant sourcing top organic cuts: grass-fed and grass-finished pastured beef, free-range chicken and humanely raised pork. She then created versatile, minimally-processed patties and sliders, and seasoned them global flavor combinations: […]

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November 6th is National Nachos Day, In fact, the dish was invented by accent, when customers arrived at a restaurant after the kitchen had closed. The manager, named Nacho (the diminutive of Ignacio), threw together some ingredients in the fridge to feed the folks. The rest is history (here’s a bit more on history of […]

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