Soups from the can, even when they’re good, can be made even better with a few added ingredients. In this tip, we’ll show you how we enhanced one of our favorites, and inspire you to do the same. We adore Thai chicken coconut soup (tom kha gai, translated as chicken galangal soup—photo #1). It’s a […]

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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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Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! These sleighs are made from sweet rolls and mini gingerbread men, with candy cane runners. We discovered it on the Facebook page of St. Pierre bakery. We recommended their product line earlier this fall. It’s fun to make, and even more fun to […]

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How about apple pie for breakfast—sort of? An apple crumb pie has a streusel topping made with oats, brown sugar and butter. The oatmeal recipe below is a close cousin, made with apples, apple pie spices…and oats, brown sugar and butter. Alex Caspero, MA, RD, CLT, who developed the recipe for Fruits And Veggies More […]

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[1] Add a spoon of coffee spices to your ground coffee to brew a flavored pot. [2] Four flavors complement light through dark roast coffees. Both photos courtesy Simply Organic.   Sometimes you feel like having plain coffee, sometimes you like a hit of flavor. Simply Organic has developed Pre-Brew Coffee Spices for you. Add […]

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Bantam Bagels had a small shop in Greenwich Village, selling two-bite balls of bagel in different flavors, filled with a variety of cream cheese flavors. The novelty spread the word, and the plucky Bantams are now sold at 16,000 grocers nationwide. Along the way, the line expanded with Bantam Pancakes and Bantam Egg Bites. (The […]

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[1] Savino automatically seals and unseals your wine, so every glass is fresh. [2] The patented technology eliminates the need for the pumps, gasses or corks. [3] It’s a wonderful gift for fine wine lovers! (All photos courtesy Savino).   “Best wine saver ever!” exclaim many wine enthusiasts, over the Savino Wine Carafe. We’ve tried […]

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[1] Make a holiday sangria (photo courtesy Stick A Fork. [2] Use leftover wine to poach pears or apples (photo courtesy Sunbasket). [3] Fun wine gift: stylish cans from WineSociety.   A couple of years ago we published a piece called 20 Ways To Use Leftover Wine. Here’s a mini holiday version, with two ways […]

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