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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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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[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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[1] Fresh strawberries (photo © InHarvest). [2] Strawberry lemonade (photo © La Cocina Color Lila). [3] Strawberry milkshake (photo © Friendship Dairies). [4] A flowering strawberry plant. The fruit grows from the flower (photo © John-Mark Smith | UnsplashUnsplash). [5] Strawberry plant (photo © Chris Yang | UnsplashUnsplash).   May is National Strawberry Month. Is […]

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April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day reminds people about the worrisome state of our planet, and what each of us can do to help. Earth day reminds companies and individuals to do what they can for a clean environment, and fight the ravages […]

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Looking for an activity for yourself or for kids? Like goat cheese? You’re in luck. Belle Chevre, award-winning cheesemakers and one of our favorites, has added DIY cheese kits to their line of fresh goat cheeses. The kits have everything you need to make a log of goat cheese or a bowl of fromage blanc. […]

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[1] The Easter Bunny, fitted with a mask to prevent Covid (photo © Lillie Belle Farms).   Even the Easter Bunny is taking precautions in these risky times. The chocolatiers at Lillie Belle Farms have been turning out a colony* of chocolate bunnies wearing protective masks. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate bunnies are […]

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We can always rely on DiBruno Bros. in Philadelphia for the best specialty foods—and creative ways to use them. For Easter, they’ve used Easter egg cookie cutters (photo #2) to create an Easter cheese plate (photo #1). The semi-hard cheese group includes young Asiago, Cheddar, Colby, Edam, Fontinella, Gouda, Manchego, Provolone (photo #1) and Queso […]

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