[1] The Armenian cucumber is an heirloom variety that is a delight. Read more about it in the footnote* below. They’re hard to find, but you can grow your own with seeds from Kitchen Garden Seeds (photo © Kitchen Garden Seeds). [2] Butter lettuce. Check out the different types of lettuce (photo © Good Eggs). […]

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June 23rd is National Hydration Day, a holiday that serves as a reminder for all of us of how important it is to drink water and keep hydrated. While some people carry a water bottle everywhere and are religious about drinking eight glasses a day, others among us don’t pay attention to hydrating—and in fact, […]

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[1] Crunchy Asian pears were reserved for the nobility and the wealthy. Now, they are the most popular fruit in all of Asia per an American grower, Virginia Gold Orchard (photo © Wonderful Fruit). [2] Born in the USA: The boysenberry is a cross among the European raspberry, European blackberry, American dewberry and American loganberry. […]

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[1] Pouring Huo Shan Huang Ya, a rare yellow tea (photos #1, #2, #3, #4 © In Pursuit Of Tea). [2] While the leaves of Huo Shan Huang Ya are green in color, they have a yellow hue. And, they brew a yellow liquor**. [3] This chocolate brown, straight-sided chawan (tea bowl) features a wide […]

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What’s for lunch? Why ask, when it’s International Sushi Day (June 18th). Statistics from Bold Data show that the number of sushi restaurants in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the last 10 years—prior to the pandemic. During the pandemic to date, in 2021, along with the country’s mass closing of restaurants, there’s been a […]

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[1] What a treat: artisan doughnuts from The Doughnut Project, with two fillings inspired by HI-CHEW flavors (photos #1, #2, #3 and #4 © Morinaga America). [2] A side view of the glazed doughnuts. [3] Enjoy the fruit chew, which dissolves in your mouth. [4] Who knew: You can make cocktails with HI-CHEW candy. Check […]

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[1] The Vesper Martini, created by the novelist Ian Fleming in his first James Bond novel (photo © LT Bar & Grill | Hackensack, New Jersey). [2] Chill the cocktail shaker and the spirits in the freezer to get the coldest Martini (photo © Williams Sonoma). [3] Gordon’s London Dry Gin was James Bond’s choice […]

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