July 21st is National Junk Food Day. Is this permission to chow down on our favorite junk foods? And what is junk food, anyway? When we drilled down, we were surprised. We’d always thought of junk food as empty calorie food: candy, chips and other salty snacks, cookies, fast food, foods baked or cooked with […]

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[1] One of the best Silvaner wines from Germany (photo © Shop Banquet). [2] Sylvaner is delicious with antipasto, cheese and olives, among many other foods noted below (photo © Vermont Creamery). [3] The best Sylvaner from Alsace—the region spells the wine with a “y” instead of the “i” used in Germany (photo © Domaine […]

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With so many people going hungry in the U.S. (much less, worldwide), it’s shocking how much food we waste. It’s not just us, the consumers. It’s the whole food chain, from “ugly” produce left to rot in the field, to problems with transportation and storage, to foods thrown out by grocers, foodservice, etc. In fact, […]

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We re-created this Easter milkshake, after seeing the photo on the Facebook page of Alden’s Organic Ice Cream.     RECIPE: EASTER MILKSHAKE Ingredients Per Shake 2 scoops ice cream 8 ounces cold milk 2 tablespoons syrup of choice Whipped cream Sprinkles   Additional Garnishes 2 macarons Kabob skewer, lollipop or cake pop stick Jelly […]

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[1] Need an “Easter cheese?” Put bunny ears or a tail on a wheel of it (photo © Jasper Hill Farm). [2] How about surrounding the cheese board with small foil-wrapped Easter eggs? Chocolate and cheese are a good pairing (photo © Murray’s Cheese).   Turn a great cheese into the Easter Bunny (photo #1). […]

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Here’s a fun Easter gift for a tea lover: Jello Bello tea blend from Fava Teas. It’s an herbal tea blended with actual jelly beans. (We’re not sure that “Jello” is so helpful in explaining the tea. It contains no Jell-O). The fruity, caffeine-free tea is blended with apple, blackberry leaves, coconut, hibiscus, rose hip, […]

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Green beer has a reputation as cheap stuff, served in pitchers. After all, why color a good beer green? Well: Green food color is flavorless and odorless. So you can color any beer—even fine craft brews—if you want to. For some St. Patrick’s Day fun, that’s just what we’re going to have with, with our […]

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