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Archive for October 24, 2012

TIP OF THE DAY: “Zig-Zag” Baked Potatoes

Do you like to get creative with food design? Bring fun to the dining table?

Next time you bake a potato, zig-zag the cut edges. We baked the potato, then sliced it across the top and used a kitchen scissors to create the zigzag effect.

There’s no wasted food: We added the cut-out portion, along with onions and bell pepper, to the following morning’s omelet.

Wild potatoes are indigenous to the Andes Mountains in Peru. They were first domesticated more than 6,000 years ago. Here’s the history of potatoes.

How many different types of potatoes have you tried? Check out our Potato Glossary.


Scallop your baked potato. Photo courtesy Architec.

Don’t like baked potatoes? Here are other potato recipes.


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PRODUCT: Yoga Cookie Cutters

For yoga fans, cookie cutters that can
transform many foods—including this piece
of cornbread—into yoga poses. Photo


Our fast-paced society is stressful. Work pressures, managing family and household and inescapable digital demands don’t leave us with much quiet time.

Some 15.8 million Americans—6.9% of the adult population—practice yoga to de-stress. Yoga quiets the mind and strengthens and rejuvenates the body.

If you’ve been thinking about studying yoga—or have friends and family who do—here’s some inspiration as well as a possible holiday gift.

The Yummy Yogi Cookie Cutter Collection Includes five stainless steel cutters in these poses:

  • Crescent Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana)
  • Downward-Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
  • Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
  • Warrior 2 Pose (Virabhadrasana II)
  • Warrior 3 Pose (Virabhadrasana III)

    Individual cutters are $8.50; the collection is $40.00. The cutters are individually packaged so you can divide the collection among five friends and save $2.50 over the single-piece cost.


    We’ve used the cookie cutters to create tasty yoga poses in:

  • Bread and toast
  • Chicken breasts
  • Fish fillets
  • Melon slices
  • Pancakes
  • Shortbread
  • Squash
    What would you make with them?

    Get your your cutters at


    What better gift for the yogi who bakes? Shown: tree pose. Photo courtesy



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