FATHER’S DAY GIFT: The Best Flavored Cigars

A good smoke flavored with a gooddrink. Photo courtesy TedsCigars.com.   Some people enjoy their cigars with a beer, Bourbon or other spirit. Ted’s Cigars combine both flavors in one. Fifteen years ago, Ted Jackson was asked by Kentucky neighbor Maker’s Mark to make a cigar for a Derby party. The result was a premium…
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COOKING VIDEO: How To Soak Dried Beans

  Too many people refrain from cooking delicious, nutritious dried beans because the preparation—soaking the beans—seems like too much trouble. It couldn’t be easier! And you may not have to soak them overnight: The fresher the beans, the more moisture they retain so less soaking is required. As you’ll see in this video, all you…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Learn About Lychee

Fresh lychee (pronounced LIE-chee, not LEE-chee, after the Cantonese lai chi) is now coming into season. Take the time to seek out this wonderfully exotic fruit. Delicately sweet, beautifully aromatic and very juicy, this subtropical fruit is native to Southeast Asia. The small fruits, up to 1.5 inches in diameter, have a thin skin that…
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FATHER’S DAY GIFT: Home Brew Beer Kit

Even people who live in apartments with small kitchens can brew craft beer. Beer-making kits, developed by the Brooklyn Brew Shop, make it easy for anyone to brew delicious beer at home. It’s a gift any beer lover would like: the ability to experience first-hand what it takes to make a delicious brew. The kit…
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