TIP OF THE DAY: Try Eating Persimmons

Not a tomato: it’s a Fuyu persimmon. Photo by J. Irkaejc | IST.   It’s a bright, glossy orange color, celebrating Halloween and fall. It’s nutritious, with almost 72% of the Daily Value of vitamin A (from all that beta carotene that makes it so orange), about 25% DV of fiber, more than 21% DV…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Send Sweets To Celebrate Sweetest Day, October 15th

Some people are snarky and call them “Hallmark Holidays,” but occasions such as Administrative Professionals Day (the Wednesday of the last full week of April), Grandparents Day (the first Sunday after Labor Day) and National Nurses Day (May 6th) do more than sell cards. They provide an opportunity to thank someone. If the thanks comes…
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COOKING VIDEO: Halloween Spooky Food (Would You Believe Quesadillas?)

  Spooky quesadillas? Sure, and they’re easy-to-make Halloween food—a light dinner for trick-or-treaters or for anyone staying at home who wants some Halloween fun (adults: enjoy them with a pumpkin ale). Watch the video below to see how the Food Network’s Sandra Lee turns a quesadilla into a “spookadilla,” using tomato-basil tortillas. (Look for tomato-flavored…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Basil-Infused Olive Oil

Of all the infused and flavored olive oils, basil olive oil is the best seller in the U.S. We love all infused olive oils, but can find ways to use versatile basil oil every day. Ways To Use Basil Olive Oil Eggs. Cook eggs in basil olive oil. It’s an easy way to liven up…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Beer & Sausage Pairing

Take “beer and brats” to the next level. Photo courtesy National Pork Board.   Many of us have had an enjoyable afternoon or evening with beer and bratwurst, likely at a summer cook-out. But what about taking it to the next level: pairing specific beers with specific sausages: boar sausage, chicken sausage, duck sausage, lamb…
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