TIP OF THE DAY: How To Brine A Turkey

It takes extra effort, but brining a turkey produces a moister, more tender bird. Brining is the process of soaking the turkey, for an extended period of time, in a liquid that contains salt and other flavorings. The salt in a brine draws the natural moisture out of a turkey and allows it to be…
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PRODUCT: Brew Beer At Home With A Mr. Beer Kit

Make Thanksgiving special: Serve your own microbrew. CSP Photo.   Start this week, and you can serve your own home-brewed beer at Thanksgiving dinner. We never review products we haven’t tested. So last month, THE NIBBLE office became a microbrewery, as we brewed our first batch of beer in the office kitchen with a Mr.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Real Maple Syrup

With maple syrup, as with most things, you’ve got to pay attention to the details. The next time you drown your pancakes in sweet syrup, ask yourself what you’re pouring on that stack. Do you know the difference between maple syrup and pancake syrup? Many bottles of what appears to be maple syrup are simply…
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PRODUCT: Buy A Bottle Of Honeydrop, Save A Bee

Three of six varieties of Honeydrop bottled teas and juices. Photo courtesy Honeydrop.   When Honeydrop Beverages debuted in 2009, everyone at THE NIBBLE loved the juice and tea drinks sweetened with a tablespoon of wildflower honey. We gave the drinks—more nutritious and lower glycemic alternatives to sugar- and HFCS-sweetened beverages—an enthusiastic review. The company…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rethink Ramen Noodles As “Fine Cuisine”

Ramen are Japanese wheat noodles. In Japan, ramen dishes are fine cuisine, and innovation is the name of the game. Ramen recipes are closely guarded secrets. In the U.S., most ramen dishes comprise packaged ramen noodle soups. Known best as inexpensive fare for college students, there’s nothing inherently wrong with them. The hot, chewy noodles…
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