TIP OF THE DAY: Try Mustard Greens

Nutrition experts want you to eat more cruciferous vegetables: two to three times per week, with a serving size of at least 1-1/2 cups. If you eat two cups daily, so much the better. The vegetables are not only healthy, but they’re also very filling and low in calories. The cruciferous group includes arugula, bok…
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PRODUCT: Planters Tailgate Nut Mix, A Spicy, Cruncy Treat

A terrific-tasting nut mix with a sizzle of chipotle. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Chipotle almonds and peanuts, corn nuts and pretzels: We couldn’t resist nibbling through an entire large container of Planters Tailgate Nut Mix—tossing some of it on salads and polenta. Our mix of choice is one of a series…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve Seasonal Alcoholic Drinks Over Thanksgiving Weekend

After Thanksgiving dinner, or at other times over the long weekend, you may want to sit back and relax with a glass of liqueur. Serve a seasonal flavor. Earlier this week we wrote about Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice liqueur. Here are some other options: Apple schnapps, such as 99 Apples (not DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker, unless…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The 24 Beers Of Christmas

Off to a good start: the beer advent calendar. Photo courtesy of Kalea GmbH.   Brewers of America: You have been bested by Austria’s Kalea Brewery. Maybe your beer is better, but where’s your craft beer Advent calendar? The clever folks at Kalea, in Strasbourg, have one. Or at least, they’ve packaged 24 items in…
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GADGET: A Better Tea Bag Caddy

We see a lot of kitchen gadgets that should never have seen the light of day. Nobody needs them, and worse, they don’t work. Here’s one that’s very clever, useful and makes up for the last 10 gadgets we couldn’t even give away: The Tea Bag Buddy from The Container Store. This silicone tea cup…
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