VALENTINE GIFT: Healthy Black Currants

First, the truth about currants: Most products called currants are raisins, in a botanical family unrelated in any way to the current, except at the highest, Kingdom, level (*detail addicts, see the footnote at the bottom of this article). As for why real currants were banned from America for 82 years, read the story, a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use A Mortar & Pestle

A marble mortar and pestle. Photo courtesy RSVP. Product information.   When infomercials hawk kitchen gadgets that can make guacamole in under a minute, it’s easy to forget about some of the tools that have been around for hundreds, even thousands of years. While they don’t offer whiz-bang modernity, they have benefits that their shiny,…
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RECIPE: Eggs In Purgatory, Eggs On Pizza

This spicy “breakfast pizza” can be enjoyed all day. Photo courtesy Ortine Cafe | Brooklyn.   Want a delicious, hearty pizza for breakfast or brunch? Head to Ortine Cafe in Brooklyn, New York for an Eggs in Purgatory Pizza—two eggs poached atop the pizza, a spicy red sauce, caramelized onions, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.…
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