FOOD HOLIDAY: National Gummy Worms Day

[1] Gummy worms, invented by Trolli (photo courtesy Amazon). [2] Cherry Cola Cupcake, with cherry and cola gummy candies by Goody Good Stuff. Photo © all rights reserved, courtesy Hey Little Cupcake!, a cupcake specialty shop in Manchester, England.   Today is National Gummy Worms Day. But not everybody can enjoy a juicy gummy worm.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salad Without Lettuce

In America, “salad” has come to mean a mixture of lettuce and possibly some other raw vegetables, generally including tomato for color, regardless of the seasonality or flavor. But that’s not the origin of the word. The word comes from the Latin salata, short for herba salata, salted vegetables, a popular Roman dish. The vegetables…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Onion Marmalade

A pan of caramelized onions. Photo courtesy Melissas.com.   What do you put on your grilled meat? Ketchup? Mustard? Steak sauce? Worcestershire? Today’s tip is a delicious make-your-own condiment, red onion marmalade. It is an addictively good finishing touch to lamb, poultry, pork, steak or anything from the grill, including pizza. No other condiment is…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: 34° Cookie Crisps

In the summer heat, you reach for lighter foods. For snacks and desserts, there’s nothing lighter than 34° Crisps, ultra-thin cookies in Caramel, Chocolate, Cinnamon and Graham. They may be thin, but 34° Crisps are rich in flavor. You can serve them plain or embellished in any variety of ways: with Nutella, peanut butter or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Marinate Your Flank Steak

A grilled flank steak, or London Broil. Photo courtesy WomackFarms.com, producers of naturally raised Angus beef.   Flank steak is a cut from the abdominal muscles of the steer. A relatively long and flat cut of meat, it is served as London broil and for fajitas. Tasty as it is, flank steak is a tougher…
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