TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Aïoli

[1] Store-bought or homemade, aïoli, garlic mayonnaise, is a treat (photo by Viktor | Fotolia). [2] Pink garlic, originally from France and now grown elsewhere, is sweeter and milder than white garlic, and also keeps much longer (photo courtesy South African Garlic Growers Association).   Last week we published easy asparagus recipes, suggesting an aïoli…
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PRODUCT: Magnum Gold Ice Cream Bars

Magnum, our favorite premium ice cream bars, has leaped beyond chocolate-covered ice cream on a stick It has introduced MAGNUM Gold?!, vanilla ice cream with a sea salt-caramel swirl. That punctuation—both a question mark and an exclamation mark—is part of the product name. Why, we haven’t a clue. We can only beseech manufacturers to keep…
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EARTH DAY: 10 Reasons To Eat More Organic Food

Fresh fruit is even better for you when you’re not consuming pesticides (photo © The Fruit Company).   “Organic” doesn’t simply mean that the food is chemical-free; it’s also produced in ways that are good for the planet. The USDA’s National Organic Program certifies products as organic based on farming, handling, manufacturing, distribution and labeling…
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EARTH DAY: Bottled Water Infographic

Do your part to cut down on bottled water landfill.   If you regularly drink bottled water, today’s the day to consider alternatives. There are several types of water filtration units, each easy to switch to: A portable refillable water bottle A countertop filtration unit for your kitchen (no plumbing required) A water filtration unit…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: King’s Hawaiian Sweet Breads & Rolls

Bet you can‘t eat just one of King’s Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Most Americans are not familiar with Portuguese sweet bread. But if the Taira family of Hawaii has its way, every home will be feasting on their version of it: King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Bread. A…
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