TIP OF THE DAY: Red Grapefruit, The Best Winter Fruit

Grapefruit is a winter fruit, and we’re glad to have it. America is the world’s largest consumer of grapefruit, with large commercial groves in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas. But the grapefruit’s ancestor, the pummelo (also pomelo, pomello and other spellings), comes from far away. It’s native to Malaysia and Indonesia. THE HISTORY OF GRAPEFRUIT…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Oils To Use, And Not To Use

What cooking oils are in your pantry? Here’s what you should know from Chef Gerard Viverito, a culinary instructor and Director of Culinary Education for Passionfish, an NGO non-profit organization dedicated to educating people around the globe on issues of sustainability in the seas. THE 12 COOKING OILS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT In your…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Soulfully Sweet Great Gluten-Free Cookies

If you’re looking for a great gluten-free cookie, look no further than Soulfully Sweet. You can tell that many, many test batches were baked to find the magic mixture that makes these cookies taste so good. With the right mix of ingredients and technique, you can’t tell that baked goods are gluten free. Soulfully Sweet…
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FOOD 101: Those Oldies But Goodies ~ The First Cultivated Crops, The History Of Agriculture

Top: Emmer wheat, one of the eight founder crops. Photo courtesy Sortengarten. Bottom: Figs were the first fruit to be cultivated. Photo courtesy Melissas.com.   All of the plant-based food we eat first grew wild. When man transitioned from packs of nomadic hunter-gatherers to settled villages of farmers, they learned to cultivate the foods that…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Granola Bars

Top: No-bake chocolate chip granola bars from Fearless Homemaker. Here’s the recipe. Bottom: Cherry, chocolate and cashew granola bars from Love And Zest. Here’s the recipe.   It’s National Granola Bar Day. Even if you’re happy with the bars you buy, it’s the day to make your own custom recipe (ours is dark chocolate chunks,…
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