TIP OF THE DAY: Turn Your Favorite Cake Into Mini Cupcakes

A new book, The Case Against Sugar, is pretty; scary. For a synopsis, read the review in The New York Times. The one-sentence message: Beyond our diabetes and obesity epidemics (had these been infectious diseases, according to the book, sugar is probably related to heart disease, hypertension, many common cancers and Alzheimer’s. But we’re not…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fun With Rice Colors

[1] A tricolor rice dish made from white rice, using vegetables for color (photo courtesy Nephroplus). [2] These are the natural colors of brown rice, [3] black rice and [4] red rice. [5] Green bamboo rice is white rice infused with bamboo extract, combining the health benefits of chlorophyll with a delightful color (uncooked rice…
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RECIPE: New England Clam Chowder

January 21st is National New England Clam Chowder Day, with a cream base. There is no National Manhattan Clam Chowder Day, honoring the tomato-base version; but you can have your choice of recipes on February 25th, a generic National Clam Chowder Day.. Check out the different types of chowder below.     THE HISTORY OF…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cook Sorghum For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

When we first saw the word sorghum, it was as a tween, in the reading of “Gone With The Wind.” There was no sugar available in the blockaded, war-torn South, so Scarlett O’Hara sweetened her coffee substitute, chicory, with sorghum syrup, a molasses substitute. For decades, we thought of sorghum as a sweetener. After all,…
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PRODUCT: Scotch-Infused Chocolates For Burns Night

Chocolate for Burns Night. If you need something more simple, grab a quality dark chocolate bar (photos #1 and #2 courtesy Burdick Chocolate, photo #3 courtesy Laphroaig).   Luke Scotch? Like chocolate? Combine both on January 25th. On that day, the birthday of the great Scottish romantic poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) is celebrated. Family and…
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