STOCKING STUFFER: Zoku Pocket Straw

Americans use millions of plastic straws each day. Plastic drinking straws are among the top 10 contributors to marine debris pollution [source]. These non-biodegradable straws litter our streets, lands, shorelines, and oceans. They do not biodegrade but break down into smaller microplastics that have made their way into our food chain and the deepest trenches…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Thanksgiving Pie & Ice Cream Pairings

https://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2012/01/british-assault-on-the-home-of-pie-a-la-mode/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_%C3%A0_la_Mode
https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/PieHistory/ApplePie.htm
http://www.ciderandperry.co.uk/history-of-apples-and-cider-in-the-uk/
https://blog.goodeggs.com/blog/thanksgiving-pie-and-ice-cream-pairings?
http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2007-October/075602.html

RECIPE: Baklava Tart (No Struggling With Phyllo Leaves)

[1] In this recipe, baklava is moved from its original pan recipe to a fusion with tart shells, which are a Medieval European invention (photo © Hannah Kaminsky). [2] For comparison, a classic piece of baklava, which is made in a sheet pan like brownies, but cut on the diagonal (photo © Recchiuti Confections). [3]…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hot Chocolate With Chocolate Leaves

There are numerous ways to garnish hot chocolate. The latest to catch our eye is this beauty from La Rose Noire. You can approximate it at home. Unfortunately, consumers can’t purchase from La Rose Noire: It is a wholesaler to professional pastry chefs. But if you like beautiful chocolate embellishments, pastries and other desserts, there’s…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK & STOCKING STUFFER: Divina Fig Spreads

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_fig
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-aug-11-fo-64820-story.html
https://newint.org/features/1990/10/05/simply
https://www.thespruceeats.com/history-of-figs-1807598