NEWS: Aspartame Is Still Safe

For the time being, have all you want! Photo courtesy Merisant.   Artificial sweeteners are often the subject of controversy. Since these sweeteners were approved by the FDA in 1974, critics have alleged that the original research supporting their safety was flawed and that conflicts of interest marred the approval process. The safety of aspartame…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Reasons To Use Superfine Sugar

Pick up some superfine sugar. It dissolves instantly in cold drinks. Photo courtesy Domino Sugar.   If you put sugar in iced tea or other cold beverages and cocktails, or make frosting, mousse or other uncooked desserts, you may want to pick up a box of superfine sugar. Superfine sugar, also known as ultrafine sugar…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Grenadine

First, what is grenadine? A deep red syrup used for hundreds of years to flavor and give a reddish/pink tinge to drinks and other recipes, true grenadine is made from pomegranate juice and sugar syrup. The name comes from the French grenade and the Spanish grenada, words for pomegranate. Alas, today’s mass-marketed “grenadine” is faux…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Honey Sticks

If you like honey but are tired of cleaning up the sticky drips, try honey sticks: plastic straws filled with honey. The no-mess packaging is easy to open; the honey squeezes out with no drips. This fun and tidy way to serve honey dispenses single servings to anyone who wants some in their tea, on…
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