TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Superseedz Organic Flavored Pumpkin Seeds & More Good-For -You

1. SUPERSEEDZ ORGANIC, SHELL-LESS PUMPKIN SEEDS We have long been a fan of Superseedz, the best pumpkin seeds we’ve ever had. Now, the line has added organic varieties (photo #1). Editor’s Note: Those seeds growing inside a thick-skinned squash are safe from surface pesticides, but consumers want what consumers want: the word “organic” on the…
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FOOD HISTORY: The Accidental Invention Of Paper Towels

[1] The original paper towels were made by Scott for washroom dispensers (photo courtesy Scott). [2] An early ad (photo courtesy Period Paper). [3] It took years for housewives to realize the benefit of paper towels (photo courtesy Toilet Paper World). [4] We can’t live [happily] without them: Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels (photo courtesy Procter…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Julienne Or Shave Those Veggies!

Give a new perspective to everyday foods with some creative slicing. In these dishes, Chef Jennifer Day of Upper Story By Charlie Palmer in New York City, juliennes the vegetables and serves them either cooked, as with roasted halibut in photo #1; or raw, as with the grilled chicken salad in photo #2. The vegetables,…
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JULY 4TH RECIPE: Firecracker Hot Dogs

Skip the hot dog roll this year, in favor of these fun firecrackers (photos courtesy USA Pan).   Why stick a hot dog in a roll? These Hot Dog Firecrackers are an easy recipe to serve over 4th of July weekend, fun for all age. You don’t need a roll to hold the ketchup or…
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PRODUCT: A New Manual Coffee Grinder

Everything is cyclical, even mundane household appliances like the coffee grinder. In centuries past, coffee beans were ground manually. Depending on your age, your great-grandmother ground beans in a rectangular wood or metal mill (or combination) with a ceramic burr. The grains fell into a drawer underneath the mechanism. But technology marches on: first to…
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