TIP OF THE DAY: The Best Canned Tomatoes

[1] Canned tomatoes are typically plum tomatoes (photo © Hunt’s). [2] First Place: Bianco di Napoli canned tomatoes (photo © Instacart). [3] Second Place: Market Pantry canned tomatoes (photo © Target). [4] Third Place: San Merican canned tomatoes (photo © Whole Foods).   Many of us used canned tomatoes for tomato sauce, chili, enchiladas, meatloaf…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: The Best Canned Tomatoes”

TIP OF THE DAY: Polenta For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Polenta, made from ground cornmeal, is a porridge that dates to ancient times. It is gluten free, although not a whole grain*. This traditional Italian cornmeal style originated in Umbria in northern Italy, where it was a simple, hearty peasant food. In the U.S. and U.K., cooked polenta is known as as cornmeal mush. Polenta…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Polenta For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner”

TIP OF THE DAY: Tomato Substitutes

[1] Luscious, aren’t they! But what do you do during the long span of months when vine-ripened tomatoes are out of season (photo © Baldor Specialty Food). [2] Cherry tomatoes: Not the same thing, but a fair substitute (photo © Casa Barilla). [3] Sundried tomatoes should look like this: bright red and moist. If you…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Tomato Substitutes”