TIP OF THE DAY: Consider Ugly Produce

America wastes enough food each year to feed a hungry country: 63 million tons of it, from the field to processing plant to stores to homes. Every year, American consumers, businesses and farms spends $218 billion a year on food that is thrown away. It’s food that is unharvested or unsold. That’s 1.3% of GDP…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stop Your Potatoes From Sprouting & Other Potato Storage Tips

Why are our potatoes always sprouting? Whether we buy all-purpose white potatoes (photo #2) or a bag of creamer potatoes (photo #4), if we don’t use them in a week, they start to sprout. We turned to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) for advice. Potatoes aren’t as perishable as lettuce, for example. But when it…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cake & Wine Pairings

Recently we received a delightful pitch from Zola, a wedding planning and registry website, for an article on pairing wines and mocktails with wedding cakes. While it’s terrific information for anyone ordering a wedding cake, it’s also great for cake lovers in general. Be it birthday, anniversary, baby shower, holiday dinner, or any occasion to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creamed Honey For Toast & Much More

WHAT IS CREAMED HONEY? Creamed honey is crystallized honey, that can be spread like jam. It is also called cream honey and honey creme. Almost all honey crystallizes over time; the time frame depends on the particular type of nectar from which the bees gathered the pollen (photo #7). The higher amount of sugar a…
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