TIP OF THE DAY: Ancient Grains Are New Again

September is National Whole Grains Month, an occasion to revisit some oldies but goodies. Thanks to King Arthur Baking (formerly King Arthur Flour) for this primer on eight* ancient grains. “Ancient grains” is a marketing term used to describe a category of grains and pseudocereals, that are purported to have been minimally changed by selective…
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PRODUCTS: Gluten-Free Mixes From Pamela’s Products

[1] Make gluten-free pancakes with Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix (photos #1, #2, #3 and #4 © Pamela’s Products). [2] Ready for some homemade banana bread? [3] America’s favorite cookie, gluten-free. [4] What are your favorite pizza toppings? For a switch, switch the basil with baby arugula—or use both. [5] Whatever you want to bake,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Measuring & Weighing Ingredients In The Metric System

[1] Use a kitchen scale to weigh your ingredients (photo © GreaterGoods). [2] Read the directions carefully before you chop nuts, for example (photo © Good Eggs).   If you pay close attention to recipe ingredients, especially for baked goods, you’ve noted that some recipes give measurements in both ounces/teaspoons and grams/milliliters. While Americans have…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use More EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

[1] Our mother and grandmother always served olive oil and vinegar in cruets, so people could serve themselves at the table. They’re becoming a thing of the past, as salads come pre-dressed from the kitchen—or as more people use commercial dressings (photo courtesy Flavor For Life). [2] The easiest switch is to serve EVOO with…
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