GIFT OF THE DAY: Horseshoe Brand Hot Sauce

We receive lots of hot sauce samples. Most of them are fine, but not special. Enter the special: Horseshoe Brand hot sauce, developed by two entrepreneurs in New York State’s food mecca, the Hudson Valley. All natural, made in small batches, you can’t help but say, “This is good stuff!” Why? The hot sauces are…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Just Mayo, Egg-Free Mayonnaise

Top photo: the Just Mayo line. Second photo: Crab cake with Chipotle Just Mayo. Third photo: Sriracha Just Mayo with fries. Photos courtesy Just Mayo. Bottom photo: Grilled Mexican corn (elote) with Original Just Mayo. Photos courtesy Hampton Creek.   The Just Mayo line from Hampton Creek has been getting a lot of attention since…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Regrow Scallions From The Roots

These scallions were re-grown from the sliced-off root ends. Photo courtesy Hidden Valley | Facebook.   Nobody eats the roots of green onions or leeks, a sprouting bulb of garlic and other vegetable discards. They end up as landfill. But you can regrow some vegetable scraps in water, as long as you have a little…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Infused Oils

You may see a proliferation of infused olive oils at the market. But you might want to infuse your own: When you don’t have the space to store multiple bottles of oil. When you don’t use infused oils often enough and the they go stale. When you’d prefer an infused oil other than olive oil.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Keep Garlic Fresh

To keep garlic fresh, store it in dark, dry, cool place. Photo by Zsuzsanna Kilian | SXC.   Garlic powder is a pale substitute for fresh garlic. Some people use it because of the convenience: A jar of garlic powder is always on hand, whereas one can be out of fresh garlic—or worse, discover that…
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