TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Biscotti Bites

Top: Each Biscotti Bite is a 12-calorie treat. Photo: Thomas Francois | FOT. Bottom: Almond, one of the three flavors of Biscotti Bites. Photo: The Bites Company.   Every person who is mindful of calories searches for those magical foods that deliver the satisfaction without the calories. We discovered one such food in Biscotti Bites…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Reuse Citrus Rinds As Mini Bowls

As you cook your way through the holidays, consider saving the shells (whole rinds) of halved, juiced lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit. You can repurpose them as mini serving bowls—for sides, desserts, condiments and more. First, use a serrated grapefruit spoon or other implement to scrape out the empty juice sacs—but leave the white pith…
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PRODUCT: Duchy Originals Shortbread Cookies

Stem Ginger is one of the delicious shortbread flavors. Photo courtesy Duchy Originals.   Waitrose is a chain of British supermarkets that is described by the media as “upmarket”—think Central Market, King’s and Wegman’s in the U.S. Their house brand products are known for their quality; and their delicious shortbread is available in the U.S.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lemon Wheel Vs. Lemon Wedge

A reader writes: “When I order a beverage, sometimes it comes with a wedge of lime or lemon, sometimes a wheel (a circular slice). Is there a substantive difference or is it just an individual choice?” The difference is style over substance. Whether your beverage is a soft drink, juice, water, tea/iced tea or a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Store Lemon, Lime & Other Citrus

Since fruits typically keep better in the fridge, many people toss a lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit into the produce bin as soon as they bring it home. But that’s not the best way to store your citrus. In the cold, the juices and the peel both dry up. It won’t happen in a day…
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