TIP OF THE DAY: Defrosting Frozen Berries

Don’t turn your nose up at frozen berries. They can be sweeter than imported, out-of-season berries. Photo courtesy Wyman’s.   Some people turn up their noses at the thought of frozen berries. But they’re convenient year-round and in the off season, they’re economical and can be sweeter, too. Picked at the peak of ripeness and…
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GIFT: Tortilla Warmer For The Microwave

Looking for an inexpensive but useful gift for a fan of Mexican food? We’ve gotten a lot of use out of our microwavable tortilla warmer. It’s just $9.78 on Amazon.com. The tortilla warmer—an insulated pouch—holds up to 12 tortillas, and keeps them warm and moist for up to one hour. Simply place the tortillas in…
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COOKING VIDEO: Asparagus In The Microwave

  Don’t let asparagus season pass you by! The delicious vegetable is in season for only another month or so. Watch Alton Brown demonstrate how easy it is to steam asparagus in the microwave. (In the video, is he hanging upside down, or is that trick photography?) Steamed fresh asparagus don’t even need butter: A…
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