FOOD HOLIDAY: National Iced Tea Day

Today’s iced teas include herbal varieties like this hibiscus Superflower Tea from RepublicOfTea.com. June 10th is National Iced Tea Day. Bottled tea is the best-selling form of tea in the U.S. About 85% of the tea sold here is bottled, intended to be served cold. Most of it is sweetened. While iced tea is not…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Herbs & Spices Day

Today is Herbs & Spices Day, the day to expand your repertoire beyond the familiar garlic, oregano and paprika. • Check out the fresh herbs in the produce section of your market, and make dinner tonight with something new. You can season dishes or snip herbs into your salad. • Browse the spice racks and…
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RECIPE: Have A Cow—A Black Cow (a.k.a. Root Beer Float)

How now, Black Cow? Make one and findout. Photo by ShagPhoto | IST.   A Black Cow is another name for that popular old-fashioned ice cream soda, the root beer float. Made with vanilla ice cream, it is called a brown cow or chocolate cow when chocolate ice cream is substituted. Today is National Black…
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FATHER’S DAY: Gift Of The Month Club

Gift-of-the-month clubs are the gifts that keep on giving. Every month, for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months, the recipient gets another treat. Food gift-of-the-month clubs abound, from cheese, chocolate, coffee and cookies to bacon and hot sauce. For Father’s Day, we sampled three “club” gifts that we’d be happy to receive: • Jerky Of…
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BOOK: What To Eat: A Real World Guide To Making Smart Choices

What To Eat is informative and fun reading. The book Eat This, Not That (now available in a new 2010 edition) is a very helpful guide to making healthier and lower-calorie food choices—and losing weight in the process. The author is David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine. Now, the experts on healthy eating from…
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