PRODUCT: A Handsome Stainless Steel Water Filtration Pitcher

If you use a water filtration pitcher, your choice has been limited to plastic. Until now. Base Brands has introduced the Reduce Vision pitcher, the first stainless steel water filter pitcher and possibly the best water filtration pitcher. The stainless steel doesn’t scratch as readily as the plastic pitchers we’ve had, and it’s lightweight and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Garnish With Decorative Gourds

Use a decorative gourd as a food garnish. Photo by FunWithFood | IST.   We enjoy decorating with gourds in the fall-to-winter months. From still lifes on tables to place settings for dinner, these colorful ornamental varieties of squash and pumpkins perk up their surroundings. Take them one step further: Use them to decorate your…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Take The Chicory Challenge

Cichorium is a genus of plants that resemble wildflowers, with beautiful lavender or pale blue blossoms. But two of the six wild species, native to Europe, are cultivated for food: chicory and endive. They can be enjoyed raw or cooked. Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is grown for its leaves, variously known as Belgian endive (red…
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COOKING VIDEO: How Is Candy Corn Made

  October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold during the Halloween season. The iconic Halloween confection was created in the late 1880s by George Roniger of the Wunderlee Candy Company, in Philadelphia. The first three-layer candy, it was made…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve Pumpkin Soup In A Pumpkin Tureen

You can buy a ceramic pumpkin tureen for the holiday season. Or, you can make one out of a real pumpkin, and have pumpkin soup to boot. Select a handsome pumpkin of a size that suits your needs. Wash the pumpkin. With a sharp knife, cut the “lid” off of the pumpkin. Scoop the flesh…
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