PRODUCT REVIEW: Espresso CocoZona, Coconut Water & Coffee

Coconut water + espresso = hydration with a caffeine kick. Photo courtesy AriZona Beverages USA.   Some months ago we tasted dozens of coconut waters, including CocoZona from AriZona Beverages USA. The company is now rolling out a second flavor: CocoZona Coconut Water with Espresso. The drink blends 100% pure coconut water with coffee, and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A New Way To Look At Cheese For Dessert

Many people enjoy a cheese plate with fruit and nuts. Typically, that means helping oneself from a platter of cheese, garnished with fresh or dried fruits, almonds and/or walnuts. And typically, people eat far more cheese than they should. The suggested serving size is one or two ounces; we probably can put away six ounces…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Store Peanut Butter

We received an email from a reader, asking: “How should I store my PB and how long will it last?” Large brands typically come with expiration dates (and possibly, preservatives). If you purchase an artisan brand, it has no preservatives; but it may not have an expiration date, either. So here are the guidelines: Shelf.…
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PRODUCT: Barilla Microwaveable Meals: Pasta In 60 Seconds

Just pour the sauce tray on top of the pasta and you’ve got a tasty pasta entrée. Shown: one cooked entrée and two packages waiting for the microwave. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   It’s new, it’s clever and it’s a real time saver. After just 60 seconds in the microwave, you can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Host A Greener Memorial Day Celebration

Today, we’re passing on tips from the GreenBrideGuide.com, a resource for couples who desire an ecologically conscious wedding. The website’s cocktail and barbeque tips can also help you have a green(er) Memorial Day celebration. Here are five ideas to make your outdoor event green or greener. It can also help to make family and friends…
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