TIP OF THE DAY: Things To Do With Matcha Tea

Matcha green tea is used in the Japanese tea ceremony. The tender, shade-grown leaves, known as tencha, are stone-ground to a fine powder (here’s a kit to make your own). Whisked into a bowl of hot water, it produces a bright, grassy brew. But Americans are more familiar with green tea ice cream is made…
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NEWS: Chocolate Is Good For Your Health, Really

Is chocolate good for your health? For too many years, we’ve been hearing “health food” claims for dark chocolate—without any support as to what intensity of cacao (dark chocolate can range from 50% to 100% cacao) how much chocolate, and oh, by the way, how the healthfulness is offset by all the sugar (the remaining…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Trade Lettuce For Shredded Cabbage

Add anything into the fridge to shredded cabbage for a crunchy salad. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Some weeks, we end up having more meals out than we expected, or get shipments of perishables that we need to consume ASAP (fridge space at THE NIBBLE is always at premium). As a result,…
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PRODUCT: B.W. Cooper’s Iced Tea Concentrate

In our childhood, our mom made pitcher after pitcher of iced tea using a bottled tea concentrate named Redi Tea—at least that’s what we recall. Online searches for “Redi Tea” yielded only that “White Rose Redi-Tea was the world’s first instant iced tea powder, introduced in 1953.” Perhaps by our time, they had come up…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Safe Packing For Picnics

Forget those picturesque picnic baskets: You need an insulated cooler. Shown: the Koolatron.   It’s National Picnic Month: You’ve got a few more days to celebrate. How about an impromptu picnic this weekend? Every picnic includes perishable foods. If you don’t keep them cool, you could end up with a very different type of memory…
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