FOOD HOLIDAY & PRODUCT: Giovanni’s Lobster Pâté & Champagne Day

This smooth lobster spread is a bit of heaven. Photo courtesy Giovanni’s.   We don’t know who gave us this little tin of Giovanni’s Lobster Pâté with Cognac. We were browsing through a box of unopened food samples and the little blue can with the big red lobster popped out at us. It may have…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chicken Caesar Salad Alternative

The Chicken Caesar is one of America’s most popular salads: grilled chicken and romaine topped with an olive oil dressing and grated Parmesan cheese. Chicken and cheese are a delightful combination. So here’s a different spin on the classic Caesar: Switch out the Parmesan for another flavorful cheese. The idea comes from Landana, which makes…
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EVENT: Kids Food Festival: November 3rd & 4th

Kids will discover that healthful foods are exciting. Image courtesy Kids Food Festival.   It’s tough to get kids to establish healthful eating habits. Aside from all the media messages, there’s peer pressure and the ubiquity of not-good-for-you food and beverage choices. But what if good eating could be presented as a fun activity? That’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: “Zig-Zag” Baked Potatoes

Do you like to get creative with food design? Bring fun to the dining table? Next time you bake a potato, zig-zag the cut edges. We baked the potato, then sliced it across the top and used a kitchen scissors to create the zigzag effect. There’s no wasted food: We added the cut-out portion, along…
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PRODUCT: Yoga Cookie Cutters

For yoga fans, cookie cutters that can transform many foods—including this piece of cornbread—into yoga poses. Photo courtesy YummyYogi.com.   Our fast-paced society is stressful. Work pressures, managing family and household and inescapable digital demands don’t leave us with much quiet time. Some 15.8 million Americans—6.9% of the adult population—practice yoga to de-stress. Yoga quiets…
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