PRODUCT: Tiger Figs

What to look for in farmers’ markets and specialty produce stores: striped tiger figs. Or, buy them from Melissas.com. The Tiger Fig (also called Tiger Stripe fig and Candy Stripe fig) is prized as one of the most flavorful varieties in the marketplace. It is a light yellow, small to medium, pear-shaped fig with unique…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use Lemon, Not Salt

August 29th is National Lemon Juice Day. Sunkist has a recommendation for people who should cut down on their salt intake—and that’s just about all of us. They call it the S’alternative Choice. It’s lemon juice, an excellent substitute for salt. The average American consumes twice the amount of recommended sodium daily. Uh oh. Even…
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FOOD FUN: Italian Hot Dogs

Hot dogs, Italian style. Photo courtesy Jennie-O.   What do you like on your hot dog? Pickle relish and onions? Sauerkraut? Chili? How about marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and pesto? That’s the suggestion from Jennie-O, maker of turkey franks. Prep time is under 15 minutes, total time is 30 minutes. RECIPE: ITALIAN HOT DOGS Ingredients…
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