RECIPE: Bake Custard For National Vanilla Custard Day

Baked vanilla custard. Photo © Xiebiyun | Fotolia.   We looked for a custard recipe to tweet today, May 5th, National Vanilla Custard Day. (National Chocolate Custard Day is May 5th.) But, zut alors, we didn’t have one. How can that be? It’s one of our favorite comfort foods (our mother always baked a batch…
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RECIPE: Panzanella & Fruit Salad

Fruit salad with bread (panzanella salad). Photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog.   Our colleague Hannah Kaminsky spent the summer in California, enjoying the wealth of produce that sunny state provides. “As a little ode to my Californian summer, it was only fitting to gather up a small sampling of what I had on…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Decipher Food Product Labels

How confusing is the verbiage on the front of a box, bag, jar or can of food? Actually, it can be pretty misleading. It’s called marketing: Companies want you to choose their product over the competition, so they do what they can to hype on their packaging (most purchase decisions are made at the “point…
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