FOOD FACTS: Kappa Does Not Mean Cucumber!

If you’re a sushi lover, you’ve invariably had—or at least seen—kappa maki. It’s a sushi roll (maki) filled with cucumber, and often garnished with sesame seeds. Most of us assumed that kappa is the Japanese word for cucumber. Today we discovered differently. The kappa is a well-known Japanese mythological creature, a water imp that inhabits…
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RECIPE: Soft Pumpkin Pretzels With Pumpkin

[1] Warm from the oven and ready to dip in the sweet-and-salty coating. photo courtesy GrowlersAndLace.com. [2] Be sure to use pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie filling, which contains sugar and spices (photo courtesy Libby). [3] Libby and other brands offer organic pumpkin purée (photo courtesy Libby). [4] Enjoy the pretzels with a glass of…
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