RECIPE: Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

A new way to enjoy PB&J: in a smoothie (photo and recipe courtesy Tru Roots).   April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. How about a PB&J smoothie? This recipe from Tru Roots, useds Santa Cruz Organic grape juice and peanut butter. Suggestion: Serve it in small glasses for dessert.     RECIPE:…
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PRODUCT: Wafels & Dinges Belgian Waffles

March 25th is International Waffle Day. Fortunately, we live in New York City, where it is easy to get authentic Brussels and Liège waffles*, thanks to Wafels & Dinges. The company operates food trucks and kiosks. If you’re hesitant to take on the carbs, give yourself a treat: They’re worth it. In fact, the plain…
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FOOD 101: French Bread, Italian Bread, The Difference

[1] A basket of baguettes, made by Hewn Bread in Chicago. Baguette is the longest French loaf. [2] Note how these French loaves are shorter than baguettes. On the top shelf, slender ficelles appear to the left of batards, which are wider than baguettes. On the lower shelf, smaller bâtons in the front are wider…
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HOLIDAY: National Groundwater Awareness Week

March 11-17, 2018 is National Groundwater Awareness Week. What’s groundwater? All of our water comes from two channels: Surface water, fresh water sources on the surface of earth, such as rivers, streams, and reservoirs. Groundwater, which is contained in underground aquifers and underground lakes. Groundwater is replenished from precipitation, streams and rivers that seep into…
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