TIP OF THE DAY: Try Arrope

Arrope syrup. There’s also an arrope preserve with pumpkin (see photo below). Photo courtesy Miel de Palma.   Arrope (ah-ROE-pay), a cooking and condiment syrup, is a product that few of us have in our kitchens. Yet, if you’re a serious cook (or eater), it’s an ingredient you should know about. If your parents are…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: International Waffle Day

International Waffle Day, which originated in Sweden, is celebrated in the U.S. on March 25th. There is a separate National Waffle Day, celebrated on August 24th, that was originally created to honor the waffle iron. The net of it is, you can celebrate a waffle holiday twice a year! Prepared sweet or savory, they can…
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RECIPE: Honey For A Sore Throat Or Cough

We wish you a healthy new year; but just in case those pesky cold viruses wish you a sore throat, here are two palliatives from the National Honey Board. For centuries (if not millenia), people have used honey as a natural cough suppressant. Research conducted by Penn State College of Medicine research shows that honey…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Maple Syrup

We love real maple syrup—the kind that comes from maple trees. Most of the syrup purchased in supermarkets is called “breakfast syrup,” by law. It contains no real maple syrup—just artificial maple flavoring mixed with corn syrup (or worse, HFCS) and caramel coloring. Be sure the bottle says “100% real maple syrup.” Maple syrup has…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creme Honey

Like honey but not the dripping and sticky mess? Try creme honey. It’s in a semi-solid state and as spreadable as butter. In many countries around the world, it’s preferred to the liquid/syrup form of honey (see the different types of honey). Creme honey—also known as churned honey, creamed honey, cremed honey, honey fondant, sugared…
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