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Mondays Drink – Tapioca Pearls

Tapioca Pearls are popping up in prepared tea drink establishments everywhere. These small tapioca balls, hard to start and then jellylike once boiled, are more commonly known as Boba. The boba sit beautifully in the bottom of a clear plastic glass that will then usually contain a cold and sweet tea and milk […]

By | March 26th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

Buying From a Food Surplus Store

Salvage stores typically carry merchandise that is either outdated, damaged or overproduced. Therefore, what items they carry varies from week to week depending upon what is available. Because of these things, purchasing salvage foods can not only rescue it from being sent to the landfill but will cost about half as […]

By | March 20th, 2019|Blog|

Safe Thawing Methods

Although frozen foods are considered safe indefinitely, thawing them incorrectly can change everything. Navigating the danger zone (temperatures above 40°F) is a difficult task for many foods, especially proteins. Any bacteria that may have been present before freezing will begin to multiply rapidly in the food when exposed to increased temperature, […]

By | March 15th, 2019|Blog|

What is Muscovado?

Question:
What is muscovado sugar?

Answer:
Muscoado sugar is an unrefined sugar with strong flavor. Refined sugar products, like white and brown sugars, continue through much more processing after the crystallization stage is complete.

  • Muscovado is a type sugar that is moist with a strong molasses flavor. Technically, it is […]
  • By | March 11th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

    Unwanted Products? Donate to a Food Bank!

    “Expired” foods can be donated.
    We had to say it because not everyone knows it. Food items that are past their “best before” dates are accepted and appreciated at food donation stations and food banks across the country. Please help spread the word.

    Estimates vary, but each and every year a large percentage […]

    By | March 6th, 2019|Blog|

    Is it Safe to Cook Food Without Thawing?

    Question:

    Is it safe to cook foods without thawing?

    Answer:

    Yes, it is 100% safe to cook foods without thawing.
    Foods can safely go from the freezer to the oven.
    The best results may or may not be reached, depending on the food involved, but it is safe.

    According to […]

    By | March 1st, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

    Which Condiments Need Refrigeration?

    We’ve found out in previous EatByDate posts that condiments like ketchup and soy sauce are pretty shelf stable, so much so that even once opened they can be left to sit right out on the counter. Let’s now explore a whole list of condiments and see whether they also can remain safely […]

    By | February 24th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

    What is Citron?

    Question:
    What is citron?

    Answer:
    Citron is a semitropical fruit that is similar to a lemon, but it is a drier fruit with a much thicker rind and pulp.

    The citron fruit skin looks much like a lemon in color, but the skin is generally bumpier and the […]

    By | February 20th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

    What is Ultra-Filtered Milk?

    Questions:
    What is ultra-filtered milk?
    What is ultra-pasteurized milk?
    Do ultra-filtered milk and ultra-pasteurized milk have longer shelf lives than regular milk?

    Answers:
    We will explain how ultra-filtered milk and ultra-pasteurized milks are made and describe what makes each of them both unique and similar. As far as the questions “does ultra-filtered milk have a […]

    By | February 15th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

    Valentines 2019

    Happy Valentines Day! (almost)

    Just couldn’t let the day pass without showing a few uses for the heart shaped cookie cutter. Although it’s made for cookies, this application is considered a little healthier for the actual heart.

    Don’t just think desserts when thinking of Valentines Day treats. Also […]

    By | February 11th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

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