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What is Organic Meat?

Question:

What is organic meat?

Answer:

We talked before about what organic means for grocery products in general, but now this term and many others are showing up on meats. Let’s take a closer look into the term “organic” and discover what it actually means when speaking specifically about meat. […]

By | May 4th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Best-by dates are Not just for Food

Best-by dates and best if used-by dates, although still not required, are pretty common on most all food items by now. But, what about non-perishables that lose much of their benefits over time for one reason or another. Do they expire?

Here’s a list of a few things that you may, or may […]

By | April 30th, 2019|Blog|

What is Cauliflower Rice?

Question:
What is cauliflower rice?

Answer:
Cauliflower rice is not actually rice, nor is it any type of a starch. It is simply the vegetable, cauliflower, that has been riced.

The verb “riced”, according to the dictionary, means to pass potatoes or other vegetables through a sieve or ricer. Often cooked potatoes […]

By | April 25th, 2019|Blog|

Egg Sizing

Question:

How much does an egg weigh?
Are eggs of one uniform weight? What are the possible sizes of eggs? When speaking of eggs and egg labeling – what are the different sizes available?

Answer:

Although the shape of an egg is quite consistent, eggs come in many different sizes and weights. The USDA actually […]

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

Food Rescue

We’ve talked in the past about many different ways to keep good foods from heading to the landfills. Besides our constant talk about using foods that a manufacturer may consider “expired” we’ve also mentioned using all parts of foods, buying misshapen veggies, repurposing foods, substituting foods for those readily available, shopping at […]

By | April 16th, 2019|Blog|

Why Do Older Eggs Make Better Hard Boiled Eggs?

Question:

Why do older eggs make better hard boiled eggs?

Answer:

Simply put, the natural aging process makes older eggs better suited for letting go of their shell. Let’s look into what time does to eggs.

The thing with product dates, as we’ve said many times before, is that […]

By | April 12th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Score! Ham, that is.

Scoring food (while preparing, not eating!) can add value to many foods. Learn how and why to score ham and other foods.

By | April 8th, 2019|Blog|

How and Why are Eggs Graded?

Question:

How are eggs graded? What difference does a grade make? Why do eggs get report cards? When speaking of eggs and egg labeling – what does their grade mean?

Answer:
Egg inspection is a mandatory requirement by the USDA whereas egg grading is an optional step. Inspections are for egg […]

By | April 4th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Peanut Butter S’mores for One or Many

Confronted with an urge for a s’more, a second urge for creamy peanut butter and no urge to go outside in the rain… a cupboard search began. In the baked goods box was a half bag of tiny marshmallows left over from the Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole and a bag of red […]

By | March 30th, 2019|Blog|

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|

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