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 […]
Why do older eggs make better hard boiled eggs?
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 […]
Scoring food (while preparing, not eating!) can add value to many foods. Learn how and why to score ham and other foods.
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?
Egg inspection is a mandatory requirement by the USDA whereas egg grading is an optional step. Inspections are for egg […]
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 […]
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 […]
Salvage stores typically carry merchandise that is either outdated, damaged or overproduced.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 […]
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, […]
What is muscovado sugar?
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.
“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 […]