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Gluten Free - Just the Facts, Ma'am

12/26/2012 10:54:25 AM

Gluten-Free This is a popular term these days. What does it mean? Why is it so popular? A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease (an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten), along with wheat allergies, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. What is gluten, you may ask? What does it mean to be ..

Cookie Making Made Easy: My Busy-Mom-Method

12/26/2012 10:35:16 AM

In the early 1970s, when I was very young and with small children to care for, I had a few cookie recipes I would make very often, because they were simple recipes, with ingredients I usually had at hand. Cookies are a terrific snack, do not require utensils to pick up and eat and can be made ahead ..

Gluten-Free Baking - A Journey Into New Territory

12/26/2012 10:07:11 AM

Gluten-Free foods are taking their place in the world these days. We are all becoming more aware of gluten, gluten intolerance, celiac (or coeliac) disease, and what this means for so many people. While I am not gluten intolerant, I often cook and bake for functions, locally. Last year I was asked t..

Pepper: The Cinderella of the Cupboard

12/26/2012 09:41:59 AM

Pepper is an unappreciated spice. It is always there. It is called for in nearly every savory recipe, and some sweets (think Pfeffernusse). Freshly ground pepper is called for everywhere in recipes, rather like Cinderella, Cinderella! It is expected to be in its place, doing what it does best, b..

Tea the Real Story

12/26/2012 09:28:10 AM

Everyone knows what tea is, right? Tea, technically, comes from the leaves of one plant: camellia sinensis. Anything other than the leaves from this plant is not actually tea, although tea is often used as a catchall word to include all the different herbal beverages used these days. Legend h..

Cinnamon in the Cupboard Real or Imposter

12/25/2012 09:47:32 AM

I have a bone to pick about cinnamon. How many of you really know what spice you have in your cupboards? Are you sure it really is cinnamon? We in the U.S. are having the wool pulled over our eyes about cinnamon. What we commonly know in the U.S. as "cinnamon" is actually Cassia (cinnamomum aro..

How The Body Metabolizes Alcohol?

12/13/2012 08:15:44 AM

When alcohol is ingested into the body it makes contact with your mouth, throat and esophagus. Alcohol then reaches the stomach, where about 20% of it is absorbed almost immediately into the blood stream, especially if a person has not eaten recently. With food in the stomach, absorption is delayed,..

Northern Eats & Southern Eats

12/04/2012 03:50:25 AM

     Northern Living Magazine along with Avida launched Northern Eats a restaurant guide in the North at Mezza Norte last Friday November 9, 2012. Guests and restaurant owners featured in the restaurant guide had the chance to get a first-look at the book and have their copies signed...

Barbeque Kosher Meat

11/25/2012 19:58:13 PM

Quick Quiz -  See if you can answer in 30 seconds or less:  What’s a kosher   barbeque?   If your answer is, “It’s a barbeque, just like any other barbeque, except that they barbeque kosher meat, and all the other food is strictly kosher as well” ..

Ferocious Friday Wine Review November 16, 2012

11/16/2012 12:24:55 PM

Sometimes a good thing is worth repeating. Like a classic movie, or your best-loved CD. On occasion we invite our favourite person to share in those treasures. How about a classic movie, your favourite person and a stellar bottle of wine? Or two in this case. Another double hitter is happening thi..

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