Tip of the Week: Don’t let apples turn brown
When apples or potatoes are peeled and sliced, the bits will turn brown if not used immediately. To prevent this, they may be soaked in water mixed with lemon juice or white vinegar. This is called acidulation. The acid in the lemon juice or vinegar prevents the freshly cut food from oxidizing via exposure to the air.
Easy recipe: Breakfast-to-go Grape Smoothies
1 1/2 cups frozen California grapes
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cup vanilla or honey low-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup grape juice
1/4 cup wheat flake cereal
Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend for 1 minute. Serve immediately. Makes 2 1/3 cups of smoothie.
Did You Know?
Don't worry about losing nutrients when you freeze meat and poultry products –– there is little change in nutrient value during the freezing process. -- FoodSafety.gov
What huge chain of coffee shops was founded in Seattle?
A. Dunkin' Donuts
B. Caribou Coffee
C. Joe Espresso
Answer is at bottom of column
Wise to the Word: ironware
Pots and pans made from iron or cast iron, both known for excellent heat conductivity. Modern-day ironware is either preseasoned or coated with a thick enamel glaze. The advantage of the enamel coating is the ease with which it cleans. Old-fashioned, unseasoned iron pots and pans must be seasoned before using.
Number to Know
199: One Junior Chocolate Frosty from Wendy’s is 199 calories.
The Dish On …
"Yes, Chef: A memoir" by Marcus Samuelsson
It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations.
-- Random House Publishing Group
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