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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Finlandia,a subsidiary of Valio, Ltd., known for producing butter and quality cheese products since 1905 when a group of Finland’s dairies joined together to form a co-operative. Finlandia, founded in the … Read More

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Food makes up the largest portion of solid waste found in US landfills. In a recent study researches focused on the nutritional value of food we routinely throw away. Americans are not getting enough fiber, calcium, potassium and vitamins A, C, D, and E while at the same time throwing away tons of good food … Read More

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets.  Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Microwave ovens heat by agitating the water in food. Food heats as the water molecules flip around. If cooking time is prolonged the water evaporates. The inside of some microwave ovens … Read More

Mount Franklin Foods is a leader in delivering candies and nut products has introduced 3 new brands. Sweet Valley Organics offers dark chocolate covered fruits and nuts. They are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, kosher certified (OK), and made without preservatives.  We tasted two varieties. Cinnamon Praline Pecans– a 1-ounce serving (1/4 of the package) … Read More

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets.  Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Funkins was founded by a Mom who was looking to reduce school lunch waste. The company makes washable, neoprene lunch bags and 100% cotton, reusable napkins and placemats. The bags are spacious … Read More

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More than 80% of Americans misinterpret label dates and throw away food prematurely under the misconception that the food is unsafe to eat. Congress is working on the Food Date Labeling Act but until they get their act together and pass a bill this may help you sort out the confusion. Sell-by dates are meant … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Many health experts recommend eating more fermented foods to restore the natural protective colonies of good bacteria in our gut. These healthy microbes, collectively called probiotics, are often our first line … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Moon Cheese is a crunchy cheese snack that does not need refrigeration. Moisture is removed, leaving bite-sized nuggets of 100% cheese that are gluten free and vegetarian because the cheese is made … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.  Field Roast, uses vital wheat gluten, which is the pure wheat protein extracted from wheat flour, to make meat-like products from grains. The company’s goal is to redefine “meat” similar to … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Snacking has become more popular than ever and people are moving away from salty chips and cookies toward more healthy options. Eggland’s Best, long known for providing quality fresh and cooked … Read More