According to the USDA, there are approximately 8,500 farmers markets in the US. While most of them sell fresh fruits and vegetables, 40% sell prepared foods, 66% meat and poultry, and 15% seafood, all of which could pose a food safety risk. Penn State took a look at the farmers markets in Pennsylvania and some … 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. Hot Logic Family Size and Hot Logic Mini are portable automatic ovens. Think lunchbox or larger portable insulated bag that cooks, reheats and holds food hot hours. This is an interesting … Read More

We hear over and over again that cruciferous vegetables are good for us and we should be eating more of them. Which vegetables fall into this healthy group? Kale– avoid bunches with brown or yellowed leaves. Kale is the king of vitamin K having the highest level of the vitamin among all foods. Kohlrabi – … 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. Once Again Peanut Butter is an employee-owned brand made in a small rural town in upstate New York. The ingredients in this unsweetened peanut butter are simple: peanuts and salt. There … Read More

Single-serving, no-calorie sweeteners are packaged in different colors – yellow (sucralose, Splenda), green (stevia, Truvia), pink (saccharin, Sweet and Low), blue (aspartame, Equal), and white (sucrose, sugar). There is evidence to show that color aids in food acceptance. The universal use of color to define the contents of sugar packets has long been accepted and … 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. Early in 2019, Tuscanini Foods introduced a lineup of gourmet Italian food products. All the products are sourced from Italy. Italian Pastas– We tasted Conchiglie Tricolori (tricolor shells), Fusilli Tricolori (tricolor … Read More

We’ve always known that a good meal releases the feel-good hormone dopamine and drives the desire to eat. Dopamine is released when we eat a food and a second time when food reaches the stomach. A recent study from Germany showed that when we crave a highly desired food it can suppress the stomach-induced dopamine … 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. Planet Oat Oatmilk is a plant-based milk substitute. It is made from oats and water with enzymes added to break down the oat starch into smaller pieces resulting in a smooth … Read More

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. All teas, but especially black tea have been linked to a decreased risk for heart disease. Tea contains EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) which decreases inflammation and narrowing of arteries and increases protective antioxidant activity. Tea is virtually calorie free and contains no sodium, fat … 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. No Sugar Aloud are cake mixes that are made in individual cups either in the oven or microwave. Rodolfo Fernandes, who learn to cook with his mother in Brazil and became … Read More