Archives: Fun Food Facts

Leftovers aren’t forever!

November 21, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Leftovers aren’t forever! | Filed in Christmas, Entertaining Tip, Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Holidays, Morsels & Musings, Thanksgiving, Turkey

Here’s some great advice on how to safely store your holiday leftovers (or any meal for that matter): Leftovers Aren’t Forever -from Thanksgiving 101 by Rick Rodgers On Thanksgiving, store your leftovers safely. Get any leftover turkey and stuffing into the refrigerator within two hours of serving. Never leave leftovers out overnight. Slice all of the […]

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Holiday Helpers Hotlines

November 22, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Christmas, Entertaining Tip, Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Holidays, Thanksgiving

While searching for recipes the other day, I came across a Holiday Helpers Hotline list (say that 3 times fast) from the fine folks at Saveur Magazine. So if you find yourself in a pickle while making the holiday meal, don’t panic…just call one of the hotlines or visit one of the websites. Also, for […]

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Visit a Farmers’ Market

July 22, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, In Season, Morsels & Musings, Summer

It’s the middle of July and we’re full-swing into summer…and, yes, it’s still raining here in Portland. Regardless of the weird weather, our local farmers’ markets are brimming with great produce, artisan foods and handmade products. These people work hard, rain or shine, so let’s get out there and support them! Check out one of these […]

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How to select the best steak

June 29, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on How to select the best steak | Filed in Beef, Fun Food Facts, Grilling/BBQ, Handy Hints

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a Prime, Choice or Select steak was? Here’s an explanation of this USDA grading system and what you should look for when buying steaks. How to Select the Best Steak http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/tip/how-to-select-the-best-steak.html   No matter what the cooking method, the same criteria apply to choosing steaks. Look for meat […]

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A potpourri of Fun Food Facts…

February 23, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in From My Bookshelf, Fun Food Facts

Because trivial facts and information can be a great addition to any conversation, here’s some frivolous knowledge that will certainly impress your friends: The ancient Romans often paid their taxes in honey. Pound cake received its name from the one-pound quantities of the main ingredients — sugar, butter, eggs, and flour — used in the original recipe. […]

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Get-happy foods

January 5, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Snack

I found a list of get-happy foods in Woman’s Day Magazine recently. Unfortunately, chocolate didn’t make the list. WHATEVER! All I know is Husband will be in BIG trouble if he ever offers me a can of sardines when I’m PMSing! Anyway, here it is…snacks to boost your mood: The Best Get-Happy Foods -from Woman’s […]

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Crazy for Candy Canes

December 22, 2010 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Entertaining Tip, Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Holidays, Kid-friendly, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce

  If you’ve got lots of candy canes and you’re wondering what to do with them, here’s a few ideas I found at MarthaStewart.com.  The Candy Cane Can -tips from Martha Stewart Everyday Food and MarthaStewart.com  More than 1.8 billion of these holiday hooks are made each year. Luckily, candy canes are tasty additions to lots […]

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Packing a school lunch…safely!

September 8, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Kid-friendly, Morsels & Musings

I read an article in The Oregonian last week on how to safely pack school lunches. Our kiddos have enough hurdles to face these days at school without the added bonus of their lunch making them sick. The article includes a few simple rules to ensure that a packed lunch stays safe to eat. And while we’re on the subject […]

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Fun food facts about fruit…

June 21, 2009 by andrea | Comments Off on Fun food facts about fruit… | Filed in Fun Food Facts

You can make a glass of apple cider with only three apples. The pineapple originated in South America and did not reach Hawaii until the early nineteenth century. The largest fruit crop on earth is grapes–followed by bananas. – from The Ultimate Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham & The Useless Information Society

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Fun Food Facts about NUTS…

November 25, 2008 by andrea | Comments Off on Fun Food Facts about NUTS… | Filed in Fun Food Facts

Pecans are the only food that astronauts do not have to treat and dehydrate when flying in space. Almonds are members of the peach family. The peanut is a vegetable and a member of the pea family. – from The Ultimate Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham & The Useless Information Society

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