Gadget Talk, Hints and Food Philosophy
Sweety Drops, Who Doesn’t Love That Veggie Name?
Also called Pepper Drops these days, they first appeared in US grocery store salad or olive bars. You might be tempted to think tomato, but these cute little veggies are actually peppers. Also known as Incan Red Drops, originating in the Peruvian Amazon, this wild...
Good Gadget-Microplane Herb Mill
Tired of chopping parsley? I am. I remembered my favorite garnish gadget one day when my cooking time was limited. I already had parsley washed and destemmed in a plastic bag in the veggie drawer of the refrigerator. I pulled it out of the refrigerator along with the...
Jingalov Hats – Armenian Green Sandwich
What is a Jingalov Hat? A Jingalov Hat is a delightful Armenian Green Sandwich "Hat" is pronounced, "hut," in Armenian. The reference on line talked of lavash filled with greens or Armenian jingalov hats and it showed a photo. I had to know more. Armenian lavash is...
Garden Tools from the Library
Small garden in our new condo. Able to grow my herbs in pots (so necessary for cooking my vegetables). However, I had to clear away the overhanging bushes to let the sun and rain do their work. Enter, the Safety Harbor Tool Library....
Casseroles Best Friend—The Shunned Onion
Not quite a million but many ways to cut an onion without crying. It's Ok—temporary dilemma. Anyway, anyone ever try this Georgia onion? No Tears it says.
Need a laugh? Yes, it’s about Veggies.
Not my original, but quite a laugh this morning. Thanks to whomever posted.
Dorothy Lane Market, Dayton Ohio
For salads and of course, colorful apps, simply tossed with kosher salt. Just read Idaho Potato Newsletter, recipe for cherry tomato salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette served over warm Idaho baked potato. YUM!
More ways to enjoy Veggies!
Gadget of The Day-Mango Cutter
Well Worth the $$—Oxo Mango Cutter Ever try to guess where that hard pit is and then cut with your sharp knife? The OXO Mango Cutter solves the problem. Just line it up on the narrow end of the mango. Suck on the pit; cut away the peel and cube or puree!
Tomato Juice Diet-First Day
Trying it out for lunch. Refreshing, low in calories. One glass a day of low -sodium tomato juice?? Further motivation: According to Manohar Garg, Ph.D, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia and reported in the...