August 31, 2005

Recipe News: Spicy! Steal this sensational scallops recipe

"About the chef:
Ron Burns’ introduction to the restaurant industry came in 1975 when he signed on as a busboy at the Blue Max Steak House in Seattle, Wash. Finding himself hooked on the fast pace of the business, he decided he wanted to become a chef and enrolled at the Horst Mager Culinary School (now the Western Culinary Institute) in Portland, Ore."

Includes recipe for:


  • Pepper Scallops with Asian Slaw


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August 31, 2005

Recipe News: Asian flavor adds to recipe

" Good taste and good nutrition don't always go hand in hand, but when they do, diners can eat with a level of delight.

This dish is low in fat, but high in nutrition and flavor from an imaginative combination of ingredients influenced by Southeast Asian cooking, especially in its use of fruit."

Includes recipe for:


  • Sweet Potato and Pear Stir-Fry With Chicken and Chili Sauce


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August 31, 2005

Recipe News: Recipe: Herb balsamic vinegar

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  • Herb balsamic vinegar


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August 30, 2005

Coffee News: A wake-up call for choosing coffee makers

"Ellen Walker's morning coffee ritual involves tasting samples from at least 12 varieties.

As the research and development implementation manager for Dunkin' Donuts, she blocks off at least two hours each morning for ''cupping," the process of tasting the components that will make up the Canton company's signature blend.

Walker, who estimates she drinks three to six cups of coffee a day outside of her testing duties, knows that a good coffee maker is key to a good cup. On weekends, she brews her own coffee at home, and will go out for drinks like lattes or iced coffee."

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August 30, 2005

Recipe News: Recipe for fried green tomatoes

"CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The first time I made fried green tomatoes I was, of course, living in Scotland. Where else to try such an archetypal food from the American South?

OK, so it wasn't the best introduction to fried green tomatoes. I can't even recall whether the tomatoes I used actually were green. Scotland isn't known for its fine selection of produce, and whatever the color, they weren't good."

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  • fried green tomatoes


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Recipe News: Recipe Box: Baked Meatballs

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  • Baked Meatballs


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Recipes: Let's get crazy with these peanut recipes

"Whether you like them roasted in the shell or crunched into butter and partnered with jelly, peanuts are one popular food. Last year alone, Americans ate nearly 1.7 billion pounds of the nuts, and peanut butter consumption soared to 900 million pounds. Saveur magazine's Colman Andrews was invited on the “Today” show to share some nutty dishes. Here are the recipes."

Includes recipes for:


  • Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

  • Cacahuates Enchilados

  • Gado-Gado

  • Mafé

  • Fried Peanuts

  • Peanut Butter


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Coffee News: Coffee's a robust source of antioxidants

"WASHINGTON -- Coffee not only helps clear the mind and perk up the energy, it also provides more antioxidants than any other food or beverage in the American diet, according to a new study.

The findings by Joe Vinson, a chemistry professor at the University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania, give a healthy boost to the warming beverage.

"The point is, people are getting the most antioxidants from beverages, as opposed to what you might think," Vinson said.

Antioxidants, which are thought to help battle cancer and provide other health benefits, are abundant in grains, tomatoes and many other fruits and vegetables.

Vinson said he was researching tea and cocoa and other foods and decided to study coffee, too. "

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Recipe News: SUPERFAST RECIPE: Mediterranean Bean Salad with Tuna

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  • Mediterranean Bean Salad with Tuna


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Recipe News: Master Recipe for Grilled Pizza

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  • Grilled Pizza


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August 25, 2005

Recipe News: SUPERFAST RECIPES: Rainbow Trout with Corn-Bacon Stuffing

Includes recipe for:


  • Rainbow Trout with Corn-Bacon Stuffing


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Recipe News: Recipe: Fried Dill Pickles

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  • Fried Dill Pickles


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August 24, 2005

Recipes: Brunch recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • CRAB CAKES WITH POACHED EGGS AND TOMATO SAUCE

  • FRENCH TOAST WITH BANANAS, PECAN BUTTER AND MAPLE SYRUP

  • CARAMELIZED ONION QUICHE

  • RASPBERRY MUFFINS WITH PECAN STREUSEL

  • DRIED CHERRY SCONES

  • HUEVOS RANCHEROS


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Recipe News: Recipes for chili-lime butter and fresh herb butter

"CONCORD, N.H. - This is the time of year I overdo it on ears of corn.

Blame my parents. When I was a child, the arrival of locally grown corn at the market was a big deal. That and the anticipation for tomatoes (another annoyingly late crop) essentially defined our summers. Every year my father would pronounce the latest crop the best ever. Nothing like the year before, which he then would declare "horse corn" fit only for feeding to animals.

So we would buy corn. Lots of corn. And we would eat it nearly every night every week until the short season wrapped and the grocers were left with only bland-tasting ears trucked from afar."

Includes recipes for:


  • Chili-Lime Butter

  • Fresh Herb Butter


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Recipe News: Salsa Fresca With Gazpacho Variations

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  • Salsa Fresca With Gazpacho Variations


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Coffee News: Java drinkers hotter for coffee than sex

"ATLANTA - Coffee, that black caffeine in a cup, is better than sex?

In a recent survey, 42 percent of coffee drinkers reported coffee is more or equally important in any given week as sex.

The survey, commissioned by Dunkin' Donuts, also found that coffee drinkers reported more robust romance, with two-thirds of respondents saying they had sex once a week or more. Only 58 percent of noncoffee drinkers reported as much action, according to the survey, with more than 1,200 respondents."

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Food News: No One Ever Slaved Over a Hot Toaster Oven

When Summer hits and you want to bake or broil, but you don't want to fire up the oven and add to the heat of the kitchen, a toaster oven can be a great option:

"A CONFESSION: Until recently, tucked between the latest-model ice cream maker and a high-tech juicer, sat the toaster oven I've had since college. A minimalist metal shoe box, it has gotten me through countless bagels and reheated spinach pies over way too many years. But if it hadn't been for a string of 90-plus-degree days with 90 percent humidity, I probably would never have bothered replacing it short of a natural crumby death.

But the weather, coupled with social obligations, made me reconsider this neglected appliance. Unlike a regular oven, a toaster oven doesn't heat up the kitchen. Thus I could do more than just make salad out of the cartloads of vegetables from the farmers' market week after week, and perhaps even attempt a summer fruit pie, without melting into a gelatinous puddle of sweaty misery."

Includes recipes for:


  • Cherry Tomato Confit Over Fresh Herbed Ricotta

  • Broiled Veal Chops With Sage

  • Roasted Zucchini With Feta and Mint

  • Peaches Roasted With Brown Sugar and Basil


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August 23, 2005

Food News: PAPER TRAINED: Feeding people food to pet is dangerous

"Q: I have a small, 10-pound dog. Could you explain the health problems a pet might encounter from being fed "people" food or table scraps?

A: Sharing your meals with your pet can potentially put your friend at risk of developing severe health issues and behaviors that some may find obnoxious.

Here are the three "C's" to help you remember to feed your pet appropriately and not from the table:

n Calories. While it may seem that a small piece of meat or cheese can't hurt — especially when your pet swallows it one gulp — the calories add up quickly."

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Recipe News: Grilled Italian Pork Chops With Rosemary Recipe

"Pork is made for grilling! Italian marinades are wonderfully flavorful. This recipe features the woody taste of rosemary and the sweet flavor of oranges."

Includes recipe for:


  • Grilled Italian Pork Chops With Rosemary Recipe


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Coffee News: FOOD MAGAZINE: Love affair with coffee -- A favorite drink becomes more than cup o' Joe

"t started as a morning cup of joe. However, over time America's love affair with coffee has moved beyond the mug to inspire several coffee-flavored products such as ice cream, sauces and spirits. In fact, Chef Paul Vandewoude of the Miette Culinary Studio in New York credits this coffee trend with inspiring a variety of new cooking recipes featuring coffee-based products.

"Chefs love to try new and different flavors and ingredients in everyday recipes. So when additional coffee-based products became available, the culinary world jumped on the opportunity to experiment," said Vandewoude. "From appetizers to desserts, more coffee-inspired recipes are popping up on menus across the country. Recently, I created a barbeque sauce that I think many coffee lovers would enjoy."

Many noted chefs, like Vandewoude, use coffee to put a new twist on traditional recipe favorites."

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August 22, 2005

Food News: Organize recipes and more with MacGourmet

"For years now, I've been using a laptop and a homegrown Filemaker Pro database for recipe organization. I've got my own recipes and my wife's, plus all the great family dishes we've both inherited and that have been passed down over the years. I can quickly search for a given recipe or ingredient, print a recipe or shopping list and so on. I've even toyed with the idea of permanently installing an old SE in the kitchen running such a database (my wife said "No way" to this idea). But all of this might be moot now that I've found MacGourmet."

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Recipe News: Texas barbecue

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  • Texas barbecue


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Wine and Women: Women Are Adventurous

"Women purchase more than seventy percent of all wine sold and account for two out of three wine drinkers.

While many still imagine men in the role of wine connoisseur, it is women, in fact, who have long been the leading wine purchasers and wine drinkers in the United States.

In her book, Wine For Women, wine expert Leslie Sbrocco uncovered many fascinating facts. "For example, women account for sixty percent of high-end wine drinkers in the United States, meaning that they purchase wine costing more than $15 occasionally to frequently, have more than twelve bottles on hand, and would buy wine costing over $15 for a casual meal at home."

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August 20, 2005

Recipe News: Kraft Recipes on Your iPod

"A new marketing application from Kraft is leveraging the iPod phenomenon in a way that goes beyond podcasting (define). Owners of the ubiquitous device who download the company's "Greatest Hits of Summer" widget can carry a library of over 100 Kraft-inspired recipes with them wherever they go."

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August 19, 2005

The Best of the Blogpire

Yahoo-2It's been a big week for the Blogpire. Shaving Stuff.com was Yahoo! Pick of the Day for August 18th, and 3 of our Blogs are ranked in the Feedster Top 500 Kitchen Contraptions.com comes in at 280. Single Serve Coffee.com comes in at 357. TV Snob.com comes in at 495.

We also added a new title to the Blogpire - The Cooking News. We think you'll enjoy the recipes, wine info, and other cooking related items each day. Michael & Jennifer are both total foodies and will bring you the best of what they find each week.

Single Serve Coffee: Brugo Self-Cooling Coffee Mug, Single Serve Coffee.com Makes Feedster Top 500 Blogs, and Review: Krups 1010 Home Cafe Pod Brewing Machine from Single Serve Coffee.com

Kitchen Contraptions: Flip Flap The Solar Powered Plant: Our Money Where Our Mouth Is, simplehuman Organize This! Contest, and Meat Tumbler

Shaving Stuff: Lavender Pre-Shave Oil, Get a $50 Gift Certificate When You Buy A Braun Electric Razor, and Shaving tips from a/MEN/ity

What's All The Racquet: Wimbledon game for your mobile phone

TV Snob: Great Olevia LCD TV Customer Service Experience, Touchscreen PC LCD, and Samsung HLR4667W 46" Widescreen HDTV Drops below $2500

Shirt Snob: Mr. Housing Bubble tee, Great T-shirt from Threadless and Busted Tees

GPS Lodge: US Marines going to Iraq with Garmin 76S and 76CS GPS Receivers and GPS Review: TomTom GO 700 GPS Unit

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August 15, 2005

The Best of the Blogpire

Another week and another best of the best from the Blogpire. We've had an amazing week finding the latest kitchen, coffee, poker, tennis, TV, fashion, and gps offerings.

We also want to remind you that publishers and supporters of Blogpire Productions have participated in the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) this past weekend and we are donating all profits from the Blogpire this weekend (August 12th & 13th) to the cause. The PMC donations go to the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber cancer institute.

Donations can be made at: http://www.pmc.org/egifts/giftinfo.asp?eGiftID=TA0037

Now, on with the Best of the Blogpire!

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August 12, 2005

Recipe of the Week: Chorizo Meatballs with Turmeric Sauce

"The meatballs have a tangy taste with a crunchy tomato sauce. The chorizo gives the bland ground chicken a nice color and taste."

Includes recipe for:


  • Chorizo Meatballs with Turmeric Sauce


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August 10, 2005

Coffee News-Specialty coffee market getting hotter

"Did you grab a cup of java this morning to enjoy while checking your e-mail? Like technology, specialty coffee is continuing in its skyrocketing appeal and availability.

According to the National Coffee Association USA, 49 percent of Americans age 18 or older drink some type of coffee beverage daily, and many of them are waiting in lines at specialty coffee retailers to get their fix. The cafe segment of the specialty coffee market -- including cafes, kiosks, carts and coffee bean roaster/retailers -- reached $8.47 billion in 2003 and continues to grow. And it's become clear that, even in a world where Starbucks has been crowned the unofficial figurehead of specialty coffee, franchises are reaching for a piece of the bean."

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Recipes: Recipes for these salad days

Includes recipes for:


  • MANDARIN SALAD

  • MANGO SALAD WITH GRILLED SHRIMP


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Recipes: Tips and recipes for crepes

"Lou Seibert Pappas, author of "Crepes: Sweet & Savory Recipes for the Home Cook," has these problem-solving tips for making crepe:"

Includes recipes for:


  • Chicken, Sweet Corn & Red Pepper Crepes

  • Savory Crepes

  • Beggar's Purses with Caviar

  • Swiss Cheese, Chicken and Crab Crepes

  • Basic Crepes (Palatschinken oder Eirpfannkuchen)

  • Baked Stuffed Crepes (Cannelloni alla Barbaroux)


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Food News: Diet Destroyers

"It's not just by chance that you tend to eat more at a big family dinner, in a brightly decorated restaurant, or when you have PMS. There are psychological and biological forces behind this bingeing, and once you understand them, you'll have a better shot at keeping your impulses in check. The Look of Fresh Food

The look of fresh food (vibrant green vegetables, rich red tomato sauce, or petal-pink frosting) can boost the appetite -- and so can a restaurant's decor, reports Maria Simonson, Ph.D., Sc.D., director of the Health, Weight, and Stress Clinic at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. " 'Hot' colors, including red, orange, and bright yellow, stimulate your mood and your appetite, so you're likely to eat more," she says."

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August 9, 2005

Recipe: Tabbouleh

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  • Tabbouleh


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Recipe: Chicken & Spinach Frittata Recipe

"This recipe is a great use for left over chicken breasts. It makes a great brunch dish."

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  • Chicken & Spinach Frittata Recipe


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Recipe: Gazpacho (cold tomato cucumber soup)

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  • Gazpacho


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Recipes: More great vegetable recipes

"I never seem to get enough vegetables in my diet, so when I find recipes using vegetables in different ways as side dishes or entrees, I have to try them.

Following are ones I find different and delicious."

Includes recipes for:


  • Zucchini Stuffed with Crab

  • Breaded Artichoke Hearts


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Recipes: Berry recipes that will leave you wanting s'more

"Berries are a summertime staple that can make a standout dessert. Elizabeth Mayhew, Real Simple magazine's style director, was invited on the "Today" show to share some yummy recipes that are easy to throw together and will leave you wanting s'more. Here are the recipes:"

Includes recipes for:


  • Ice Cream Pie With Warm Blueberry Sauce

  • Raspberry S'Mores


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August 8, 2005

Food News: Choose drinkable wines to use in your recipes

"If you've ever looked through a catalog that sells wine-related items or visited a winery's tasting room, you've likely come across one of our favorite wine phrases: "I like to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food."

We've seen the phrase on rugs, coasters, magnets, aprons and license plate frames, among other things.

And there's so much truth in that little phrase, because if you love wine and love to cook, there's nothing more relaxing than whipping up something wonderful while sipping a great glass of wine - and wine is great in the food, too.

Unfortunately, when most people cook with wine, they use cooking wine, which is often not much like real wine. What's different about it? The main thing is cooking wine is salty, so it tastes terrible.

The rule of thumb we've always heard is that you should never put any wine in your food that you wouldn't drink. On the other hand, we don't often eat baking soda, but we still add that. Still, if you want your food to taste great, the ingredients need to be great, and cooking wine is usually awful."

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Food News: Filling the bill for group dining

"It seems a lot of people are experiencing frugal-diner fatigue. That's when a restaurant meal turns into an embarrassing battle over the bill.

I had no idea I would initiate an avalanche of mail by responding to one reader's complaints about a penny-pinching co-worker who, as it turns out, was really being miserly and whose shenanigans to get out of paying his fair share caused a lot of ill will.

To get around the haggling over who should pay, many people have decided that splitting the bill equally is the only way to go. Here's a sampling of what equal splitters had to say:"

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August 5, 2005

Coffee News: Coffee or cocoa?

"Most customers at the Starbucks down the street will tell you it's coffee. But following an announcement by scientists last week touting the potential medicinal benefits of cocoa, some caffeine lovers may want to rethink their choice.

And if you have a penchant for trading these "comfort" commodities in the futures market, there are a lot more things to consider.

First-time traders beware: "I couldn't think of two other markets that first-time traders should avoid more than coffee and cocoa," said Dale Doelling, chief market technician at Trends In Commodities.

"The New York markets are brutal and the guys on the floor in NY have a license to steal," he said.

Indeed, futures prices for coffee and cocoa have seen their ups and downs in the past year. "

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Recipe: Zgrille Fish Taco Recipe

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  • Zgrille Fish Taco


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Recipes: Mint recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Mint Pesto

  • Minted Leg of Lamb

  • Minted Snap Peas

  • Mahi Mahi with Mustard Mint Sauce


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August 4, 2005

Wine News: Recognizing wine's taste of place

"One of wine's finest attributes is that it can taste of the place where the grapes were grown.

This taste is found in the minerality of a lean, lemony Chablis made from Chardonnay grapes grown in limestone soils in northern Burgundy. It's in the smoky, meaty notes of a Syrah from the Cote Rotie ("roasted slopes") in France's Rhone Valley. It's in the pungently herbal character of a Sauvignon Blanc made in New Zealand's cool, marine-influenced Marlborough region. It's in the dark berry, pepper and spice in an old-vine Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel made in sun-baked Sonoma County. "

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August 3, 2005

Recipe: Vegetarian recipes

"Vegetarian recipes from recently released cookbooks:

"The Garden-Fresh Vegetable Cookbook: Andrea Chesman's Harvest of Home-Grown Recipes" by Andrea Chesman (Storey, $24.95).

When you are looking for a make-ahead vegetable dish that can be served at room temperature, consider the eggplant."

Includes recipe for:


  • Soy-sesame grilled eggplant


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Recipe: Taste the juicy crunch in recipes for grapes

Includes recipe for:


  • Grapes and Baked Cheese


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Wine News: Pacific Wine Partners Launches Knife & Fork; Fun Australian Wine Brand Targets On-Premise Channel With Food-Friendly Wines and Unique Packa

"Get ready to set the table and eat with your Knife & Fork! Introducing a new range of food-friendly Australian wines, especially crafted for serving in casual restaurants, cafes, and trendy bars. Easy to pronounce and easy to remember, Knife & Fork wines not only offer the soft, full fruit flavors that Australian wines are known for, but are targeted at wine consumers who do not take themselves too seriously. The wines, which are being launched by Pacific Wine Partners, are uniquely packaged in 1-liter bottles and sealed with screw caps.

"Knife & Fork is the ideal choice for a by-the-glass program in a casual dining establishment," says Sally Osborne, Marketing Director for Knife & Fork. "The 1-liter bottle gives the restaurant owner a greater number of pours per bottle, providing greater value to them and to their customers. Sealing these wines with a screw cap makes them quick and easy to open and re-seal, and eliminates the possibility of wine spoilage due to cork taint. Many restaurant owners have been waiting for a wine like this, and it is our pleasure to oblige."

Knife & Fork wines are available in four different varietals:"

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August 2, 2005

Recipe: SUPERFAST RECIPE

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  • Pork Strips with Peanut Sauce and Rice Noodles


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Food News: Right sweetener key to successful sugar-free recipes

"Most of us would gladly sail away with Shirley Temple on her "Good Ship Lollipop" with its bonbons, peppermints and chocolate bars. In short, we love our sweets.

But many people must cut their sugar intake due to medical conditions such as diabetes or other diet restrictions. Artificial sweeteners can fill the void."

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Recipes: Can't-miss dishes for your picnic basket

"With picnic season in full swing, grab a basket or cooler, pack up some delicious totable fare, gather family or friends and have an impromptu outing to the beach, park or elsewhere. You'll find lots of portable options in "Picnics : Easy Recipes for the Best Alfresco Foods," by Robin Vitetta-Miller (Clarkson Potter; $14.95). Feasting possibilities, several illustrated with attractive color photos, include delicious-sounding salads, sandwiches, wraps, dips, cookies, cakes breads and more, most quickly and easily prepared. Accompanying each recipe are tips for packing and transporting the item."

Includes recipes for:


  • SMOKED SALMON SPREAD

  • ROASTED RED PEPPER WRAP WITH MOZZARELLA AND BASIL PESTO

  • MARINATED ITALIAN VEGETABLE SALAD WITH OLIVES


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August 1, 2005

Recipes: Make the most of melons with these recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Watermelon Water

  • Kathy Cary's Summer Watermelon Salad

  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Watermelon & Brie Fingers


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Recipe: Olive cheese balls

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  • Olive cheese balls


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Recipe: Stuffed cherry tomatoes

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Coffee News: Hyper-caffeinated coffee 'Shocks' consumers

"Spring Valley-native Jeffrey Rosen's laid-back personality is reflected in his daily work attire: jeans and a casual shirt.

While Rosen is calm and collective, his business is bouncing off the walls. Literally.

Rosen bought Shock Coffee, a company that makes and sells hyper-caffeinated coffee drinks to distributors, last October.

Shock Coffee contains 200 milligrams of caffeine in a 6 ounce cup, which Rosen said is 50 percent more than the average cup of convenience store-brewed coffee. The energy drink Red Bull contains 80 milligrams of caffeine.

Rosen, 37, said his company does not alter the roasting process to change the caffeine content or add any caffeine, but instead chooses coffee beans with a higher caffeine content to give Shock Coffee the extra kick."

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Wine News: White wine better than soft drinks

"During the hot summer months, a glass of cool, crisp, white wine is far better than any carbonated drink, a top Italian nutritionist says .

According to Giuseppe Rotilio, who holds the chair for nutrition science at the Tor Vergata campus of Rome University, the only thing one should be careful about in drinking white wine is how much they drink .

White wine, he explained, "is about 10% alcohol and its effects, when consumed in large quantities, can be harmful." Professor Rotilio said that one glass was the recommended amount of wine a person should drink and that this was best done during a meal or just before ."

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Coffee: Coffee break

"The cuppa that cheers has been raised a toast to by far too many in the world. Want a quick dose of energy to revitalise you? Reach for that cup of java instead. To fully appreciate the experience of coffee, don’t just smell the offee. Sip it. Ah! Bet you said that.

Did you know that Turkish bridegrooms were once required to make a promise during their wedding ceremonies to always provide their new wives with coffee. If they failed to do so, it was grounds for divorce! And keeping the coffee lover company is none other than the great musician, Beethoven. He was so particular about his coffee that he always counted 60 beans each cup when he prepared his brew. "

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Recipe: Stuffed Zucchini

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  • Stuffed Zucchini


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