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Organic vs non Organic

Organic food is much healthier than non-organic food, which is why it’s called “organic.” Heather Mallick, star columnist claims that organic food is healthier and tastier than non-organic food. She quotes, “Organic food contains fewer pesticides; I’m willing to pay more for organic food”. Furthermore, Heather disagrees with BBC’s opinion …

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Product Review Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids have been tempting tastebuds since the mid-1980’s. Made in Canada by Cadbury, Sour Patch Kids are bite-size gummy candies that have been sanded with a sweet and sour coating. Their picture on the packaging has each candy looking like a waving child, however the candy itself does not …

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Guide to Low Fat Picnics

When I think of going on a picnic, I think of all the yummy food I get to indulge in. Potato salad, hot dogs, watermelon, and some kind of pie, whether it be fruit pie or cream pie, all come to mind as popular picnic foods. Of course, other than …

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Cuisine of Northern Germany

Contrary to popular perception, the cuisine of northern Germany is not all about bratwurst sausage and beer. Of course there is an abundance of both these items on the menu in most restaurants but the regional cuisine is definitely much more than that. The food here is traditional prepared with …

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Spanish Food Choosing the right Rice

Paella is the best known of all the Spanish rice dishes and in order for it to be properly called a paella rather than a risotto or a pilaf it should be made with the correct rice. Some supermarkets package rice and describe it as “paella rice” but paella derives …

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New Orleans French Bread Poboy Sandwich

Some say it is the water, others say it is because of the songs you sing while baking, but the unique qualities of New Orleans French bread come from neither. It is all about Po’boy sandwiches, and the German bakers who devised this method of baking French bread many years …

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The Health Benefits of Eggs

Eggs, the perfect diet? Eggs took a bad rap. Decades ago eggs were the staple food for American breakfasts. Most of the time they were the main course of the meal. Many people would prepare eggs by frying them in a skillet on top of the stove and they would …

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Tips for finding wild asparagus

Many people are surprised to learn that there isn’t a great deal of difference between wild asparagus and the kind that is grown in gardens and flower beds. The flavor is virtually the same, the look and health benefits are the same and they are harvested in the same manner. There is …

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Memories of Egyptian Dishes

Having lived in Egypt for over twenty years, Egyptian cuisine has played a significant part in my life. For the first few years I lived with my in-laws, and it wasn’t exactly a typical household as my mother-in-law was a French Jewess, but I believe she had begun life in …

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What are Marinades and what do they do

It’s a sad fact that these days it has become almost essential to marinade most cuts of meat, unless you intend to casserole them. I’ll go into why that is the case a bit later on, but for the time being let’s just examine why we use marinades at all. …

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