Do You Love Food? Do You Know Where To Get More?

Oct 25 2013

Farmer markets

What kind of Food Network local broadcasting do you watch? What interests you when it comes to watching the Food Network locally? Some people only watch it for the reality shows and the competitions. And there are some great ones on there. But there is so much more when it comes to the Food Network, and food in general. Break out of your comfort zone when it comes to your watching habits, and try something new.

  • Why Is Food Important?
  • There are a lot of cooking shows out there that really stress the importance of food. It is not just about cooking food for supper every night. Food is a communal experience. It brings family and friends together to share in that one thing that they can all agree on.

    Being able to cook, even on a basic level, allows you to communicate in that way wi

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Why Should You Buy Locally? Three Options and Reasons to Avoid the Big Supermarkets

Sep 23 2013

Farm markets

Did you know that the average American meal travels for about 1,500 miles before it arrives on your plate? There are a lot of reasons this is not ideal. Not only does it increase our carbon foot print, or how much carbon dioxide emissions our purchases contribute to the atmosphere, but it can also lead to lower quality foods. Because fruit, for example, has to travel long distances, it is often picked while still unripe, then gassed to ripen it after transportation. Tired of being a part of this? Here are three solutions for learning to eat locally grown foods.

1. Farmer Markets

Most communities both large and small support a local farmer’s market, and this can be a great way to get produce that is both cheap and locally grown. Not only will you cut down on your footprint, but you also get a c

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Three Excellent Reasons to Skip the Supermarket, and Find a Farmer

Aug 26 2013

Organic farmers market

Local, natural, free range, organic, fair trade, all these words get thrown around so often that it can be easy to forget about what they truly mean. Buying and eating local means to seek out food that is grown in your community. For example, if you live in a temperate climate, it might mean buying tomatoes from a local farmer instead of ones from the supermarket. Supermarket produce is usually imported from across the country, or from some other country altogether.

There are many excellent reasons to eat local, but here are the big three.

1. It is easy!

CSA, also known as Community Supported Agriculture farms, and farmer markets make it easy for you to find local fruits, vegetables, meat, and other products. Depending on where you live, you may also find it easy to get local foods year round. Cali

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Buying Food Does Not Always Have to Feel Like a Chore

Jul 26 2013

Market place foods

Many individuals spend all week looking forward to the weekend only to realize that, on at least one of the days, they will not be able to do anything fun because they have to run errands and go grocery shopping for their family. However, fresh food markets provide an opportunity to combine the two. Going to the grocery store is a hassle, and pushing through crowded aisles and waiting in line at the cashier is never any fun. In order to avoid those problems, many individuals will want to do their shopping in the fresh air and laid back atmosphere of farmer markets.

Despite constant efforts by management teams to make their supermarket feel more fun, grocery stores still feel like grocery stores. While there are probably more items there than at a fresh food market, for most, shopping for food always feels

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The Best Ways to Use Unsweetened Baking Chocolate

Apr 20 2016

Bulk chocolate

Most chocolate lovers are likely familiar with chocolate in its ready-to-eat forms, such as organic dark chocolate bars, organic chocolate chips and other kinds of chocolate candy. However, for centuries, bakers have been utilizing unsweetened baking chocolate in order to concoct some of our favorite desserts, such as brownies, chocolate cookies, and more.
So how did unsweetened baking chocolate come to be? Its history begins centuries ago, before the birth of America even happened.
In 1764, John Hannan and Dr. James Baker, an American physician, started importing beans

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How Sanitary And Electric Pumps Make Our Everyday Lives Easier

Apr 08 2016

Chemical barrel pump

America is the largest producer of chemical products and, as a result, sees an ever increasing demand for chemical drum pumps and electric def pumps for various industries both nationwide and worldwide. The food and beverage industry sees a significant demand for quality pumps to better moderate complex machinery while water and chemical industries rely on a variety of pumps to clean and filter the working environment. Knowing which kind of pump to buy is crucial for making sure your business or warehouse functions properly in the day-to-day and remains consistently clean. Let’s take a look at the role electric def pumps, diaphragm pumps and sanitary pumps play in various industries and why they’re a vital compo

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3 Weird Whipped Cream Factoids You Should Know

Sep 09 2015

whip cream dispenserA whip cream dispenser is more of a valuable investment than you might think, and for one simple reason: people absolutely love whipped cream. Here’s what you didn’t know.

Whipped Cream Has Been Around For Centuries
Whipped cream isn’t new. Not by any standard. In fact, whipped cream has been around since the 16th century, and was even included in recipes in Italy that date back as far as 1549, and 1604 in France. Back then, they used to use a willow or rush branch to whip the cream. It wasn’t until the 1800s that people started using a modern whisk to whip the cream.

There’s Even a Whipped Cream World Record
Believe it or not, there’s a world record for the tallest dollop of whipped cream on a mug of hot chocolate. Back in 2011, Melissa Arkin and Casey McLaughlin set the record with a dollop that was 7 1/4 inches tall.

People Take Whipped Cream on Their Coffee, and They Drink a Lot of Java
Whipped cream is a popular thing to put in coffee, and people drink a whole lot of coffee, believe it or not. On average, the regular coffee drinker has about three cups of joe a day. That doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up. In fact, Americans consume about 400 million cups of coffee per day. Per day. That’s the equivalent of drinking 146 billion cups of coffee each and every single year. This makes the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the entire world. Granted, a lot of that isn’t the type of coffee drink that takes whipped cream, but believe it or not, about 30 million Americans drink specialty coffees — like lattes, cappuccinos, mochas — that do take whipped cream.

The fact of the matter is that people love whipped cream, which is why whip cream dispensers are a better investment than you might have thought they were. If you’d like to know more about whipped cream chargers or whipped cream dispensers, feel free to share your questions in the comments.

3 Simple But Mouth-Watering Ideas for Recipes with Hummus in Them

Sep 08 2015

recipes with hummusHummus is one of the only things on the planet that is truly worthy of being called a “superfood”. Its health benefits are endless, and the different ways to use it are just as infinite.

Hummus is a delicious spread/dip that is made of pureed chickpeas, tahini (a sesame-seed paste), and other spices like garlic and salt. It was relegated to “health foods” stores for decades until Americans finally decided that it was too scrumptious to ignore.

It’s commonly used as a dip for vegetables, but you can use it as a spread on sandwiches or in any other way you’d like. If you’re already on the hummus bandwagon and are looking for ways to spice up your daily fix, here are three easy ideas for recipes with hummus that will satisfy your hummus cravings:

1. Hummus chicken salad:
Instead of saturating your chicken in mayonnaise, consider mixing your favorite flavor of hummus with equal parts of greek yogurt. Add some chopped or pulled chicken, throw in your favorite vegetables to add an extra crunch, and experience the magic of hummus chicken salad.

2. Hummus flatbread pizza:
The best part about recipes with hummus is that hummus can be used as is or cooked. When you put it in the oven, it turns into a creamy sauce that rivals the best marinara or alfredo you have ever had. Whether you use store-bought dough or make your own, replacing typical sauce options with hummus will change the way you look at pizza.

3. Hummus deviled eggs:
These little “devils” are perfect for a family day, letting everyone at the party taste your culinary genius. They’re also brilliantly simple to make and you can use all different flavors of hummus to surprise your guests every time they pop one in their mouth.

If you’ve never tried hummus before, it’s time to enter the 21st century and experience the greatness of this delicious superfood. Find your favorite flavor and try your own recipes with hummus. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate hummus into the foods you already eat every day.