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Facts About Nuts
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Facts About Nuts - Cashew shells are poisonous. The shells contain a substance called urushiol, which causes skin irritation.Ninety per cent of macadamia nuts are gr....   Read more...

Energy Drink Myths
Posted date : Dec 10, 2009.
Energy Drink Myths - If you are feeling sluggish and are considering purchasing an energy drink the next time you are browsing in the convenience store, consider this. The....   Read more...

Food for Thought
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Food for Thought - 1. Match the flavours and intensity of the wine with the strongest flavour on the plate. 2. When in doubt, use s sparkling, because sparkling goes ....   Read more...

Fun Food Facts
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Fun Food Facts - The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced. Wine is sold in tinted bottles because it spoils when exposed to light. An onion,....   Read more...

Condiments Can Go Bad, Too!
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Condiments Can Go Bad, Too! - We all have a bottle of ketchup in our fridge that seems to last forever? But should it? Many people keep condiments around much longer than they shou....   Read more...

FDA, eh?
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
FDA, eh? - Many have heard said of experimental drugs, "it has reached FDA approval"...but the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is an American outfit. So what ....   Read more...

Something to Stop Crying About
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Something to Stop Crying About - Ever wonder why we cry when we cut up onions? Certain enzymes which are released when the onion is chopped react with the moisture in our eyes and cre....   Read more...

Did you know...?
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Did you know...? - Sunlight doesn't ripen tomatoes, warmth does. Store tomatoes with stems pointed down and they will stay fresher, longer. Poke a hole in the middle of ....   Read more...

Compare Apples to Oranges
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Compare Apples to Oranges - Orange juice has 50 times more vitamin C, 170 % more folic acid, and 1 and a half times more potassium than apple juice.....   Read more...

Texas Tidbits
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
Texas Tidbits - This may come as no surprise to our Winter Texans, but did you know that the state dish of Texas is chili? According to Texas' Web site, President Lyn....   Read more...

Eggs!
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
Eggs! - Can't remember if an egg is fresh or hard-boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it's raw. If it spins easily, it's hard-boiled. A fresh egg will s....   Read more...

Dinnertime Distress
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
Dinnertime Distress - When you're tired of your usual cookbook fare and you're ready to check out the ultimate recipe index, surf on over to http://soar.berkeley.edu/recipe....   Read more...

Call in the Substitutes
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Call in the Substitutes - Adopting a more healthful diet may mean trading in some of your favourite foods and ingredients for lower-fat versions. Once you get started, substitu....   Read more...