Muntok White Peppercorns

One of the BigTree Farms products I picked up in Bali was a box of Muntok White Peppercorns. White and black peppercorns are the same thing. The black peppercorns are unripened berries that are cooked briefly and then allowed to dry. The white peppercorns come from fully ripe berries that are soaked in water for […]
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King Arthur Flour Store…King Me!

King Arthur Flour Store 135 Route 5 South Norwich, Vermont 05055 phone: 802.649.3361 Part of: Vermont 08 – Cheese & Tasty Things Tour Once you get into baking you come across King Arthur Flour and give it a try. Depending on where you buy it, it is only a little bit more expensive than regular […]
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Mango, Mango, Mango!

This year’s Ataulfo mangos just hit Whole Foods. The texture of these mangos are not as delicate as the champagne mangos, but they are full of flavor. We used our OXO Mango Pitter, and it is still making the cut. The slicer makes it really simple to cut up a mango. It may leave a […]
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Argentinean Wine

We brought back eight bottles of wine from Argentina, which is four more than you are allowed duty free. All you have to do is declare it, and they may (but most likely not) ask you to pay a tax. The tax is only 3 percent, I think, and on $15 bottles, it doesn’t add […]
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How To Stock Your Liquor Cabinet

United Airline’s in plane magazine Hemispheres has some great food writing every now and then. In the March ’07 issue had a great article from Bill Marsano, a James Beard winner, on how to stock your home bar. Unfortunately I can’t seem to find it online… luckily for you I will summarize what he has […]
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Avocado Oil

I have finally found a local store that has Avocado oil. It turns out not to be Whole Food or Williams and Sonoma, but surprisingly my local Giant started carrying it. It is pretty expensive at $10 a bottle, but it packs a lot of flavor and should go a long way on salads. It […]
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