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Salt and Pepper: Shake it up Baby!

Salt and Pepper. They stand tall at every table in America. So I was thinking I would like to do a little research about their origins and by the way…. what exactly is pepper? Off the top of your head…. do you know? NO CHEF! Without any research I would say there must be a pepper plant somewhere…. Let’s ask ...

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Hot Topic Sizzle: Restaurant Sales Are Up!

Here’s your Hot Topic Sizzle: The Nation’s Restaurant News, (NRN) reports, “August was the best month for the restaurant industry in terms of sales growth since February 2012, and the industry is poised to achieve two consecutive quarters of positive growth for the first time since the second half of 2012″…. I believe they’re talking about casual dining and fast ...

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Eat for your health! Put the brakes on, now!

Do we ever consider that you should eat for your health? And that sometimes we need to re-evaluate and put the brakes on? For years and years and years, I ate sugar. If you opened my purse, you might find some mints or a roll of candy. And we never thought anything of it when we were younger and came home ...

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Are You Making Tea All Wrong?

For decades now, I’ve been drinking Tea. And I think it was from a Dr. Oz Show a couple of years ago, that I learned your green tea needs to steep 20 minutes to get the full benefit of the antioxidants.  So, when I get tea, I leave the bag in. When I make a pitcher, I leave the bags in… ...

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Happy Labor Day!

  Happy Labor Day to you! A day off. The end of summer, the beginning of fall. And a really ‘feasting’ day for us all! I would say if you would like to take the day to get drunk and do some mindless eating, go ahead! Feast! But if you’re like me? You’ll use it as a quieter day, to ...

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Hot topic Sizzle: Possible wage increase!

The Hot Topic Sizzle is: Possible wage increase for minimum wage earners like ……. Waiters? Waitresses? How ’bout those Dishwashers? But actually there was an article in the paper last week talking about an increase for all, no matter if you’re in the food industry or not. Since I am in the food industry, I started to think of who would really be affected… I ...

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