Truffle dogs sniff out prized fungus
CARNEROS, Calif. — The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.
As more landowners plant orchards in hopes of harvesting truffles, more dogs are being trained to detect the earthy delicacies, which take several years to ripen on tree roots underground.
Put a healthy twist on French fries
I’ve been watching the “zoodle” craze from the sidelines. Admittedly, I’ve been tempted to jump in. Noodles made from healthy zucchini using a super-cool spiral cutter? Yes, please!
But truthfully, I’ve harbored fears that the fad (and my interest) would quickly fade, leaving me with one more gadget to add to the donation pile.
Massachusetts city brings in goats to eat poison ivy
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) – There's an old saying to warn people about the danger of touching poison ivy: “Leaves of three, let them be.”
That's fine for humans, but for goats, one of the most unwelcomed weeds in the world happens to be an object of culinary desire.
Hepburn's son recalls mom's life – and kitchen – in new book
NEW YORK (AP) – Think of Audrey Hepburn, and your mind will likely conjure up an extraordinarily elegant woman in a boat-necked black dress, huge sunglasses, gloves to the elbow, and a chic updo.
It's doubtful you'll picture a woman in jeans and T-shirt settling down in front of the TV with a plate of penne and – gasp! – ketchup.
Sunburn stickers remind people to apply sunscreen
HUNT VALLEY, Md. (AP) – Sun safety is a personal issue for Andrew Levine, CEO of Hunt Valley-based cosmetics company JADS International.
“My mother had skin cancer, my brother had skin cancer, I even had a dog with skin cancer,” he said. “Skin cancer is one of the really preventable cancers out there, but people don't know when to get out of the sun or to put on more sunscreen.”
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