Food Expiration Dates

For the exception of infant formula, food expiration dates are not required by federal law.  Some states require particular products to carry “use by” dates or “sell before” dates.  These dates are actually not for the consumer, but are mainly for the retailer to judge when a product should be pulled from the shelf. “OpenRead more

Berry Basics

This is the season for berries.  Just wanted to write about a few basic tips when buying, storing and cooking with berries. Buying: Always buy berries that are plump, firm, dry and free of blemishes or mold. Follow your nose; the most fragrant berries will taste the best. Storing: Never wash the berries until youRead more