Picnic (and general “outdoor”) Season Food Safety Tips

by: Leanne Ely Who says life isn’t a picnic? It can be if you know how to pack it! And there is nothing better than a picnic al fresco on a lovely late summer day, just you, your spouse and maybe a few little ones. Keeping your picnic/outdoor-dining safe is a concern: food poisoning isn’t […]

Eat Brazil nuts . . . but not too many!

Eat Brazil nuts . . . but not too many!

Brazil nuts grow on trees in many parts of the Amazon, not just in Brazil as the name of this nut might suggest. Brazil nuts are much larger than hazelnuts and almonds, and they are chock full of nutrients. In fact, a one-ounce serving of Brazil nuts provides 4% of your daily recommended dose of […]

DD – How Safe Is Your Kitchen?

Dinner Diva How Safe Is Your Kitchen? By Leanne Ely, C.N.C. Dirty dining reports are becoming quite popular with local news stations all around the country and are grossing out America at the same time. I’m sure you’ve seen it before; local reporters go into the kitchens of restaurants to see what health code violations […]