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March 2008

Difference Between "Free Run" and "Free Range" Eggs

At the grocery store recently, I bought a cartoon of what I thought were free range eggs. When I got home, I noticed that the package said "free run." What is the difference? --Glenda Eggs can come from hens that are 'free range", "free run" or "battery". The image people are most familiar with is that of "battery hens", crowded... Read more →




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Keeping Easter Eggs

How long can you keep boiled easter eggs without refrigeration? How long can you keep boiled eggs in the fridge? Please, we need this answer A.S.A.P. --Ed I assume when you ask how long can you keep boiled Easter eggs without refrigeration, you mean ones that you intend to eat afterwards. If so, then the general food safety rule holds.... Read more →




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A "Grate" Secret for Tender Biscuits

For years, I have heard of the technique of using frozen butter to make better biscuits. It's one of those ideas that you say to yourself, "I'll have to try that some day," but somehow you just never get around to it. By grating the frozen butter and then gently mixing it into the dry ingredients, you avoid having the... Read more →




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How Soda Pop Got Its Name

Is the soda that is in pop the same as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda? Thank you. --Adell The history by which soda pop gets its name is interesting, if a little confusing. The original sparkling waters were naturally bubbly spring waters. The most notable of these may be Seltzer water from Germany. Generic carbonated water, particularly the kind... Read more →




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Lox and Gravlox

As an appetizer for entertaining at Easter, I was planning to serve Lox and Caviar on Blini. Now I wonder, "What is the difference between Lox and Gravlox?" Which one was I thinking of? --Ruth Lox is salmon that has been brined and then cold smoked. The brine contains salt and sometimes sugar. Smoking is done at temperatures ranging from... Read more →




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