Photo credit: TikTok/BasicallyPerkfect/Kristin Salaky
Photo credit: TikTok/BasicallyPerkfect/Kristin Salaky

From Women’s Health

The internet is full of weird and wonderful food hacks…and then there is something called “cucumber milking,” which I would not classify as wonderful, but I would call VERY WEIRD. The trend is currently taking over TikTok and it promises to give you better, less bitter cucumbers.

We first spotted this thanks to BuzzFeed, but they spotted it when user @basicallyperkfect outlined how to “milk your cucumbers.” She identified it as kind of a cooking secret she learned via her sister-in-law. It basically requires that you chop off the end of the

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You know ginger as the all-important ingredient for holiday season cookies, but this spice can do so much more. It adds warmth to curries and zing to dressings. It perks up salad bowls and gives drinks an extra oomph. Whether you’re using the ground stuff or fresh ginger root (more on that below), this delicious spice is a welcome addition to any plate (or glass). Which is why we’ve rounded up 30 tasty ginger recipes that will let this golden root shine, from breakfast to dessert.

RELATED: Here’s How to Grate Ginger Without Making a Complete Mess

Here’s

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Few things bring me more delight than spending a warm Saturday morning lugging around an oversized tote at my local farmers market, scanning the rows of fresh produce, and looking for the ripest, most promising pieces of fruits and vegetables. I haul home the produce with the most potential—for my cooking but also for my skin.

Bright and juicy lemons will be zested into creamy pasta al Limone; but the discarded pulpy rinds will be boiled on the stove, filling my house with a rich citrusy aroma. I’ll add mint to the leftover water to use as a toner

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These are unprecedented times. It seems like the whole world has been brought to its knees, from the rapid and destructive spread of COVID-19 to the protests in response to police brutality and the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The food industry isn’t exempt. So as things develop, we’ve asked people working in the food industry, from coast to coast, to share what they’re seeing in their communities, how they’ve been affected, and how they’re responding.

Tuesday, July 7

“The American Indian Movement and the Black civil rights movement—we’ve always supported each other.”

Robert Rice, Pow

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“King’s breakfast, prince’s lunch and poor man’s dinner. “Do you know this proverb? Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day, waking your body after a long night’s sleep and giving it all the energy it needs to get the day off to a good start.

This first meal should provide between 25 and 30% of the total calories of the day.

It is often repeated, and yet one person in five still skips breakfast. But beware, the classic breakfast is not always the best, especially for sportsmen and women…

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This Labor Day weekend is the unofficial final grilling weekend of the summer, and the first weekend of National Food Safety Education Month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition to practicing social distancing and wearing face masks when appropriate this weekend – and washing your hands regularly – you will want to be safe when it comes time to cook the big meal. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans, about 48 million people, are sickened from eating contaminated food. About 3,000 die and 128,000 are hospitalized, too, the CDC says.

Even though there hasn’t been

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