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Dried Blueberries
Dried Blueberries are available in both regular dried, and freeze-dried forms, sweetened and unsweetened.

Many commercial processors mix blueberries with a juice, such as apple juice concentrate, before drying them. The juice causes them to be chewy when dried, rather than hard and crispy. It also has the added bonus of adding a bit more to the weight being sold.
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Today's Lunchtime Learning

CorningWare is a glass material that cooking dishes are made of. Electric stovetops are also made from it.

Most CorningWare cooking vessels can be used on both the stovetop and in the oven. Just check the bottom; if it is stovetop safe, it will say so on the bottom.

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"When the wine [made at her chateau] is in the golden period of effervescing, any sick child in the village ticketed by the doctor can be brought to the wine-presses and dipped in. If labeled 'tres malade,' he is dipped in twice."

-- Lillie de Hegermann-Lindencrone (American singer. 1844 - 1928)

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  • food day iconChocolate Chip Day (Today)
    Some people say Chocolate Chip Day is 15th May. But the the National Confectioners Association of America says 4 August, and in 2005, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlanta backed them up by celebrating it on this day.
  • food day iconEgton Bridge Gooseberry Show (Today)
    The Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show is held the first Tuesday of every August (between 1st and 7th August) at Egton Bridge, North Yorkshire, England. They hold a contest to determine who has produced the biggest gooseberry by weight.
  • food day iconJohn Tradescant Birthday (Today)
    On this day in 1608, John Tradescant the younger was born in England. He's called the "younger" to distinguish him from his father (1570-1638), who shared both the same name and same profession, namely that of gardener.

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