SMORGASBORD: What a catch . . . Wafer war . . . Fire it up . . . Sweet and salty
What a catch Cooking fish this summer? Here's some advice: -- If you're cooking fish ahead to serve cold, it's much easier to remove any skin while the fish is warm. -- Tweezers are perfect for removing fine bones from cooked fish. -- Partially t...
What a catch
Cooking fish this summer? Here's some advice:
-- If you're cooking fish ahead to serve cold, it's much easier to remove any skin while the fish is warm.
-- Tweezers are perfect for removing fine bones from cooked fish.
-- Partially thawing frozen fish in milk to cover will diminsh any "frozen" flavor.
-- When buying fresh fish fillets and steaks, check for a fresh odor, firm texture and moist appearance.
We won't try to pass off Q.bel's Belgian chocolate-covered wafers as health food, but they do contain only natural ingredients (no preservatives, no artificial flavors or colors and no high fructose corn syrup) ... and they are delectable in their balance of sweet creamy filling, crispy wafers and smooth coating.
One taste tester proclaimed the Dark Chocolate Mint bars better than the beloved Girl Scout Thin Mints.
Two-bar packages retail for about $1.40 at fine food stores, such as Whole Foods, and select health food stores and nationwide (see qbelfoods.com for more information).
Fire it up
Just in time for the start of summer barbeque season, Looftlighter, a brand-new fire starter from Sweden, makes its U.S. arrival. It's dubbed by its maker as one of the cleanest, quickest, safest and easiest way to light your grills, smokers and fire pits.
Looftlighter is a metal tube punctuated with holes to allow airflow surrounding an interior heating unit. The gadget might resemble and sound like an innocuous hairdryer on steroids, but merely touch the tip of it to wood or coals for 15 seconds, withdraw it about 6 inches to allow warm air to blow onto the glowing embers and within a minute a crackling fire will appear.
The patented hot airstream firing process eliminates the need for lighter fluids, along with their lingering odors and unwanted aftertastes, making your fire safer for the environment and your food better for you and your family.
Looftlighter retails for $79.95 and can be purchased online at www.kotulas.com or by calling toll-free, (877) LOOFT-60.
Sweet and salty
M&M's Pretzel Chocolate Candies has just been added to the long line of other M&M's candies.
Chocolate and pretzel lovers alike can find M&M's Pretzel Chocolate Candies nationwide in food, mass, convenience and drugstores.