It’s the traditional thing to eat on the U.S. Inde- pendence Day holiday: The all-American Hot Dog. I’ve got a few DOs and DON’Ts for you that will make your holiday Frankfurters even better than before and celebrate the wondrous spectrum of cultures that have melded into the North American Mosaic.

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This story broke some time ago, but I thought we could plug it in during an otherwise slow news week just to keep you up-to-date on the ups and downs of the amazingly popular but often criticized Dr. Mehmet Oz, pusher of many a nutty diet and health enhancement scheme on the afternoon talk shows…

Just a quick refresher on Summer BBQ Burger Dos and Don’ts… We’ve talked about Burgers, in general, in this space before. And we’ve covered Grilling, as a technique, pretty thoroughly. But it’s the high season for grilling and it won’t hurt to go over the essentials one more time…

It’s time to enjoy those fleeting few weeks in late June and early July when Fresh Local Strawberries are available in abundance all over Eastern Canada and the U.S Northeast! Strawberries were late this year. owing to a long, cool Spring but they’re here, now and there’s no time to waste!

Happy Sunday! Here’s a little weekend treat for you… No major decisions or heavy thinking required… Just kick back and enjoy this new take on the ‘Ads vs. Reality’ angle on Fast Food presentation. But take Note: There’s a new twist, here, on ‘having it your way’ at any burger joint!

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A nutty processed food promoter is apparently pushing its new solution to the future food crisis we’re all being warned about, repeatedly, these days. But, as we related in a previous post, the idea isn’t all that new and the name of the product must have been chosen with tongue firmly in cheek…