May 7th, 2010


Maple Syrup - freezer friendly

I'm on the America's Test Kitchen mailing list - a recent email about maple syrup storage may be of interest:

According to the folks at Cooks Illustrated, The syrup stored in the freezer never froze solid and, once warmed, was identical in taste to the refrigerated syrup.
Unopened, maple syrup will last several years stored in a cool, dark place. Once opened, it will keep six months to a year in the refrigerator.

Lettuce Recall

Thought I'd pass along the news, in case folks haven't heard yet:

Lettuce recalled in 23 states; E. coli suspected
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press Writer Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Writer 1 min ago

WASHINGTON – A food company is recalling lettuce sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people, three of them with life-threatening symptoms.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that 12 people had been hospitalized and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was looking at 10 other cases probably linked to the outbreak.

Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, said it was recalling romaine lettuce sold under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands because of a possible link to the E. coli outbreak.

College students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Ohio State in Columbus and Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y., are among those affected, according to local health departments in those states.

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