Word of Mouth Wednesday: How Horseradish Got its Name!

Word of Mouth Wednesday: How Horseradish Got its Name! The most widely held theory of how horseradish was named stems from its popularity in central Europe. In German, it’s called “meerrettich” (sea radish) because it grows by the sea. Many believe the English mispronounced the German word “meer” and began calling it “mareradish.” Eventually it became known as horseradish. The word “horse” (as...
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Word of Mouth Wednesday: Broth vs. Stock

Basically, stocks and broths are prepared the same way: vegetables, meat and bone simmer on the stove for hours so that as much flavor as possible is extracted (and the house smells heavenly!). That’s when we come to a fork in the road. For stocks, the process ends there: they stay as neutral as Switzerland. Broths, on the other hand, are seasoned. Salt, sometimes black pepper, maybe a...
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Gwen Knows Bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S

I like to let them rot. Just sitting there on the countertop. Till they look outrageously dark. Drives my husband bonkers crazy. Or for lack of a better word: bananas. Like most people, I love a ripe banana. Sliced over cereal like my dad used to make for me. Topping a waffle. Drowning in ice cream and hot fudge sauce. A snack I can eat as I lock the front door of my house and turn the ignition...
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