Weekly food rail, with an easy recipe for Cheesy Cheddar Roll Ups, a review of Brain ToniQ, and more.
Easy recipe: Cheesy Cheddar Roll Ups
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
8-ounce tube crescent rolls
2 tablespoons coarse ground mustard
8 Johnsonville Beddar with Cheddar Sausage (or other sausage, brat or hot dog)
In skillet, sauté onion in oil until light golden brown; cool slightly.
Unroll crescent dough and separate into triangles. Spread each with mustard and top with onions.
Place one sausage on wide end of each triangle and roll up. Place on ungreased cookie sheet with point down.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
-- Johnsonville Sausage
Tip of the Week: Warm up your mood
A recent study at Yale University shows that holding a warm drink “warms” your personality. A simple solution to reduce cold weather irritability is to sip hot cocoa, savor a cup of flavorful broth, or relish a warm apple cider to brighten a bad mood. You'll instantly feel a little better during a cold hectic day.
Did You Know?
Researchers have found a new benefit of blueberries: A new study suggests that substances found in blueberry extract may inhibit the growth of blood vessel tumors in infants and children -- Ohio State University
Critic's Cupboard: Brain TonIQ
This carbonated beverage purports to “fuel your cranium” to help you “get thinking again.” It includes glyceryl phosphoryl choline, eleutherococcus root extract, rhodiola rosea root extract, blue green algae and dimethylaminoethanol.
It worked! That list of ingredients sure got my cranium thinking. I’m thinking I shouldn’t be ingesting things I’ve never heard of and can’t pronounce.
If I feel the need to ingest 20 grams of sugar and 80 calories, I’ll eat a cookie.
Besides, this stuff tastes like metallic grapefruit.
-- Saimi Bergmann, The Repository (Canton, Ohio)
This spice is the lacy covering of a seed (which is itself used as a spice). Once dried, it is a light yellowish-orange color that is imparted to the food in which it is used.
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Wise to the Word: Ice
Ice assumes different meanings in the culinary world. An ice is a frozen dessert of water, sugar and flavorings, often juices or coffee. Use one part sugar to four parts liquid. During freezing, occasionally stir to create a granular texture.
Ice assumes a second meaning in baking. It is the spreading of frosting on a cake or cookies.
-- The Repository (Canton, Ohio)
Number to Know: 380
Calories in a McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwich.
The Dish On … “Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons” by Nava Atlas
From hearty stews to refreshing desserts, Nava Atlas ladles out 120-plus imaginative, low-in-fat-but-rich-in-flavor meatless delights to suit every taste.
To highlight the best produce available at any time of year, Nava has arranged the book by season, with spring soups like Leek and Mushroom Bisque and Okra-Rice Gumbo; Cool Ratatouille and Zesty Green Gazpacho for summer; savory Baked Onion Soup and Orange-Butternut Squash Soup for autumn; and hearty Curried Millet-Spinach Soup and Vegetarian Goulash for winter.
With exotic international offerings, basic comfort soups, delicate broths and plenty of soups and stews that can serve as one-dish meals, this cookbook is a must for vegan kitchens everywhere.
From the Beer Nut’s Blog
There are some good beers that are just hitting the shelves.
Two excellent barleywines, Dogfish Head’s Olde School Barleywine and Brooklyn’s Monster Ale, are out. These are two totally different types of barleywine, but both are very good in their own ways.
Also in stores are Southern Tier’s Gemini, Fisherman’s Navigator, De Dolle Still Nacht, Berkshire Brewing Company’s Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout, Green Flash Grand Cru and Orkney Dark Island Reserve Limited.
To read more from the Beer Nut, visit http://blogs.townonline.com/beernut/
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