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Oral Allergy Syndrome Is that juicy, ripe apple making your mouth itch?

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Of monks and melons: preserving Quebec’s delicious agricultural heritage

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The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

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Dig into honey-glazed Cornish hens with cabbage and apples

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Raspberry mousse cakes sold in multiple provinces recalled for norovirus

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Here are the best and worst ways to reheat leftover pizza

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Recipe: Grilled corn and green bean salad

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Imbibe these bevvies with benefits

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Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law’s lost ring on a carrot in garden

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Recipe: Chinese 5-spice chicken tray bake

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Oral Allergy Syndrome Is that juicy, ripe apple making your mouth itch?

Hay fever doesn’t just cause sneezing and congestion. Some may also get an itchy mouth or swollen lips when foods associated with pollen allergies, such as raw apples, peaches, and almonds, are eaten. But there may be ways to enjoy these foods again. As a child, I never gave a second thought to food, except...

Of monks and melons: preserving Quebec’s delicious agricultural heritage

SAINT-JEAN-DE-MATHA, Que. — In the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal, a group of Cistercian monks living in a contemporary-style abbey have relearned how to grow a juicy heirloom melon created by one of their forefathers 100 years ago. The Oka melon’s rebirth in the abbey’s...

The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

DES MOINES, Iowa — More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair each year, and sometimes it seems like every one of them is clustered around the Butter Cow’s climate-controlled glass enclosure. Here are some details about the creamy sculpture that has been an essential part of the fair since...

Dig into honey-glazed Cornish hens with cabbage and apples

Though the disco ball drops in January, the shofar blows in September, marking the beginning of the new year for Jewish communities across the globe. Observed as one of the holiest days of the year, Rosh Hashanah is a special two-day celebration of what’s to come. Like the ceremonial blowing of the shofar (a...

Raspberry mousse cakes sold in multiple provinces recalled for norovirus

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says various raspberry mousse cakes have been recalled after it was discovered the desserts contained norovirus. The agency issued an expanded recall notice Wednesday, saying the products have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New...

Here are the best and worst ways to reheat leftover pizza

For those who like their pizza all crispy crust and melty cheese, reheated ’za regularly disappoints. I usually forgo the reheat entirely. I’d rather eat cold leftover pizza than choke down reheated stuff with a consistency akin to dry bread or soggy cardboard. For those Goldilocks pizza connoisseurs looking for...

Recipe: Grilled corn and green bean salad

Ready in 25 minutes Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar salt and pepper 4 ears of sweet corn, grilled 1 pound green beans, blanched and cooled 1 red pepper, diced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup feta […]

Imbibe these bevvies with benefits

If you’re looking for a unique way to slay your summertime thirst, we’ve brewed up some innovative ideas just for you. Check out our crash course in summer mixology—bevvies with benefits! Sure, there are a lot of bevvies out there—from water to iced teas to coffees. But sometimes we long for more to satisfy...

Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law’s lost ring on a carrot in garden

CAMROSE, Alta. — A woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary Grams, 84, said she can’t believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around the...

Recipe: Chinese 5-spice chicken tray bake

Ready in 1 hour, 25 minutes Prep time: 1 hour 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra for onions 4 – 5 garlic cloves, pressed 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp Chinese 5-spice 1/2 tsp salt 6 large skinless, boneless chicken thighs […]