Baking for pets
Number to Know
24 percent: People are making time to bake treats for their pets, according to a Harris Interactive study. Twenty-four percent say they frequently cook specifically for their pets.
What type of cookie was one of the earliest Girl Scout Cookies?
A. Chocolate chip
B. Oatmeal raisin
Answer at bottom of rail.
Wise to the Word
Arugula: A dark green salad leaf with a slightly bitter, mustardy, peppery flavor. Arugula is a Mediterranean plant — the Romans claimed it was an aphrodisiac — that also grows wild in Asia and has become increasingly popular in the U.S. over the past decade.
The Dish On...
“The Elliott Homestead: From Scratch: Traditional, whole-foods dishes for easy, everyday meals,” by Shaye Marie Elliott
Think glorious foods from scratch are impossible? Think again. “From Scratch” is a breath of fresh air when it comes to learning how to traditionally prepare and cook nutritious food. Elliott does not disappoint in her recipes, and this cookbook reads like a letter from a close friend. These meals are easily prepared and, yes, easily devoured.
Food Quiz answer
- C. (In the 1920s and 1930s, Girl Scouts in different parts of the country baked their own simple sugar cookies with their mothers, according to girlscouts.org. These cookies were packaged in wax paper bags, sealed with a sticker and sold door to door for 25 to 35 cents per dozen.)