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Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

April 27, 2015 in Guides

Hippocrates called olive oil “the great therapeutic.” Homer called it “liquid gold.” For some, that’s reason enough to slap on a high price tag and call it a day. Not at Trader Joe’s. Our buyers seek out Extra Virgin Olive Oils from experienced producers in the world’s best growing regions—Spain, Italy, Greece, California... Then our tasting panel examines them from every angle: body, fruitiness, bitterness, pungency and, of course, price. Only those that receive high marks across the board are bottled under the Trader Joe’s name and brought to you. Before we examine what’s in those bottles, let’s take a look at what it means to be Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Guide to Fruits and Vegetables

November 27, 2014 in Guides

Everyone benefits from eating more fruits and vegetables.  Fruits and vegetables are nutrient all-stars, packed with naturally occurring antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, water and complex carbohydrates.  Research has shown that people who eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases as well as increased energy.  And, eating more fruits and vegetables instead of high-fat foods may make it easier for people to maintain their weight because most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and low in calories...

 

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Turkey Roasting Guide

November 17, 2014 in Guides

Become A Roastmaster In Seven Steps: On the big day, take the turkey out of the fridge and let the bird mellow for about 2 hours at room temperature. Once the bird is “zen,” unwrap and remove the temporary wire truss. Locate and remove neck & giblets (don’t see ‘em? don’t forget to check the back end), set aside for potential future use (stuffing, gravy, soup or gumbo). Rinse the bird inside and out with cold water. Pat dry, inside and out, with paper towels and set on a clean, flat surface.

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