Signs of spring and a coffee cake recipe from Lovina.

Spring has officially begun! Signs of spring are everywhere and an almost 70 degree warm, sunny day shows us most of winter is behind us. 

Today (March 23) I spent most of my day at daughter Susan’s house. A group of church ladies gathered at her house for coffee break. Now to me this “coffee break” is like brunch. A breakfast casserole, ham/cheese sandwiches, carrots/dip, and so many different desserts, coffee and tea made a full menu of a meal. The little children played with toys and the little girls played with dolls and played house while the ladies visited. 

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People upset after white food blogger calls noodle dish ‘pho’

Tieghan Gerard, the creator of the popular food blog Half Baked Harvest, found herself in hot water after posting a “quick” noodle recipe that she incorrectly called “pho.”

The popular recipe creator shared a noodle soup recipe to her blog titled “Weeknight ginger pho ga (Vietnamese chicken soup)” in February. The recipe, as many pointed out, was not really pho — instead, it was more of a quick noodle dish with caramelized chicken and a “sweet, spicy, tangy sesame chile sauce.”

Immediately, Gerard’s fans began to criticize the inappropriate title on Instagram. Some commenters explained that pho shouldn’t be

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Bitter is flavor worth remembering when it comes to healthy food and health

As a flavor, bitter often gets a bad rap.

However, bitter foods like arugula, frisee, rapini and their respective bitter edges are showing up on menus and the vegetable aisle of supermarkets.

We are starting to “get it” — bitter flavors are important to our sense of taste. They help balance sweet, salty and sour notes. The bitter flavor elevates a meal experience and excites the nervous system.

For the most part, we should consider bitterness as the taste of health. That’s because the compounds that make foods come off as bitter to our taste buds such as polyphenols in

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Phoenix vegetarian restaurant The Coronado will move to Tuck Shop spot

Coronado neighborhood favorite Tuck Shop has been dark for months, but now it’s clear the restaurant won’t be reopening.

Tuck Shop was located at the southeast corner of 12th and Oak streets near downtown Phoenix. The neighborhood spot had been open for more than ten years and was known for its cozy atmosphere and modern American food.

The Coronado, a vegan and vegetarian cafe located just a few blocks away on 7th Street and Monte Vista Road, will take over the space in May. 

In the past year, The Coronado battled through challenges ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to an

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Swiss Water Decaffeinated Names Marisol Pinzon Director of TradingDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Marisol Pinzon of Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Co. Courtesy photo.

Coffee processing and trading company Swiss Water Decaffeinated has appointed Marisol Pinzon as managing director of trading and development. In the position, which has been newly created by the British Columbia, Canada-based company, Pinzon will lead worldwide sales and trading outside of the European market.

“As Swiss Water continues its strong growth trend, driven by increasing industry and consumer demand for chemical free decaffeination, evolving our structure to best support the needs of our customers is vital,” Swiss Water CEO Frank Dennis said in an announcement of the appointment today.

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Recipeasly recipe scraping website goes offline after uproar from food blogger community

“I can see why you want to bookmark all of them in one place,” Lin said during a phone call from her home in Sacramento. “I wouldn’t go and create a [website] that mines all of that content and puts it into a new thing for people to access for free. There’s just so much copyright infringement on there. So I just don’t understand why that kind of process didn’t go through the developers’ minds.”

After a presumably lengthy development period, the Canada-based Recipeasly announced a relaunch on Sunday in tweets from at least two of its creators, Tom Redman

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