For the Ultimate Vegetarian Sandwich, Take Jarred Artichokes and Fry Them

I know it’s spring and all, but I have to admit: No matter how beautiful they are, I have absolutely no interest in trimming and preparing fresh artichokes. What I am interested in, though, is making crazy-good dishes that call for jarred marinated artichokes. Ever since I learned that simply roasting marinated artichoke hearts transforms them into a fantastically crispy and delicious appetizer, I knew they were the G.O.A.T. as jarred foods go.

So when I read about the fried artichoke sandwich in Lauren Toyota’s Hot for Food All Day: Easy Recipes to Level Up Your Vegan Meals

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US Postal Service Celebrates ‘American’ Espresso with New StampsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

USPS espresso stamps

Known for its timely deliveries, the U.S. Postal Service has at long last dedicated a series of stamps dedicated to the magic elixir that has helped fuel the modern-day specialty coffee industry in the United States: espresso drinks.

The agency released the collection of 55-cent postage stamps in 20-stamp booklets last week. Each booklet contains four different stamps celebrating four popular espresso-based drinks: straight espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte and caffe mocha.

With artwork inspired by 1920s and ’30s advertising posters and art deco-inspired lettering the collection is meant to capture “the inviting atmosphere of an early 20th-century

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Recipes for coffee, sugar, and salt scrubs

Body scrubs usually come in the form of pastes containing an abrasive substance, such as salt or sugar, and a binding ingredient, such as an oil. As they consist of simple products, people can often make DIY body scrubs at home using everyday ingredients.

Body scrubs can be useful for removing dead skin cells, smoothing the skin’s surface, and adding moisture. However, as they are abrasive, it is best not to use them on sensitive, damaged, inflamed, or itchy skin.

This article explores the benefits of body scrubs, how to make DIY body scrubs, and how to use them.


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Week of Meals: Blogger, author Jonathan Melendez’s recipes

This is the second installment in a series called “Week of Meals,” which will give you five weeknight dinner recipes with all the planning and strategizing built in. Each meal will make four servings, come together — start to finish — in less than 60 minutes, and require 10 or fewer ingredients (not counting cooking oil, salt and pepper or water). The groceries for all five meals can be bought from a single grocery store in a single shopping trip (remember, we’re looking to alleviate your frustration) and will cost less than $100 total.

Food blogger and cookbook author Jonathan

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Greater Lowell Community Foundation promotes healthy eating during pandemic

LOWELL — As COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity all around the region, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation has made it a priority to help the hungry put more healthy food on the table.

By providing recent grants to two local organizations — Mill City Grows in Lowell, and Gaining Ground in Concord — the GLCF is improving community access to organic fruits and vegetables during the pandemic through its COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund grants.

“These incredible nonprofit partners aim to increase the quality and quantity of fresh produce available to emergency-food programs in Greater Lowell,” said Jay Linnehan, GLCF president

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Probat Unveils Proair Air Treatment System For Industrial RoasteriesDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Proair cold plasma injector

A Probat Proair unit. Courtesy photo.

German roaster manufacturer Probat this week introduced a roastery exhaust deodorizing system called Proair, a cold plasma injector designed to meet the air treatment needs of medium-size and larger coffee roasting facilities.

The energy-efficient system is designed to reduce the odor of exhaust coming from coffee roasters without regenerative catalytic or thermal oxidation technology, and is capable of treating airflows of up to 220,000 cubic meters per hour, according to Probat.

The company said its Proair injector can be integrated into a roastery’s existing production area and can be installed either inside or outside

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