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2008-07-01 00:10:00

The availability of fresh peeled onions in Cornwall for bakeries and wholesalers has taken a major step forward as the result of a substantial investment by a local vegetable processor. Hay Farm Produce, based at Antony in South East Cornwall, has taken delivery of a state-of-the-art Finis onion-peeling line. The total investment of almost pounds300,000 was supported by EU Objective One grants of over pounds115,000, enabling the firm to improve product output and increase quantity and...

2008-06-15 09:00:11

Q. I recently purchased property that had a very old peach tree on it. It produced very small, hard, inedible peaches . The trunk is very gnarled and bark is peeling off. Is there anything that can be done so the tree will produce edible fruit? - B. Hurst, Virginia Beach A. The best thing you can do with that gnarled tree is to cut it down and replace it with a new peach tree. Plant a small variety that is easy to spray and makes picking the peaches easier. Spring, fall or winter is a...

2006-12-06 10:55:00

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Taco Bell on Wednesday ordered the removal of green onions from its 5,800 restaurants nationwide after samples appeared to have a harsh strain of E. coli. The Irvine, Calif.-based company, whose restaurants were linked to a recent outbreak of E. coli in three states, said preliminary testing by an independent lab found positive results for the strain. "In an abundance of caution, we've decided to pull all green onions from our restaurants until we know conclusively...

2005-07-07 15:19:10

A baseball stadium may not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for healthy foods, but researchers are finding that some ballpark favorites, including beer, contain compounds that are good for you "¦ in moderation, of course. Whether you plan to attend a game in person or watch one on television, consider these intriguing findings from studies originally published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry: Sunflower seeds may lower...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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