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Himalayan Salt Blocks

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Himalayan Salt - this gorgeous pink salt is not your ordinary table salt. It contains 82 trace minerals that benefit our bodies in many ways, such as maintaining blood pressure and aiding in the absorption of more nutrients during digestion. Cooking on a salt block adds a great depth of flavor without over-salting. Do not be intimidated by using a salt block! Follow these simple steps and you’ll be delighting your family and guests with beautiful and delicious foods. Simple Steps for Using Your Salt Block First, determine what you want to cook. The plate can be used for hot...

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Spicy Foods are Good for You

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In addition to tasting great, it turns out that spicy foods are good for you! Here are some of our favorite health benefits: Keep Calm: Spicy foods boost production of serotonin, the hormone that’s said to help produce healthy sleeping patterns as well as boost your mood. Add a spoonful of our Whipped Honey with Ghost Pepper in your tea to start your day with spice. Lose Weight: When you eat spicy foods, your body heat rises. This boosts your metabolism and increases your fat burning. Marinade chicken breasts in our Serrano Chile Honey Balsamic, bake, slice and serve over olive...

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Our Bronze Cut Pasta Gets the Gold

Better ingredients equal a better pasta. But is there more contributing to the taste of your pasta than the ingredients used? Your pasta is shaped when the dough is extruded through a die. Traditionally all pasta was cut with bronze dies, but over time manufacturers wanting to speed up the process for profitability replaced the bronze dies with ones lined with Teflon. Besides the fact that more Americans are passing on using Teflon in their own kitchens for health concerns, there is another reason to avoid it your pasta. Teflon creates a smooth and slick texture on the pasta, whereas...

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Take Your Recipe Up a Notch

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At New Canaan Olive Oil, we are always thinking about great food and recipes. Do you have a recipe that you’d like to make your own? Do you have a family classic that’s been passed down and can use an update? Or are you in the early stages of prepping for the upcoming holidays and have a list of dishes you want to make? If your recipe calls for Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Balsamic Vinegar, consider updating it with one of our flavored versions. Imagine your mother’s mashed potatoes enhanced with our Roasted Onion Olive Oil. Or your neighbor’s Caprese salad...

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What's In Your Soap?

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Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) banned the sale of soaps containing antibacterial chemicals. According to the FDA, there isn’t enough science to prove that antibacterial soaps are better than washing with plain soap and water. There are concerns that overuse of antibacterial agents, such as triclosan, can have potential risks to humans from long term exposure. Triclosan is not only found in antibacterial soaps. It is added to many consumer products, like clothing, furniture, and toys. According to The New York Times, studies done on animals exposed to triclosan show that high levels can disrupt their...

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