Liquorice – The Real Thing

Did you know that licorice (or liquorice) is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a sweet flavor can be extracted. Liquorice flavors are used as candies or sweeteners, particularly in some European and Middle Eastern countries. But what we often call licorice in the United States contains no Glycyrrhiza. Can you imagine? That is… More Liquorice – The Real Thing

Reasons To Shop Local (As If You Need One)

The Friday after Thanksgiving is considered the official start of the Christmas shopping season. (Of course that has changed in the past years with stores open on Thanksgiving and “Black Friday” specials starting in early November.) You may not know that the Friday after Thanksgiving is also Plaid Friday. The name “Plaid Friday” celebrates the… More Reasons To Shop Local (As If You Need One)