Holiday Cookies: Gluten-Free Chocolate Meringues

By Kim Laidlaw & Wendy Goodfriend | December 13, 2015 Gluten-Free Chocolate Meringues (Wendy Goodfriend) Looking for a gluten-free cookie option this holiday? Trying to find a way to use up some of those extra egg whites you have? Or do you just love a good meringue? Light and airy, crispy-chewy, and with two kinds of chocolate—both cocoa and finely chopped bittersweet chocolate—no one will think these cookies are any less …

The recipe for making chocolatey gifts | Baking the seasons 

By Claire Ptak | December 12, 2015 Work away from any drafts so that the chocolate does not set prematurely. Photograph: Kristin Perers for the Guardian In recent years many bean‑to-bar chocolate manufacturers have come to market making beautiful chocolates with even more beautiful packaging. It’s fun to just buy a selection of bars and tear them open at the table after dinner, tasting and chatting about the nuance of flavour with …

The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today | CBN.com (beta)

By Lorie Johnson | December 11, 2015 Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you’re not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That’s because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is  good for the body. Most of the research was …

Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse launches second ‘tea beer’ venture with China | syracuse.com

By Don Cazentre | December 8, 2015 SYRACUSE, NY — Empire Brewing Co,. today announced its second collaboration with a Chinese company to make a beer using traditional Asian tea ingredients. empireherbs.JPG Brewing up Kuding-Ta IPA at Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse: Ingredients include the bitter herb kuding (on plate at top), and New York-grown Chinook hops, bottom. The glass holds an infusion of the herb to be used in brewing the beer, a …

Goldfish tea bags will catch your heart, hook, line and sinker

By Sarah Spigelman Richter | December 8, 2015 You can relax — that’s not a fish swimming in your teacup. It’s just a tea bag designed to look like one. The newest craze to hit the tea world is goldfish tea bags. The bags are shaped like fish, and when you pull the string that is attached, it looks like the fish is swimming. Charm Villa, a Taipei-based creative agency, started the production of these fish-shaped tea bags in 2013. The bags are now available to enjoy in America. …