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If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
Even some seasoned cooks shy away from using unfamiliar spices, but there's nothing to fear about fresh, high-quality spices, which are nothing like the stale, powdery stuff on supermarket shelves. Spice expert Lior Lev Sercarz, owner of La Boîte, a spice shop in New York City, has dedicated his life to reintroducing home cooks to spice blends and the infinite ways they can amplify the flavor of foods.
Beyond his duties at the store, Lior is part of the Lean Cuisine Culinary Roundtable, a group of chefs who gather quarterly to inspire new flavors for Lean Cuisine products. The team recently met at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone to discuss their expertise with food writers, and Lior showcased tips and tricks on developing unforgettable spice blends at home.
Unlike the La Boîte product line, which features carefully crafted blends of the highest quality spices from around the world, Lior's demo at the CIA kitchen was a casual affair. It was less about the spices origin and the exact measurements of each spice and more about learning the basics of whole spices and the method of creating a flavorful, homemade blend. If you're interested in becoming a mad spice scientist, Lior offers helpful tips for making a successful, spice-blending experiment.
This Mexican egg dish from dmash is the perfect option for a brunch; the pico de gallo adds fresh kick to the entire dish.
For the full recipe, check out her blog and be sure to upload your latest food-related obsessions with us in the YumSugar Community. If you're on Instagram, then join us by tagging your pictures with the hashtag #savorysight.
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Rejoice, Top Chef: Just Desserts fans! Season one winner Yigit Pura has a new San Francisco patisserie, Tout Sweet, opening this Saturday, Sept. 8. Billed as a French patisserie inspired by Northern California produce, this très chic pastry shop is sure to tempt all but the most stalwart sweets-averse. For those of you living outside the SF Bay Area, don't fret: chef Pura is currently penning a cookbook titled Sweet Alchemy, due out next Fall, and has plans for eventual nationwide expansion.
Is there anything that quite beats brilliantly colored berries or long beans at a nearby Summer stand? We think not, which is why we challenged you to take at least one stroll through the farmers market and share your finds via Instagram. From squash blossoms to heirlooms to carrots for days, here are some of the season's best.
Keep us in the loop by uploading your photos to Instagram and including the hashtag #savorysight in your caption; who knows, you might be featured next go-around! And make sure to follow YumSugar on Instagram (username: heyyumsugar) for delicious inspiration. If you don't use Instagram, then don't worry: you can always upload your Summer food photos to our Savory Sights community group.
Source: Instagram user poolovesboo