A little innovation with great effect: the new Heinz ketchup packet!

Lynne Kiesling Here’s an example of how a small innovation can have a substantial beneficial impact: Heinz redesigns its ketchup packets to hold three times as much ketchup, and to be squeezed or dipped. No more ketchup splurts on clothes, no more having to get three packets to get as much as you’d like, no … More A little innovation with great effect: the new Heinz ketchup packet!

Hey cooks! Use Bing for recipe searches

Lynne Kiesling OK, so this is pretty cool and useful: Today Bing, the relatively new search engine from Microsoft, launched a feature that lists recipes when users search for food items. Search “chicken,” for example, then click the “chicken recipes” tab, and Bing delivers chicken noodle soups and chicken schnitzels from major databases like Allrecipes, … More Hey cooks! Use Bing for recipe searches

Research mounts showing Vitamin D’s health benefits

Lynne Kiesling Over the past year or so I’ve been following the debate and research on Vitamin D intake. Initially Vitamin D supplementation was recommended simply to reduce the incidence of rickets in children, but increasingly Vitamin D is associated with a wide range of health benefits, from reducing fatigue to improving metabolism to improving … More Research mounts showing Vitamin D’s health benefits

Sunday recipe post: Lynne’s perfect pancakes

Lynne Kiesling I’ve kind of gotten out of the habit of posting about non-economics things (except for the occasional concert report); a couple of years ago I probably paid too much attention to some reader’s snarky comment about it, so I’ve not shared much about cooking, cycling, triathlon, wine, house renovation, etc. since then. Like … More Sunday recipe post: Lynne’s perfect pancakes