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Bacon and Hot Dog Prices Are About to Spike, Experts Say
Experts say bacon and hot dog prices will stay high through the summer, since demand will go up while supply is down.Sales, as well as the price of meat, went up last year as more Americans found themselves suddenly cooking dinner at home, and supply chains were upended. Experts told Business Insider that the "after-effects of last year's disruption" will keep both bacon and hot dog prices high through the summer as demand increases amid a low supply. During these disruptions, consumers are also likely to see "fewer discounts." Separately, Bloomberg reports that farmers are now paying 30% more to feed their herds.
With its bold pigment and tart yet citrusy flavor, hibiscus is beloved by pastry chefs and mixologists alike. As temperatures rise, the flower makes for a phenomenal iced tea. Its natural tartness can be balanced with honey or cane sugar, or a dash of rum, bourbon, herbs-think basil, thyme, or rosemary-and slices of tropical fruit. Hibiscus is also a prized ingredient in the foodways of the African diaspora, where it lends a beautiful red hue to celebratory drinks. The flower's bright color makes it a key player in Juneteenth celebrations, when many consume red beverages to symbolize strength in solidarity of enslaved Africans. Whether you brew your own or purchase hibiscus tea from one of these makers, I hope you'll raise a glass in celebration.
This one seasoning will transform your roasted cauliflower
If you've taken a trip to Trader Joe's, chances are you're familiar with the grocery store's beloved "Everything but the Bagel Seasoning." The superb salty seasoning is an easy way to replicate the flavors of an everything bagel from home, even if you just sprinkle it over a piece of buttered toast. But the seasoning can be used for way more than simply spicing up your avocado toast, and this recipe for everything roasted cauliflower is a testament to that.
Three Teas to Try
Just Add Honey Tea Company
Owners Brandi and Jermail Shelton started their Atlanta-based company to bring tea lovers together. They like to use hibiscus as a base for their fruity offerings, and their Berries! tea blend includes blueberries, raspberries, black currants, elderberries, and raisins. They have several other combinations that also highlight the fruity hibiscus flower. $15 for 3-oz. tin at
Ellis Island Tea
Armed with her great-grandfather's secret hibiscus tea recipe and his strict instruction for it to be "sold and not told," Nailah Ellis turned a formula into an empire. Ellis currently offers two flavors-Caribbean Punch and Jamaican Sweet Tea-sweetened with cold-pressed sugar cane and full of fragrant ingredients like rose hip and mint leaves. $30 for eight 16.9-oz. bottles at
"I started Berry Bissap because I felt that there was a serious lack of African food and beverages on grocery shelves," says founder Akua Kyerematen Nettey. She infuses her hibiscus teas with organic fruits to create harmonious bottled blends, such as cinnamon citrus, pineapple, and mixed berry, with eye-catching packaging. $26 for four 12-oz. bottles at
One Major Side Effect of Drinking Hard Seltzer, Says Expert .
Hard seltzer is so prolific that it's easy to forget one major side effect of sipping on it. Here's what a health psychology expert wants you to know.If you remember how Mike's Hard Lemonade blew the market away when it dropped in 1999, it's impressive to consider how much the "hard" soft drink category has grown in the decades since. After only a few years on the market, White Claw is officially the No. 1 U.S. hard seltzer brand. Australia's Sydney Morning Herald reported today that it "already sits fifth on a national list of most popular drinks, ahead of beer behemoths like Corona and Budweiser.