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July 27, 2005|By Liz Atwood | By Liz Atwood,Sun Food Editor

A convenient shift to sticks

Honey and lemon are nice, but maybe it's time to try something different in your tea. Stash Tea Co. has an answer -- Agave Nectar Sticks.

Made from agave plant juice, these nectar sticks come in convenient small serving packages that can be stored easily in a pocket or purse.

Agave Nectar Sticks are available by calling 800-826-4218 or online at The suggested retail price is $4.50 per box of 20.

-- Brooke Snyder


A bowl of sorbet is a refreshing and light treat on a hot summer day, but here's another way to enjoy a cooling fruit sorbet -- turn it into a margarita and sip it. This easy recipe is from Natural Choice, an organic frozen dessert company in California.

Combine 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice and 2 tablespoons of tequila in a blender. Add 3/4 cup sorbet (any flavor) and blend until thoroughly mixed. Place salt on the rim of a glass if desired. Pour sorbet mixture into glass and enjoy. Serves 1.

Per serving: 206 calories; 1 gram protein; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 36 grams carbohydrate; 0 grams fiber; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 13 milligrams sodium

Designed for women

Snickers has entered the energy-bar fray with its new Snickers Marathon Energy Bar Fortified for Women.

Available in both double-chocolate nut and honey-nut oat flavors, the bar combines more than 60 percent of the daily recommended allowance of calcium and 20 percent of the allowance of vitamin D to help strengthen bones and keep active women going. More than that, it contains only 160 calories and 4 grams of fat.

This pick-me-up bar can be purchased at most grocery, convenience and drug stores for $1.49 a bar.

Sailboat pops a breeze to make

Sail through summer with sailboat ice pop molds from Williams-Sonoma.

You simply freeze the flavor of your choice in the molds. The reusable sticks have drip guards to help keep your fingers from getting messy.

They are made of resilient plastic and are dishwasher-safe.

The molds are available at for $19 for a set of six.


Get tips on holding a summer cocktail party 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Donna's in Columbia, 5950 Waterloo Road. $35. Call 410-659-5248, ext. 112.

Kids can learn to make their own mac & cheese 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at For the Love of Food, 20 Clarks Lane, Reisterstown. $60. Call 410-833-5579 or 443-865-0630 or visit www.fortheloveof

Teens can learn to cook their own food 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the School of Culinary Arts at Yorktowne Business Institute, 1063 N. George St., North York, Pa. $50. Call 717-846-5000.

The Dish welcomes food news and notes. Send to The Dish, Attn.: Liz Atwood, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-783-2519; e-mail

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