Your Daily FoodScope for January 08, 2022

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Taking advantage of people isn’t nice; do unto others and all that. And so a spirit of cooperation is needed if harmony is to prevail today. If someone asks if they can have one of your homemade chocolate chip cookies, could it kill you to give one up without negotiating a payback?


Salt has been vilified for its harmful health effects. And while it’s true that most people consume more than their daily allotment of sodium, everything in moderation. But don’t toss that shaker just yet — salt has many uses that don’t involve food. For instance, mix together a teaspoon each of salt

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From food trailer to restaurant, mother and daughter open up New Milford Mexican eatery

NEW MILFORD — When Alissa Swantek was 9 years old, her mother Alejandra Aguilar Gonzaga purchased a trailer, and in the warm weather months, she drove to local flea markets, fairs and carnivals to sell empanadas.

“We would hang out all day, selling empanadas,” said Swantek, who is now 25. “I would help my mother.”

Gonzaga and Swantek have come a long way since their days in the trailer. The mother-daughter pair just opened Momma’s Tacos on Church Street in town. The business sells authentic Mexican food.

The empanada

Gonzaga, a single mother who was born in Mexico City, came to the United States at the age of 21.

She never cooked when she lived in Mexico.

“When I started making empanadas, I researched cooking methods,” she said, adding her friends also taught her cooking techniques.

Gonzaga chose to sell empanadas out of the trailer because that dish was easiest

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