It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for me to give you a little weekend reading from around the web. Here are a few food related items that I thought might interest you.

taste climate change.

A Burger King in Germany will get much of its power from wind and solar.

A new Burger King restaurant in Germany features wind, solar, lighting, heating and cooling systems that are expected to produce whopping cuts in energy use and costs.

The wind and solar power systems at the Burger King in Waghäusel, which was designed in collaboration with Wirsol Solar AG, supply one third of the restaurant's electricity needs.

 Click here to read the full story on Greenbiz.


Simple Bites has 20 Simple & Practical Kitchen Hacks for Everyday Cooks. Here’s one of them.

Freeze Tomato Paste

Recipes frequently call for just a few tablespoons of tomato paste but how do you keep the remainder from going to waste? Try this method:

  • Turn the can on its side and open the bottom, but leave it in place.
  • Wrap the whole tube up in plastic wrap and freeze until solid.
  • Unwrap the paste, push the cylinder of frozen paste through the can using the metal end and discard the can. Wrap the paste back up and freeze.
  • Whenever you need tomato paste, just slice a bit off of the frozen log and re-wrap for future use.
Click here for the rest of the hacks.


Long Island will hold a three-day wine and food festival in North Folk from June 25-27. Local wines from 41 wineries, craft beers, local and celebrity chefs and local food will be featured throughout the area’s wine region.


We’ve got a post here on MNN about 42 flowers you can eat. I knew dandelions and squash blossoms were edible, but I didn’t know sunflower or carnation petals were. Did you?

Enjoy your weekend!

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Weekend reads: Solar Powered BK, freezing tomato paste and more
Food news and items of interest from around the Web for your weekend reading.