Food Briefs April 27

April 22, 2013 

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Where: Edwardsville City Park, 101 S. Buchanan St.

Cost: Admission is free, with proceeds from food and drink sales going to Hope Animal Rescues in Godfrey.

Features: Global Brew Tap House in Edwardsville is the host, and along with 20 local and out-of-town breweries, will be serving up beer, with food available for purchase.

Herbal Kitchen

When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville

Cost: $30

Reservations: Required in advance to 233-0513 or eckerts.com

Features: Learn growing, harvesting and cooking tips as you move from the greenhouse to the kitchen. Learn how to make herb butters and flavored vinegars. Angie Eckert and Lana Shepek will share their favorite recipes from salads to entrees. Guests will receive an herb plant to take home.

Lids will stick with you

Charles Viancin Silicon Lids are a very attractive and practical way to help store, heat and serve food. The lids, in the shape of hibiscus flowers, sunflowers, lily pads and bamboo leaves, form a tight seal on any smooth surface, helping you save on plastic wrap.

While it's not recommended that you pick up a container by one of the lids, the seal is airtight and watertight. The lids can be reused and are FDA Food Grade Silicone, so they are safe for oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher.

They come in several sizes and shapes that can fit round, square and rectangular containers. You'll find them for $8.99 to $16.99 at Eckert's Country Store in Belleville.

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