Food & Drink

Food notes from around the Charlotte area

A scrub with lemon juice and salt every couple of weeks can keep wooden cutting boards smelling clean and fresh.
A scrub with lemon juice and salt every couple of weeks can keep wooden cutting boards smelling clean and fresh. TNS

Follow the food trucks to Rural Hill

Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, off Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville, will have games, hayrides, live music and food trucks for its 2015 Summer Food Truck Rally, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. More than 20 trucks are expected, with music by the Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project. Admission is free, but there’s a $5 parking fee per vehicle; food prices vary by truck. Details: www.ruralhill.net.

Need to add more flavor to your milk?

MilkSplash, a calorie-free flavoring for milk developed by S&D Beverage Innovations of Concord, has added three flavors – chocolate, strawberry and banana – with only natural flavors, sweeteners and colors and no preservatives. The new natural-ingredients line, MilkSplash NI, is available at Target stores. The full line is still available at Walmart and Food Lion as well. The bottles, which make about 24 servings, are $3.99.

Try lemon juice and salt on wooden cutting boards

Cleaning wooden cutting boards can be a hassle. They’re usually too big for the dishwasher. Here’s a trick to keep them looking and smelling fresh: Once or twice a month, apply a thin layer of lemon or lime juice (vinegar works, too) and coarse salt to the board. Let sit for a few minutes, then scrub it off. The acidity of the juice and the abrasiveness of the salt will help dig into the grooves, keeping the board clean and smelling fresh. Michelle Stark, Tampa Bay Times

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