Vegetable Sculpting

Vegetable sculpting? Carrot curls anyone? Carving decorative vegetables is probably becoming a lost art. In the past it was not unusual to see ordinary housewives turning radishes into roses, and cucumber slices into stars, or making carrot curls. Not that decorative little touches are not to be seen at parties and important family dinners, they are…

Top 5 Beers to Pair with Grilled Food

When people think about pairing alcohol with food, most people think about wine.  This is disheartening because beer can be paired with food just as successfully as wine can.  The type of beer that is paired with your food depends on the food being prepared.  Interestingly, grilled foods add a unique twist to beer pairings…

The Benefits of a Healthy Diet for Children

Because of the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables, more and more people are unable to afford to feed their children a healthy diet. Low-income minority children have a greater risk of becoming overweight or obese. They eat fewer fruits and vegetables and engage in less physical activity than higher income children.  Healthy fresh fruits…

Top Ten Summer Beers of 2010

With summer right around the corner, it’s becoming easier to anticipate backyard barbeques and picnics on the beach. Along with those delicious grilled brats and homemade potato salad, there is nothing quite like the refreshing bite of an ice, cold beer on a summers day. With so many choices however, what beer do you choose?…

To Bulk or not to Bulk that is the Question

Buying in bulk can mean big savings if you approach it the right way. While bulk goods are not less expensive than single-packaged goods, they can be a better value in the long run, depending on your family’s needs. Do your research Before you buy anything in bulk, know what the regular price is. In…

Tips on Pairing Beer Glasses with the Correct Beer

A true wine connoisseur recognizes that different glasses are used for different types of wine. The same is true with beer connoisseurs. In order to avoid any gaffes, the ensuing tips are for glasses to use with different beers. 1. A snifter or a small tulip glass (commonly associated with brandy) is recommended for strong…

Tips for making sweating herbal tea

Sweating teas are made with herbs, and it is essential to use herbs that promote perspiration. Herbs that contain diuretic properties are the main ingredients in sweating teas. Teas are made by adding hot or boiling water to the herb. Herbs being boiled for tea should be boiled at a “quick rapid,” and should be…

Tips for Storing Coffee Beans

The most important tip for storing coffee beans is to keep them away from air, heat, moisture and light. These elements will destroy the flavor of coffee and cause the taste to become flat. Buying green coffee beans and roasting them yourself at home is the best way to ensure a fresh cup of coffee,…