Uses for a Store Bought Cooked Chicken

Who hasn’t been lured by the smell of delicious rotisserie chicken in the supermarket?  You don’t need to settle for store bought chicken, it is very easy and much more delicious to make your own rotisserie chicken at home. “Set it and forget it” we have all seen the infomercial. The Showtime Rotisserie is as…

Vegetarian Recipes on a Budget

Being a vegetarian has a lot of health advantages but can get expensive. So, here are a few inexpensive delicious recipes! ORANGE PASTA AVOCADO SALAD You will need: 2 cups whole wheat rotini (or what ever pasta you prefer) 3 tbsp fat free mayonnaise 2 tbsps tahini 1 ripe avocado 1 orange 1/2 red or…

Tips on how to Create a Coffee Shop Menu

Creating a coffee shop menu isn’t as complicated as it may sound. There are many options to choose from when it comes to layout and design, and there are even software programs that can do it all for you. It can also be quite simple to do it yourself from scratch. Whatever path you choose, there are…

Traditional Scottish and Welsh Food

In assessing the culinary qualities of these two Celtic nations it is necessary to distinguish between stereotypes and reality. Both Scottish and Welsh cuisine sometimes come in for a hard time (mainly from their English neighbours!) with the Scots being characterised as a nation who will deep fry anything (including Mars bars) and the Welsh…

Traditional Foods for Passover

Traditional Foods for Passover Passover, a traditional holiday that is celebrated by Jews, and some Christians. It is one of the three pilgrim festivals in which the entire Jewish population made a historic journey to the temple in Jerusalem. Passover celebrates the freedom from the slavery, held by an Egyptian pharaoh, over the Jews, also…

Tips for Throwing a Party

Parties can be satisfying yet nerve wracking and stressful. Last year I had a housewarming/anniversary party that was a great success and didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I started by getting inexpensive invitations to send out to friends and family. I sent them out far enough in advance so that people could…

Tips for Improving Restaurant Service

If you want to improve service in a restaurant, the answer is simple… keep the employees happy. I am writing from experience.. I have been a server for the past two years. Waiting on tables is sometimes a very thankless job. Sometimes the tips are crappy and sometimes you get tables that like to run…

Tips for Bagging your Groceries

Bagging up groceries is always a problem especially if the supermarket is busy. One can be pressurised into rushing and food items can be squashed and battered by the time one reaches home. How can one bag groceries so they come to no harm during transit from the supermarket to the home? First if you…

The taste of coffee

I have never particularly liked coffee. I know this is a contrary opinion. Coffee has ascended to near nectar-of-the-gods status in certain quarters, its cost reflecting that reputation, not to mention the enormous diversity of choice currently available. Somehow, the eminence of this delicacy escapes me. Coffee for me is an abomination. It goes through…