Special occasions are special because they are memorable. Often, the events become celebratory ones. When a spouse, son, or daughter, wins an award related to artistic achievement, throwing a celebratory lunch or dinner is a nice gesture. No matter the meal selection, the honored guest will likely appreciate your actions. That said, some food choices would be more appropriate than others. And then there are choices capable of driving a positive point home.
3 January 2020
There are many flowers, plants, and herbs that are edible, and many of these flowers and plants are unique and not commonly found in most dishes. They can offer a variety of health benefits and they taste good, too. If you've never tried edible orchids, you may want to give them a try. You can find them at specialty food stores online and in person. Here are some of the ways in which you can use edible orchids:
21 October 2019
Taffy is one of the more popular types of candy eaten by people worldwide. If you're looking to turn this delicious treat into a potential business, then remember these startup tips. Master Your Flavors It will be hard to have success selling taffy if you haven't mastered the various flavors that you plan on offering to the public. You should spend time getting these flavors perfect before focusing on anything else, in fact.
10 July 2019
Planning a wedding is tough. You have so many things to do, so much to consider, and only so much money to work with. On top of everything, you also have to make sure the food that you serve everyone is going to please the guests you have on your list. Most couples to be will plan for traditional catering and probably a gorgeous wedding cake, but there is something else that works well for a wedding reception: ice cream cart catering.
16 February 2019
If you are in the process of building a custom home and have decided to install a wine cellar to house your wine collection, then these tips will help you design the space: Tip: Decide on the Budget for Your Wine Cellar Space As with the other aspects of your custom home, you absolutely must set a budget for its wine cellar. A basic, smaller-size wine cellar can be built for a few thousand dollars, while a large room-sized wine cellar can cost many, many times that.
17 April 2018
If you are someone who eats salad every day for lunch, then you are probably health conscious. So, you are also likely aware that you need to have protein and healthy fats in your salad. It's not enough to have a big green salad or even one with fruits alongside the veggies. It's important that you also have a good source of protein and fat. These are vital for providing you energy as well as helping to maintain muscle mass.
20 September 2017
Even those who don't live in strictly rural areas have become aware in recent years that there's been significantly more black bear activity in many parts of the country. Black bear sightings have even been occurring in residential neighborhoods with some regularity. If you're planning a picnic, you may be wondering how you can minimize the chances of a picnic-prowling black bear making off with your basketful of goodies. Although nothing is completely foolproof when it comes to bears, strategies exist for preventing your picnic from attracting their attention.
2 August 2017
Last summer, a story broke with the American Olive Oil Producers Association claiming that as much as three-quarters of the extra-virgin olive oil imported from Italy to America was anything but pure. Coined the "agromafia" by the media, the American Olive Oil Producers Association explained that the Italian mob controlled much of the market, diluting quality olive oil with cheaper oil, thereby raking in a larger profit for themselves. The scandal has left American farmers wondering if they should find their own olive orchard for sale in the States.
2 April 2017
Champagne cocktails are light, refreshing, and usually just a little bit sweet. This makes them the perfect choice for sipping by the pool at your next elegant pool party. Here are six champagne cocktail recipes for you and your guests to enjoy. Raspberry Mint Spritzer Made with brut champagne, which is on the drier side, this cocktail is a good choice when you're craving something refreshing that won't overwhelm your palate.
16 July 2015
Robust flavors, fresh produce and savory seasonings are the hallmark of authentic, country-style French cooking. There's no need to be intimidated by the fancy sauces and hard-to-pronounce ingredients often associated with French cuisine. Instead, entertain your family and friends with a roast chicken dinner made with the flair and finesse that's found beyond fancy Parisian restaurants. SECRET 1: Poulet Rouge – Specialty Free-Range Chicken Raised from breeds that originated in the French countryside, poulet rouge has more intense flavor than the commercially raised chicken you'll find in the grocery store.
8 July 2015