How To Make Smores From The Purist’s Point Of View

S’mores are one of the best campfire treats in the world (right after pudgie pies) with gooey toasted marshmallow melting smooth and luscious milk chocolate that’s nestled between two crisp pieces of graham cracker. Yummmm……I want one (okay, two or three) right now (even though as I am writing this it is snowing outside and there is already more than 2 feet of snow on the ground.) But, although I have been brave and adventurous about trying many variations of s’mores I am still a purist at heart. To me there is only one way to make them and the choice of the three ingredients needed (marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers) is as important as the preparation process. Marshmallows – …

How To Make Perfect Espresso Coffee

All professional coffee makers (baristas) will have their own technique for making the perfect cup of coffee. Here my home-grown suggestion… The whole process begins with simple water. This water has to be good or no amount of decent coffee grounds will matter. Water should be fresh and piping hot. Water should not be stale, mildewy, unclean and not properly filtered. The perfect temperature is just about at boiling point. Now for the coffee – choose any coffee that is grown above 3000 feet above sea level. There are many varieties – Brazilian, Bogotan – my favourite is espresso. It should be pre-roasted, fresh within at least three days and smell good. Robusta is one type of coffee that some …

How To Make Lemonade

No, this isn’t a recipe for a drink. It’s a recipe for life. We all come upon problems, either self-imposed or from elsewhere, often from the least expected places. Little or big, easily managed or seemingly devastating, they all can lead to growth and a path to the good life. When we’re in the midst of the problem, it is not easy to think that this pain, this sidetrack, can lead to anything that could resemble good, but even if we can’t think that way in the midst of angst, the outcome can work to our benefit. How many people will describe a horrible incident that happened to them years ago and attribute a successful outcome to that incident? Is …

How To Make Kaiser Rolls

Want to impress your family and friends at the next gathering? Serve sandwiches on Kaiser Rolls. They’ll look so professional–like they came from the bakery. You don’t have to tell them how easy they were. If you can make dinner rolls, you can make Kaiser Rolls. You can make Kaiser Rolls out of any lean bread dough but if you would like to make your rolls from a mix, we suggest using our Sunday Dinner Rolls. Simply leave the butter out and add another half-tablespoon of water. To make it even easier, we’ll knock 33% off the price of our Sunday Dinner Rolls. A Kaiser Roll is merely a lean roll, specially shaped, and baked in a steamy oven to …

How To Make Healthy Choices From A Lunch Menu

Are you looking to lose weight or just improve your health? If you are, you will want to take a close look at your eating habits. Watching the foods that you eat and the fat and calories that you take in is a great way to stay on a happy and healthy path. As important as eating healthy is to losing weight and staying healthy, it can be difficult to do. Eating healthy is often the hardest when dining out. Lunch menus are often stocked full of enticing pictures, but often missing from them is the important information, such total calories and fat. For that reason, you may find it hard to make healthy choices from a lunch menu. The …

How To Make An Espresso?

Coffee drinks are the taste of many tongues. Indeed coffee lovers need coffee anywhere and everywhere— whether at home or at work or for that matter when out for shopping. And espresso is among the best flavors of coffees. The credit for their popularity goes much to their easy availability. Yes, the cup of espresso is easy-to-make (via espresso machine) and too-delicious-to-drink. You can have your favorite sip at a local coffee house. But if you want a unique flavor, make it yourself. So, wanna learn how to make an espresso? It is too simple, just read on to learn! Literally “espresso” is an extraction of coffee with high pressure from a special espresso machine. You might need some special …

How To Lose Weight Naturally

Many people want to learn how to lose weight naturally. There is new interest in finding ways to help the body help itself without the use of harsh drugs and pre-packaged programs. There are a few examples of how to lose weight naturally that are common sense. People who eat breakfast usually eat less during the day. Make it a high fiber and low fat breakfast, and you have made it more natural. Drinking water is also good for dieters, as everyone knows, but you may need more than 64 ounces (some studies seem to contradict this, but generally, more water is better). Then there’s your choice of foods. For natural weight loss, one place to start is with foods …

How To Have The Perfect Barbecue

I’m never more delighted than when I get invited to a barbecue cookout at a friends house, not only because it’s the way of cooking that I prefer but also because it’s a great opportunity to have a chin wag and a glass of “pop” with folks that I maybe only get to see once or twice a year. I’m really fortunate to be part of a great bunch of lads, one group from my school days and another set from university and everyone gets on really well together. We all live in different areas of the country so it’s difficult to keep the contact and a barbecue cookout in the summer sure helps. It keeps all the kids outdoors …

How To Get Your Hands On The Best Espresso Coffee Of All.

To get to the great flavour of Espresso that is enjoyed the world over it all starts with a top quality bean. When you settle back with an espresso coffee in hand, naturally you want to be drinking the best. For that to happen, the quality of the coffee bean needs to be at its peak. I am sure it is common knowledge that the biggest percentage of all commercial coffee is grown in nice neat rows on large coffee plantations around the world. But if you are in the know you will soon come to realise that all coffee is not equal. Its flavour depends very much on where and how it is grown. The search for better flavored …

Making The Perfect Coffee: Baristas Vs. Coffee Makers

There’s nothing quite like a cup of coffee in the morning. The aroma alone seems to wake you up and fill you with energy. How do you like your coffee? There are so many varieties anymore that it’s hard to choose. It may even take an entire lifetime to taste all the kinds of coffee available today. Where do you think the perfect cup would come from: a coffee maker or a person? Coffee drinkers use coffee makers for the convenience these machines offer. Some critics, however, claim that the appliances sacrifice some of the taste. Recent innovations in coffee maker technology, however, try to prove the critics wrong. Coffee makers now prepare each cup with amazing accuracy, getting the …

Making The Best Sauce To Go With The Best Raviolis

Ravioli is a type of popular pasta derived from the word Ravolgere, which means ‘to wrap’. A filling in between two layers of pasta dough is the basic structure of Ravioli. A common vegetarian filling is of ricotta cheese and vegetables like spinach or nettles instead of meat. It is then delicately topped with red tomato based sauce, pesto, broth and cream based sauce. The various versions close to Ravioli were the pastas in Medieval Europe, which were stuffed with meat, fish and vegetables or even creamy ricotta cheese. In Italy, these pastas have been found to exist even in the 14th century. Today it is available in packed frozen form all over the world. The parallels of ravioli in …

Making Quality Wine

Wine is a very wide spread term that is simply fruit being distilled and fermented for the product of an alcoholic drink. When most people think of wine they immediately think grapes, but there are so many different sources for wine production these include rice (sake), various fruits (elderberry, grapefruit, cherry, etc.), barley, and even honey (mead). For the purposes of this wine article we will stick with wines produced solely from grapes. These are categorized by several means, of which include vinification methods, taste and lastly vintage. Many unknowing wine drinkers wouldn’t care about the subtle differences in these categories, after all, most people rely completely on the taste of the wine. However, for many aficionados out there wine …

Making A Perfect Cup Of Espresso Coffee

When it comes to making Espresso, each and every professional coffee maker, such as Barista, will have their personal secret recipe. In this article I will show my recipe on how to make a delightful cup of Espresso. The first most important ingredient of Espresso is water. In espresso you can only use fresh hot water. The water should ideally be around 203F (95C) that is nearly boiling. Water often becomes stale due to the presence of mildew, pure cleaning methods and inadequate filtering. If you use stale water then no matter how good the quality of the coffee bean, it will not be able to overcome the association of poor water. The next ingredient is coffee. While making Espresso …

Love Dining Out? Don’t Lose Those Personalized Business Card Holders!

Crab lovers, steak fanatics, and food aficionados must keep their pile of restaurant business cards. Why? They might lose sight of the best dine out places in all of the USA. Funny as this may sound, this is true. What Was That Place, Honey? After a good meal of fresh crabs, shrimp Creole, and grilled juicy Tuna slabs, it’s time to go ask for the place’s business card. You’ll want to recommend the place to you family and friends. Start collecting these cards and stack it in your personalized business card holders. One day it’ll pay dividends. It’s very frustrating not to recall the place when somebody asks you the name of that great discovery and all you can say …

Live Longer With The Mediterranean Diet

One of the biggest problems EU leaders have to find ways to overcome is the fact that the “old” continent is in fact becoming old. As the European birth rate has been dropping at a rapid rate over the last couple of decades, the European continent will become soon a continent inhabited by a increasing majority of seniors. Since this demographic trend develops, EU reforms and retirement policies try to address the issue and give Europe its chance to maintain its productivity levels high and its overall outcome on surplus. Thus, contemporary ethnographic studies support that keeping Europeans health at high levels, especially for those over the age of sixty, is not only a social policy act governments should focus …

Liquor Distillation From Wine

Distillation is the centuries-old process used to produce alcohol. Heat is used to separate the components of a liquid, or mash, and as vaporization takes place the vapors are cooled so they condense into neutral spirits with little color, aroma, or flavor. The distiller then blends this neutral spirit with other alcohol or flavorings and may or may not leave it to mature, or age, until the desired flavor and aroma is achieved before bottling. Brandy and clear, colorless grappa are two examples of spirits distilled from wine, which you will find in most standard bar stocks. The following are the best-known distillations from wine produced in countries around the world. Armagnac Armagnac is a pale golden, fiery, dry-tasting French …