Category Archives: Health

Essential Herbs and Spices

Without spices and herbs the act of cooking and the sensation of eating would be very boring. But what sort of flavor enhancers do we really need? This article will attempt to break down what spices and herbs any cook should have to get the most out of their creations. Its about more than salt […]

Easy Frozen Cocktails

Take the scorching heat, great friends gathered by the pool, add a frozen cocktail to your hand and you have the perfect summer day. Pina coladas, frozen margaritas and daiquiris are just a few of the frozen cocktails that refresh us during the dog days of summer. The simplest way to enjoy these refreshing treats […]

Chipolte Mayonnaise Grilled Poblano Peppers Stuffed Jalapenos

Capsicum Annuum are peppers, sweet or hot, grown in most climates around the world. Peppers are most productive where the weather is warm and dry and depending on flavor intensity and fleshiness of the fruit, culinary use varies from vegetable, as with sweet bell peppers, to spice, as with cayenne or jalapenos. Cultivars of Capsicum […]

Bread Bowl Baking

Bread bowls are fun and a unique way to serve soups, dips, salads and so much more.  These are great to serve main dish meals that are stews or soups in, and can be festive for guests when preparing dips or serving salads.  Making bread bowls really can be quite rewarding and the recipe is […]

Candy Retro Candy Oldfashioned Candy c Andy Store

Candy Our Love Affair With Retro Candy and Where You Can Buy it On Line Retro candy has become a hot commodity. For kids the most pleasurable experiences often involve having a piece of their favorite candy. For me, some of the most memorable times I can recall included the eating of a ‘peanut pattie’, […]

Easy Salad Recipes

In my neck of the woods, it is finally spring again, and that means to me that salads are back on the menu! This is a great time of year to start eating healthy and get ready for bathing suit weather. Here are a few recipes for easy and fresh salads. Fresh Strawberry Salad: This […]

Drinking Absinthe

So you want to unleash the Green Fairy? You want to dwell in the open mind and heightened sense of being that the Fairy brings. Well you will be one of the millions of people throughout history that have sought out the effects of Absinthe. It was originally created in the eighteenth century by a […]

Curry Recipie

Tips for making curry. Cumin. It has to be my favorite spice. The taste and the aroma. Have you ever heated in a dry pan cumin seeds and let them roast? The scent is fantastic and transports me to far off lands with ancient tongues and otherworldly flavors. Oh the romance of it all. The […]

Details on growing and processing coffee

If you are a coffee drinker like me, you pretty much know that it’s a morning eye opener. a stimulant to keep you awake while racing to meet a deadline. The stuff you drink after you have had too much of that other stuff. Oh yeah, it comes from ground-up beans that are roasted. Today […]

Coffee region processes

There are two kinds of coffee beans: Robusta and Arabica. The Robusta beans have 2% caffeine because these beans are very hardy. Robusta beans are used for commercial coffees (you know, the ones that are already pre-ground at the local supermarket that make a stiff, yet stale tasting cup of coffee). The Arabica beans have […]