Well, it looks like summer is coming to a close.

It’s now time to get that fire wood stacked for the cold season. Okay, so we’re actually not to that point yet, but it will come soon. It always does. Time flies by so fast now days, I definitely have trouble keeping up. Am I mowing the lawn or shoveling the driveway? It all tends to run together anymore. Do you ever feel this way? Anyway, I guess since the cold season is drawing near, it will be time to put away the outdoor cooking equipment. Right? Whatever! I for one am not storing my outdoor cooking equipment away for the cool months. This is when I use it most. Heck, I love grilling out in the fall and winter. …

Online Registration Analytics Tips For Event Planners: Hand Out Cookies!

Most people who’ve spent some time browsing the internet are familiar with the concept of cookies, or have at least heard of the technology. Cookies are a very common element in most websites today. They allow a lot of great things like shopping carts, saved passwords and tracking visitors to a site. But did you know they can also improve the registration process for your event? It’s not the goal of this article to explain the technical details of what cookies are and how they work; all you really need to understand is that cookies are small files than can be created by web pages. The files are stored on a user’s computer and can be accessed later by the …

Onions, Fabulous, Superb Perfection

Onions are absolutely one of the most delicious and flexible commodities you use in the kitchen. From savory steaming soups to satisfying homemade salsa, onions play an important part in our daily cooking. Flavorful appetizers from onion dips to salad dressing, main course casseroles, even the onion focaccia bread accompaniment for dinner. Buying onions is a simple task. Look for dry, papery skins with no soft spots. You should also notice the absence of any strong odor. A good dry onion will have very little to no smell to it at all. If it has a strong onion odor the onion has already began to turn bad. Varieties of onion include, Vidalia, Texas 1015, Red, Green, the Walla Walla from …

Olive Wood Craftsmanship And Herbes De Provence From France

For the gourmet cook there is nothing like a fine olivewood kitchen tool for a gourmet gift. Olivewood is known for its robustness and highly prized as a wood cooking utensil. Olive wood is known for its hygienic qualities and also its beauty. Olive wood makes a great natural selection for any cook or kitchen. Olive wood from Europe is recognized as the premium wood to fashion gourmet wood cooking utensils. Research from the University of Wisconsin, has proved through tests, that wood is more hygienic than any kind of molded plastic. Wooden products are safer than plastic kitchen items because bacteria like salmonella cannot survive for more than three minutes on a wood surface, yet it will remain viable …

Learning The Ropes Of Home Cooking

It is said that the therapeutic aspect of cooking brings relaxation to both body and mind. Today’s world is hectic and it is very vital that we engross ourselves into preparing dishes rich in nutrition value and balanced to keep ourselves hale and healthy. So just prepare whatever you feel comfortable. It is not necessary to be grand and rich in taste but it should be satisfying and rich in basic nutritional content. You need to adjust the measurements according to your taste and flavor requirements. The first step is to keep your kitchen ready for a good start. Then plan for the kind of dish you are going to prepare. Make sure you know the process before starting. Ensure …

42 Learn to Cook for the Week Ahead and Save Both Time and Money

Okay, so you’ve worked hard to get your home organized and you’ve developed some strong skills to use at the office as well. You might be thinking you have it all covered at home since your pantry is organized immaculately and everything in your kitchen has its place. It doesn’t change the fact that you’re still busy working all day and driving kids to practice, running errands or taking care of your household in the evenings. Another thing you can learn to do to simplify your life is to plan your meals and cook in advance. Meal planning and bulk cooking are both wonderful techniques you can utilize and modify to fit your families needs. The idea behind this is …

Lavender Essential Oil – Recipe Ideas For The Handmade Cosmetic Crafter

When it comes to manufacturing handmade cosmetics one ingredient no crafter should be without is lavender essential oil. Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) posses antibacterial proprieties, is gentle to both dry and oily skin, and has the ability to relieve such conditions as muscle pain, insomnia, headaches, burns, bug bites, eczema, psoriasis, and acne making it the most versatile of essential oils. It is also one of the few essential oils that can be used as a middle or top note in perfume due to its fresh, floral smell and affordable price. Here are a few recipe ideas for using lavender in handmade cosmetics: Salves, Ointments, and Balms: Lavender blended with neem seed oil or comfrey root powder produces a …

FRUIT COCKTAILS.

Cocktails made of a combination of fruits are often served as the first course of a meal, usually a luncheon or a dinner, to precede the soup course. In warm weather, they are an excellent substitute for heavy cocktails made of lobster or crab, and they may even be used to replace the soup course. The fruits used for this purpose should be the more acid ones, for the acids and flavors are intended to serve as an appetizer, or the same purpose for which the hot and highly seasoned soups are taken. Fruit cocktails should always be served ice cold. Grapefruit cocktail. ——————– The cocktail here explained may be served in stemmed glasses or in the shells of the …

Fresh Caught Fish Cooking Preparation

To maintain the delicate flavor of a newly caught freshwater or saltwater fish, this must be handled properly to avoid spoilage. Not to mention preserving the fish with pleasing odor. There are ways to properly prepare and maintain the quality just after the catch of the fish into a sumptuous fishmeal. Check out the tips below: 1) As soon as the fish lands avoid any contact with hard surfaces to prevent bruising. It should be washed immediately by hosing or bucket rinsing in order to remove the slime and possible bacteria that cause spoilage. Never use water from close proximity marinas, municipal or industrial discharges. To make sure, always use potable water instead. 2) Simply chill the fish to prevent …

Making Cookware Purchasing Decisions — The Value Of Magazines

Trying to decide what cookware products are best suited for you can be a difficult and challenging task in many instances. Chances are that if you are in the market for cookware for your own home kitchen, you have found yourself scratching your head more than one time trying to decide which products and merchandise will best meet your own needs. Fortunately, there are some resources that you can utilize to assist you in the process of deciding which brands and types of cookware will best meet your needs both now and well into the future. One resource that you will want to consider when it comes to shopping for cookware products is the magazine. In the 21st century there …

Make Sure Your Ice Is Safe And Clean

You may think that all ice is the same, but if you have contaminated ice, you and your family could be risking your health. As the weather begins to heat up, so does ice consumption to keep beverages and food cold and fresh. Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, a picnic at the park or a daily glass of iced tea, people need safe, clean ice. Recent news reports have shown that some ice in fast-food restaurants is dirtier than toilet water. Whether processed and packaged from a moldy ice machine, mishandled through the use of dirty buckets or even hand-scooped by dirty hands, it is difficult to know exactly what you’re buying and consuming. Here are a few tips for …

MACARONI RECIPES.

Home-made macaroni. —————— To four cupfuls of flour, add one egg well beaten, and enough water to make a dough that can be rolled. Roll thin on a breadboard and cut into strips. Dry in the sun. The best arrangement for this purpose is a wooden frame to which a square of cheese-cloth has been tightly tacked, upon which the macaroni may be laid in such a way as not to touch, and afterwards covered with a cheese-cloth to keep off the dust during the drying. Boiled macaroni. ————— Put a larg cup of macaroni into boiling water and cook until tender. When done, drained thoroughly, then add a pint of milk, part cream if it can be afforded, a …

Low Fat Cooking

If you are looking for a healthier way of eating for health, diet, or just for the sake of a longer life, you should make sure you know about low fat cooking. You don’t have to give up the foods you love; you just have to find a new way of enjoying them. You can still have fried foods, but you do have to make sure you don’t have them as often as you may be having them now. The key is moderation, and finding the right oils to use while cooking. For a long time people use vegetable oil for low fat cooking because they thought it was better than use Crisco. At least this was how it was …

A lot of people think that losing weight is difficult, but really the only difficult part about it is the self-control.

If you can make some firm rules for yourself and stick with them, the rest of it is easy. Really, weight loss comes down to two things: what you eat, and how you exercise. If you use low fat cooking, combined with daily exercise, everything will work out perfectly for you. Although good sensible low fat cooking and exercise will not necessarily lead you to shed pounds at the same rate as using the latest fad dieting will, you will lose weight, and you will keep it off. Low fat diet cooking, using a healthy mix of lean meat, vegetables, grains, and fruits, as well as good portion control, is the surest way to look and feel a great. Of …

Low carb cooking tips

Anyone following any of the low carb lifestyle changes will have to learn a new way of eating and cooking. Unlike the low-fat kind of diets, these tend to offer more food choices that people love. These foods can be combined in hundreds of different ways. Though it might take some practice, anyone can learn low carb cooking for a better life all the way around. Though there are many who want to debunk this type of eating, the results speak for themselves. The problem is that eating higher portions of fat, as is recommended on a low carb diet, goes against everything anyone has ever learned. Low carb cooking can have a higher amount of fat, but that does …

Low Carb Cooking

Around the world people are paying more attention to their bodies and their health than perhaps at any other time in history. One method that has shown great success in helping people quickly drop those unwanted pounds is through low carb cooking and dieting. This method of weight loss seems to have taken the world by storm promising quick results for the simple (or not so simple) lifestyle change of eliminating as many carbohydrates as possible from our diets. The notion sounds simple on one hand and is appealing to not only women hoping to drop those vanity pounds but also men who welcome the idea of eating all the steaks they can handle throughout the year. Low card cooking …