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3 Fun Parts Of Taking Wine Tours

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your wife’s birthday is coming up and you cannot think of anything fun to do for her, have you considered arranging a private wine tour? If she likes wine, this could be the perfect event for you to do with her on her special day. Here are some of the features you might find with wine tours in your area: Limousine Services Wine tours are often taken in large groups or small groups. For a small private wine tour, you could arrange for a limousine to take you to and from several different wineries. This is a great way to pamper your wife on her birthday, and you would not have to worry about drinking and driving. A limousine could meet you at a certain location, and the driver will take you to the wineries of your choice....

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The Health Benefits of Pizza You May Be Overlooking

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you go out to eat with friends and family and there is pizza on the menu, you may hear something like “pizza is so bad for you” or “there are way too many calories in pizza! You shouldn’t be eating it.” Well, actually there are some health benefits of pizza that you may be overlooking. In fact, here are a couple that will make you rethink your decision on ordering the pizza on the menu and even help to convince friends and family to try it out, as well: The Tomato Paste: The sauce on pizza is probably the best part about the pizza. This is because the tomato paste is high in lycopene, which is an antioxidant that reduces your risk of prostate cancer. Also, the red carotenoid in tomatoes reduces the risk of sunburn, which in...

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Keeping Your Cool: Protecting Yourself From Food Spoilage During Power Outages

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thanks to the inventions of scientists over the years, modern society is able to count on electricity being available at the flip of a switch. It’s pretty much something people take for granted these days. But, sometimes Mother Nature sends people severe weather just to show who is boss. These dangerous weather conditions can lead to power outages. While outages are mostly inconvenient, spoiled food as a result of an outage is a health hazard. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to protect yourself. What Are the Health Hazards of Consuming Spoiled Food? Consuming spoiled food can lead to food-borne illnesses. One of the most common illnesses is Salmonella. Some of the symptoms of food poisoning from Salmonella include gastrointestinal problems such as frequent vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and elevated temperature. Severe infections can lead to dangerous...

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4 Tips For A Successful Destination Wedding

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular as couples are opting for more intimate nuptials with a small group of family and friends in a location that is not local. There are many pros to having a destination wedding, but just because they are typically smaller, that doesn’t mean that they are necessarily less stressful to plan than a large, traditional wedding. Use the following tips to successfully plan a destination wedding. Plan to Visit Your Wedding Location at Least Twice The Internet has made booking wedding and travel arrangements incredibly easy, but the photos shown on websites can be deceiving. Narrow down the location you are most interested in, and then search for wedding venues and resorts in the area. Plan to visit the area where you are getting married at least a year in advance of your wedding...

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3 Tips For Beginners Making Fondant Icing

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are new to cake decorating and making fondant, then there are some important things you need to understand. Here are 3 tips that will help your fondant to turn out beautifully so that it is easy to work with and will lay just right on the cakes. Avoid Making Fondant with Marshmallows One of the most attractive types of fondant to make includes the use of marshmallows. The recipe only includes marshmallows, powdered sugar, water, and vegetable shortening. The fondant tastes much better than a lot of others, but there is one main problem with this type of fondant. It will spring back like dough when you try to roll it out, and it will resist getting bigger and thinner as you work on it. The fondant will eventually get to the right size and shape in...

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Preserve Your Health When You Preserve Food — Always Use The Right Type Of Salt

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re learning how to preserve foods, you know the importance of including salt in a lot of the brines. Salt helps kill off undesirable bacteria, and it also flavors the foods. However, you’re not using just any old salt. When preserving foods such as vegetables, you must use the specific amounts of salt called for in the recipe. Otherwise, you could ruin the look of the foods — or you could make yourself very sick. Too Much Salt Ruins the Batch When making preserved vegetables, salt extracts a lot of water from the vegetables, which gives the pickling solution the literal space it needs to flavor the vegetables — the pickling solution refills the now-empty cells in the vegetables. As the pickling solution infiltrates the vegetables, it kills off bad bacteria that could cause the pickles to spoil....

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