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Here are some ideas on successful wine and fish pairing
You work for days on end until the time arrives when you get a day off from work. It only took seconds to kiss my wife, grab my gear, hook-up the boat and hang the "Gone Fishing" sign on my office door. My wife yelled at me as I was going out the door: "Don't catch anything if you don't want to clean it".
Ten relaxing hours later, I appeared at the kitchen door with a stringer of bass, crappie and catfish. Before my wife could corner me, I started immediately to clean the fish at the kitchen sink.
Wine Corks - Interesting Facts to Know
I was browsing through my local paper the other day and came across an article by Jon Rogers. Jon, of Wines Without the Mystery, is a wine educator and consultant who teaches a wide variety of classes. The article was entitled: You have no need to fear 'the cork ritual'. The article presents some great advice on the presentation and evaluation of the cork in a restaurant.
While his article was extremely informative, the questions that popped into my head were much more basic. For example, when did cork become the favorite way to plug a wine bottle? Where does the cork come from that wineries use everyday? I figured it was time to get back to my research to find some answers.
Texas - The Great Wine Growing Country
I might have mentioned before that my wife and I are planning a late summer trip to Branson, Missouri. In order to get there, we must travel east thru New Mexico before arriving at El Paso. Starting at El Paso, what lies before us is approximately 800 miles of travel across the great state of Texas. The primary decision factor will be whether to race through in 2 days or go more leisurely in three or more days. My wife got two votes, I got one vote, and consequently, I lost the election. If we were going to take several days, I felt that some pit stops to investigate the Texas Wine Country were in order.
Angela Tunner Has Created A Surprising And Enchanting Cookery Book!
This book will tempt anyone - even those like my-self who cook very little, to enter her world - her elegant style of beautiful foods made simple, natural and easy, and by doing so greatly enhance their appreciation and preparation of the dining experience.
So tempting in fact, Angela Tunner’s book does not allow anyone to escape - once they open this book the charm she effuses and the lifestyle she advocates will do the rest... you may very well soon become the gourmet cook who can create such wonderful, memorable suppers for beloved friends.
Fantastic Homemade Low Calorie Salad Dressings With Chia Seeds
Are salad dressings secretly sabotaging your diet? If you are trying to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, or just improve your over-all health, everyone knows that eating more vegetables is a great way to go. They're low or no-sugar, loaded with vitamins & minerals as well as a myriad of other healthy nutrients. Salads can be a great way to get more servings of vegetables into your lifestyle, but they can also be packed with hidden calories. If you eat restaurant salads, they may taste great, but they almost never use low calorie ingredients. (After all, rich creams and oils make them taste so good, you'll want to come back and spend again!)
Would you be tempted to select any of the following at a restaurant, or make it at home?
Chicken Ranch Taco Salad - 960 calories & 57 grams of fat That's over half your daily fat requirement, and nearly half your day's calories all in one salad.