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Where does tea come from?

02/19/2013 12:14:29 PM

We all know and (hopefully) love tea but are you aware of where the tea in your cup, bagged or loose actually comes from? There is a lot in the news these days about traceability of food and it is becoming more important to know where your food comes from. I think that this should also apply to tea...

Delicious Artisanal Breads for the Home Baker

02/19/2013 09:04:58 AM

The original No Knead Bread was started by Jim Lahey. Jim learned bread baking in Italy in the 1990s but developed the no knead process much later. In 2006, Mark Bittman of the New York Times was invited to witness the ease of making this bread at Laheys Sullivan Street Bakery. The rest is history. ..

Egyptian Dukkah, a Remarkably Versatile Middle Eastern Spice

02/18/2013 09:13:51 AM

There are so many wonderful spices found all around the world, and every culture has combinations to flavor their own cuisines. From Garam Masala in India to Mexican Adobo and now Dukkah from the Middle East, at some time everyone should try some of these.   I love spices of all kinds, and even..

Delicious Guatemalan Green Sauce. What Is It and How Is It Used

02/16/2013 10:30:12 AM

In the early 1970s I had never heard of Green Sauce. I moved to Guatemala and lived there for 12 years, so I learned a lot about green sauce and ways it is used in that country. What I didn't know is how many different countries all have a version of a green sauce, with only the color in common. Fro..

Five Great Guatemalan Desserts

02/15/2013 09:04:41 AM

In my time in Guatemala, my sweet tooth was satisfied in a variety of ways. Guatemalan desserts or sweets are sometimes unconventional by US standards. Some are easily found from street corners and others in pastry shops, and all are delicious.   Every country has its own sweets and desserts. S..

What Do You Really Know About Cashews

02/12/2013 06:50:35 AM

The cashew nut grows far differently from most other nuts. Rather than a nut encased in an inedible fruit, cashews grow outside of an edible fruit called a cashew apple. This fruit is actually not a fruit at all, making it quite confusing.   The cashew tree, Anacardium occidentale L, can grow t..

Chocolate Dipped Food Ideas for Valentines Day

02/11/2013 09:21:54 AM

Dipping foods into chocolate may seem to be stressful. Using chocolate bark takes all the fear out of dipping. It is easy to melt and dries quickly, allowing for quick handling and storing. Save leftovers for another time with equal ease.   The hassle of working with melted chocolate can put of..

So You Want One of The Highest Quality Coffee Makers On The Market?

02/09/2013 12:09:27 PM

Looking back, if you wanted a terrific coffee maker, you had to drive somewhere and had to choose what ever you could find. Today, as you well know, the internet makes available to almost everyone so many choices it can get maddening. The cumulative shopping experiences now consist of not only onlin..

Five Best Bacon Wrapped Appetizers

02/09/2013 09:16:54 AM

Bacon makes things taste good, most will agree. Appetizers are always in demand, being the ultimate party food. Anything that is easy to pick up with fingers or toothpicks is good for parties. Here are five simple bacon wrapped recipes.   Unless on a special diet, most people love bacon. Wrappi..

Deliciously Healthy Typical Guatemalan Foods

02/07/2013 09:27:26 AM

Typical Guatemalan foods are healthy, full of vitamins due to the freshness of the ingredients, high in protein with black beans as a staple, eaten with rice and or corn tortillas to make complete proteins, and fiber added in unusual and delicious ways.   I recently wrote an article on Guatemal..

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