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Cooking with Basil Basil Tips

Basil is an annual plant that has very specific scent and taste and has thus gotten numerous culinary applications. Basil can be grown easily, even at home. The scent of fresh basil is unforgettable and even better – the herb is connected to various health benefits.

Dry or fresh basil leaves are used in […]

Authentic Scottish Finnan Hadie Recipe

The Scottish name, “Finnan Hadie” has come down through the years from from “Findon haddock.” The origin can be traced backwards many centuries to a time when there was an absolute glut of haddock in the small Aberdeen fishing village of Findon (pronounced as “Finnan” locally, hence the name of the dish).

Out of […]

Asda Low Fat Madagscan Vanilla Yoghurt

Whether it’s a brand name or a supermarket’s own variety, I am always willing to try a yoghurt of any sort. One of the most recent ones I have tried happens to be from a supermarket; Asda low fat Madagascan Vanilla. I’ve always loved vanilla yoghurts, and the word ‘Madagascan’ made it sound all […]

Art of Cheesemaking

“How To Make Swiss Cheese”

Swiss cheese is actually made only in North America. In Europe and Australia it’s called Emmental, though the exact recipe differs somewhat. Swiss cheese is perhaps one of the most easily recognized cheeses thanks to the large holes or “eyes” that riddle it. This is actually due to the […]

Assessing Instant Coffee

If I were the hat-wearing type, I’d tip this head-covering appliance to the person who came up with the idea of instant coffee. Unlike some if not many of my colleagues who have expressed their views on this topic, I do not desire that four dollar cup of Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha, or any of […]

Apple Picking Tips and Tricks

Apple picking time is a favorite time of year for many families, and if they don’t have their own trees, there are many orchards across the country that provide opportunities. For the most part, this occurs from August through October, however, there are areas where the apple season differs. This is not a difficult […]

An Update on Huntington Wv and how They’re Overcoming Obesity

Some cities are known for their history, some for landmarks and others for the problems they face. Something Huntington, West Virginia became known for in 2006 was the amount of obese residents they have. They were dubbed ‘The US’s fattest city’ by The Associated Press. Nearly half of the adults who live in this […]

A look at the different Types of Hops

Hops in beer is what keeps the malt from being too sweet. There are two types of acid in hops. They are alpha acid (AA) and beta acid (BA). The alpha acids are the precursor to beer bitterness. The beta acid is not as strong and loses its potency in the brewing process. The […]

Alternative uses for Chili Powder

Chili powder has been used for millennia in  different parts of the world. Most commonly, it has been used to enhance the flavor of food. In most cuisines of the world it is still being used, in more or less concentration. In India, Africa, Mexico and Italy at least some dishes are cooked with […]