Cuban Chocolate Marquise Recipe

If you a serious chocoholic and like your desserts ridiculously rich, then this is one of those dishes that will give you a real chocolate buzz. The term Marquise is French and used to refer to the wife of a Marquis or nobleman, much the same as Duke and Duchess in English. It therefore seems

The History of Wine Goblets

I know what your thinking. A goblet is nothing more than a cup. Well, your right. But did you know the history behind this cup goes back to the 1300s. Goblets have been used as far back as the earliest religious ceremonies. Wine has been the primary drink of choice for it and continues to

Wine During Prohibition

I turned 21 in 1999, decades after the Roaring Twenties. Because of this, I can honestly say that I don’t know what Prohibition feels like. I can only compare it to an empty keg at a raging party or that feeling I got one night of high school when I watched a disgruntled bouncer cut

Wine Goblets in Literature

Ever sat in an English or world literature course and wonder, “Is this teacher or professor asking for the meaning of this word, object, or phrase and why?” The world of literature is vast and spans many cultures and languages. Within these cultures, the study and knowledge of literature signifies a well educated person. Followers

Pinotage – South Africa’s Famous Red Wine

South Africa has been producing wines for the past 200 years. But having been ignored by the world’s wine market in the recent past due to apartheid, a boom is now under way. With the removal of trade sanctions came the opening up of new markets, so many South African wines have become fashionable. Investments

How to Make Wine – Pectic Enzyme – What is It?

If you want to learn how to make wine, one of the first things you should do is learn about all of the different additives and chemicals that are used to make homemade wine. Pectic Enzyme is one of the most misunderstood additives. This article will explain What is pecitic enzyme, why do I need

How to Make the Best Red Wine

When making red wine, the winemaker has at his disposal a far greater range of techniques, and must make more decisions than when making white wine. The process is essentially the same, gathering the grapes, fermentation, maturation and bottling. But there is one main difference – extracting the colour from the skins. At various stages

How To Make Rice Wine Without Yeast

Ingredients you will need: The minimal amount of ingredients you will be needing are simple and readily available 1. Sticky or muggy rice (2 cups) 2. One wine ball (mold) Directions for the process: Step 1 The first thing you need to do is to wash and clean the rice. For this purpose, fill the

The Dimensions of a Wine Bottle

If you are considering transforming your basement into a home wine cellar, you are not alone. The installation of home wine cellars is a booming business, especially in the luxury home market. When mapping out your wine cellar, you might want to know the size of a standard wine bottle. Ninety percent of your home

Low Alcohol Wine – A Trendy Alternative?

Low alcohol wines used to be frowned at by most wine drinkers, especially wine snobs, but now, is a low alcohol wine a trendy alternative? The answer has to be yes, for several reasons. The sudden increase in interest in wines with a lower alcohol by volume (abv.) has perhaps been brought on by global

Howard Stern’s Wine

As you may or may not know, I used to work for Howard Stern. It was over ten years ago, but I’m still in contact with him once in a great while. I listen to the show every day, and I think it’s better than it’s ever been. I’m bringing this up because Howard and

Calories in Wine – White Vs Red

When it comes to losing weight, or attempting to just keep yourself at the weight you are currently at, you will invariably receive a wide range of advice on how to do this. Keep away from sweets; don’t eat any carbs; make sure you exercise at least four times a week. The more research you

How the Romans Made Wine

The Romans understood terroir and were very careful about where they planted vines. Before the Romans, the Etruscans lived in what is now called Italy and they made wine from wild grapes. It seems that there was an abundance of them in the Mediterranean area. Roman wine production was heavily influenced by both the Etruscans

Mistakes to Avoid When Making Homemade Wine

Home Winemaking requires a significant input of effort, resources, and patience. So when the time comes for you enjoy your precious vintage you want to be sure that your investment pays off. You will have a much greater chance of success as a home vintner if you learn the mistakes to avoid when making homemade

The Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine

We are often being told that red wine is good for our health, but do we really know why? In countries where red wine is consumed in larger quantities, such as Italy and France, there is less of a problem of heart disease and fatal strokes. Whereas, in countries like North America and the United

Understanding Cake Baking Language

Cake baking language like beat, cream, whip and etc sounds almost the same. Actually they are slightly different. Here are some tips to help you understand this language better, hoping that it will help you bake a perfect cake all the time. 1) To Beat – Mixing rapidly with a hand held whisk or a

Can Wine Research Ever Be Believed-Pros and Cons of Alcohol

A title of an article appearing in the March 28, 2019 issue of The Spectator by Christopher Snowden, “The Campaign to Make Alcohol ‘The New Tobacco’”, seems to be more than a shot across the bow of all thing’s alcohol. Over the last decade there has been an increase in dueling research findings purporting the

Is Wine Good for You? Reading This Could Change Your Life!

In these health-conscious times we live in, people are always watching what they eat. However, now it seems people are also starting to watch what they drink. Alcohol is usually blamed for many long-term health-related illnesses, but is it really deserving of this reputation? Many wine enthusiasts will tell you about it, pointing out the

Outrageous Orange Souffle From Scratch

Want to impress them with a fruit soufflé? You can easily make this in a casserole versus in individual dishes. I’ll show you tricks for 2 types of soufflés, this is an easier dessert to make than most people think. So go ahead, impress someone you love today, easily! You can prepare the soufflé then

Wine Cellars and Wine Storage

Many boomers are very serious about their wine collections and want to protect their investments. Many are looking to have wine cellars built or wine coolers installed in their kitchens. A good bottle of wine usually never lasts long in my hands, but I figured I’d pass along some wine storage tips for those planning

Popular Japanese Dishes

The Japanese are known to love their food and this can be seen by the number of takeaway and restaurants that have become well established and cooking programmes on TV are now showing more far eastern cuisine dishes. The West has now embraced Japanese cuisine and seafood is a popular dish served at many restaurants,

Simple Crockpot Meal Ideas

When dinner has to be easy to make and appeal to the whole family, using a crockpot for a simple meal ideal is a great way to do both. The crockpot is a very versatile appliance, especially if you tend to have a busy schedule. Simply add your ingredients, plug it in, turn it on,

Tips For Preparing Chicken Stock For Chicken-Based Soups

When people see a recipe using chicken stock, more likely than not, they open a can or box of chicken stock from the supermarket. What they might not realize is that making homemade chicken stock is really no more difficult than boiling water. The only difference is that you add some vegetables and spices to

How to Prepare Chicken Saagwala

Punjabi food is known for its spicy flavour. This is an indigenous Punjabi dish which is locally called Murg Saagwala. If chicken and spinach would blend in a juicy, succulent and nutritious fusion then it is certainly a recipe for Chicken Saagwala. Ingredients: 1 cup of chicken ( Cut the chicken into pieces) 3 cups

Seared Chicken Breasts With Roasted-Cauliflower Puree

Cauliflower is at its best during fall and winter, and roasting it is one way to bring out its deepest, richest flavor. Add creamy roasted garlic and chicken broth for an easy, delicious addition to pan-seared chicken. Note: While raw cauliflower is virtually white, roasting it turns the florets a wonderful caramel brown color, so

The Wine Lover’s Guide To Craft Beer

If you’re the type of person that notices everything that’s a little different at your local watering hole, you’ve no doubt noticed a change as to what is on tap behind the bar. Where once you saw some of the biggest beer companies on the planet, you now see some slightly obscure craft beer offerings.

South American Famous Dessert – Dulce De Leche

Dulce de leche is a favorite in most South American countries. It can be eaten as a dessert, as part of a dessert, filling cakes, topping cakes, as candy, over toasts, over loaves of bread, with crackers, or by the spoonful! In each country dulce de leche has a different name and its recipe is

Hobo Corn Bread

What could be better than campfires and s’mores and hobo pies? Well, summer camping season may be over but now is the time to use the home fire pit in the crisp, fall air. So don’t put those pie irons away yet. Invite some friends over, kindle the fire and try out this hobo corn

Fried Japanese Tofu Recipes

To make these fried Japanese tofu recipes you will need: 1 – 2 blocks of extra firm tofu Potato starch Oil (I used olive oil) Sweet rice wine Soy Sauce Other ingredients you may use are scallions, mushrooms, ginger, dashi, daikon radish, Nori My Happy and Delicious Accident

Healthy Eating: 3 Delicious All-Veggie Dishes to Try

Starting to eat healthy is no easy task especially if you’re not fond of eating fruits and vegetables, which will be the bulk of your new diet. But who says that you can’t turn these nutritional powerhouses into extremely delicious dishes? The key is to experiment in the kitchen and find what suits your taste.

Simple Vegan Pancakes Recipe

So you’ve recently become vegan, and you don’t know what to have for breakfast. Cereal is out of the question because of milk, and you don’t feel like having toast. How about some delicious, easy to make, vegan pancakes! Yes it is possible to make delicious pancakes without the need for milk or eggs. This

The Finer Points of Tasting Whiskey

Walk into any bar, restaurant, or liquor store and the offering of spirits are staggering. There are literally thousands of vodkas, gins, whiskeys and liqueurs available for the consumer. While wine and beer tastings have been popular for a number of years, whiskey tastings are only just beginning to find an audience. The reason? The

Alcoholic Beverage

The word ‘Beverage’ has been derived from the Latin word ‘bever’ meaning rest from work. Beverages are potable drinks which have thirst-quenching, refreshing, stimulating & nourishing qualities. By refreshing one means the replenishment of fluid loss from body due to perspiration. Nourishment is provided by the nutrients in the beverages. Alcoholic beverages affect the central

Top 10 Irish Whiskeys You Simply Must Try

Irish whiskey has always been a favorite drink among people since time immemorial. We always seemed to have an occasion to serve it with. But has there ever come a time that you were unsure of which is the best Irish whiskey to serve? Let me help you. Let us take time to check out

Douro Wine Region – World Heritage

Alto Douro Wine Region globally recognized by UNESCO as world heritage. Alto Douro wine region is a representative area that characterizes the vast Douro Demarcated Region, the oldest regulated wine-growing region in the world and where some of the best wines in the world are produced, Douro wine and Port wine. With the recent distinction

How to Open a Wine Bottle With A Leatherman Wave

Imagine. You are hanging out with some friends. In the cupboard you have those bottles of wine you are “saving” for a special occasion. Suddenly you a an epiphany. If I don’t drink those bottles of wine now I never will! So you say, “Hey guys anyone interested in a bottle of gold medal winning

How to Make Wine – Adding Flavor to Your Homemade Wine

Whether you are already making your own wine or just pondering jumping into the rapidly growing hobby, one thing that you will want to experiment with is adding or changing the flavor of your wine. Sometimes, just fermenting the fruit or grape juice doesn’t produce a taste that seems “full”. There seems to be something

Italian Wine Label Rules

For thousands of years, the Italians have always been a highly creative and progressive people. However, when it comes to weaving through the maze of Italian wine labels, their wine label creativity can frequently be a hindrance as opposed to a help. There are two parts to any Italian wine label that consumers should pay

Buy Your Wine Direct From the Winery

How wine is sold is subtly changing. Until recent history wine was sold through an arcane system known as Three Tier Distribution that came about when prohibition ended. The winery or brewer or distiller has no choice in how they get their product to market. Gradually however, this is changing as states approve wine being

What’s the Story Behind Red Cat Wine?

Red Cat Wine is produced by Hazlitt Vineyards. The wine was originally known as HHJ Wine, also known as Red Catawba. It was named after the native grapes from which it was made, and eventually received the appreciated nickname or Red Cat. The wine’s history entails an intriguing story of seduction and youthful indiscretion. The

Beautiful Wine Labels – Should Prime Cellars Go Paperless?

Within the wine labeling industry, screen printed labels or Applied Ceramic Labels (ACL) occupy just a small slice of the overall pie. While paperless bottle labeling techniques have yet to be widely adopted in the U.S., many existing paper label designs are actually perfect for ACL printing. Prime Cellars is an example of a winery

Should You Drink Red Wine?

You definitely should consider drinking red wine if you drink alcohol. Considering the health benefits of red wine and how enjoyable the experience can be, I think that red wine is the logical choice for the drinker. Let us begin by looking at the health benefits of red wine. To understand these benefits requires a

Making Great Wine – It’s (Almost) All in the Yeast

The difference between an average homemade wine and an award-winning one often lies in yeast selection-an unknown or often ignored practice in home winemaking. Sure. Making good wine involves growing or buying good fruit and sound winemaking. But making wine-and certainly making great wine-goes beyond buying grapes or juice and then pitching yeast, any yeast,

How to Document Your Wine Collection

Concept Documenting a wine collection is not rocket science and it does not need to be tedious; it should be a fun and easy task. The process is simple, and anyone with a pen and paper, or a computer, can do it effectively. Proper documentation allows wine lovers to keep their inventory in proper order,

Why California Wine Is the Best

America is ranked 4th worldwide, in terms of wine production; thanks to the substantial quantities produced in the Golden State of California. California’s wine production, remarkably, accounts for about 90% of United State’s entire wine production. To be specific, more than seventeen million gallons of wine are produced in California annually. Following are top American

Occasions For Drinking Rose Wine

Most wine professionals and experienced people do not enjoy rose wine due to poor public view in the wine world. A rose is considered to be unsophisticated and plain. While this can be true sometimes, it is not necessarily a bad thing. You should drink wine for yourself, not for other people. If the wine

Pasta With Grilled Shrimp and Garlicky Fresh-Tomato Sauce

Some of the best pasta sauces are the simplest. Here, fresh tomatoes cook quickly in a little olive oil and plenty of garlic, then get a bright finish with lemon zest and fresh lemon juice. Quick, pan-grilled shrimp adds smoky, briny flavor in this casual dinner for two (easily doubled). Serves 2 Ingredients 4-5 oz

Simple Avocado Pasta Recipe

Avocados are a highly nutritious fruit, that can be incredibly versatile when it comes to their culinary uses. This article is going to provide you with a simple avocado pasta recipe, that you can use as either the main course in a meal, or as a snack. I had previously read about this recipe online,

Healthy Meal of the Week 31 With Healthy Leftover Idea

Healthy Meal of the Week: Slow Cooked Chicken, Brown Rice & Corn Cob Healthy Leftover Idea: Chicken Sandwiches Here’s an easy-to-prepare meal using your wonderful slow cooker that may likely be sitting sadly in the corner of your kitchen waiting patiently to be called upon. When planned accordingly, this meal can be all ready to

What Is Tofu and What Should You Do With It?

Half of the time I buy tofu at the grocery store a curious cashier asks, what I’m going to do with that tofu, or what do you do with tofu in general. These are probably not people, who are going to rush out and eat tofu, but they don’t know, and they truly want and

The 6 Best Types Of Foods For Good Sex

Improving your sex life can be a lot easier. You do not need to stuff yourself with those mostly medically unproven aphrodisiacs. What you need to do to get a robust sex life is simply to let your body digest a broad range of vitamins and nutrients from your daily diet. The basic requirement for

3 Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes For Kids

People of all ages, not just kids, love their sweet treats. Whether it’s cake, ice cream, donuts, candies or pies, we all have that cravings for sugar from time to time. Children, especially, are fond of sweets. You don’t want to deprive your little ones of dessert so just try for healthier alternatives! Here are

Healthy Snack Ideas For 2-Year-Old Babies

By the age of two years, the kid should be eating three healthy meals a day along with snacks. Offer food with different flavors and textures to your child. Offer finger food to your child as at this age kids love to eat on their own. A child continues to develop his or her feeding

Unique Wedding Cake Ideas

A traditional wedding calls for a church venue or romantic location, a white gown for her and a black tux for him, attendants, a bouquet, and a cake. All of these factors can be rather generic, or an imaginative bride can stamp her personality on the whole affair with just a few small adjustments. An

5 Tips to Follow While Making Cakes

Yes it is true that making a delicious cake can be an extremely difficult task most of the times. It is a naturally difficult task and there is no need to complicate things as far as preparing a cake is concerned. You can follow a few helpful tips that can assist you in the process

How to Preserve Homemade Tomato Sauce

There are several methods to preserve homemade tomato sauce, which allows one to make healthy pasta sauces from fresh tomato products and use them throughout the year. This is a great way to have a better product — one that uses olive oil instead of canola, and minimal sugar, for example — than what’s available

Chicken Coop Roosts – What is the Best Size?

If you think about this, virtually no component of a new hen house is unimportant, and that goes for the chicken coop roosts as well. That’s where ones chickens rest, and designing a chicken coop roost that fits the requirements of a person’s birds is important. Those that may be a new comer to raising