Reflections of Travel to Africa

As a four-decade Certified Travel Agent, international airline employee, researcher, writer, teacher, and photographer, travel, whether for pleasure or business purposes, has always been a significant and an integral part of my life. Some 400 trips to every portion of the globe, by means of road, rail, sea, and air, entailed destinations both mundane and

5 Great Wine Bar Franchises

Do you enjoy the atmosphere that surrounds a great wine bar? Have you ever thought that you would like to own your own wine bar? If you desire to succeed in your own business, here are 5 great wine bar franchises to help you get started! 1. The Wine Loft Wine Bars are the up

Coffee, Wine, Weed & Health

The past few weeks have included buzz-worthy info on coffee, wine, weed and health. The three stimulants can be addictive, enjoy a robust retail market (weed in limited states) and may have health benefits. My clients and readers of this blog know my mantra-“There is no one thing that is all good or all bad

Book Review: The Slaves of Solitude, by Patrick Hamilton

Alfred Hitchcock fans may know of the work of British novelist and playwright Patrick Hamilton through the director’s experimental film, Rope (1948). Hamilton is also famous for another play turned film, the mystery-thriller Gaslight (1944). While these plays and films gave Hamilton considerable fame and fortune, he also wrote many well-regarded novels. The Life of

Fixing Wine Stained Lips and Teeth After Red Wine

Most people have been in this somewhat embarrassing situation before: they’ve had several glasses of red wine-Merlot, Cabernet, take your pick-and the evidence is all over their teeth and lips. Whether enjoying an evening glass at home or while eating out with some friends, people don’t require anything special to rid themselves of wine-stained teeth

Children’s Books Will Never Die

Page Turners In An Android World It was really not that long ago, young kids would sit in classrooms, wearing uniforms, not talking, sitting straight, hairs cut, eyes wide, and minds on; reading ancient text books fearful of the ever watchful eye of their dark overlord guardian/teacher/mentor. To breathe a word out of line warranted

One Of My Favourite Quick Pasta Recipes

Quick Pasta Recipes are very popular with many people, perhaps because of the little effort, low-cost, and variety of dishes you can turn out. The dish below is one of my favourite quick pasta recipes. Quick Pasta Recipes are regarded by many as great dishes to prepare as they have many advantages. firstly, the low-cost,

Laksha Chicken Recipe

Here is a hot and spicy noodle soup, which is great, as in one cup of flour makes it special. It is widely served in five star hotels all around the world. It is Served as a starter. Ingredients needed for this recipe: Chicken breast, cut into strips 500 grams, 1 inch piece of ginger,

Are You Considering a Homemade Chicken Coop?

Are you considering having a homemade chicken coop? Maybe you are looking to just have a few chickens for your own personal use or maybe your looking to get into more of a business venture? Chicken coops can be built in various sizes, depending on what your needs will be. It’s quiet simple! A homemade

The Benefits of a Simple Automatic Chicken Coop Door

Are you planning to raise chickens in your backyard? Or are you already doing so but are getting tired of having to wake up early and let the chickens out to get some sunshine? The good news is that you don’t have to be burdened by this. The answer is a simple automatic chicken coop

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

Nutrition’s Role in Neuropathy

Neuropathy has a wide variety of causes, and nutritional causes are a major subset of it. Neuropathy is typically your first diagnosis when patients complain with symptoms like numbness, pin-and-needle sensation, burning sensations, pain or loss of sensations. When it affects the nerves supplying the muscles, it may result in weakness of muscle, muscle atrophy,

How to Make the Best Homemade Wine

Proper home winemaking is achieved by making wine from grapes, and not from buying ready-made kits from the wine supplies shop, and then adding water! Yes, this is much easier to do, but there’s absolutely no skill in it at all – so let’s make real wine! Making wine at home can be very successful

Home Baking Business: The Tools Needed

The following paragraphs will inform you how to start your own home baking enterprise, particularly about the tools and instruments needed. If you would like to earn some income while at home and you do have a talent or interest on baking, then you really should bake cakes, biscuits and cupcakes. A home baking business

How to Make Kong Na Mul Gook ( Bean Sprout Soup)

Kong Na Mul Gook is another Korean soup that many people enjoy. This soup is more for the summer time. Even though it’s a hot soup,,it refreshes you by adding some spice in the soup. Here is how to make Kong Na Mul Gook. Here are the ingredients that you will need to make Kong

Vegetable-Barley Omelet Recipe

Vegetable-Barley Omelet A heart-healthy breakfast for egg lovers. This omelet has a contribution from every food groups except fruit. There’s barley from the Breads, cottage cheese from Dairy, eggs and beans form the Meats group, corn and peppers and salsa from the vegetables group. Try this for a Sunday brunch. But don’t stop here. With

Kid Wrestling Tournament – Concessions

Focus on simplicity for everything including the concession stand. Consumers balk when presented too many choice. Variety maybe the spice of life, but it can also make for a difficult concession stand. Focus on one or two meal type items, no more than five beverage selections, one or two healthy items and three to five

Strange Korean Foods: Pig Guts Soup

Having spent the better part of five years in Korea you can believe I’ve eaten plenty of strange Korean foods. Live octopus? Sure. Tube worm? You bet. Pickled jellyfish? Delicious. These are all fine examples of curious Korean cuisine and worth a try if you find yourself in the Land of Morning Calm. Granted, they

Wok this Way! (Part 1 of 5)

Introduction Woks have been synonymous with Chinese cooking since the emergence of Chinese cuisine. They have been used for some 3000 years in China for a variety of cooking methods, including stir frying, boiling, and steaming. A wok is a large, thin-walled, round-bottomed, metal cooking pan, and shaped like a shallow bowl with handles. The

Where Can I Find Alkaline Diet Recipes?

When you first discover the alkaline diet and its many benefits – from great levels of energy and vitality to its anti-aging properties, great digestion, disease prevention and a general uplift in health – the natural question is “Where can I find alkaline diet recipes?” The refreshing answer is that many recipes and meals that

How to Celebrate the Birthday of Your Cat?

Every pet, specially cats, wants to be pampered and treated with royalty. The felines are actually party animals. Even though they don’t socialize as much as dogs do, they still like being the center of attraction. Don’t miss a chance of pampering your feline beauties if you really love her. Don’t just pet her. Love,

How to Make Caramel Cake

Caramel cake is definitely an simple to create fantastic tasting dessert that’s certain to please everybody in the table. Even if you might have little to no baking experience, this recipe must be fairly quick for you to pull off. And yes this doesn’t need you to be a master baker or pastry chef to

How We Came to Know The Cadbury Flake

Cadbury Fake is one of the all time best British candy bars and this classic British chocolate bar has been a favourite in Britain for almost a century. From the first moment it was produced, Cadbury knew it would be a hit, and so much so they knew that they would have to keep its

Cheesecake Wedding Cakes

Cheesecake may automatically make us think about the Golden Girls or The Cheesecake Factory, but soon it may bring weddings to mind instead. Cheesecake wedding cakes have taken receptions by storm for a few reasons: allergies, fun and originality. Let’s look at each of these. Food Allergies and Sensitivities The first and maybe most important

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies – A Little History

There’s nothing that makes a person feel more at home than homemade chocolate chip cookies (CCC). It’s the kind of treat most kids grew up loving and it’s the kind of treat that most people consider as their comfort food. The thought of homemade chocolate chip cookies almost always bring a smile to most people

Using Manuka Honey to Treat Burns

There are many different kinds of burns. Burns can be caused by heat, cold, steam, light, radiation, friction, electric, chemicals, the sun, etc. With any type of burn, there is damage to the skin which is, in essence, a wound that needs to be healed and repaired during proper treatment. Most burns are usually classified

Chocolate Decadence Cookie Recipe

I am always looking for easy and rich dessert recipes to try on my family. Baking is one of my favorite things to do, but I always like to keep it simple. The best part about chocolate decadence cookies are that they look elaborate, but they are a breeze to make. If chocolate is your

Ice Cream Vs Gelato – What’s the Difference?

Some think that “gelato” is just the Italian term for what we Americans know as “ice cream”. While they are both frozen dairy desserts, there are enough differences between them to make a clear culinary distinction from one another. The differences mainly stem from the ingredients and processing methods. Ingredients Ice cream includes much more

We All Scream for Ice Cream

We may think of ice cream as a modern creation because it’s frozen, but ancient flavored ices date back to those inventive Chinese, who started eating their version as far back as 3000 B.C. Originally it was snow or ice mixed with honey and perhaps a few berries. And once again, that adventurous explorer Marco

The Origins and History of Gin

Gin is a juniper berry-flavored grain spirit . The word is an English shortening of Genever, the Dutch word for juniper. The origins of Gin are rather murky. In the late 1580s a juniper-flavored spirit of some sort was found in Holland by British troops who were fighting against the Spanish in the Dutch War

Alcohol’s Effect on Your Teeth and Gums

Alcohol, though enjoyable in a drunkard or even a connoisseur’s intoxicated state, is known to not only waste internal organs – but teeth as well. Alcohol is a napalm bomb of sugars, which, when metabolized by the saliva in the mouth, almost turns immediately into plaque. And situation gets worse because almost every drunkard forgets

The Message in a Bottle

The Message in the Bottle The message in the bottle was an old, mysterious story of the sea. Few fictional messages have had so strange an origin, and so dramatic an effect as the real message picked up by one of the crew of the Araguary in the South Atlantic on 4th May 1882. The

Creating Distinctive Alcoholic Drink Recipes

Social events are never complete without alcoholic beverages. As a matter of fact drinking has been a part of the culture and tradition of several countries. For people to enjoy the “feast” or the “drink” better, alcoholic drink recipes also evolved in terms of preparation, increased in number and variation over time. For one to

Barbecue: The Great American Pastime

Baseball may rank up there, but barbecue is another great American pastime. While its popularity is well known, its origins, its definition and even how you spell it – BBQ, bar-be-cue, barbecue – are clouded in thick grill smoke. For many Americans, “barbecue” is a gathering of friends in the back yard for food prepared

Chicken Balmoral With Whiskey Sauce

Learn how to make an amazing dish, that contains traditional Scottish ingredients. A guaranteed hit at dinner parties, or to celebrate Scottish holidays it is a fresh twist on haggis that people may not have previously encountered. Shopping list 1 Chicken breast per person 1 Haggis per three people (for generous portions) – based on

The Health Benefits of Oak Aged Wines and Spirits

There are several aspects to any health benefits of oak aged wines and spirits. The first component is the wine or spirit itself. It has been thought for a long time, and recent research seems to back it up, that moderate consumption of 1 or two alcoholic drinks per day can increase the average lifespan

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