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  • Luxury Chocolates – The Perfect Chocolate Gift  By : vishnu s
    With Mothers day round the corner the perfect gift that would encompass all you long to say to the lady who gave you life is a box of luxury chocolates.

    Chocolate has many beneficial factors both mental and physical. The physical element of chocolate in particular dark chocolate holds many a health benefit such as reducing cholesterol and heart disease, obviously in appropriate portions as too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.
  • Genetically Modified Food: The Benefits and the Risks  By : Katt Mollar
    This article explores the pros and cons of the rapidly growing business of genetically modified foods. There are many positive aspects to genetically modified foods, but proponents insist on their detrimental effects to people, plants, animals and the environment. Here we present both sides of the story leaving the reader to decide on their own.
  • The Special Properties of a New Zealand Green Mussel  By : Paul Easton
    Due to their limited environment and their diet, green lipped mussels are particularly rich sources of lipids and omega-3 fatty acids. These are their special properties that make them so good for your health.
  • Cocoa Beans as a Superfood and a Major Source af Antioxidants  By : Cristian Stan
    Cocoa beans have been gaining popularity worldwide, and not simply because they are used to make chocolate! Recent medical studies have proven that consuming cocoa beans can be extremely beneficial to your health.
  • Gourmet Food Cheese, Candy, and Cookies  By : Richard Walker
    Gourmet food can be anything that is better than normal in quality, and is something everyone will try, even if they are picky eaters. Often gourmet cooking has more than the normal range of ingredients, but sometimes can contain just a few, carefully selected ingredients. The same is true when it comes to gourmet cheese, candy and cookies. While they can be simple in ingredients, they are elegant and luxurious in taste.
  • Outdoor Gas Barbeque- A wonderful choice for any picnic or social get-together  By : Smit
    Lots of preparations are involved in the thrilling experience of cooking or grilling outdoor. There are countless people who love spending time in their lovely gardens. Organizing an outdoor BBQ party is a wonderful opportunity for such people to lift off pressure and stress with family and friends.
  • Not Just Sugar on a Stick - How Lollipops Are Made  By : Robert Thomson
    Oh, the sweet stickiness of a lollipop! It brings back memories of a trip to the bank or doctor's office, trading your sour apple for a grape, or licking a gigantic rainbow-colored delight at the county fair.
  • The Increased Popularity of BBQ Catering  By : Antone Williams
    Barbecue is a special method of cooking, with the direct heat of fire from hot coals, smoking wood, and charcoal. Traditional barbacoa is done by digging a pit in the ground and placing a full goat in a pot at the bottom.
  • Reduce Stress in the Kitchen with these Cooking Accessories  By : SandyDarsonn
    It is dinner time and someone forgot to take the meat out to thaw. You can pop it in the microwave and lose half the flavor, you can try to thaw it under running water, or you can put some stress on your wallet by ordering a pizza. It happens to the most careful chefs and cooks, while reaching for the cookie sheet a hand or forearm (or both) brushes against the edge of the oven rack. Pot holders and oven gloves only go so far in protecting you from burns.
  • Tips for Cooking a Healthy Meal  By : SandyDarsonn
    One of the best things you can do for your family is to cook healthy, nutritious and delicious meals. Those are some very good reasons for serving your family the most nutritious meals that you can possible make. Rice is a staple in the diets of some of the healthiest populations in the world. . Use a little olive oil to keep grains from sticking together and salt and season lightly. Fresh fruits and vegetables include fiber, vitamins and minerals that your body needs, along with extra water tha
  • Top Cooking Accessories to Make a Quick Meal  By : SandyDarsonn
    There are so many time-saving gadgets, tools and accessories that can help you make fresh, delicious meals in minutes. Whether you combine them with the new breed of fresh-packed convenience foods or use them help you make up your own “convenience foods”, cooking and kitchen accessories can make your entire life far easier. Most people would agree that getting food to the table in only half the time with the same taste would be a great improvement.
  • Some Cool Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Your Hot Summer Reception  By : Jason Hennessey
    Ideas for serving up non-alcoholic versions of popular cocktails to your guests at the wedding reception.
  • Glossary Guide to Sushi  By : Mark Etinger
    There are thousands of outstanding sushi restaurant in the United States serving millions of foodies each year. Yet many people remain intimidated by the sushi-dining process, and never allow themselves to enjoy one of the healthiest, more delicious cuisine styles on the planet.
  • Wholesale Gourmet Foods - Select the right Gift Baskets  By : Richard Walker
    These gift baskets are perfect for all kinds of events and occasion like holidays, weddings, anniversaries, and even birthdays. There are a variety of choices available and even buying a gift basket is a treat to the senses!
  • Why Copper is the Best Cookware  By : Mitch Peders
    Why is copper cookware so desired today? People all want it because it cooks food better, using less energy than other cookware, and it looks fabulous as well. Copper looks better and performs better than steel.
  • Why use Sugar Substitutes Versus Sugar  By : Esther George
    Refined sugars in the forms of sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn sugar), and high-fructose corn syrup are being processed into just about every item we consume each day. This result in an elevated level of glucose in our blood stream and elevated levels of insulin is required. However, with sugar substitutes like honey - more natural sweeteners, the body balances it better.
  • Kitchen Cookware - How to choose the best Kitchen tools  By : Richard Walker
    Your kitchen needs a good set of kitchen cookware and kitchen tools to be fully utilized. These kitchen essentials offer ease in food preparation, in cooking or baking as well as in kitchen cleanup and organization.
  • Cast Iron Cookware - Selecting the Right Baking Pans  By : Richard Walker
    A great baking pan makes a great baker. With the number of bakeware pieces that are available in the market today, getting the one that would make you the best baker could be challenging. To get the right baking pans that you will use in making your next birthday cake, pie, cookies and baked meals and desserts, there are a number of things to consider.
  • Finger Foods, The Key To A Great Party  By : Chef Paul
    Chef Paul explains why cocktail parties that serve finger foods are more festive and memorable. Some great tips to keep your guests in the fun zone, and avoid the things that can kill a party.
  • Have You Eaten Yet? – Exploring Thai Food  By : Christine Oatley
    Thai food is lip-smackingly delicious, with flavors and ingredients that are reassuringly familiar, yet refreshingly exotic. Creamy coconut milk, sweet, juicy pineapple, fiery hot chillies, sour, zesty limes, salty fish sauce and a vast array of fresh herbs and spices combine to make every mouthful a delight.
  • Coffee Syrups - A Delicious Addition To Plain Old Coffee  By : Patrick Attlee
    This article introduces the wonderful world of coffee syrups.
  • Get Cupcakes Delivered to Your Home for a Perfect Birthday Surprise  By : Cyprus Mike
    Cupcakes have a special place in the heart of everyone. Everyone remembers the sweet and homely smell of freshly baked cupcakes.
  • Charcoal Grill BBQ Mojo !  By : green-blues
    Wheel out that old charcoal grill and fire up some fun flavored BBQ! Be sure to get a nice small grill if you want to do it correctly.
  • Sweet Music to Our Ears - When PEZ Went Hi-Tech  By : Robert Thomson
    Who doesn't love PEZ? The cute little dispensers with the interchangeable heads that flip back to give us our sweets on demand are a hit with kids and collectors, alike.
  • Top Stadium Food around the Country  By : Peter Wells
    Everyone needs to know where they can get the best food in stadiums around the country, this article helps you find out.
  • Barbequing Today  By : Millard Hiner
    The art of barbequing has risen to a different level in recent years with the revived interest in wood fired cooking. Instead of using the traditional briquette grill we are finding much more satisfaction cooking over wood such as alder, oak, mesquite or whatever good cooking hardwood is available where we live. It is no wonder that every chateau in France has a wood fired cooking system. The flavor, the smoke, and the heat is unsurpassed.
  • Homemade Frozen Fruit Sorbets - a Healthy Alternative to Ice Cream  By : Yasmeen Harper
    Everybody loves ice cream but not everyone may love the results of eating too much of it. If you are interested in a delicious substitute for the frozen favorite, read how you can create this homemade and healthy alternative that both young and old will love to eat.
  • Affordable Grill Master’s Cooking Accessories  By : lisaparker236
    Make it easier to create culinary masterpieces on the grill by making sure you have all of the accessories that a grill master needs. With the tools of a grill master by your side, you will be ready to cook, even if your grilling skills have not yet quite reached the level of a top grill chef. The least favorite thing about grilling is the messy clean up afterwards. There are many more accessories for the Grill Master to help make grilling fun and easy.
  • Sit-Down, Buffet, Family Style, or Food Stations: Which Format to Choose  By : Ethan Mantle
    The task of planning a wedding, business function, or other catered event often involves choosing between sit-down and buffet style service. There are a lot of good choices. Among them are: family style service, cocktail receptions, food stations, and hors d'oeuvres.
  • Cooking Accessories That Will Sweeten Desserts  By : lisaparker236
    Therefore, when you are cooking or baking desserts, you will want to think about having these things on hand so that you can make the sweetest deserts possible. Many people overlook the sweetness that comes with fruits and fruit juices.Fruits are naturally sweet, which means that adding them to your desserts will give your sweet tooth something to enjoy, but also be better for you than lots of refined sugars.
  • Mexico's Most Popular Chile Relleno  By : Jane Butel
    The most popular chile relleno in Mexico was developed to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, however they can be enjoyed year round. The recipe for this delicious dish has been simplified so that most anyone can easily make them in a home kitchen. The original recipe took hours and hours to prepare. They can be made most anytime year round.
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association Outlines Wide-Ranging Initiatives to Bolster Food Safety  By : Brian Kennedy
    The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today highlighted three private sector initiatives that will improve the safety and security of the nation’s food supply. “The food industry is ultimately responsible for the safety of its products,” said Pamela G. Bailey, GMA president and CEO.
  • Tips On Food Safety  By : The Food Domain
    If a person wants to seek a career in the hospitality and hotel industry he should opt for a course in food service training. These courses expose a candidate to the various nuances of food preparation and safety. The companies may choose to bear the cost of such a training program for enhancing the skill of a candidate.
  • Japan: Curry Rice, Curry Buns, Curry Udon and Still More Curry  By : Tom Aaron
    Curry rice is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. The curry rice served in Japan differs greatly from the curry and rice eaten in most of the world, tasting more like a curry flavored stew. Curry is also used in other dishes in Japan including curry udon and curry buns.
  • Start Your Day with Splenda in Your Coffee  By : JoshWebber
    Many people would not think of leaving home in the morning without a cup of coffee. While the way people take their coffee is as diverse as their personalities, many people like to add a little sugar to sweeten their morning pick me up. Sugar, unfortunately, can be more harmful than helpful during your daily routine.
  • How to the Select the Best Coffee Machine For Your Business  By : Fenton Wayne
    Advice on whether to buy a traditional espresso machine or a fully automatic bean to cup system.
  • Tips for Cooking and Baking with Splenda  By : JoshWebber
    Splenda is a fabulous sweetening product that can be used almost anywhere from sweetening a glass of tea to baking muffins. Many people are not aware of how easy it is to use the product while preparing different types of entrees and side dishes. In fact, Splenda can also be used to prepare an array of tasty baked goods without the added calories or carbohydrates that come from using sugar.
  • Amazon Thunder Acai Berry Products Meet The Highest Standards  By : Gen Wright
    Aside from offering acai berry pulp which is a hundred percent organic and kosher, you can be sure that it is completely pure, without any added artificial ingredients such as sugar, syrup and cornstarch, which can be found in the other acai berry products being offered in the market.
  • Amazon Thunder and Their Quest To Provide the Best Acai Berry Products  By : Gen Wright
    The mission statement of Amazon Thunder says that they aim to provide the purest organic acai berry products made with the fruits of the Amazon to all those who are in need of an amazing healthy solution.
  • Great Party with Kustom Koozies  By : Robert Thomson
    Summer is the best time to have fun and hold great parties. With the scorching summer heat, beach and even garden parties can never be complete without great, cold drinks.
  • Cocktails: Deli Mix for Perfect Kicks  By : Dev Sri
    Cocktails are usually referred to a style of mixed drinks. Nowadays the word cocktails mean mixing of two or more types of liquors with one or more fruit juices and flavors. The origin of cocktails is said to be in the 19th century. In 1806 an American Magazine published that a cocktail is stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters… Gradually the term cocktail became very famous and trendy. Usually it is made of gin, whiskey, rum, tequila, brandy and vodka.
  • Eating Healthy Snacks  By : Robert Thomson
    We've all heard that we need to eat only healthy snacks, but how many people really avoid that tasty chocolate cake or bowl of ice cream? While we all cheat on the healthy snack rule from time to time, there is a reason we're told to snack on fruits and other healthy items instead of junk food (although the occasional candy bar is OK every now and then). While the main reason, of course, is that these foods are better for us, there are other reasons why kids and adults alike need to snack
  • Non-Alcoholic Fruit Cocktails  By : Timothy Samuel
    Non-alcoholic fruit cocktails are made by a unique combination of various types of fruits or fruit juices without addition of alcohol.
  • How to Choose an Apple  By : Colin D Price
    Find out about some of the most popular apples that you can buy in the shops or grow yourself to enjoy the freshest taste available.
  • Putting Together A Cookbook  By : Kelvin V Vinton
    An article about cooking
  • Flavor It Up with Salsas  By : Jane Butel
    History and review of fresh salsa making. Recipes for the original salsa, Salsa Fresca and for Black Bean Corn Salsa included.
  • Advantages of Using a Sugar Substitute Such As Splenda  By : mikec
    It is important to remember that not all sweetening products work equally well in both hot and cold recipes. Splenda is one great example of a sugar substitute that works very well in both hot and cold recipes. A combination of maltodextrin and sucralose, Splenda is actually a derivative of sugar. Splenda can also work well in cold recipes, making it ideal for sweetening anything from hot coffee to cold iced tea
  • Amazon Thunder Acai Berry Products Have Purest Organic Acai Fruit Ingredients  By : Gen Wright
    When you read Amazon Thunder's mission statement for the company, their goal is to "aid and support the preservation of the Amazon River region", "provide the highest quality Acai products" "100% organic, harvested and produced by Amazon Rainforest communities" and offer "only the purest organic Amazonian fruit products".
  • 10 Essential Things to Know Before Visiting a Sushi Bar  By : Mark Etinger
    Are you a sushi beginner? Never been out for an evening of Japanese seafood dining? Then get yourself ready with the following essential information about how to get the most out of your sushi dining experience.
  • Professional Fantastical Smoked Spare Ribs  By : Steve Krieg
    The primary thing to getting real roadside bbq smoked appeal is in two key things: the quality of the spare ribs and the way of smoking.
  • How to BBQ Fantastic Pork Spare Ribs  By : Steve Krieg
    There are a couple of keys to keep in mind when making smoky spare ribs.
  • Three Japanese Dishes to Try if You Can Find Them: Cold Ramen, Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki  By : Tom Aaron
    Japanese food offers more than sushi, sashimi, sukiyaki, teriyaki, and tempura. This article suggests three Japanese foods to try if you can find them: cold ramen, okonomiyaki and takoyaki. The author had never heard of these foods before visiting Japan.
  • Don't let Old Wives' Tales Nibble at Your Dreams  By : Carolyn Macleod
    Although many of us have been told that eating cheese before bed produces nightmares, recent research by the British Cheese Board shows an opposite effect.
  • Candy – The Allure of Dangerous Sweetness  By : Marc Joseph
    The sweet tooth of humanity is one of the most powerful forces in the world. The craving for sweetness is a deep, inborn drive within all of us, assuring that sweets of all sorts will be forever beloved of consumers of all ages and thereby guaranteeing strong sales of bulk wholesale candy, probably for as long as humans exist. Whether sold at discounts or in high-end chocolatiers, sugar-filled treats will be with us always.
  • A List Of Great Bars to Hang Out In  By : Ben Weissman
    Do you enjoy going to bars and spending time with your friends? It is a great way to socialize and have a good time. You can find a table where you can sit together or you can gather around the bar area by sitting on the swivel bar stools that are usually lined up along the bar. No matter where you live, you can find a great bar to hang out in and have a good time.
  • Best BBQ Babyback Ribs And Summer Fun  By : Steve Krieg
    Barbecuing Baby Back RibsRecipe Deluxe
  • How To Enjoy Himalayan Sea Salt  By : Steven Ali
    Salt remains one of the more misunderstood items on the food table. At one time, salt was the primary means of preserving food from spoiling. Over time, the development of more modern methods moved salt to the realm of seasoning. Here, salt developed somewhat of a poor image.
  • Tasty Turkey Burgers, Try One - Turkey Burger Nutrition Facts  By : Robert Harden
    The hamburger is a very popular component of the American diet. However, as many people know, a greasy, fatty, beef burger is not the smartest nutritional choice. Thankfully, there is a healthier alternative. Turkey burgers, which are made with ground turkey meat, offer an almost identical juicy taste with less fat and excellent nutritional value.
  • Why You Need Commercial Grills  By : Leonard Lim
    Are you looking for suitable commercial grills for your business? Or are you looking for a heavy duty grill to gratify your passion for cooking? I want to help you make a better informed decision. There are some things you might need to know before you make the buying decision.

    A commercial grill is often used by people and businesses that barbecue frequently. If you are using your grill as frequently as three or more times a week, then a commercial grill would be right for you. Mostly restaura
  • The Hidden Truth Inside the Sugar Free Energy Drink  By : Justin D Reed
    The sugar free energy drink is often overlooked as the ideal way to give your body the boost you need without the health risks of beverages overloaded with sugar.
  • Adding Cocoa Beans to Your Daily Diet  By : Anne Ming
    Commonly referred to as a “Super Food”, Cocoa beans contain a large amount of healthy nutrients your body needs. Cocoa beans are seeds from a cocoa tree, and they are the primary ingredient in chocolate. Including Cocoa beans in your daily diet is an easy way to give your body a healthy boost.
  • A Cookery Course in Le Marche Italy With a Difference  By : Vincent Sandford
    The use of local ingrediants are very important in the preparation of local Italina Le Marche recipes. That was the message given in this course. The delicate variations in taste and appearance marks the difference between success and failure. The secreta of combining wine with food, of mixing herbs with vegetables and the preparation sequences where the key factors of this course.
  • A Few Important Guidelines For Novice Cooks  By : Koen Naulaerts
    Meals consists of more than just food, and an important cooking suggestion to keep in mind is to include a beverage as well as food. Most meals can be improve greatly through simply adding a tasty beverage. Whether it is a great wine, flavorful sparkling mineral water or a top notch cocktail, a beverage can easily make a regular meal outstanding!
  • Barbecues - The Better Entertainer  By : Todd Submittoff
    Barbecuing of course is what comes to your mind when you think of summer! You love to enjoy time with your loved ones, and it is the summer season which promotes the idea of an outdoor get-together. However, many of them get confused when it comes to replacing the old barbeque with the new ones. Be clear of the available options before making any final conclusion on the purchase of barbeques, because it is a matter of taste.
  • Top Three Most Important Facts About Panini  By : Sabrina Rocca
    Have you heard of panini? What makes them so popular? What are the ingredients needed for panini? How are they cooked? These are just some of the questions you may ask yourself when you hear the words, panini. If you want to know more about panini, then this article will provide the top three most important facts about them.
  • Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Perennial Herbs.  By : Mark Perlik
    This article covers the basic properties of perennial herbs. I also provide a short list of perennial herbs that I enjoy and recommend.
  • Deep Fat Fryers. Healthy Or Unhealthy?  By : Patrick Attlee
    The purpose of this article is to dispel some of the myths around deep fat frying as an unhealthy way of cooking.
  • Riesling Wine  By : dgcarticle
    When people perceive the word Riesling, they picture a German white wine. While that is true, it is also incorrect to envision Riesling in such a narrow way. Riesling is a special grape varietal that is used to bear Riesling wines. Germany was the first to make a market for these wines going back to the 15th century.
  • Great Tasting Sugar Free Energy Drink from Latest Technology  By : Justin D Reed
    These days most people are looking to get the most out of the day by keeping their minds and bodies energized all day long, but don't wan't to have to worry about making healthy choices. As a result, it is not uncommon in this day and age to find those little eight ounce cans in gas stations, video stores, sporting events, and virtually anywhere that sells to consumers. The sugar free energy drink is the solution and has come a long way!
  • Dinner Party for 20 or 200 - What is the Difference?  By : Andrea Wyn
    This artilce provides some basic but very helpful information for giving a party. It also provides a design idea using guest seating.
  • How to Smoke Brisket  By : Steve Krieg
    Easy recipe for smoking brisket
  • Tips for Ordering Food in Las Vegas Restaurants  By : Ben Hughes
    If you go out to eat in Las Vegas you may be overwhelmed by the number of restaurants and dishes you can choose from. This article provides tips to help you decide where to go and what to order.
  • How to Cook Eggplant  By : Robert Thomson
    Eggplant is a vegetable that is rich in potassium and dietary fiber. By learning the different recipes that use the vegetable as a key ingredient, you can easily learn how to cook eggplant.
  • How to Cook Bratwurst  By : Robert Thomson
    Bratwurst is a special type of sausage that is made from finely chopped beef, pork or veal. To know the easy ways of cooking bratwurst, it is best to follow the steps in recipes that use bratwurst as a key ingredient.
  • How Do You Make Homemade Ice Cream?  By : Jin Singh
    Ice cream can be bought from your local grocery store but nothing tastes better than home made ice cream. You can make any flavor you like for example aroma ice cream or vanilla icecream.
  • Join Those Who Make Beer At Home  By : Marcos Wallace
    Ever thought about working out how to make beer at home? As any person who goes to the kinds of eating establishments who display the brass brewing utensils they produce their individual "house ale" in will tell you, discovering how to turn out lager the way these restaurants do is both simple and a load of fun once you acquaint yourself with the beer recipes and brewing provisions available which should permit you to make beer at home.
  • Barbeque Tips - Perfect Leg Of Lamb  By : Patrick Attlee
    Barbequed leg of lamb is a sublime dish and there is a technique that ensures that it is perfectly cooked every time. This article describes the method I have been using for years with great success.
  • Healthy Restaurant Choices: Dining Out Can Be Nutricious and Delicious  By : Julie Ann Ross
    Healthy restaurant dining has become an explosively popular trend over the past few years. As health care costs continue to spiral out of control, a growing number of people are looking for ways to trim a few pounds and shed their excess weight.
  • Enjoy a Wonderful Vacation with Self Catering In Cornwall  By : Emily William
    A holiday at a location close to sea at a place that offers picturesque beauty and a cool climate! What more can you ask for? Maybe a home away from home! That’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose to stay at a self catering accommodation in Cornwall. You’ll be able to enjoy the longest coastline in England replete with luxury resorts and attractive creeks.
  • Aromatherapy Cuisine: Using Your Favorite Oils to add Splash to Summer Foods  By : Norah Charles
    Now that summer is officially here, our home gardens are in their heyday. Spring's greens have already sprouted and given us the first gifts of the season, like bitter dandelion leaves, soft lettuces and nutrient-rich spinach. Now it's peas and squash, strawberries and raspberries. Last season you risked it and planted watermelon (and oh, what a harvest you had!). This summer you're branching out to cooking herbs and thinking of buying a backyard composting bin for all of your fertile scraps. No matter what you're growing in your garden or on your deck, the abundance of summer makes us want to eat healthy and pay attention to the earth, the real root of our nourishment.

    For much of the year, our produce is trucked in from far-flung farmlands. Once summer arrives, though, everyone gets the opportunity to claim their birthright as gardeners and cultivators of their own food. What's best, local summer harvests allow us to experiment with simple, nutritious meals. With very little effort, a meal of fresh vegetables and summer fruits can become a decadent feast. And if your simple cuisine asks for a hint of the exotic, you can harvest a bouquet of flavors from the most unlikely of places: your aromatherapy medicine chest.

    When buying aromatic oils, you should always strive to use medicinal-grade oils. These oils come from huge amounts of plant material, so it's wise to use high-quality oils from reliable sources. Of course we already consider this when we buy aromatherapy products for use on the skin. However, committing to therapeutic-grade oils has a secret plus: you can use these oils in food as well. If you've never seen your aromatherapy collection this way, just remember that smell has more control over our sense of flavor than even our taste buds! Keeping that little fact in focus, here are some hassle-free ways to use essential oils in your summer cuisine.

    First and foremost, let's address the issue of food safety. Essential oils are, obviously, plant-derived substances. While you may not want to eat a hunk of frankincense resin straight from the tree, frankincense is still a naturally occurring substance. It is not poisonous in small quantities, but it may make you want to brush your teeth immediately. Many essential oils are expressly dangerous for internal consumption, such as wintergreen and birch, but other oils can be used in small quantities for internal health as well as for cooking. In fact, the FDA has qualified many of the common essential oils as GRAS, Generally Recognized as Safe, substances. This means that, although they are not categorized as food additives, they can be consumed without apparent side-effects. When considering which oils to cook with, this is a good rule of thumb: essential oils of citruses, spices and other commonly-eaten foods are probably going to make excellent additions to your cuisine. Just be cautious when using essential oils that are known to irritate mucous membranes, such as cinnamon, oregano and peppermint.

    Now that you have the beginnings of a delicious summer harvest, take a moment to consider how essential oils might enhance the bounty. Citrus oils, like lemon and grapefruit, mix well with olive oil for salad dressings. Just add a couple of drops to two tablespoons of oil to zest up a summer salad. Lime essential oil can be blended with avocado for guacamole, and mandarin orange oil makes a great addition to spinach salad. And don't forget beverages! Citrus oils give juices and bubbly waters a great twist. Using equal parts lemon, lime and grapefruit, club soda becomes a refreshing citrus drink without the sugar or artificial sweeteners found in soda. Just remember, as with all essential oils, less is more. This rule applies to cooking, too, so use a light hand when sprinkling in these potent flavors.

    Ever thought about those essential oils derived from the bouquet of cooking herbs you've planted in your garden? Oregano, ginger, thyme, marjoram, bay and basil are ideal for cooking. If you love basil (and most of us do!) add a few drops of oil to a simple pasta of red pepper, olives and red onion, and your taste buds will dance. Or maybe you're a stir fry fanatic. Ginger oil, which is extremely powerful, adds kick to Asian food and is great for aiding digestion, too. Ever considered trying coffee with cardamom? A single drop of cardamom turns coffee into a feast for the senses. Try this blend iced on hot afternoons for a refreshing treat or even after meals. When cooking with these oils, though, remember that an excess of oil could potentially make your food inedible because they are so strong. Go easy, and consider tossing the oils in right at the end of cooking so they don't evaporate prior to mealtime.

    Not surprisingly, essential oils also enhance desserts. Two of the most well-loved dessert flavorings come as essential oils: vanilla bean and cacao. The aromatic oils, however, do not come laden with sugar, nor are they soaking in alcohol, the process used to create extracts. If you find yourself craving a sweet vanilla, try blending your essential oil with honey instead of sugar and see if your craving is curbed. The same can be said for cacao. This bitter, dark essential oil is not a candy bar, but it signals the brain the same way chocolate does. A decadent way of indulging your sweet tooth without jeopardizing your diet is to drip two drops of cacao or vanilla into yogurt and eat like ice cream.

    We think of summer cuisine, and its accompanying picnics and patio parties, year-round. The season's harvest helps us eat right and participate in the cultivation of our own food, a rare treat for many living in urban environments. Using aromatic oils to add variety and spice to our diet is easy and often enables us to forgo unnecessary trips to the grocery for specialty items. This summer, when a friend stops by unannounced and you're down to rice milk and coffee, don't despair. Take a drop of grapefruit oil and turn water and ice into a refreshing citrus drink. After all, that's how it's done in the summertime!
  • Special Events Folding Napkin for Your Elegant Table  By : Andrea Wyn
    Create beautiful elegant table decor for your next special event or wedding by implementing the different napkin folds mentioned in this article. Napkin folds, whether they are a wedding napkin or a dinner napkin, are simple and easy to do and will add to your elegant table. This article will give you step by step instructions and teach you how to fold a napkin and help you create an elegant table.
  • Potato Tops Poll To Be UK'S National Vegetable  By : Gen Wright
    AXA PPP healthcare Nutrition and Fitness survey reveals UK attitudes to fruit and vegetable intake. The humble spud has been voted the veg the UK would most like to be the national emblem of England
  • You Can Help Discontinue Oxidation within Your Body by Drinking Alkaline Antioxidant Water  By : Peggy Pollice
    Here’s how you can prevent oxidation inside your body with ionized alkaline water. Why antioxidants such as alkalized antioxidant water are necessary to sustain appropriate pH.
  • I Hate To Cook  By : Kate Loving Shenk
    A Look At The Old Handwritten Recipes From Yesteryear
  • The Benefits of Getting San Diego’s Best Catering Service  By : Richard Cooper
    Catering services are real life-savers especially if you are planning to have a big celebration. Hosting events like weddings, anniversaries, and corporate parties will be easier if you hire catering services. So if you are planning to have a grand
  • Proteins on the Top of Your Diet Plan  By : Gen Wright
    Every time you switch on the TV or flip open a health magazine, you always see some health expert recommending a well balanced diet. Have you ever stop to think about what a well balanced diet means?
  • What Are The Top 12 Culinary Herbs? (Part 1)  By : Mark Perlik
    This is a collection of the top 12 culinary herbs for those gardeners who want to know what herbs are most useful and popular for a kitchen herb garden. The herbs are listed in order of popularity and each has a little general information and tips on growing.
  • Food in Syria  By : Robert Thomson
    Food is the soul of every city and nation. A city which serves its people divine food enriches the love and affection of residents, tourists and guests. Divine food can enlighten mind and boosts up the mood. Syria is famous for its divine food and garnishing methodologies. When you’ll visit Syria and will order something to eat, you will definitely notice the way your dish is garnished. Each and every bite of the Syrian food defines taste. Syrian chefs serve all types of food with better tastes and styles. Even the simplest of the simple dishes will be served to you beautifully. Syria is very well known for its food and this is the reason why you will not be able to resist tasting every dish in your visit to Syria. If you visit some country and find food which is tasteless and looks horrible then you’ll feel like just getting out of it as soon as possible. Similarly when you get good food, you feel like staying heir more.
  • Wheat Free Foods: 5 Tips to Find Tasty Baked Goods  By : Lillea Woodlyns
    Finding tasty wheat free baked goods is easy with these 5 tips.
  • The Secret Behind A Perfect Sno' Cone  By : Robert Thomson
    Shaved 'snow' mimics real snow better than it would in a blender because real snow is made up of many different sizes and shapes of ice crystals all mixed in together.
  • What Are The Top 12 Culinary Herbs? (Part 2)  By : Mark Perlik
    This is part two of a two part series listing the 12 most popular culinary herbs for your home herb garden.
  • The Flavia Single Cup Brewing System  By : Gen Wright
    Coffee and tea are very popular drinks that almost everyone enjoy. You can find these drinks in homes, offices, hotel lobbies, etc. Traditionally, brewing coffee and tea requires special skills.
  • Different Drinks for Different People  By : Gen Wright
    Have you ever bought a cup of coffee and found that the taste is not to your liking? You wanted to throw it away but then you remembered you paid a few dollars for that cheesy cup of coffee!
  • Types of Flavia Drinks  By : Gen Wright
    With a Flavia brewing machine, you can make any type of coffee, tea, or chocolate drinks. Some of the more popular drinks that you see if cafes can be produced in just a few minutes.
  • Guess Who is Not Invited to Dinner  By : Andrea Wyn
    What do you do when someone shows up at your event who was not invited? This article discusses how to detect party crashers and what to do with them once they have entered your event. There are politically correct and well-mannered methods that work well with uninvited guests.
  • Hungry for Warm Sales Leads? Try Chocolate Covered Pretzels.  By : Rick Quatraro
    Need a fun, innovative way to obtain easy-to-close, sales leads in a warm market? Offer a delicious gift they won't be able to resist to your best and satisfied clientele along with a creative, ice breaker "gift message" to help set up an appointment in order to ask for their help- names of people they know that fit your ideal prospect profile. They'll love your gift, chuckle at the message and be glad to offer their assistance.
  • When is Honey Truly Organic Honey  By : Esther George
    Honey is very beneficial to us, especially when it is organic honey, un-filtered and raw. It is commonly used to heal burns and ease throat colds because it has many healing properties and can be used in many recipes and to sweeten foods and beverages. In addition to its antimicrobial qualities, it also can prevent scarring, and speed up the healing of tissue for diabetics wounds or sores.
  • Enjoy Cold Noodles in the Summer in Japan  By : Tom Aaron
    This article discusses cold noodles eaten in the summer in Japan. Ramen, soba, and udon may be the three most popular types of noodles that can be served hot with a broth, or cold without one. Most ramen is made from wheat flour, salt, water and kansui. Soba is made by combining buckwheat flour with wheat flour. Udon is made from wheat flour. Soba noodles are probably the thinnest with ramen not that much larger. Udon noodles are thicker.
  • Setton Farms Leads Pistachio Industry with New Safety Protocols  By : Robert Cornish
    Setton Farms leads pistachio industry with new food safety protocols that include new production lines and a Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Best New Jersey Pizza & Where You Can Find It  By : Rahul Awasthi
    New Jersey is fortunate to be among the few states with an abundance of excellent Pizza restaurants. With a large Italian population and bordered by New York on the northeast and Philadelphia on the south west, both cities with large Italian populati

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