Teaching Children to Cook

Teaching Children to Cook

Teaching children to cook starts from an early age engaging their enthusiasm in the whole process of food and dining. From before they can handle fine motor skills you can get them involved with laying the table, ask their opinion on tastes. Play games involving trying out different foods, finger foods. After all cooking is as much about developing a good palette as the mechanics of a weighing scales. As they get older develop their own little area of the kitchen where they can develop hygiene and safety skills. Lay…

The best Wine Tour Destinations

The best Wine Tour Destinations

A wine-tasting tour can be the perfect way to explore a new or familiar region, meet the locals and soak up the true atmosphere of what is usually an exceptionally beautiful part of the world. Row after row of grapes basking in the sunlight, glorious roses planted to help keep the vines pest free and welcoming hosts offering you the nectar of the gods: This makes for a wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating break. Perhaps your budget allows you to travel to Europe and experience the sophistication of the Old World….

Tea as a Healthy Drink

Tea as a Healthy Drink

Fancy coffees, hot chocolate and assorted other exotic hot drinks can be found on every street corner of society. In fact, a sort of cult following has developed around the coffee shop experience. While these drinks can be exciting, delicious and intoxicatingly delightful to our taste buds, they often spell instant doom to any dietary balance we may be trying to achieve in our lives. Certain well known mocha drinks and lattes are well documented to have more than 1,000 calories and 50 grams of fat if consumed in their…

The Healthiest Type of Chocolate

The Healthiest Type of Chocolate

We can now add chocolate to the list of prescription medications that are overflowing the medicine cabinet. Studies show that eating chocolate regularly and in moderation can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. It is even believed that its ingredients stimulate the brain and could be associated with happiness and the feeling of falling in love, according to Dr. Debra Miller, Ph.D. Miller, who spoke at the Hanover Community Health & Education Center on Tuesday evening, is a senior nutrition scientist at Hershey Company. She discussed…

Should Cell Phones be Banned in Restaurants – No

Should Cell Phones be Banned in Restaurants – No

The whole point in having a cell phone is so you can be reached (or reach others) at any time, whether you want to or not. If you have children, wouldn’t you want them to be able to reach you in case of an emergency? For that matter, you would probably want anyone with your cell phone number (family, friends, etc.) to be able to reach you in case of an emergency, as you would want to be able to reach them in the same situation. If you receive an…

The Basics of Thai Cuisine

The Basics of Thai Cuisine

Thai cuisine is very popular around the world today. It speaks sophistication and color, light as well as spicy and plentiful but elegant. It is often thought of as exotic from its wide use of specific oriental herbs, spices and fruits. Kaffir lime, papaya, aromatic jasmine rice, coconut milk and lotus root are some of the ingredients that are frequently used. However, it is a very open and adaptable cuisine which does not follow a set of rigid rules. By just knowing the basics of the cuisine, anyone has free…

Sauce Spread Dips

Sauce Spread Dips

Cranberry sauce is a wonderful healthy addition to any meal. Not just the holiday feast. Cranberries are a great source of antioxidants. The phytochemicals are under active research for possible benefits to the cardiovascular system, immune system and as anti-cancer agents. Cranberries have moderate levels of vitamin C. They also include dietary fiber and the essential dietary mineral, manganese. Cranberry tannins have anti-clotting properties and may reduce urinary tract infections and the amount of dental plaque-causing oral bacteria, thus being a prophylaxis for gingivitis. With all this being said, I…

Recipes French Pork Filet De Lail with Garlic

Recipes French Pork Filet De Lail with Garlic

French Pork Filet De L’ail (With Garlic) How lovely to walk into a home that smells like France, the warm pungent aromas of succulent pork, gently simmered garlic and a touch of dry french Muscadet wine, circulating and promising dinner delights. Add to that a dish of Puree de Pommes de Terre and a glass of a fairly robust french red, such as a Medoc, Cotes de Beaune or Beaujolais and you have all the ingredients for an inexpensive authentic French midweek meal that is sure to impress. All you…

Salad Summer Lunch

Salad Summer Lunch

I have recently become interested in creating and enjoying unique salads daily for culinary and health-enhancing reasons. Salads are so refreshing to eat on a hot afternoon, and definitely a quick lunch that can be eaten in a variety of places – at home, in class, on your break at work, etcetera. Here are some of my unique salad creations, given in one generous serving, which can be increased for more people by just using more of the ingredients as desired. Jen’s Asian Salad Ingredients: Baby spinachBaby arugulaDried chow mein…

Recipe for Chicken and Dumplings

Recipe for Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings The best chicken pieces for making chicken and dumplings are the dark meat because it has the best texture and flavor for this dish. 2 to 3 lbs chicken thighs and legs or the popular leg quarters 1 tsp of each , thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, and allspice 2 tsp salt 3 quarts water cup sesame or peanut oil 1 quart water 1 medium onion, chopped 4 ribs of celery, chopped 1 lb carrots, peeled and chopped Wash the chicken and remove the skin. Keep the skin…