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November, 2011

  • 20 November

    How to Make the Perfect Espresso

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    The subject of how to make the perfect espresso is one that sparks much debate among the coffee lovers of the world. How many grams of coffee should be used? Should the espresso have the consistency of honey or melted chocolate? Can you make an espresso without an espresso machine? ...

  • 16 November

    The 4 Most Popular Champagne Brands

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    For any occasion of nobility or intellectuality, Champagne is usually the drink of choice. Many people think that all bottles of Champagne are the same and do not understand that there are in fact many different Champagne brands, each slightly different to the next. As with most things, there is ...

  • 16 November

    The Top 5 TV Chefs

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    The love for food and cooking has exploded and is no engrained in our culture. We’ve turned into a country of recipe book purchasers, takeaway food fanatics, restaurant evangelists and TV chef maniacs! It’s not surprising really, as we are constantly told to eat healthier and our desire for change ...

  • 16 November

    Is Red Wine Really Good for the Heart?

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    Let’s face it; all people would do anything to have a healthy heart. The question, however, that is most crucial, is this: when is the best time to take care of the heart? The wise work hard to have a healthy heart early on by eating healthy and exercising regularly. ...

  • 14 November

    A College Student’s Guide to Stocking Up

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    I think new college students have a hard time figuring out what to buy at the grocery store. You lived at home with your parents for 18 years and you still probably never looked in the pantry and analyzed the basic foods your mom or dad bought at the grocery ...

  • 14 November

    Seven Ways to Save Money on Groceries

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    It wasn’t always that buying groceries was a major investment. Walking down the aisles, we didn’t think twice about buying a carton of milk or “splurging” on a package of blueberry muffins. Unfortunately, filling your cart toady can feel like a major financial undertaking. Practically everyone understands the pressure of ...

  • 13 November

    How To Put A Bit More Ho-Ho-Ho Into Your Xmas Dinner!

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    We’ve all been there – half past eleven on Christmas Eve, wearily peeling spuds or putting those infernal little crosses on the bottom of our sprouts.  How did it get to this?  Hadn’t you been extra careful and bought all your presents well in advance?  Hadn’t you even remembered to ...

  • 12 November

    Turkey Day: Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

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    Everyone knows what Thanksgiving dinner is supposed to look like: there’s a turkey in the middle of the table, with the usual accompaniments like stuffing and cranberry sauce. These days, though, a little variety may be warranted. There are several reasons why one might want to deviate from the usual ...

  • 12 November

    Making Healthier Holiday Food Choices

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    The holidays are often a time of excesses and overindulgence; too much shopping, too much celebrating, and way too many calories. You may not be able to reduce your spending or avoid the social whirl, but there are strategies that keep you from blowing your diet completely. Here are some ...

September, 2011