Everyday dining and entertaining at home provides a cost-effective way to host friends and family members. By doing it at home, you can save time, prepare healthy food options and avoid the restaurant’s reservation system that tells you when to eat lunch, not the other way around. But hosting dinner parties and even pulling off everyday dining can be a problem if you are not backed by appropriate utensils and glassware that can be used by guests. Aside from great food and china, quality glassware is also a requirement when it comes to pulling off a memorable dinner for family and guests.
Posted by Ann Marie on 2/18/2015
A hot cup of freshly-made cappuccino often serves as the choice drink for individuals who are fresh from sleep, who wants to shake-off the call of bed. For busy office workers, a hot coffee latte serves as a ‘wake-up call’ and energy boost for the next few hours’ worth of work. Or it can also serve as the best partner for a cup of rich chocolate cake, a combination considered by many as one of the best combination in culinary world. Coffee is universal and appeals to different individuals, thus it’s expected that there are differences on how these are prepared and enjoyed. And if you love your cup of coffee every morning, it’s best to know the different coffee preparations available.
Posted by Ann Marie on 2/1/2015
Known as the oldest scented green tea from the high mountains of the Hunan province, this select green tea is scented with delicate white jasmine blossoms. The dried tea is a colorful combination of light to dark greens with many white tips and a few jasmine flowers. The brewed tea has an intoxicating aroma that is fresh and strong, yet the flavor is mellow and relaxing. Monkey King Jasmine makes a wonderful evening tea.
Posted by Ann Marie on 1/14/2015
Chai is one of the most popular teas used in many parts of the world. It was originated from India. It is milk based tea and made up of the combination of sweetener, heavy milk and various spices and rich black tea. But the use of spices varies from place to place. It has been one of the most popular in Eastern countries. Chai tea is a great alternative to coffee. It is suited for both cold and warm regions and climates. Indian based Chai tea is made using herb supplements such as pepper, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. This tea gives a soothing and warming effect. It has natural beneficial digestive properties.
Posted by Ann Marie on 12/20/2014
It’s been years now since the world was last separated in two blocks during the Cold War. The West has won, and the division line in Europe, known as the Iron Curtain, slowly started to fade. Still, because of the years spent behind that line, some countries, and their capital cities, didn’t receive the attention from travelers they rightfully deserved. Everybody knows that, when in Europe, you have to see Paris, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Rome and Vienna, but is that really all there is to Europe? It’s not, of course. Here are three cities that used to be behind the Iron Curtain you should visit on your tour of Europe.
Posted by Ann Marie on 12/1/2014