Giving up beer for wine

I have to admit that I have never truly enjoyed drinking beer. I mean, I can drink it every now and then with food that makes you want it but in general, I never felt like I really wanted to have it. I drink beer when I go out with friends because they all do [...]

Absinthe: What proof is it?

Absinthe is an anise flavor liquor which is made by distilling alcohol with herbs one of which is wormwood. We know it is strong and can get you drunk easily, but what percentage is Absinthe and what is the proof?
Here are the alcohol by volume levels of popular brands of Absinthe:-
La Fee XS Absinthe Francaise [...]

Loving wine

I don’t drink much. I have a beer or two when I go out with friends during the weekend and some times I have a glass of wine with dinner, especially during special occasions such as a birthday or holiday dinner. I guess this means that I drink socially.
Since I moved to Australia recently, [...]

Making your own Beef Jerky

Home made beef jerky
Throughout history people have made beef jerky for food and storage and necessities. There have ben lots of new methods developed such as freezing chemicals etc to the process of beef jerky.
People still love the taste and ease of beef jerky original which is generally made from beef but has [...]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

One of the most popular snacks of all time is the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Not only do little kids love this snack, but adults also chow down on it as well. When it comes down to it, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich has held up over the test of time for a [...]

Is this sauce hot enough for you?

If you ever wanted to prove your machismo, then just sprinkle your dinner with the hottest sauce you can find and then eat it without breaking a sweat. But before you rush off to the local restaurant to try this stunt, you better know how to measure the hotness of a sauce and what your [...]

How to eat an artichoke

If you are ever faced with the arduous task of eating an artichoke then you should know how to do it properly or you won’t enjoy it much. The artichoke originates in southern Europe was brought to the United States in the 19th century by French and Spanish immigrants. The tasty part of an artichoke [...]

Learn how to taste wine and impress your date

Taking your date to a fine restaurant for dinner is only half the battle in getting in her bed. You can earn extra points if you act like a true gentleman and show your and order wine with confidence. This of course would involve tasting the wine presented to you. So here is a step-by-step [...]

Oven-steamed halibut with garlic and lemon

This is a great recipe for halibut lovers. You are going to need the following ingredients,
1 1/2 pounds halibut or whitefish fillets, cut into 6 serving pieces
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup white wine or apple juice
1 1/2 cups julienne strips carrots, 3 medium size
12 slices lemons, 1/8 inch thick
Heat your [...]

Eat this tasty but ugly tomato

Tired of those perfect-on-the-outside tomatoes that have the taste and texture of MDF? Splurge on an UglyRipe tomato.
Ripened on the vine in Florida and then carefully coddled for the trip to the grocery store, the wrinkled tomatoes were developed from a French heirloom called Maramondo. The UglyRipe tomato was the innovation of Mr. Joe [...]

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