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How To Throw The Perfect Wine Tasting Party

If you enjoy wine and your friends enjoy wine, a casual wine tasting can be a great way to enjoy wine together and test each other's palates. You can hold blind tastings if you really want to test your skills and the skills of your friends, or you can just get together and try out the different types of wines that you and your friends enjoy. Many formal wine tastings do not allow you to swallow the wine. The tasting is simply to get the taste, smell the bouquet and enjoy the overall experience of the wine. At your casual tasting you can feel free to allow your guests to drink the wine, but there may be sobriety issues if you do this. It is also important to realize that you may not get the full flavor and effect of the wine as you get deeper into the tastings. Either way that you perform your tasting you will want to have clean glasses for each person and each bottle. You will also need a clean white tablecloth. The white tablecloth will allow you to get a good view of the wine. The tablecloth allows y...


Useful Tips To Use In Your Kitchen This Fall

Savvy cooks will love these tricks for rescuing leftover pumpkins, storing fall cheese, using skewers and lots more!Jack-o-lantern: When Halloween has come and gone, you can make delicious treats out of jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Cut the pumpkin in two down the middle, lengthwise. Sprinkle water on two baking sheets large enough to hold the pumpkin half. Place the pumpkin halves face down on the sheets and bake at 350 degrees F. Depending on size, the pumpkin will take between 30 and 60 minutes to cook. Once the skin turns a darker color, and the pumpkin softens and collapses, insert a fork into it to make sure it is done. Take out of the oven, cool down completely, scoop out the pumpkin flesh with a spoon or knife, discard the skin, and puree in a food processor. You can use this pumpkin puree as pie filling, to make soup or a variety of other dishes.Skewer Tricks: Some cooks prefer wood skewers, while others insist on metal versions. If you are using wooden skewers, to keep them from burning, soak them in wate...


3 Healthy Ways to Cook Fish

With our busy lives, once we go home, we just want to eat and sleep. Most of the time, when we do the grocery, we tend to buy those ready or pre-heated foods that we can just microwave for minutes. However, for some who still want the taste of home cooked meals and eating natural foods, fish is one of the easiest foods to cook. Actually there are different ways to cook fish and they are:Beyond this advice, there can be as many ways to cook fish as there are, well, fish in the sea. For grilling, choose sturdy fish with plenty of fat, such as salmon, tuna, grouper, shark and swordfish. Clean the grill well and give it a light coating of oil before placing the fish on it. Lighter fish can be grilled in a basket or simply on a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil placed over the grill. However, don't cover fish on the grill; the delicate flesh takes up too much smoke and becomes over-seasoned and sometimes dry.1. Broiling is the process of cooking fish under an open flame or electric element at high temperatures. To...


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