Outside the Oven: 5 Ways to Transform Your Turkey Tradition

September 24th, 2014

Turkey is a staple of Thanksgiving, and it is even enjoyed year-round by some people. Unfortunately, turkey has gotten the reputation of being dry and somewhat boring thanks to the traditional method of roasting. Here are five alternatives that will spice things up without killing the tradition.

Oil Frying

If you’ve never had deep-fried turkey, you’re missing out. The frying process crisps the skin like nothing else, and the result is a delicious, moist, and interestingly satisfying bird. It’s a bit oily, for sure, but the method is unbeatable according to some foodies. Read the rest of this entry »

Throwing a Surprise 60th Birthday

August 21st, 2014

The word surprise party has the tendency to throw most people into a sweaty, anxious, breathless state. If you’re thinking of planning a surprise birthday party for a 60th birthday, it doesn’t have to be the headache you expect. Sure, it takes a little imagination, creativity and restraint – but the look on the guest of honours face once they walk into their party is worth all the hard work! Here are some tips on throwing a great surprise 60thbirthday party.


Pick a date around the person’s birthday that is both convenient and not too obvious. Avoid holding the party on the guest of honours actual birthday, as it’s more likely they – or a family member – will be holding their own party, or at the very least be more suspect of a surprise party. Planning for the party a few days or the following weekend after their actual 60th birthday is a good way to throw them off the scent – take them out for lunch, or have a family dinner: still celebrate the birthday, and this way they won’t expect a thing! Read the rest of this entry »

7 great teas that you need to drink more of

April 17th, 2014

If you’re a tea lover and you’re looking to experience some of the best teas around then this guide will introduce you to some of the most delicious and interesting teas in the world.

7. Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea is one of the many herbal teas that is known for its health qualities. In particular it is said that this tea helps relieve abdominal gas, bloating and muscle spasms. As well as this, it’s also said to be good for those suffering nausea, indigestion and heart burn. Peppermint tea also makes for a popular choice for encouraging weight loss. Read the rest of this entry »

How to make a curry paste for a perfect taste

March 4th, 2014

In any recipe the better your ingredients, the tastier your food will be. This rule definitely applies to making a delicious chicken curry. Take some time to assemble your high quality ingredients, such as free range chicken and fresh herbs, and you’ll be good to go.

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The Legend and Lore of Meat Aging and Cure: All About the Virginia Ham

February 25th, 2014

You probably don’t give it much thought when you go to the deli or pick something up in the grocery store – Virginia Ham. There’s something magical about it. You love it. But, what goes into the curing of Virginia-style ham? What is it that makes your mouth water? What is it that makes it taste so much better than any other type of ham out there?

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