Fun Facts About Chocolate
Chocolate is known throughout the world as a delightful treat and loved by most people. Here are a few fun facts you may not know about chocolate.
Ancient Aztecs thought chocolate had magical powers; like the ability to give them strength.
Chocolate was consumed by the ancient Aztecs as a frothy beverage, somewhat like hot chocolate we drink today.
Chocolate contains over 300 mineral properties that are beneficial to your health.
Chocolate comes from a plant, called Theobroma cacao, which translates "Food of the Gods".
Tips to Host and Organize a Dessert Party
Who does not love a dessert party, right? Almost everyone you know including your family, friends, and of course, yourself are all dessert addicts that you deem it's the perfect way to celebrate the upcoming occasion that's very important for you. It may be a birthday, bridal shower, baptism, or anniversary — whatever it is, a dessert party is always a hit among people with a sweet tooth. To ensure that you prepare a veritable feast for your guests, here are some wonderful tips and ideas on how to host and organize a dessert party.
New Years Eve Party Ideas for Family Parties
New Years Eve is always an exciting night so I thought I would give you a couple of New Years Eve party ideas for amily parties. As I mentioned on Martha Stewart Living radio yesterday, with the current economic climate continually changing, we now, more than ever, are examining our spending habits with more care and consideration. Therefore, this New Years Eve, make it a family celebration and include the entire family when entertaining with your friends. New Years Eve party ideas include having friends over for a potluck dinner and for your guests to enjoy and participate in, Guess Whose Baby Picture and family favorite board games could serve as the evening's entertainment for a family celebration.
How To Lay A Table For A Formal Dinner Party
If you are planning on hosting a formal dinner party, it is important that your table is laid correctly and that you have the correct cutlery for each course. Consider what your menu will be and then you can plan your table.
Mediterranean Food and Sun
Ok, this is my first entry in the blog and my hope is to have a very open blog where everybody can contribute, ask me about anything (about cooking and even non-cooking issues), and this way keep a very openminded blog.
I live in the greater Barcelona region in Spain, in a small village just by the sunsparked Mediterranean. This is a great place to live in, with plenty of wonderful fresh produce, as I will talk about in other posts, good restaurants, an easygoing attitude, beautiful beaches and scenery. My philosophy in cooking is using fresh, local, and seasonal produce (of course there are quite a few exceptions used in my cooking). I don't like cutting corners when I cook. Which means that if e.g. a nice, rich soup need 10 hours of cooking... that's what it gets. I also love going to the local farmers market and buy the vegetables and fruit of them. What I still haven't done though is going to the fish auction. Basically because I don't know where and when I should go (I know... very early), and if I need some sort of special license to go there. When I go I will take a few pictures though, for you to see how a real Mediterranean fish auction looks like.
Food Miles - Pros And Cons
"Food miles" are a concept that is often tossed around in environmentally concerned circles these days. You may have even seen celebrity chefs discussing the concept of food miles during their cooking shows, or seen advertisements that make you aware of the food miles issue.