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Garlic1

         Garlic Variety: wild, common, wide variety Part use: flower, bulb, stem, roots Actions: antiseptic, anti-viral, diaphoretic, cholagogue, hypotensive, anti-spasmodic, Apothecary: Garlic is the root of life, named by the Chinese. One of the rare plant to be recognised with universal usage. It is most valuable plant to fight microbial, bacterial & virus infections, as well as destroying alimentary parasites. Internal: Here is a list of the usage of the plant that Garlic is employed for Chronic bronchitis, Respiratory catarrh, recurrent cold,... read more

Truffle

A rare fungus that grows underground (only several inches below ground). They come in both white and black varieties. Not all truffles are created equal, as there can be considerable quality differences between truffles due to ripeness and location of harvest. Truffles have a pungent, almost magical flavor that is greatly appreciated among gourmets.     La Truffe A fungus that grows under certain trees mainly Oaks, but also chestnut, hazel and Beech                      Arguments amongst truffle scholars   The name comes from the Latin Tuber or... read more

The History of Sangría 1800s - Present

  Sangría & Flamenco in Andalusia ...   From its humble Andalusian roots during the 1800s, this wine - party festive punch was first introduced outside of Spain, at the Spanish Pavilion at The World´s Fair in 1964 in Flushing, Queens in the city of New York.   This 4 seasonal festive and bar wine punch is made from the following ingredients and each family and each tavern or restaurant has their own recipe:   Dry un-oaked or Crianza Red wine ( La Rioja, Castilla La Mancha, Andalusia and Valencia bottled red wines )  Freshly chopped Fruit: apple.... read more

Extra Virgin Spanish

Describe 'Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oils ' here   The Iberian Peninsula has always had Olive Oil, stated Basque Chef and Mentor Luis Irizar, the founding father of today´s Basque cuisine. However, over the last fifty years, our understanding and knowledge of it has been revolutionised.   Irizar told me that this quiet revolution he has observed follows as such, " For much of the past century, Extra Virgin Olive Oils were a rustic product, often made without any sense of the numerous varieties utilised. Irizar continued, while speaking of the post war ( W.W.II... read more

A Warming Welcome

  • by PeteModerator

              For many people, maybe even most people, Christmas is a time of tradition.  We gingerly pull out Christmas decorations that have been handed down from generation to generation.  We bake the same cookies our mothers used to bake for us.  We listen to the same recordings of Christmas songs that we grew up with and watch the same Christmas movies year after year, and, for many families, we prepare the same Christmas feast as it has been done for generations.  Tradition even dictates whether that meal is served on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day.  Of... read more

Thanksgiving Left Overs

Well, here it is November already (can you believe it?), and being a chef/food writer I feel compelled to offer the obligatory turkey article. And as I do, a quote comes to mind. Some years ago while attending a seminar at the New School in NYC one of the speakers was Nach Waxman, owner of the literary cookbook store, Kitchen Arts and Letters. When he sat down he gave the room a long sweeping look and then said, "We do not live in a recipe deprived society." He paused, and then repeated himself; insinuating that there are too many recipes for the same thing and... read more

Review Tutorial

Learn: How To Write A Review How To Edit A Review What Makes A Great Review? Can I Review My Own Products or Business I Am Connected To?     How To Write A Review Navigate to the page of the item you would like to review. Click "Write a Review"  There is a link near the top for this, or a button under the user reviews. The review creator has a few different fields.  In order to submit your review, you MUST fill in a Review Title, an Overall star rating, and a Full Review.  You are more than welcome to add Pros, Cons, other star... read more

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Community Profile Tutorial

Learn: Edit Your Community Profile Edit Your List Change Your Avatar Edit Your Account Change Your Password User Name Changes     Edit Your Community Profile Your Community Profile is the place for you to tell other members of the community a little bit about yourself. Navigate to your user page by clicking on the "My Profile" tab. Toward the top right hand side of your user page, you will see the "Edit Community Profile" button. Click the "Edit Community Profile" button to answer the Profile Questions.  Feel free to... read more

Image And Video Tutorial

Learn how to: Add Images To Posts And Articles Upload Images From Your Computer Embed Images From Another Site Using The On Site Tool Embed Images with Cut and Paste Embed Whole Albums from Photobucket Create And Edit Image Albums On Your Profile Create A New Image Album Add Images To An Album Edit Images In An Album Edit An Album's Details Organize Images In Your Albums Delete An Album   Add Videos To Posts And Articles   Add Images To Posts And Articles Upload and Embed an Image from Your... read more

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