The lush vegetation found in the Caribbean, bearing exotic fruits, vegetables and nuts, has influenced Caribbean cookery. To define any particular trend or influence is very difficult because each island has had different histories. As a result Caribbean cooking has evolved as a fusion of various influences. The English, French, Spanish, Dutch, East Indians, Chinese, native Amerindians and other nationalities brought their recipes, which were adopted and changed by West Indians.
The major ...Read the rest of this entry »
How to Grow Cooking Herbs
Grow your own cooking herbs to add fresh zest and flavor to your
Is It a Cooking Herb or a Spice?
The first thing to know in selecting which herbs to grow is the
difference between cooking (culinary) herbs and spices. The
cinnamon stick you put in your hot chocolate or apple cider is a
spice while the parsley on the edge of your plate is an herb.
1.Cooking herbs are usually the fresh or dried leaves of plants
while spices are the ground seeds, roots, ...Read the rest of this entry »
Arabian coffee is the quintessential coffee of the world. Arabia
lends its name to the highest quality coffee plant in the world,
Coffea Arabica. Arabian coffee accounts for about 80% of all
coffee produced in the world. It prefers higher elevations and
drier climates than its cousin C. robusta.
The tropics of South America provide ideal conditions for
growing Arabian coffee which grows best between 3,000 and 6,500
feet but has been grown as high as 9,000 feet. Generally, the
higher the plant ...Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone who has ever juggled home, family and kids knows how
difficult it is to create healthy meals when pressed for time.
Cooking healthy, delicious meals can be difficult, but some
advance planning can allow you to make the most of your cooking
One way to cook healthy meals that are easy to prepare is to
plan your meals around several key foods that can be prepared in
large quantities and used in several different recipes on
consecutive nights. This method of making meals last is ...Read the rest of this entry »
Italian coffee is somewhat of a misnomer if taken literally as
very little, if any, coffee is actually grown in Italy. However,
early Italians embraced coffee as if it were their own discovery
and did much to advance the popularity of the beverage worldwide.
It is likely that Italy, particularly Venice, was the first in
Europe to receive the strange new brew from Venetian trade
ships. When the drink reached Rome, some fanatic priests
attacked coffee since up to now it had been primarily a ...Read the rest of this entry »
One of those most consumed drinks in America today is coffee. On average Americans will spend up to thousands of dollars a year on just their morning cup of joe, drinking several cups a day. Coffee comes in a numerous amount of flavors and blends, and to the untrained eye all the different types of coffee may seem like a bunch of gobbledygook. But to the seasoned coffee drinker they all have their favorite blend. There's latte, au lait, macchiato, espresso, ristretto, cappuccino, and many more. ...Read the rest of this entry »
Traditionally, tandoori dishes are cooked in a tandoor, an oval
shaped clay oven with a small fire in the bottom. The heat rises
gradually but ultimately reaches a much higher temperature than
A tandoor is normally used to cook naan bread, meats and kebabs
(meat or paneer). The bread is stuck to the sides, the kebabs
stood vertically and whole chickens rested on a grid over the
For domestic cooking, a tandoor is not really convenient but the
meat dishes can be reproduced on a ...Read the rest of this entry »
Efusjon is one of the very first brands that introduced healthy energy drinks in the market. Annually, the selection of 30 energy drinks and 50 acai berry products generate up to $8 billion revenue. In seeing great potential for both products, Efusjon found a way to marry the marketable aspects of both products. The result? Efusjon Raw and Efusjon Edge. These two popular health drinks not only offers to tweak your energy throughout the day. They also carry loads of nutrients, antioxidants and ...Read the rest of this entry »
Making your own herbal concoctions for medicinal purposes is
really not that difficult. And since the best herbal
preparations are those made when the plants are fresh, the
better off you are to grow your own herbs and make your own
But even the best plants can be ruined if you use the wrong kind
of process in preparing your remedies. Your choice depends on
the parts of the plant to be used, the form in which the remedy
will be taken, and the desired result.
Remember that herbal ...Read the rest of this entry »