Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It stands tall next to coffee and even water, imagine that. People who are sick of sodas and coffee often go to tea for refreshment. Tea is an important beverage as discussed in the past articles. Tea has been the center of some movements and even revolutions, that is how great the history of tea... Read More
Happy New Years Eve! I am a Champagne or sparkling wine proponent for your NYE toast. With that said, I believe there are a few beers that are not only appropriate as an alternative to sparkling wines but excellent in their own right and should be considered either in... Read More
A consultant I often confer with on the job once told me that he does not drink coffee with cream or sugar the second any of that stuff is added, it is no longer coffee, he said. Wise words, believe it or not, spoken to me in January of 2009. At the time, I was one who loaded my coffee up with cream and Splenda. Someones simple preference... Read More
Since moving to Japan, I have found that my level of craftiness in the kitchen has increased quite a bit. It is not as convenient (or cost effective) to go to the grocery store and buy ingredients that were commonplace in our kitchen in the U.S. I am grateful for this because it has lead me to developing more unique, interesting recipes that utilize ingredients in new ways. Jam, for example, can become a salad dressing with the addition of a little oil and vinegar. Honey can become more than... Read More
When you feel European drinks, you almost certainly conjure up French wine, Italian Limoncello, Russian vodka, probably Greek ouzo if you happen to be adventurous. Beer, even though always a trustworthy standby, may well not be the very first name on your lips.
Fact is, Beer is as much a portion of European society as fine art, meals... Read More
You can use any pasta shape you like in this. I have made it with spaghetti before, but you really need a shape that the sauce can cling towith spaghetti, I found myself slurping up the pasta and having to take a separate bite of sauce. I much prefer rotini. Penne would be good, too.
A note about bolognese
Interestingly enough, authentic bolognese is nothing like the version found outside of Italy. The real stuff, which originated in Bologna (of course), has almost no tomato in... Read More