Friday, August 25, 2006

Wine Of The Month Clubs Are Perfect Solution

Many people adore wine including myself. I try to taste new types of wine as much as possible. Each month I try to take a sip of at least one bottle of new type of wine. I am one of those persons that don't like to go shopping very much. Going out and find new bottle of different wine every month or even week was a hassle for me. So I started to search and found a perfect solution. I decided to join in wine of the month club. If you are a n expert of wine, I can recommend only wine of the month club and nothing more and nothing less. Many people that love wine have never even heard of wine of the month clubs. I know that I haven't heard of them until recently. Therefore, let me tell you how wine of the month clubs work.

I belong to one of the many international wine of the month clubs that delivers a different wine or two or three every month. They come from all over the world, as the name implies. Wine of the month clubs will provide you with spectrum of wines. You may get a Bordeaux one month, a Chardonnay another month, and a Barbera the third month. Blushes and Ports are also very popular choices.

Of course, wine of the month clubs are almost never only for the very serious connoisseur. The wine of the month clubs can be a bit more expensive but it is worth it. If your main concern is quantity and not quality then wine of the month clubs might not be the best thing for you. If you are in doubt just read the article about wine values and maybe you will come around. I only drinks about a glass a day, usually after lunch. Sometimes I even drink only a glass or two per week and so my wine of the month club supplies are more than enough. I am satisfied with many different types of wine through all month. If you are like me, then you should join one of the many fine international wine of the month clubs as well. You will sure be glad you did, I have no doubt in my mind. I know that I have been absolutely thrilled.

Many wine of the month clubs will offer you a selection of wines you won't be able to refuse. You will be able to pick your wine from almost any part of the world. You may not like that because I know many people who only like white wines and hate reds or other way around. Anyway, don't get scared if you fit into either of those categories. Many international wine of the month clubs will allow you to choose the types of wines that you will be getting and the types that you will not. They will even allow you to choose specific regions if you are more partial to the wines of South America than Spanish wines. But I love to experiment and I like almost all wines and I also like to be surprised every month. If I get to choose my own wines then wine of the month club would have lost it's purpose to me. The surprise and the expectation, this is what counts. Therefor I would like to show you which wine of the month club I belong to. It is called Prime Wine and this is my favourite choice:

Wine Club 3 Bottles for 1 Month Mixed Dry & Fruity/Sweet

It doesn't have to be Dry&Fruity-Sweat, you can go only for dry or only for fruity-sweat. You can decide which you prefer. Now they have special discount where you can get 3 bottles of wine for the cost of two bottles per month. It will cost you 20$ per bottle per month. I think this is very reasonable price. Therefor you will pay less then 60$ per month for 3 bottles of wine. If you are very passionate about the wine you can save some money if you order a full year subscription to wine of the month club. That way you will save 130$! That's more then 6 bottles of wine at this wine of the month club.

Wine Club 3 Bottles for 12 Month Mixed Dry & Fruity/Sweet

Just click through and check out the variety of their products. I mean you can find almost everything there: wine of the month club, wine gift baskets, gift certificates (all can be customized; red, white, dry, fruity...), racks, cabinets, accessories, flowers (flower arrangements) and much much more. Please don't make me list up everything. Check out for your self and I promise you you won't regret it. I am very glad that I found this wine of the month club that I am a member of. I am very happy with variety of wines that I received each and every month. It may cost a little bit more compared to the wine in market but is worth it. You do not necessarily want the cheapest brand on the market though it is wonderful to find decent quality in the cheapest brand on the shelf.

Prime Wine firmly believes that the best wines are found by tasting them not advertising them. Their range is not typical. They go to great lengths to avoid the mass marketed over hyped, bulk produced selections found in so many fancy neon supermarkets. Unique quality wine experiences without the fancy overheads; that is what they do. Some clubs may be cheaper, but then so are their wines. So chip in extra penny and get the quality you deserve. If you are a serious connoisseur of wine then wine of the month can be a perfect solution for you. Even if you are not a serious connoisseur, you can become one thanks to the wine of the month clubs.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Potato Salad For The Party

Beautiful summer day. It was Friday and I was just sitting around with my friends with nothing to do. So we decided we will throw a party Saturday night. They went to buy something to drink and I was going to buy some food. I decided I was going to make a potato salad. I don't know why did I decide for potato salad but it was on my mind all day. Potato salad can be very refreshing in summer.

So, party it is. What else could you do on Saturday night? We started preparing the food the day before. Maybe you ask your self why day before. One reason is that there wouldn't be enough time on the day of the party and second reason is that you want to put it in the fridge and eat the next day. You will be really in for a treat the next day. My mother always said that potato salad was one of those things that always taste better the next day and she's absolutely right!

Potato salad requires boiled potatoes and eggs and that was the first step. If you wanna know how to boil and peel eggs the right way you can read deviled eggs article. I was preparing the potato salad while my friends made several other side dishes. I boiled the potatoes for about 10 minutes or so until they were tender. If you would like to make sure that they are tender just stick them with a fork or knife. If it goes in easily, they're cooked. Rinse with cold water until they are cold enough so that you can hold them without burning your hands. I started peeling like 10-12 pounds of potatoes that we had cooked. After one hour I had peeled and diced the eggs and potatoes. As I started chopping the eggs. This process was time consuming and it was taking me forever. Now I knew why they didn't want to bother with salad. Lazy bastards. Next thing on the list was dicing celery and onions. A final thing was the dressing. There is so many different potato salads that it would take me a whole page just to write down all kind of potato salads. There are entire cookbooks that are dedicated to different kinds of potato salad. Potatoes mix well with a whole variety of different flavors. There are dozen of different potato salad recipes out there for you to try. Once you discover a basic recipe that will suit you best, just stick with it and modify it a bit if you like, so that it will suit your taste and needs even better. Let me tell you about the potato salad I make.

I just told you about main ingredients. Once you have cooked, peeled and chopped the potatoes and eggs you are almost done. You want to add some onions (green, white, red), celery, salt and pepper and some vinegar. The rest is up to you. You can also add some sugar, chili or chili powder, bacon, hot sauce, tomatoes, basil, garlic, mustard, mayo, carrots, green beans, parsley, olives, corn, paprika, coriander, ginger, yogurt, sour cream, honey, lemon juice, orange juice... etc You choose, you decide. Experiment a little bit and make your own special and unique potato salad. Some people like German potato salad. The small difference between my potato salad and German potato salad is that when you are making German potato salad, you have to fry bacon and onion until bacon crisps and onion is tender. Add flour, salt and pepper to bacon drippings. Heat stirring constantly. Gently stir in potatoes, water, and vinegar. German potato salad has to be served warm.

Let's go back to my potato salad. Just as I was finishing up the salad my neighbour came by. His first remark was that there is not enough potato salad and that we will ran out of potato salad. I was convinced that it will be enough but he didn't let it go. So we took a bet. I said I will go and buy some extra potato salad with my own money just for him if there won't be enough of my potato salad. I mixed my potato salad in like five gallon bowl all the way to the top. I tried to convince him that this was enough salad. We also made few other salads and some sandwiches (turkey, ham...).

Amazing thing about potato salad is that it is very time consuming and labor intensive and yet a lot of hosts serve it as a side dish. Depends on how you make a potato salad. Some people do not like it with onions or celery some people don't like eggs in it. The dressing is also debatable. You can use mayonnaise or salad dressing. I believe that people in general like any kind of potato salad at parties, events and gatherings. I am amazed every time I try to buy potato salad at the variety of potato salads that are available. You can find potato salad with and without mayonnaise or salad dressing or with eggs and also without .

My potato salad was a big hit at the party and so I have received some complements. Right before party ended I put out the last small bowl of the my special potato salad. I did not have to go buy any potato salad for my neighbour but it was close. It way incredible party and you can't image how much people like potato salad. Even though I made five gallon of salad we almost ran out of it. Potato salad is definitely a party dish.

When the party ended I was relieved. Everything went well when I realized that we had a lot of cleaning up to do. Choosing plastic plates for serving a potato salad turned out to be a good idea. It was one chore less to do when cleaning up because we threw those plates in a plastic garbage bag and we were done. The party was a great success and so was potato salad. How do I know? I didn't throw away a single piece of potato salad.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

White Zinfandel Wine

Let's get back to wine. In previous article about wine we talked about wine values. Today we will be talking about White Zinfandel. White Zinfandel is a relative new discovery in the world of wine. I believe it's perfect wine for the summer. White Zinfandel is a very refreshing, smooth yet crisp, very easy to drink rose wine.

White Zinfandel is a favorite wine for many people because of its fruity nature and general appeal. It's very popular in California and Italy. White Zinfandel is also known as Zin or Primitivo in Europe (Italy). Research confirmed a relationship between White Zinfandel and Primitivo, causing speculation that White Zinfandel might have originated in Italy. dna research has shown that Crljenak Kastelanski (very old and almost forgotten grape from Croatia) and Zinfandel have identical genetic profile. Additional research discovered that another more popular grape Plavac mali (also from Croatia) is a descendant of Crljenak Kastelanski and therefore of wine, in America (California) known as Zinfandel.

You can find many types of Zinfandel. One popular style is White Zinfandel. It's a fruity flavored blush wine. White Zinfandel is usually slightly sweet and vary in pink hue. Many people think it's a mistake that wine is labeled as white because of its pinkish color. Anyhow, white is the correct term for the wine. The White Zinfandel is not actually a blush wine. The finalization process of making White Zinfandel is different than in a blush wine.

The Zinfandel grape is red and it produces a red wine. Why is the final product pink or white you might ask. The producers of White Zinfandel changed the wine making strategy. They adapt the process of creating the wine. As I stated already earlier people use Zinfandel grapes to produce a wide range of wine styles including White Zinfandel. The grape skins are holding the color. When the grape skins are left on the grape during the fermentation process you will get a red colored drink as a final result.

So why has a White Zinfandel pink hue? The answer is because the skins of the grape are left on only for a moment and then they are removed. The final product will have a pink hue because we removed the skins (they contain the red color) during the fermentation process. When we remove the grape skins we also remove the red color and only a small trace of the red color remains which gives the wine it's characteristic hue.

White Zinfandel is delicious with fish, with pasta, pork, creamy sauces and other let's call them lighter meals. It seems to have this acid that remind me of a lemon. You will be able to taste a lot of berries with this wine. Some fruit juices are added to White Zinfandels just before bottling. This is more or less just a marketing move in my opinion to create new flavored versions of White Zinfandel. But people seem to like it so why not? It became popular among the mainstream but wine connoisseurs are not thrilled with White Zinfandel. Majority of wines are superior quality and taste regarding to White Zinfandel. But these wines have please the connoisseurs and pretentious wine drinkers. Therefore White Zinfandel is a perfect bond wine that connects the wine enthusiasts and average wine drinkers.

White Zinfandel should be drank at around 54°F (12°C) which is warmer than fridge temperature which is around 39°F (4°C). Take it out of the fridge an let it worm up a bit before consuming it. That way you will be able to experience those gentle flavors and smells that we mentioned earlier. Important thing to know about White Zinfandel is that Zin is not an aging wine! It won't get better with years passing by so drink it as soon as possible.

White Zinfandel is not the only wine created through this unique process There are many tasteful wines created through the same unique process. As a matter of fact now you can find white Merlot on the market. White Zinfadel is favorite among mainstream wine drinkers because it goes great with a food on picnics and barbecues. Or if you wish you can just chill out with it after a hard day at work. So if you haven't tasted White Zinfandel yet I am sure you will taste it now. Relax, sit on a sofa or wherever you feel comfortable and enjoy your first sip of White Zinfandel.


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Deviled Eggs Are Great Appetizers

I think it's time to talk a little bit about appetizers. To some people appetizers are not that important. I am among people who think that appetizers are important. Today I will be writing about deviled eggs. Deviled eggs can be great appetizers.

There are so many great new recipes for appetizers out there these days. Every time people get their hands on a popular recipe you'll able to see this dish on almost every party or a banquet. There is nothing that special and popular on a recipe that everyone is using. I am not saying it won't taste good, you just might consider to do something a bit different. It might not be a bad idea if you would look for some old recipes. These recipes are many times forgotten but they still manage to satisfy even very demanding guests. This way you will avoid comments like: Oh, we were having this same appetizers at Dave's last week and at Susan's the week before that. Make the appetizers you don't see at every party. I know one crowd pleaser that won't disappoint you and it is called deviled eggs.

Deviled eggs are delicious appetizers that are easy to make and serve. The basic recipe can be prepared in no time. One positive characteristic about deviled eggs is that you can do the majority of the preparations in advance. There are many things people have to take care of on a day of a party. That day is normally very busy and a lot of tasks need to be done. But the day before is intend to make preparations. So one or even two days before the party you can start making your deviled eggs.

As mentioned, deviled eggs can be made very easy and very fast. Even though you might consider to take some extra time and put some extra effort into your work. It will pay off at the end. I will tell you about some tricks and tips on how to make your deviled eggs not only tasteful but to look good too.

First thing you want to do is place the eggs on their sides and let them rest a few hours or overnight. This way you can better center the egg yolks in their shells. Take eggs out of the fridge a half hour before you start cooking them. This way you will avoid or at least reduce the temperature shock. Place the eggs in large pot of water and cover the eggs by about an inch or so. You don't want the eggs to be tight together because they might bump into each other and crack. Once set, you want bring eggs to a boil. Keep the temperature just a notch from the max while the water heats up. This will also help preventing eggs from bumping into each other. Add a teaspoon of salt into water. This will help you peel the eggs later on. Once the eggs start to boil take the pot off the heat. Leave the eggs covered for half hour or so. After that time place the pot in the sink and run cold water over the eggs and let it run for several minutes (10 minutes or more). Or you can put them in another bowl with cold water, you may also add cubes of ice in it if you want (this way you will safe few gallons of water). Cold water will stop the cooking process and will insure that the yolks will not turn green. Dry the eggs and place them in the refrigerator. If you are in a hurry or your party is the same day you boiled the eggs, then don't put them in a fridge (or maybe just for ½ hour). Simply continue with making deviled eggs.

Peel the eggs on the day of a party. Take the egg and give it a few gentle taps on a hard surface. But be careful, don't tap it to hard. Eggs should be cracked all over the surface. Then place the cracked eggs back into your cooling water. Allow the egg to sit for another 10 minutes or so. Some water will get under the shells to help peeling. After that the hell should slip off easily. If it doesn't, try to peel the eggs under running cold tap water. This process is slightly time consuming. The prize will be perfectly round eye-catching and tasty deviled eggs!

Cut the eggs lengthwise after you have peeled them. Use a knife with a clean not serrated edge and cut cleanly through the center of each egg. Gently remove the yolk from the whites. You will want to arrange the whites in a single layer. Put the yolks on separate plate. It is a good idea to keep the extra deviled eggs and keep them cold.

Next smash the yolks with a fork. When the yolks are smashed they will might seem a little dry. there must not be any lumps in smashed yolks. This will guarantee you nice smooth fillings. Filling with lumps? I don't think so. What you add to the yolks is up to you. Majority of people add mustard or mayonnaise or both. Seasoning is indispensable. I saw people using cream cheese. You can also add vinegar, onions, olives or garlic or mixture of these ingredients. Whatever works for you and your guests. You can put a bowl with the yolk mixture into the fridge to chill before filling the whites. You can use pastry bag to make deviled eggs more stylish. This way you can achieve many interesting shapes of yolk mixture for your deviled eggs. If you don't want to complicate things you can just spoon the filling into the whites. If you want you can garnish with pinch of parsley flakes or paprika or sliced green olives if you wish. The yolk mixture holds its shape. That's why you can make all deviled eggs up at once and then serve or you can take them to the serving plate as you need them. If you own a cooling buffet table you serve the deviled eggs right there. It is more convenient. You can also make potato salad for the party if you want.

The deviled eggs are appetizers that will never stay long at a party. Actually they will be first to leave the party. :)Deviled eggs are simple to make and even easier to consume. They can make a nice treat for your friends and family on any occasion. You can store them in the fridge a day or two prior to consumption. There are some lovely deviled egg plates you can use. Even most of vegetarians eat deviled eggs so you will have one problem less to worry about. Deviled eggs simply rule!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Bottled Drinking Water Phenomenon

Maybe a strange tittle for an article but in order to understand this tittle you will have to read entire bottle drinking water article. I am almost sure you will find your self somewhere in these words. It is very much possible that you will find some information on bottled drinking water that you didn't know about.

It is interesting how our society has changed in last couple of years. When I was a kid there was no such thing as bottled drinking water. If you were going to buy something to drink the largest selection was soda. The toughest decision that had to be made was to purchase it in a returnable bottle or can. Now the market is filled with a variety of bottled drinking water in many interesting flavors. Amazing how things turned out. There are so many choices out there that people just get confused and in the end they are not sure if they are really buying product that they actually need.

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Do you use bottled drinking water? If the answer is yes then, according to NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) you belong to the half of American that also buy bottled drinking water. Bottled drinking water is four billion dollars worth business. People started buying bottled drinking water for various reasons. First of all many people hate the taste of tap water. Various studies confirmed that the drinking water supplies in certain regions may be contaminated. Those majestic glaciers and snow capped mountains lead us to believe that bottled drinking water is pure and safer to drink than tap water. If you check the NRDC’s website at NRDC you will see that this might not always be the case. Another reliable source on bottled drinking water is the WHO. For more information you can visit their website at WHO to get another point of view. Be careful when buying bottled drinking water. You might be buying regular tap water that has been bottled and then sold.

So why are people spending so much money on bottled drinking water? As I mentioned earlier some city tap water may smell bad and tastes funky. This reason would be enough for me right there. That is not the only reasons why people decide to buy bottled drinking water. It is convenient too. Check out how many people are carrying bottled drinking water around. It is everywhere. People have a bottle of water in their car, on their desks and they carry it to office meetings. Many companies have a break room where people can refill their water bottle. Bottled drinking water is and should always be an option to all caloric beverages. There has been much discussion the past few years about the contamination present in public water supplies. Bottled drinking water is just safer and purer than tap water. This is the reason why bottled drinking water companies are doing so well. Another reason why people choose to purchase bottled drinking water is awareness that they should consume plenty of fluids during the day. It is a scientific fact that you should consume a minimum of eight glasses a day. It is interesting to know that most diets include eight glasses of water per day. Just one more reason why you should drink this much water every day.

Walking down the street or in the mall you can see people carrying a bottled drinking water. When I go for a walk around the neighborhood I see other people with water bottle. It looks like our society is almost addicted to water bottles. But before you start making regular expenditures for bottled drinking water you may want to check out the brand. It is important that you make a research on a brand you are considering to consume great quantities of. for instance, has a very customer friendly website at where you can find answers to most if not all of your questions about this popular brand of bottled drinking water. Just check out the next label of water you considering to buy. Make sure if they have a website and just what type of information they provide to their costumers. If they don’t provide what you want to know, then I’d be checking out another brand, or just sticking with the tap water. If they don't provide any information you could be buying just regular tap water.

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I hope that this article on bottled drinking water taught you something new. Don't go out there and buy bottled drinking water just because your neighbour bought it or anybody else for that matter. You have to think it over if you really need bottled drinking water and if you do, you have to choose wisely. Now you can carefully choose the bottled drinking water on-line. Don't forget to check the descent of bottled drinking water you intend to use, because sometimes you may just be buying tap water that has been bottled.

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Friday, August 11, 2006

Meaning of Wine Values

Most teenagers and also adults don't know or don't want to appreciate true wine values. They buy cheap wine regardless of it's value, just to get drunk or save some bucks. In order to truly find wine values you have to look at the much larger scale. You do not necessarily want the cheapest brand on the market. Although I have to admit that it feels nice to find decent quality wine that is not to expensive. At the same time you have to be aware that you don't always find the best quality wine with a high priced purchase.

You can decide to find a good wine just by experimenting a little bit. You do not need to purchase more expensive Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon. Try looking into a wine that is lees expensive but also has quality wine values. Try Pinot or White Zinfandel instead. You won't feel satisfied if you will pay too much for a bottle of wine that you will not enjoy. Getting a good deal on wine is just as important as getting deal on any other product. It simply feels good. It feels good knowing that you have found true wine values in a brand you selected.

You may find some wine snobs who only like a wine if it costs huge amount of money. It may be so in some cases but only with people who find their wines by the price and not by wine values. More expensive does not stand for more value. There are many things to consider when purchasing a wine not just price. Wine values involve much more than finding a brand on the shelf that is most expensive. A good deal on the wine can provide you a great feeling of satisfaction. To achieve that feeling you do not need to spend a large amounts of money. Don't get me wrong, in most cases cheapest wines don't have the quality. You just have to be careful when buying expensive wines, because they don't all deserve the rank or the price they are getting.

I suggest you try wines from different regions. Europe (France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Slovenia), South America (Chile, Uruguay), South Africa, Australia and New Zealand have wonderful wines for relatively small amounts of money. Before going abroad you should try your local winery. maybe you will discover some local wine treasure. If you'll buy in bulk they will probably offer you a discount. If you want to experiment with all those wines I have found a way you'll always come on top. Wine of the month clubs are perfect solution. Check them out and you may find something for your self.

The goal is getting the most out of your money. Getting the best quality for the most reasonable price is the game. Don't choose the bottom shelf brand right a way but try to find a brand of superior quality for few extra bucks. No matter what, the best wine values are subjective in nature. You may love the simple red wine that many other people would despise. Your enjoyment is all that matters.

I hope you find this information useful and that it will help you next time when you will purchase a bottle of wine. Just remember that wine values are more important than price.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Discover Different Types of Chocolate

When I discovered a chocolate as a child I was immediately hooked up. I mean I wanted to have chocolate treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But my mother wouldn't let me of course. I love all types of chocolate and I enjoy every moment eating it. One time my mother tried to make her own type of chocolate but it wasn't that good. The art of making different types of chocolate treats is probably best left to the professionals.

However, any baker who has a family member who loves the addictive candy will attest that the dream of making the perfect chocolate creation is a dream that few have mastered. The art of eating chocolate is a skill easily mastered by people everywhere. It takes little more than an initial exposure to the popular sweet to acquire a taste for it.

There are different types of chocolate and a sophisticated palate knows the good from the bad. Professional and novice confection enthusiasts know that even the least sophisticated palate will detect if the wrong type of chocolate is used. Chocolate comes in many forms: unsweetened, semi-sweet, bittersweet, milk chocolate and white chocolate. For those who are up to the challenge, here are different types of chocolate that are appropriate for different creations.

Baking chocolate is typically used for making such classic treats as cakes, brownies and cookies. This type of chocolate has a distinctively chalky taste and texture in comparison to the other types of chocolate. However, it is ideal for baking these kinds of desserts because it works great together with other ingredients that provide smooth texture like eggs and butter. The baking chocolate is designed exclusively for baking but it isn’t one of the types of chocolate used for eating in its pure state. You don’t want to eat it alone.

Cocoa powder is one of the types of chocolate used for recipes that result in frostings and sauces. The popular form of the sweet treat can commonly be found in drink mixes. The dry powder is usually mixed with either hot or cold milk to make cocoa beverages that remain favorites for children and adults alike. Cocoa is sweet enough by it self but you can add some sugar if you like.

White chocolate is not really chocolate at all because it contains no cocoa. However, it is included in the different types of chocolate. The white form of the treat has the texture and consistency of the dark version but the basic ingredient, cocoa is missing from this version. White chocolate is ivory-colored (white chocolate made with vegetable fat is white-colored) and is rich and creamy. It's sweet and subtle flavor complements other ingredients in baking.

The various types of chocolate mentioned here are a just a few available for eating, drinking and baking needs. With a little experimentation and innovation in the kitchen, you may develop a new type of chocolate to share with the world.

I hope you will do better than my mom and that you will develop the type of chocolate that you will like and enjoy .

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Delicious Omaha Steaks

Unless you are a vegetarian you will simply love this article. I will be talking about Omaha steaks. I hope you will enjoy it.

If you have never had the opportunity of experiencing the savory taste and texture of an Omaha steaks, then you have never had truly experienced a real piece of meat. There is no better experience than big and juicy Omaha steak with all of it's traditional sides and fixings. Omaha steak can be used on many different ways in many different recipes. Omaha beef is tasteful in almost any recipe and wonderful with a glass of White Zinfandel. It is a wine that will emphasize the savory flavor of Omaha steaks. Just remember to choose your wines by the wine values rather than by the price. The most expensive wine is not always the best wine.

Omaha steaks originate from Midwestern beef cattle It's an area in and around the Omaha region. Beef cattle is grain fed, processed, packaged, and transported all around the States and even around the world. You can't compare the beef from Midwest and beef from other parts of the USA. It is nice, soft, tender and full of flavor. As a matter of fact you should keep the use of steak sauce or other spices and seasonings to a minimum. This way you will preserve the incredible taste of the Omaha steaks.

Omaha steaks are on the menu at most fine dining restaurants across the country. Once you have this fine piece of meat in your mouth you’ll never want to settle for anything less! Ask around at your local meat shop or try look for Omaha steaks in the yellow pages. Omaha steaks can be purchased at many local meat shops and markets. Also check out specialty meat retailers.

If you can't find it in local shop or market then order online and Omaha steaks will be delivered to your home. Omaha steaks can be purchased online at, or from one of retailers. Omaha Steaks has a great selection of appetizers, premium beef, pork, veal, poultry, lamb, pasta, seafood and desserts. If you’re looking for Omaha beef recipes, STOP! Look no more! An excellent selection of cookbooks, specialty selections, seasonings, sauces, are also available. You can buy it for yourself or as a gift for someone else. That is why they have monthly and quarterly gift plans available. I have to admit you will be paying more money for Omaha steaks, but you won’t be able to deny the taste and the quality of this meat.

Omaha steaks are delicious no matter which way you decide to prepare the meat. You can satisfy your appetite by making them on the grill, seared, broiled, sauteed, baked. It can be paired with potatoes, seafood, salad, pasta, vegetables, rice or most any other side dish. Indulge yourself, you won't regret it!

Bon Appetit

Friday, August 4, 2006

The Banana Bread Story

I love banana bread and I keep it on top of my list as one of my favorite dishes. I just love the way it tastes, the smell and everything else about it, I just cannot resist to it, it's so good.

Banana bread was and still is one of the most wanted and desirable sweet bread recipes ever. Some people grew up with a secret favorite family recipe that had been passed on from generation to generation. So tell me, how would you like a few ideas for a new touch on banana bread? There are so many different variations of the traditional recipe that you would not believe! If you have some doubts you can always look to recipe books or on the internet. Majority of banana bread recipes are very similar, but it is the unique approach taken by each creative cook that makes the recipes versatile in taste and texture.

There are countless modifications of banana bread recipes that can be done. this is the reason why it is so versatile. Everybody would like to spice it up a bit by adding various types of fruits and nuts in addition to the traditional banana bread recipe. This way you can individualize it and make it a little bit unique. Lets take a look: there is blueberry banana nut bread, apple banana cake, Bisquick banana bread, sour cream banana bread, chocolate chip banana muffins, cranberry banana nut bread, banana pineapple bread, low fat and sugar-free recipes, African banana bread, Weight Watcher’s banana bread, etc, etc, etc… There are also recipes for the “best”, the “moistest” and the “easiest”. The variations are endless as you can see. Just pick the recipe that looks the most delicious and will satisfy your taste!

Banana bread is as American as apple pie or Omaha steaks. It is popular at holiday celebrations, bake sales, family gatherings, church functions, or at any other occasion. It makes a great breakfast or nutritional snack for the kids. It also complements almost any meal as a side dish or as a desert. It goes great with ice cream, yogurt, a side of fresh fruit, whipped cream or it can be eaten all by itself.

Banana bread is easy to put together. That way you can make use of those bananas that have been sitting around on your table or in the fridge for too long! Almost everyone likes banana bread in all of its shapes, whether it takes shape in the form of bread, muffins, cake, or whatever shape you wanted to be. Cook it and try it, I am sure it won’t last as long as those bananas in your fridge

If you have any story to share with us about banana bread or maybe you would like to share you secret recipe, please don't hesitate! Banana bread? Gotta love it!

Thursday, August 3, 2006

New Food and Drinks blog has just been launched

Hello my name is Greg and I love good tasting food and drinks, that's why I'd like to share some of the information with you and maybe exchange some ideas and listen to your comments.

If you have any questions just leave a comment here and and I'll get back to you as soon as I finish my delicious meal. ;)

Sincerely, Greg