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A Brief History Of Tea

The discovery of tea has an interesting history. According to Chinese mythology, tea was accidentally discovered by a Chinese Emperor named Shen Nong of the San Huang region around 2737 B.C. He was a great scholar, father of agriculture and also the inventor of Chinese herbal medicine.  He declared that drinking water be heated for hygienic purposes. Once, while on a tour in summer with his court, he decide ...

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Eat This, Not That

It is summertime and you're trying to beat the heat but you also want to find healthy things to eat to keep your waistline at the ideal size and feel good about yourself. Here are some ideas about what to eat and what not to eat when planning your menu this summer.   Three To Eat 1. When it comes to the grill, choose chicken and fish. These are really the best for you at any time of year and you can ha ...

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Chicago vs. New York vs. Boston

  Not all pizzas are created equal. Different cities produce very distinctive pies with unique tastes that make them special.   Chicago Deep Dish Chicago is primarily known for its deep dish style. The crust can be up to 3 inches tall at the edge forming a bowl to hold the other ingredients. This style pizza uses a great deal of cheese and lots of thick chunky tomato sauce. Pizza lovers in Chicago ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Beef Jerky

While you should never need an excuse to eat beef jerky (other than its undeniable deliciousness) there are a number of great health benefits for enjoying this tasty snack food. Not only are you doing your tastebuds a favour, but you’ll also be assisting your body in maintain good health. It’s often difficult to find a healthy snack food, when supermarket aisles are filled with conveniently packaged potato ...

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Six Tasty Summer BBQ Cooking Tips

It’s summer time, which means it’s BBQ cooking time. But don’t be fooled…these BBQ cooking tips are good for the whole year. Fat Equals Flavor Fat adds flavor to your cooking. If you insist on cutting the fat before you serve the meat, try to do so after you’ve cooked it.   Marinade. Marinade. Marinade. And Season. Plan ahead and marinade your meats for at least four to six hours before you put your me ...

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Nuts Are Excellent Snack Material

Snacking with nuts is a great way to a healthful diet. With a simple single hand full of nuts, one can enjoy a power packed snack of energy and wholesome goodness. Eating something so rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and so much more can be a good start to living a healthy lifestyle. No matter which nut you choose there simply can be nothing better for the mind and body.   It is a known fact ...

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The Many Great Choices Of Vegetarian Meats And Their Cost Effectiveness

The Many Great Choices of Vegetarian Meats and Their Cost Effectiveness Today, being a vegetarian has become an easier and much tastier task, due to the wide range market of vegetarian meat-like products sold in the grocery stores. Though the prices are a bit on the higher end for some of these products' much of the quality of these meat like products has grown considerably over the years. The vast array of ...

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Simple But Effective Wine Tasting Tips

Wine tasting is a very common social activity. There are a few rules or guidelines for doing this activity correctly. Glasses Wine glasses have a round glass to allow the wine to swirl. The swirling of the wine brings out the aromas by letting it breathe.  The stem is used to hold onto the glass. If the round part of the glass is held for too long it can warm up the wine.   Pouring Even though a wine g ...

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How to Enjoy Wine on a Budget

Some people refrain from drinking wine because they consider it a rich-man pastime.  They worry it can get expensive to enjoy a bottle or a glass of wine from time to time.  It is true that wine can easily get costly.  There are even some that will refuse to drink wine unless it is expensive.  Wine does not have to get costly and even people on a budget can enjoy wine.   Something very important to kno ...

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What Pine Nuts Can Do For You

Pine nuts have a long history of being consumed for their wholesome goodness. The American Indians consumed these nuts to gain weight and energy for the long cold winters. The Indians used the nut for trading for their needs and are deeply embedded into their history since the 16th century.  Even today these are still a staple of eating for many Indians based on century old ideas.   Pine nuts are not a ...

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