When stocking liquor in your home bar, it is extremely possible for you to go over the top and spend money on a whole assembly of spirits in all shapes, sizes, and colors. However, a more prudent approach would be to buy alcohol according to the cocktails you hope to serve, or know how to make. Over time, you could always add to your collection once you’ve accumulated more recipes. (more…)
Few things set the mood for an evening out like pre-dinner cocktails and there is no better way to end a lovely meal than with a round of after dinner drinks. Unfortunately, with the prices of cocktails steadily climbing north, most of us are forced to exercise restraint and forego this indulgence. Then again, maybe not. Beat inflation on its head by setting up a rudimentary bar at your place. It doesn’t have to be very elaborate or fancy as long as it’s functional. (more…)
Well meaning people, who start rather innocently with an attempt to incorporate a healthy diet into their lifestyle, are often rendered helpless and thoroughly confused by the amount of conflicting claims in the ‘health food’ industry. The layman might think that will all the progress in medicine and science, it should be pretty easy to determine the properties of any given food item and its health benefits. Unfortunately though, while the contents of all food items are known, there is hardly any agreement as far as health claims go. Consider some of these supposedly healthy examples. (more…)
For most women, multi-tasking isn’t a matter of choice. Amidst all the roles in your life, it is easy to forget what you are eating, and whether you are consistently giving your body the fuel it needs. However, ignoring your diet is a serious error. Your body requires healthy food, and it is not all that difficult considering there are some basic principles of a good diet that don’t change throughout your life. As long as you know those, and certain specific needs of your body, depending on your age, you should do just fine!
The pressing concern of the average American household is how to squeeze in enough nutrition for the entire family on a shoestring monthly food budget. Things that are affordable aren’t so great nutrition-wise and all the food that’s bursting with nutrition costs a pretty penny.
Fret not! While you may not be in a position to double your income overnight there are a few things you can do to stretch your dollar. It requires some effort and commitment, but with a little bit of planning you will be able to meet the nutritional needs of your family without upsetting the financial cart.
It is not uncommon for homemakers to come across rotten vegetables in the refrigerator, moldy bread in the kitchen, or pulpy apples in the fruit bowl. Instances when food went bad and had to be thrown away are too many to be counted. And yet, there isn’t a household across the nation that may not have faced a similar problem. (more…)