You can plate appetizers on or in many things. Fill in the blanks with on or in:
Deviled eggs a platter
Figs with bacon a plate
Spinach & Yogurt dip a bowl
Bacon, lettuce & tomatoes toothpicks
Chicken croquettes napkins
Oysters with turkey bacon a tiered cake plate
Cold cuts a breadboard
Raw veggies & dips a Lazy Susan
Cheese breads with pepperoni dip an iron skillet
Grapes & cheese a tree slice cutting board
Crackers and nuts a caddy
Chips ‘n dip a basket
Blackberries – Blueberries – Raspberries – Strawberries
Nutritious food is nourishing and efficient as food in the sense that it gives you the sufficient amount of nutrients such as vitamins, carbohydrates and proteins that you need to survive. Healthy food is food that promotes good health, in other words, prevents illness and keeps you younger longer.
I. All of the berries above are healthy and nutritious. However, according to nutritional content, total carbohydrates, (which is a negative) and ,...
I learned to with baking tins, so that’s what I call them, although today they are often made of glass, ceramic, silicone, aluminum, aluminized steel, carbon steel, non-stick anodized aluminum, cast aluminum, and iron. Many people call them baking pans. It . The only thing that you need to when you are buying new baking essentials is that metal gets hotter than metal, so the may have to adjust the heat and the baking time.
Pinga is a Brazilian made from fermented juice. It is also called aguardente or cachaça, and besides those names it has about 2,000 . It is big business in Brazil and the liquor is exported to more than 60 countries, with Germany being the #1 importer. However, it is hard to know exactly how big a business it actually is because there are so many small producers who cheerfully work of the Brazilian legislation that production....
In order to be healthy, we are supposed to be eating and nowadays, just as our ancestors did about 3.3 million years ago, not only because they are extremely nutritious and also because they are great of . Besides that, they contain healthy fats, fats as well as many important vitamins, minerals and . If they are consumed regularly, they can all help to reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. Some people are following the Stone Age Diet,...
Once upon a time, a chef in a Nantucket café invented a wonderful muffin, and named it after the , the Morning Glory Café. The Morning Glory Café closed in 1994, but the .
Nantucket is a wonderful little island, very near and also in the state of . Nantucket has a population of between 50,000 – 60,000 in the summer and only about 11,000 in the winter. It is not easy to be on an island off the in the winter....
Tom Brady, the NFL , is estimated to be worth $180 million and his wife, the supermodel Gisele Bündchen
, is supposedly worth twice that; $360. They are the second highest paid celebrity couple in the world and because they use their bodies as moneymaking instruments, we cannot help but conclude that they are doing something right. (Beyoncé
& Jay-Z are the #1 celebrity couple with a combined net worth of 41.16 billion.)
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr....
Another sweet, but non-fattening idiom
Cookies sometimes . I know from experience that real cookies always crumble if you one and put it in your pocket to take home. Cookies crumble so much that the idea of crumbling cookies has an idiom. That’s the way the cookie crumbles
basically means shit happens. Or, to be more polite, “Cosi va’l mondo” in Italian or “C’est la vie” in French. We use this expression when things don’t the way we wanted them to,...
If You Want to Put Some in Your Brownies:
This could be a special dessert for a romantic meal. strawberries on top of baked brownies; strawberries are more impressive. a on top of the strawberries to hold them in place. If the chocolate is too , mix with a little cream or milk before drizzling.
2 cups of with 4 tablespoons of butter. Add 1 ½ teaspoons & 1 – 2 tablespoons milk + a bit of green . ...
There are probably hundreds of recipes for brownies on the Internet, and in a variety of languages. The modern gourmet recipes call for ingredients like dark chocolate that is 70% cocoa, and fresh cream. And that’s fun for variety. But I like the recipe below, which I’ve been using for over 50 years. I don’t know where I got the recipe, and it does use a small amount of , which many brownie recipes don’t. ...
The Original Toll House Recipe
2 ¼ cups
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter,
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups (a 12-ounce package) Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, aka chocolate chips (about 340 grams; you can chop 1 or 2 chocolate bars)
1 cup chopped nuts (Americans traditionally use walnuts, from walnut trees)
1 teaspoon hot water
Preheat oven to 375 F.
The original chocolate cookie was invented in around 1938 in , and Nestlé chocolate, the same chocolate we enjoy today, was part of the story. A young couple, Ruth and Kenneth Wakefield, bought an old in the small town of Whitman, which was on Route 18, between and . It was an excellent location and they the Toll House . They put all their into the and , and opened the inn with the $50 that they had. ...
A very dear student wrote to me this week asking to explain the difference between brownies and cookies. Since both are frequently found on Brazilian menus nowadays, it is essential that we know.
First of all, we need to understand the difference between batter and dough. Both brownies and cookies contain , some kind of , a liquid, and most likely eggs. However, batter is slightly liquid or semiliquid and can be . It is often made by hand mixing or in a ....
You’re in a restaurant and about to breakfast or . It could be any time of the day because there are many restaurants in the United States that serve breakfast . But you have already made a decision – you’re going to order eggs. That’s when the asks the question! How would you like your eggs? Well, you might want something familiar, but then again, you might want to try something new. First, learn the basic parts of an egg in order to understand the explanations below....
As soon as you have given your breakfast , the is going to ask you what kind of bread or toast you would like with your eggs. Or, if you have a sandwich, you’ll have to answer the same question. It is almost an American tragedy to order the kind of bread. Depending on what you ordered, the bread must be able to it. This is to help you to making a catastrophic in a restaurant....
MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISE
Melania Trump, born in 1970 in Slovenia, is America’s first FLOTUS to be a U.S. citizen. She moved to the U.S.A. in 1996 and got a job working for Trump Model Management. She became a of the United States in 2001, and married her boss in 2005. She became a citizen in 2006.
you like her or not, it is hard not to admit that she has a kind of beauty. Ms. FLOTUS once gave an interview in which she revealed that she normally had a green smoothie for her “every day delicious &...
Just as customs are part of our Christmas celebrations, they are also part of our commemorations. Long before the beginnings of Christianity, Egyptians and Romans exchanged gifts of eggs their friends that, to them, were symbols of life. Before Christianity, there was a celebration of Eostre, a goddess of spring and fertility, which was a festival to celebrate the coming of spring, and marked the of life in plants that had been the winter months, and a time when many animals and produced . ...
MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISE
Guess the origin of each familiar food. If the country or continent is listed twice,
that means that you should use those answers twice.
BANANAS, which are slightly radioactive, have been in history since long before the birth of Jesus Christ and they are probably the first fruits ever cultivated by man. That was originally in:
BEANS have been cultivated from as far back as 9750 BCE according to archaeologists,...
When I first noticed Buffalo on menus I had already been living in Brazil for a couple of years and knew that it was probable someone had managed to make buffalos wings as science was doing such an variety of things in those days. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Collins had on the moon and walked around on it for a hours in 1969. Dolly, that loveable female , had been cloned by Scottish scientists and was living happily ever after. ...
MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISE
Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster* restaurant in New York City has an interesting racial and variety both in and menu. It some African food, some traditional New York food, his grandmother’s Swedish recipe, traditional food, a little bit of Jamaican, a little bit of Mexican, a little bit of Scandinavian, and also some . It seems to me that Red Rooster is the of New York City.
*see 09/02/2018 post Marcus Sameulsson
Nowadays almost all restaurant their tips, so it is better to include your tip on your credit card bill to make sure it gets into the .
agents observe individual restaurants and the amount of tips taken in and waitresses and waiters based on that average.
Because waiters and waitresses have been paying income tax for many years, most Americans tip between 18 – 20%.
A should calculate the tip based on the meal and drinks,
It is a fact that used to use the same that we enjoy today. Shakespeare called the herb of ; the plant was thought to be beneficial in restoring a memory by both witches and . In times, it was also a good-luck symbol and protection against . In England, it is still placed on of heroes, and everybody knows it will only grow in gardens of good people. Its Latin name means “the from the sea” because fragrant rosemary,...
In the past couple of years, we are frequently served crisps or crumbles for dessert in Brazil, no matter what the occasion or . They are welcome new additions to Brazilian dessert menus. The combination of fresh fruit and is delicious at any time of day, but crisps and crumbles are not the only desserts of this type. There is one other. All three are desserts of fresh fruit and with some kind of pastry. All three come out of the with fruit up into the pastry,...
American nutrition and fitness expert and registered , Tammi Flynn, has revealed her clients lost weight by eating a fresh apple before each meal. She is the obvious – apples your stomach, so you eat less. But she also teaches us that apple fiber decreases the transit time of food in our digestive systems and the naturally found in them help our bodies to more efficiently digest other foods that we eat. The that apples contain keeps us hydrated....
about 300 grams granulated sugar
5 cups of water (not to use all at the same time)
½ kg. ginger (choose smaller roots, which are younger and will be more )
the ginger root and cut it into , not too thick and not too thin. Use a mandolin if you have one, or a vegetable peeler if you don’t.
Place 4 and ¾ cups of water in a pan together with the sliced ginger root.
“Match the labels to their images”
MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISE
While ordering lunch in a New Jersey restaurant last month, I saw that the menu offered a can of . A ?! How , I thought. I was wrong. It was not in a particularly expensive restaurant, but I soon learned that there are a lot of expensive restaurants that are serving canned food on fine with expensive and expensive . It seems to be a good , with all the contamination in fresh fish and the fact that most of the popular types of are actually low in ....
Charlie had his heart set on visiting a , and as New Jersey is the third largest producer of cranberries in the USA, it was easy to find one.
The first European gave these the name cranberries, as theythought the flower, its and all its other parts looked like the neck, head and of a . They also used to be called bearberries as the colonists often saw feeding on them. As you can guess, cranberries are native to North American ....
Charlie is by no means a , but he does like ice cream and he certainly respects the dead. So we were in Vermont, we visited the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cemetery. Ben & Jerry’s is that ice cream that has only recently come to Belo Horizonte, and its home is in Vermont.
Two childhood friends from New York, both with social consciences, the company in 1978. One of them, Ben Cohen, has severe ,...
Pitaya is the latest in health fruit, and it is especially good for those of us who do not plan to die young. It is a great fruit to with. The pitaya fruit is a member of the cacti family, native to Central America and Mexico, but also cultivated in Israel, Brazil and China. The word pitaya means a fruit, and that’s probably why it is called a dragon fruit in English. It only at night and so it is sometimes called Flor-de-noite here in Brazil. ...
Why does chocolate so good, and especially to women? Popcorn and pizza are also delicious, so why haven’t the words popaholic and pizzaholic forced their way into the Portuguese and English the way chocaholic has? Probably because chocolate is not just instant gratification, it also makes one feel good in some fundamental, undefined way. Do you feel any change when you in chocolate?
If you do, it should not be a surprise to you that recent reports have found that chocolate goes after the same brain receptor system by marijuana....
According to inside , Barak Obama has two favorite , and it is believed that these snacks kept him energetic and focused during his years in the White House. One of them is apples, and he always kept a big of them in the Oval Office. But the other one is “trail mix,” something that few people in South America are familiar with.
Trail mix has been around since the early 1900s, and it was originally adopted by and ;...
I have never considered becoming a vegetarian, but after reading about Brazil’s “ Meat Scandal” the idea seems pretty logical. And yes, the “Tainted Meat Scandal” is all over the international news. on us! I found out that there are different kinds of vegetarians:
Vegans, who do not eat any meat, but also do not eat any or eggs or anything at all that comes from animals, and that means most chocolate!
Lacto-ovo Vegetarians, who eat both diary products and eggs,...
According to the season, you could add or substitute for any of the below.
We used to be able to buy tortillas in better supermarkets. They can’t be found anymore and this might be a consequence of our economy.
I tried to make a Mexican dish using pita bread, and didn’t like the . Pita bread and tortillas are not interchangeable. Tortillas were originally made from , and by originally I mean dating back to about 10,000 . Spanish explorer Cortez wrote about this Mexican bread in a 1520 letter to King Charles V of Spain....
My brother Andy and his wife Kim have resided in Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, since the 1960s, so they really know Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. But Andy said he can’t give us a recipe for chili because it’s so easy to make that they just when they want to make it. He did send general instructions for a procedure, but he thinks the quantities are supposed to be instinctual. And that means cooking!...
Susan Little lives in the Sandia Mountains between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and she makes her chili in a crock-pot, which is a slow cooking and delicious method. She can’t cook without improvising, so just about everything in her recipe is variable. But the recipe should serve 6.
750 grams (sometimes called hamburger meat)
1 cup chopped onions
800 grams chopped tomatoes (Susan uses canned)
450 grams kidney beans with water they were cooked in 1 Tablespoon brown sugar (or white sugar)
2 – 4 teaspoons of chili powder (to taste)
1 teaspoon salt
Garlic powder to taste (go ahead and use fresh garlic)
(optional) for extra richness
It happens that the fourth Thursday in every February is National Chili Day in the USA. Chili con carne is a winter , but we have to do what we have to do, even if it’s not winter here in Brazil. Chili con carne is usually a mixture of tomatoes, beans, chili peppers, or , onions and cumin, but there are many variations and everybody has their favorite recipe. In the cowboy days when western America was being ,...
In order to enjoy Mexican food or food, we really need to know more than just the name of three dishes. First of all, we need to remember that Chili is a highly seasoned made from meat and beans. And chilies are vegetables (well, technically fruit, but we won’t get into that). To make it clear; cooks make chili with chilies.
South and Central Americans have been using chili peppers for over 6,000 thousand years, and at the very least we should know what to answer if asked if we want our with hot,...
Mexican cuisine is a of indigenous cooking with Spanish touches, which were only added after the Spanish conquered the Aztec Empire in the 16th century. The basic ingredients are corn, beans and , just like they were before the Spanish invasion. The Spanish introduced meat from domestic animals such as beef, pork and chicken as well as products; mainly cheese.
Burritos are made up of a large flour tortilla wrapped in a cylinder. Sometimes the is slightly heated in some way to make it more . ...