Thursday, February 16, 2012

Champagne for Different Occasions

Although Valentine’s Day may be over there are still other events in the upcoming months that you can start planning for ahead of time such as birthdays and anniversaries. One of the best things that you can purchase for yourself and that special someone is a bottle of wine which of course goes great with a meal and makes for a perfect dinner date. If you are looking for the perfect bottle of wine that your local grocery store or liquor store does not carry, where do you go? Well just recently I came across a website called Wine dot com that has a huge assortment of wines, many of which cannot be found in your local stores. It is great to order from Wine dot com because you can have your wine or that perfect bottle of Champagne delivered directly to you just in time for that special occasion. So why not check out Wine dot com and while you are there make sure to visit their blog at to educate yourself on wine and champagne before you purchase the wine or champagne of your choice, trust me, you will be glad you checked them out. infographic
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NO Eating of Meat in Preparation for the Holy Week

Ash Wednesday is coming up and everyone at my place of work is already planning on what to bring every Friday since most people are going to observe the lent celebration. This is the time of the year when people are not eating any type of meat every Friday for over 6 weeks if I am not mistaken. I am not a follower to this since I have a different religion but since I work with people who practice this type of belief I am planning to make them some California rolls as well as some vegetable and shrimp egg rolls.

I am looking forward to do my grocery shopping at the Asian store so I can get my ingredients ASAP. What about you folks? Do you eat meat during the lent or not? Let me know your thoughts!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chocolates Are Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Although today is Valentine’s Day, did you know that one of the best things you can do for any occasions is to send chocolates to a loved one? Well it turns out that sending chocolate is a great gift idea because let’s face, who doesn’t like chocolate? Right now one of the best places to go to in order to purchase boxed chocolates is at Serenata Chocolates dot com because they have a huge assortment of chocolates that your loved ones will enjoy.  It is best to keep in mind that it is not just the chocolates that people love so much, but also the boxes that it comes in. My husband had given me a box of chocolate years ago and I really loved them, but they came in a red heart shaped box that was made of velvet, and I have to say that it looks amazing and as of now, I still have it with me. If you would like more information on chocolate I highly recommend checking out a website about chocolate such as because they have quite a bit of information on chocolate.

Fried Chicken Adobo

I made some Chicken Adobo last night with a little twist to it, I fried it and paired it with steam white rice. Take a look the ingredients and procedures below.


2 pounds of chicken (any parts will do)
4 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups water
3-5 pieces of bay leaves
1/2 cup cooking oil


1. In a big pot combine all liquid ingredients together with the chicken.
2. Bring it to a boil and add bay leaves, salt and pepper
3. Simmer for 30 minutes or more until chicken is tender
4. Set aside chicken and place the oil in a cooking pan and apply heat
5. When the oil is ready add the chicken and fried it for 3-5 minutes till it turns golden brown
6. Serve hot with steam white rice or a side dish of your choice.
7. Enjoy and share!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Texas is hot in the summer!

 Thanks for the guest post by Jo Levy

When I decided to move to Texas from a much more northern state I was concerned about a few things. Will the food be too hot for my delicate little pallete? Will there be saloons on every corner that I can stager up to and walk through the swinging doors? Will there be tumbleweeds in the street and dust all over my cowboy boots? Ok so I didn’t know a whole lot about the state except for what I have seen in old western movies and I definitely had a lot to learn! One of my legitimate concerns was how it gets in Texas during the summer months. I didn’t even have central air conditioning in my old house and it was comfortable in the summer so I was pretty concerned about what it would be like in Texas where you practically combust when you walk out in to the summer heat. I have heard that energy costs are sky high because of the extreme heat but I decided to shop electricity RATES TEXAS to find the best rates.

Beef Jerky

I didn't realize that eating beef jerky can be so addicting especially when you are reading history books. I really love the taste of peppered jerky plus it actually motivates me to continue reading and not fall asleep. Since both my classes are more into reading and book review I have no choice but to look for some outlet to give me motivation to read and learn.

I may not be in the campground right now but I am eating beef jerky and loving it!