Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Autumn Wind Whispers Adventurous Teatime (September 7 – September 13, 2014)

As with wine, many teas are named by the region of origin. For example, Ceylon tea is from a region which is now Sri Lanka and was formerly Ceylon. Darjeeling tea is named from that region in India. Lapsang souchong … Continue reading

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Creativity In The Lunchbox Leads To Quality Conversation (August 31, 2014 – September 6)

School is back in session but work schedules and school schedules may deplete quality family dining time. One answer is to share lunch themes so that the dinner conversation progresses into a meaningful exchange. Students can easily relate to themes. … Continue reading

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End of Summer Season Sizzle (August 24 – August 30, 2014)

There is nothing like a last hurrah before school begins. A classic fish fry can be made vastly more entertaining by offering beer-battered Cod fish, vegetable tempura and chicken taquitos with a beer pairing. This event design presents three styles … Continue reading

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Poolside Entertaining Pleases All Ages (August 17 – August 23, 2014)

It’s the height of the summer season and we all wish for a quick cool-down. Splash around the pool while providing interesting dips. Dips are colorful and allow for socializing. So, while the children are calling out, “Marco; Polo” a … Continue reading

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Seafood and Citrus Are A Sunny Combination (August 10 – August 16, 2014)

There are two vivid things that I remember about climbing the peach trees in my grandparents’ peach orchid. First, the essence of the peach scent was impacting and memorable. Second, the wasp’s loved the scent, too, and buzzed about the … Continue reading

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Summer Melt-Downs Belong to Chocolate (August 3 – August 9, 2014)

Dripping chocolate soothes the soul. Beat summer at its own heated game with chocolate melt-downs. Many of us grew up with campfire “S’mores” and there is no reason to not bring the “Kumbaya” moment indoors by creating a baked “Graham” … Continue reading

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