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Beer vs. Wine: surprising facts and market trends

Share: By Alex Hillberg Beer vs. Wine: surprising facts and market trends “If you can’t drink it, don’t cook with it,” so said the late celebrity chef, Keith Floyd, about using wines to flavor food. If the guy was still around, he’d agree that any of the top wine brands we’ve listed in the infographic below would pass his taste, he who loved to cook with a half bottle of wine because the other half–he already drank. Wine isn’t the only alcohol you can use for cooking; in fact, marinating with beer not only tenderizes meat, but neutralizes carcinogens...

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Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer

Share: In 1922, a journalist remarked to General Bruce, leader of the British Everest Expedition, about British tenacity. Bruce replied with a single word: “Shackleton.” Ernest Shackleton is one of history’s great explorers, an extraordinary character who pioneered the path to the South Pole over one hundred years ago and became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. A charismatic personality, his incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. He was a restless adventurer from an Irish background who joined the Empire’s last great endeavour of exploration— to conquer the South Pole with Scott on the...

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Salem VI: Chain of Souls

Share: Salem VI: Chain of Souls Book Excerpt courtesy of pressquepublishing.com. This is the second book in the Salem Witch Trilogy, to read a chapter from the first book, Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising click here. by Jack Heath and John Thompson PROLOGUE T h e  g i r l’ s  f e e t  k i c k e d  u p  s m a l l  p u f f s of dust as she walked down the dirt lane. The greens, blues, and reds of her plaid skirt seemed to pulse with every step, and the wind tossed...

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Luxe Beat Magazine Highlights Five U.S. Spas

Share: Spas in the United States know how to take care of their guests. They also are well known for fitting into the gorgeous setting the spa is built in. We have  pulled together a list highlighting  such spas. Let’s see which spas made this list! 1. Kapalua Spa located at Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, HI. “Surrounded by breathtaking views of the West Maui Mountains and sparkling turquoise waters of Kapalua Bay, this 45,000 square-foot, three-story spa is the winner of the ‘2012 Best Luxury Destination Spa’ for the United States. The spa perfectly integrates a peaceful Mauka (mountain) to Makai (ocean)...

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Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising

Share: Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising Book Excerpt courtesy of pressquepublishing.com. This is the first book in the Salem Witch Trilogy, we’ll be featuring Salem VI: Chain of Souls Book II next month. By Jack Heath and John Thompson Prologue Burlington, Vermont, October 17, 1978 THE MAN STOOD IN THE SHADOWS, SHIVERING, rocking from foot to foot to keep his toes from freezing and watched his breath whiten in the cold air. It was only mid-October, but up here in Vermont the unseasonably frigid night felt like January. Across the street the lights of Davis Hall burned through the clear...

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