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Fall Cocktail Recipes

Share: Wave goodbye to summer and get ready for the flavors of fall! As we go from flip flops to flats and boots, it’s time to relish the countless ingredients available to use in cocktails and cooking. Save the berry drinks for next summer; now’s the time to enjoy such favorites as apples, cinnamon, figs, pumpkin and pear. According to Partida Tequila’s Bartender Ambassador Jacques Bezuidenhout, fall is a time for experimenting with cocktail flavors. “Fall is one of my favorite cocktail seasons, because flavors like apple, pear, cider and baking spice blend so nicely with aged spirits like...

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Gourmet Caramel Apples the Perfect Holiday Treat

Share: Holidays and gift-giving occasions always present the same dilemma: finding a present that’s thoughtful, impressive and a true surprise. Mrs. Prindable’s gourmet caramel apples offer the solution. These scrumptious confections feature handpicked apples coated in caramel, chocolate and unique toppings, decorative ornaments and jumbo and petite sizes, making it a mouthwatering surprise that’s perfect for gifting and sharing. What makes these Gourmet Caramel Apples so special? Prindable’s gourmet apples are a far cry from the simple caramel apples most people remember from childhood. Instead, these are true works of art. Chocolatiers handcraft them during a meticulous, 11- step...

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Flying on Horseback in Jamaica

Share: In Unbridled: A Memoir, Barbara McNally chronicles her journey from stifled, dependent housewife to independent, joyous and authentic living. She starts by tracing her roots in Ireland, and when her ex-husband gets remarried and goes on his honeymoon, Barbara decides to take a solo vacation to Hedonism, a clothing-optional resort in Jamaica. On her way to the beach to ride horses, her taxi breaks down in front of an orphanage for abused teenage girls. She decides to stay overnight to learn more about these girls, and how she can help, which ultimately leads Barbara to create her foundation,...

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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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