What Makes Dating and a Kiss Extra Special in Chicago?

… plate with mouth-watering food during the world’s largest food festival; the taste of Chicago food fest. Express your love for the performing arts; go to the world’s largest stand-alone theater, the Uptown Theater. All of these enigmatic wonders will surely trap your breath and get you addicted with the fine, warm and romantic place in one of the states of America, Chicago. A candlelit dinner while your theme song is being played from a flamenco guitar is simply irresistible. You can have …

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Valentines Day gift Ideas?

… variety and go for a high-end chocolate like Godiva, Leonidas or Teuscher. With cocoa content at 70%, these designer creations are much more decadent that your average chocolate.” Investing your money in a good brand of chocolate will make a difference. It will make you come across as generous, thoughtful, and of good taste. It is like the quote shows, not all brands are created equal. A high end chocolate will taste richer and more flavorful than a drugstore chocolate would. The other gift to …

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Wife

… wife a solitaire ring you might consider giving her a new ring with three stones to reflect the past, the present and your future together. You might even consider having the solitaire ring modified to include the additional stones. You can also put a unique spin on gifts of jewelry by giving different stones or jewelry of different metals. However, when selecting a gift of jewelry for your wife on Valentine’s Day care should be taken to choose items that reflect her taste so you are sure your …

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Christmas Shopping for Your Husband

… to give your husband items such as ties, sweaters or pants on more than one occasion because clothing goes out of style and likewise your husband’s taste may change. The tie which he loved a couple of years ago may not be one of his favorites anymore. However, if you gave him a trendy new tie for Christmas this year it is likely to be a gift which is much appreciated. Finally, if you simply cannot decide what to get your husband for Christmas, it is acceptable to ask him what he wants. Have …

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Christmas Table Games

… if they are traditional in your family, but what’s the potato smell? Is it a hashed brown casserole, or baked potatoes? Are they mashed with sour cream or garlic? Are there brussel sprouts for dinner or squash, or both. The winner, or the person who most closely guesses the items on the menu, gets a taste test. Board game fun – Bring out the most kid-like board game you have. This might be one that was just opened that morning or something you already have. Get the men in the house …

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Christmas Eve Games

… sleep here every night” and the children will run to their beds. On their pillow you have placed another clue that might say, “mom’s eggs taste better with this” and the children head to the spice cabinet, where they find another clue on the salt. The final clue (and depending on the ages of your children and their tolerance, you might have only 5 clues for this game, or many more) will be the gift itself. To make it extra fun, have the gift be under the tree. Your …

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FIVE FISH SOUPS.

… Time. 2 hours. Note. Do not make fish stock long before it is wanted, as it soon turns sour. Crayfish soup. ————– Ingredients:- 50 crayfish, 1/4 lb. of butter, 6 anchovies, the crumb of 1 French roll, a little lobster-spawn, seasoning to taste, 2 quarts of medium stock or fish stock. Mode:- Shell the crayfish, and put the fish between two plates until they are wanted; pound the shells in a mortar, with the butter and anchovies; when well beaten, add a pint of …

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The perfect landscaping tree

… find out everything that you need to know about every kind of landscaping tree that there is on the market. Everyone will have a different taste in landscaping tree and that is why it is so important for you to find out what yours actually is. If you do not take a look at all the landscaping trees that are out there, who will you know which one is the right landscaping tree for you? The kind of landscaping tree that you will choose will have something to do with where it is that you live. Some …

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THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC COOKERY.

… food being such a commonplace matter, its important relations to health, mind, and body have been overlooked, and it has been regarded as a menial service which might be undertaken with little or no preparation, and without attention to matters other than those which relate to the pleasure of the eye and the palate. With taste only as a criterion, it is so easy to disguise the results of careless and improper cookery of food by the use of flavors and condiments, as well as to palm off upon the …

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THE CHEMISTRY AND ECONOMY OF SOUP-MAKING.

… very nourishing, is entirely without taste; and to make the stock savoury, it must contain osmazome. Of this, bones do not contain a particle; and that is the reason why stock made entirely of them, is not liked; but when you add meat to the broken or pulverized bones, the osmazome contained in it makes the stock sufficiently savoury. In concluding this part of our subject, the following condensed hints and directions should be attended to in the economy of soup-making: Beef makes the best …

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NINE SALMON RECIPES.

… ———————– Ingredients:- 2 slices of salmon, 1/4 lb. batter, 1/2 teaspoonful of chopped parsley, 1 shalot; salt, pepper, and grated nutmeg to taste. Mode:- Lay the salmon in a baking-dish, place pieces of butter over it, and add the other ingredients, rubbing a little of the seasoning into the fish; baste it frequently; when done, take it out and drain for a minute or two; lay it in a dish, pour caper sauce over it, and serve. Salmon dressed in …

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MOUTH-WATERING LOBSTER RECIPES.

… attention. Hub the shell over with a little butter or sweet oil, which wipe off again. Time. Small lobster, 20 minutes to 1/2 hour; large ditto, 1/2 to 1/3 hour. Hot lobster. ———— Ingredients:- 1 lobster, 2 oz. of butter, grated nutmeg; salt, pepper, and pounded mace, to taste; bread crumbs, 2 eggs. Mode:- Pound the meat of the lobster to a smooth paste with the butter and seasoning, and add a few bread crumbs. Beat the eggs, and make the whole mixture into the form …

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The Greatest Dieting Mistakes

… Other common mistakes include depriving yourself of everything you enjoy. One thing that we often forget is the importance of moderation. Fill up on servings of fruits and vegetables but allow yourself to enjoy the occasional indulgence for the sake of sanity. If you never allow yourself to enjoy a taste of chocolate, why on earth would you want to live forever? Seriously, do not forget to enjoy food for the sake of dieting. There is nothing wrong or sinful about enjoying food. The problem lies …

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Dieting Without Sacrifice

… make even the blandest of foods a little exciting. Fish and chicken are popular diet foods because they are lean meats. However, adding a little blackening seasoning is a great way to put a little punch in your meal that will make it taste great without packing on the calories of dressing marinades or soaking in butter before broiling. You do not have to stop there. Italian seasoning can also add a little flavor to your kitchen without adding the extra calories that you are working so hard to …

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Optimizing Your Garden for Drought or Water Conservation

… regulations. One of my favorite drought resistant plants is the Lavender plant. I could go on for pages about it. A large group of Lavender plants looks unbelievably gorgeous in your garden, and hardly requires any water to flourish. Pineapple sage is another personal favorite. It is a 2+ foot shrub that smells strangely of pineapple. It’s another major attracter of hummingbirds, and the leaves are also useful to add taste to drinks. So if you are in the position I was, and you’re dealing …

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Growing Your Own Herbs

… the process begins with drying them out. This is easily achieved by placing them on a cookie sheet and baking them 170 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 to 4 hours. After they’re sufficiently dried to be used in cooking, you can consult the nearest cookbook for instructions on using them to effectively flavor a dish. If you want to store your herbs for later usage, you should keep them in a plastic or glass container. Paper or cardboard will not work, because it will absorb the taste of the herbs. …

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Celebrity Branding

… two identities shouldn’t conflict with each other. The captain of England soccer team David Beckham has endorsed many products. While advertising for Gillette, his taste for hairstyles was considered and he was given a bald look. When campaigning for Police his passion for fashion was portrayed all over and heavily jeweled David Beckham was depicted. If a celebrity isn’t comfortable with being pictured differently each time he or she can create a graphic image or logo of their own which …

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