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  • Pomodoro Sauce

    Pomodoro sauce is a traditional Italian sauce that has been around for centuries. The name pomodoro comes from the Latin word "pomo," which means apple, and the word "durum," which means hard or tough. Pomodoro sauce typically consists of crushed tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt and sometimes basil leaves. It's best to make your own homemade pomodoro sauce rather than purchasing it at a store because you can control what goes into it! In this article I want to share with you how to prepare my favorite dish: Pomodoro Sauce!
  • The Chinese Money Plant: A Companion in Your Home

    The Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides) is a succulent perennial plant that can be grown indoors. This hardy plant is native to Taiwan and China, where it thrives in the wild on rocky slopes and woodlands. The Chinese Money Plant has been used as an indoor houseplant for centuries because of its ability to reduce bacteria, formaldehyde, xylene and benzene from the air. In this article we will discuss how you can grow your own money plant at home!
  • Tasty Fish and Chips

    British fish and chips are a popular dish in the United Kingdom. They can be served deep-fried or grilled, depending on the preference of the person eating them. Authentic fish and chips is one of those dishes that are best eaten with some malt vinegar to cut through all that rich fried food!
  • Nigiri: What Is It and How Does It Differ from Sashimi or Maki?

    Nigiri is a traditional Japanese dish that consists of small pieces of rice with wasabi and fish. Nigiri sushi is often served as an appetizer, but can also be found in bento boxes or on its own. The word nigiri means "to grip" in Japanese. This type of sushi was created by fishermen who would make hand-formed balls out of their catch to eat them quickly without needing chopsticks or other utensils.
  • Spaghetti Squash: How to Cook

    This article is all about spaghetti squash! What are they? How do you cook them? What do they taste like? All of these questions will be answered below. Read on to find out more!
  • Peperomia: How to Grow and Care for

    Peperomia (or genus peperomia) is a genus of around 90 species of perennial evergreen plants, usually with thick fleshy leaves. It can be found in many parts of the world, but they are tropical plants native to Central America and South America. They are commonly grown as small houseplants because they do not have major requirements or need much care. The word "peperomia" comes from the Greek words πέπερα (pepper) and μῆμος (mythos) meaning "foolish talk". But don't let that fool you - these plants are very versatile!
  • Capers: What Are They and What Do They Taste Like?

    Capers are the unripened flower buds of a shrub, or small tree. They come from the Mediterranean and are often used in cooking to add flavor to dishes such as sauces, soups, and stews. Caper's season is short and they can be expensive when not found in bulk quantities. The caper bush has been around for centuries and was first cultivated by ancient Greeks who valued it greatly for its culinary uses.
  • Sashimi: What Is It and How Does It Differ from Sushi?

    Sashimi is a Japanese dish that consists of thinly sliced raw fish. It differs from sushi in that it does not usually contain rice. The word "sashimi" means "pierced body." This refers to the traditional technique used during preparation where one person will prepare food while others line up with pointed knives called sasori-biki which are stabbed into the fish. Sashimi originated in Japan but can be found all around the world nowadays, including the United States!
  • Gummy Bear Shot Recipe

    This is an article about how to make gummy bear shots. It goes in depth on the recipe and provides helpful tips for making these tasty drinks.
  • Lemon Drop Shot

    A traditional lemon drop shot is a popular shot made with a few simple fresh ingredients: vodka, sugar, water and freshly squeezed lemon juice. For the perfect balance of tart and sweet, you can adjust the ratio of these ingredients to your taste. Not to be confused with a Lemon Drop Martini or a Lemon Drop Cocktail, this shot tastes similar to Lemon Drop candy with its lemon flavor and is served in a shot glass not a martini glass. To make this lemony goodness at home, follow our simple lemon shot / lemon drop recipe!
  • Boba Tea (Bubble Tea): What It Is and How to Make It

    Boba tea is a delicious and popular drink that has been around for decades. It can be found in many countries, including the United States, Taiwan, Japan and Thailand. Boba tea was originally served with chewy tapioca balls at the bottom of the cup which were called "boba". These days you can find boba made from all sorts of different ingredients like jelly, fresh fruit, or chocolate. This article will explain what boba tea is and how to make it using our simple recipe!
  • Best Homemade Chili Recipe

    This recipe is great for a cold day when you're craving something hearty and delicious! It's quick to make, too. All it takes is 30 minutes from start to finish. The best chili has the perfect blend of spices so it's not too spicy or bland - just right!