Monthly Archives: February 2014

OK. There are many sensational cheescake recipes from around the world. Connoisseurs will, no doubt have enjoyed baked versus cold, French versus New York cheesecakes and many more as well. Perhaps you are looking for a refreshing change. Why not try this traditional, sensational Aussie cheesecake! Ingredients Filling 250 grams of reduced fat cream cheese (room temperature) 1 cup of reduced fat condensed milk (room temperature) juice of two lemons lemon zest from one lemon 1 cup whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Base 2 cups of finely crushed plain sweet biscuit crumbs 2 rounded teaspoons of cocoa powder 2-3 oz of melted butter Topping 1 cup passionfruit pulp 2 rounded teaspoons of gelatin 2 oz of hot water

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This special recipe has taken the best of both worlds, by adding some Eastern ingredients to this Western recipe. By using chillies, oyster sauce and chicken stock, mixed with the traditional pie sauces, the result is a delicious and moist meat base with just a tad of kick from the chillies. For more or less of the ingredients, its entirely up to the individual, but I would use the following estimates to suit my tastebud.

I have baked this on many occassions and it never fails to get people asking for the recipe.

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A unique corporate gift like smoked sockeye salmon is well received for its’ taste, and it is a classy gift too. Alaska smoked salmon is a gourmet gift that some people would not normally purchase for themselves. It is remarkably affordable and a healthy alternative to chocolate.

Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least. – Author Unknown

Very few businesses stand completely alone. Partnerships are developed that utilize individual business strength to enhance the overall effectiveness of each. A manufacturer might link with a distribution firm allowing both to benefit financially from the shared arrangement.

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Any time of year can be a great time to dig into a bowl of ice cream. As the weather outside warms up, the luscious taste of ice cream can be a tantalizingly terrific way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Two people who really know the scoop when it comes to ice cream are Ray Karam, the official Tastemaster, and Nola Krieg, Operations Manager of Product Development (aka Tastemaster Apprentice) of Cold Stone Creamery. With more than 25 years in the dairy industry, Karam is responsible for researching and developing the company's indulgent combinations and flavors of ice cream, mix-ins and cakes. Krieg is fondly known as the Tastemaster's right-hand woman, lending support and providing valuable feedback to development and operational tasks surrounding new products.

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A Look at Rice

When cooking rice the size of the grain is the most important thing. Due to the thousands of varieties of rice found all over the world which have differing flavors and aromas, it can be problematic to find the exact right one for your dish.

Long-grain rice usually runs four to five times long as it does wide. It is typically dry and fluffy after it is cooked. The grains do not clump. Some examples of long grain rice are Basmati (aromatic, having a rich nutty flavor; used a lot in Indian cooking), brown long-grain rice (husk removed with a nutritious bran layer, slightly chewy, mild nutty flavor), finishing off with white or polished long-grain rice (most widely used; has mild flavor). Uses for long-grain rice mainly are steamed, baked, pilaf, and a rice salad.

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Save time and improve your health by going a little nuts-with almonds. Enjoy them for Breakfast. Sprinkle chopped almonds on granola or oatmeal. Stir them into yogurt. Use almond milk in a breakfast smoothie-it can be found in an unrefrigerated box at the supermarket, near soy milk.

• Lunch. Include crunchy al-monds in a green salad or creamy soup. Make an almond butter and jelly sandwich.

• Dinner. Add slivered almonds to rice, pasta, couscous or steamed vegetables. Grind roasted almonds and use them as a nutritious "breading" for fish or poultry.

• Snacks. Choose a handful of almonds and a piece of fruit.

• Dessert. Make fruit, caramel and chocolate desserts special with almonds.

Almonds can also be used in a range of cuisines. Try them in this authentic Mexican soup.

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