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    The Basics of Storing Wine At Home

    According to Wine Spectator, there are very few fine wines that benefit from long term aging. That means when you purchase a bottle of wine, it’s best to consume it within a few years of buying it. Whether you’re thinking of going whole-hog and creating your own wine cellar or you just want a place to store a few bottles, here are a few things to keep in mind. Don’t Store It In the Warmest Room of Your House This is important if you live in a particularly warm climate or you like to keep your house warm. Temperatures that are higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit will make a wine…

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    Healthy Cooking For Your Apartment

    Cooking in a small kitchen can be challenging. It always feels like you don’t have the counter space or the tools you need to get everything to work. If you’re trying to prepare multiple dishes at the same time, it’s even worse. There simply isn’t enough space to work in! Still, going out to eat all the time is not cheap or healthy. It’s clear that cooking at home is the more economical and health-conscious way to eat. With a little planning and organization, you can make anything in your kitchen and have all the space you need. Pare It Down To Essentials We live in the age of the…

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    4 Tips for Presenting Your Servings for Maximum Appeal

    So you’re planning a great dinner to impress someone, but you’re not quite sure how to assemble the food on the plate to best effect? For starters, it’s good that you’re thinking about plating the food (that’s what the gourmet chefs call it). Remember, when trying to impress someone with food, you’re creating a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. You want to make it pretty on the plate. Here are four tips for making your dishes look nifty. 1. Sauce as decoration Perhaps you’re serving a dish that includes a sauce. This could be an integral sauce (one made from the pan drippings of meat) or…