Bread Preservation: What Works And What Doesn't

If you don't go through bread quickly, you may find yourself occasionally needing to throw bread away because mold has started to grow or because the bread has become stale. If you want your bread to last as long as possible, you will need to know how to store it properly. Freeze Your Bread One way to make your bread last longer is to place it in a freezer. To prevent the bread from sticking together, place napkins or paper towels in-between the slices of bread.

Traveling Internationally? Bring A "Local" Gift Of Pistachios

If you're about to go visit someone overseas, or you've had an international visitor who is about to leave, providing a small gift is always nice, and it's generally seen as the proper thing to do. If the gift is representative of your country or state, so much the better; it becomes not only a gift but also becomes a way to share your life with the people in the other country.

Energy Booster: Try Chocolate-Infused Mexican Food

You can admit that some days can be draining. But you do not have to resort to several cups of coffee or energy drinks with questionable ingredients. Believe it or not, you can stop at a Mexican restaurant to boost your energy and satisfy your hunger, as long as you know what to order. And it just so happens that you should order foods that contain chocolate.  Chocolate Can Fight Fatigue

Starting Your Own Wine Cellar? 3 Things You Should Know About Aging Beer

Believe it or not, wine is not the only type of alcoholic beverage that can be aged for maturation. Many types of beers can also benefit from extended aging. If you're thinking about starting your own wine cellar, here are a few things you should know about aging beer. Experimentation When it comes to aging beer, it's best to do a little experimentation. Different beers age in different ways and taste is subjective.

Local Legends: Look For Local Restaurants Serving Dishes Based On Native Fruits

If you've been looking for a new restaurant to try in the Virginia Beach area, go a step further than just looking for someplace new. Find a restaurant that uses local and regional native foods in their dishes. These are more than just common fruits that happen to be grown in the area. Native fruits, for example, actually aren't that common in stores, so eating at a restaurant that uses them also gives you exposure to foods you might not have tried otherwise.