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    Beverages,  Wine

    5 Tips for Hosting A Wine Tasting

    I love going to vineyards and wine tastings, which have provided first hand experience on the techniques for proper wine tasting. After visiting dozens of vineyards, AND actually HOSTING my own wine tasting. I want to share my knowledge with you. Believe or not, I hosted two tastings as an adult fellowship program at our home church back in Georgia. The wine events were very popular.  For such a small congregation, I think we had almost all the adults show up. Preparing for the event was fun!  Most importantly, I also had to consider what wine to taste. What country? What varietal? Was the tasting going to have a theme?…

  • Food For Better Health,  Political Food Policies

    What Foods Can Ulcer Sufferers Eat?

    I have a family member suffering from an ulcer.  She is trying to control it with her diet and asked me for advice, so of course, I researched this painful, debilitating infection.  Discovering much conflicting and contradictory information, I finally found some consistent information.  Yes, an ulcer is an infection; however, there are 3 major types of ulcers; peptic, gastric and duodenal.  All are basically born from an infection called Helicobacter Pylori or commonly referred to as H. Pylori. Digestion Digestion is our bodies way of breaking down the food we eat while using nutrients from  food, to sustain the function of our bodies organs.  Gastric juices in the stomach…

  • Beverages,  Wine

    Enhance Your National Wine Day

    National Wine Day (Wednesday, May 25), I thought I would give some of my best wine recommendations and hints. Wine Choices If you are new to wine, you should probably determine what flavors you might like before you go shopping.  If you like hearty, full flavored, bold type of drinks, you may like RED wine better.  However, if you tend to order fruity cocktails and enjoy light, crisp type of drinks, WHITE or ROSE wines would suite you better.  This is just a guideline, not a rule.  I typically like white or rose; however, I have purchased mild oak flavored red wine too. Do I Serve Wine Cold or Warm?…