Cooking SeafoodThey are usually supplied ready to cook by your fish supplier, but since they spend their lives in the sand they might be gritty, so could need cleaning before cooking. If so, scrub the outside of the Clams with a stiff brush, make up a mix of 1/3rd of a cup of sea salt to a gallon of water, or use clean sea water if you can, add ½ cup of corn meal to help whiten the meat in the Clam, and leave to stand in a very cool place for six hours. Check one or two by steaming open in a pan with a drop of water. If sand is still present then repeat the process. I can hear some of you saying it is not worth the effort, but it will be worth it when you get them cooked in front of you. You can also buy frozen and tinned Clams, but it is not the same as the fresh option.

Tip 1. Plain and simple Clam cooking

This is really very plain and simple cooking of Clams. For a starter or nibble you will need around 400 g of Clams in their shells. If any do not close when tapped discard them because they will be dead. In a suitable saucepan soften a tablespoon of onion and a garlic clove, both finely chopped, add the Clams with a glass of dry white wine a sprig or two of chopped parsley, put the lid on the pan and steam until open. The process will not take more than two or three minutes. If you cook them too long they will feel like shoe leather. If any of the Clams do not open discard. Serve in a bowl with the juice and a chunk of lemon With some good home-made bread they will taste wonderful.

Tip 2. Clam cooking with style and flair

This version is an extended and enhanced version of the above and could turn the dish into a main course. You can choose your own combinations to match your own tastes, but the one that I suggest has an Iberian influence to it. Use the same ingredients as in ‘Plain and Simple’ but replace the white wine with a good red wine, per person add 75 g of chopped Chorizo sausage, tablespoons of diced red pepper and de seeded and skinned tomatoes, 75 g of small chunks of potato and a sprinkle of paprika, and steam until opened A great taste from Spain.
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Imagine that your sister is getting married and you are in charge of the bridal shower. Let’s say that royal blue is the colour she chose for the bridesmaid dresses; so, you need to design all elements of the shower around that colour. Now, you are not a crafty person so you automatically think of chocolates and sweets for the favours, but where will you find large quantites of blue lollies? Don’t turn blue; lucky for you, there are many online companies that sell blue lollies.

If you look them up online, you will find delicious treats like Blue Clouds, blueberry flavoured sour clouds, and Blue Volcanoes lollies. There are also gourmet blueberry flavoured jelly beans, sour glow worm lollies and Blue Fairy Floss. Chocolates can also come in many different colours, including blue. Chocolate hearts wrapped in royal blue foil also might be a nice option for your sister’s shower. These delicious tasting treats are perfect for when you have a blue-themed event in which you need candy. Besides your sister’s bridal shower, other “blue” friendly events include christenings, birthday parties and even a blue and white inspired winter wonderland party. Or maybe you or someone you want to give a gift to has a favourite blue candy. Go ahead and indulge.

Shopping online is a great way to find the most variety of blue candy at reasonable prices. If you are searching for a particular blue candy, then online companies offer you the most selection in one place. Many online companies also offer other colour-themed candy, so if your sister chose emerald green dresses instead, then you would have options as well. Usually when you shop online, you buy price-reduced bulk-sized candy. Saving money is always a good incentive. One stop shopping is another added benefit. You save time running around to different stores trying to find a particular type of candy. Many of these companies also sell party supplies as well so you might be able to cross more things off your party-planning to do list. Don’t let party planning stress you out. Online candy companies can help you with most of your needs.

PrefuncDrinkIf you have been for an outing with your buddies or with your loved ones and downed a couple of pegs then what your body actually supports. Then it is definite that you end up with a dreaded condition called hangover.

There are many ways to handle this dreadful condition, well if you believe it or not a good night sleep can actually relieve you from this painful condition. Hence you can take a pill and proceed to sleep on. But what if you are actually having work and can’t take out time for having a sound sleep.

Then you can try having some chocolate milk, orange juice or a banana peel. These are home remedies and all these really help out in making day a better one. If not all these take time to try this novel technique!!! Wondering what is it? Well, have you ever heard of Prefunc?

Prefunc is a drink that actually helps you by preventing the state of hangover. Prefunc drink is a blend of herbs that actually prepares your system for a heavy night out. It is an herbal drink and tastes herbal. It is not at all overloaded with synthetic vitamins, and it is just a blend of natural herbs that actually taste bitter but makes a better morning.

These days prefunc is extensively used in order to prevent hangover, it is the first choice of smart partygoers. This natural herbal drink not just makes your day better but also makes you body and especially the liver to function properly.

With the aggrandizement of technology and science evolving to make life better, prefunc is a good choice to make your next morning a better one. Taking prefunc drink before you start partying will be a great remedy to combat that painful, agonizing and dreadful hangover.

CookingTips2There are some basic cooking tips that anyone could learn and use to help out in the kitchen. With today’s’ busy lifestyles becoming more prevalent, learning and using these basic cooking tips will save you time and headache.

The following fifteen is just a tiny handful of the many basic cooking tips that you could integrate into your everyday life to save time and money.

o Bacon: Reduce shrinkage by running cold water over it before frying.

o Beans: Stop gas attacks by adding a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda in a big pot of beans while they are soaking.

o Boiled Eggs: Add some vinegar or a little salt to the boiling water when boiling eggs. This basic cooking tips will keep the egg in the shell if it cracks.
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Dark chocolate is healthy and a good for you treat! This is quite a relief to those of us who consider ourselves chocoholics. I admit I am a chocoholic. I love milk chocolate but it is full of sugar and we all know that consuming high levels of sugar is not good for you for many reasons.

Dark chocolate is a low glycemic alternative and is considered a heart healthy food. This is because it is rich in antioxidants which protect us from disease and slow down the aging process by fighting those pesky free radicals. Another benefit is that it has also been shown in recent studies to help our memory. This is good to know if you are growing older and perhaps a little more forgetful. Perhaps a small bar would be a wise snack while studying for an exam! It boasts nutritional benefits that can compete with healthy green veggies like broccoli and spinach. Be careful though, it is not low in calories. Just remember – everything in moderation – don’t consume more than one small bar per day.

Now not all dark chocolate is alike, be sure that the bar you are consuming contains at least 70 percent cocoa. This should be on the label and If the label says its dark with no percentage of cocoa given then it’s not the healthy bar you are looking for.
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