Why You Need to Know the History of Planter’s Punch

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Today we are featuring a famous drink, Planter’s Punch, with an interesting history which “hails” from the South. When I think of Planter’s Punch, I immediately think of warm weather, plantations, parties, fresh juices and rum. I can just imagine sitting down towards the end of the day in a comfortable chair on a shady balcony with a beautiful view and relaxing, with Planter’s Punch in hand. Bliss. Little did I know, that my interest would be piqued because of … Read More

How to Make Labna Cheese From Yogurt

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Do you enjoy yogurt? Do you know the health benefits associated with it? If so, then you will love labna cheese. Labna cheese, or labna, so common around the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, is simply strained yogurt. The result is a thicker, creamier and more powerful yogurt, almost the texture of cheese, which has a myriad of uses. It can be a healthy substitute for anything you might use cream cheese. All you need is muslin (or cheese cloth), … Read More

Easy Thai Green Curry Paste that Will Blow Your Mind

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This simple and very traditional Thai green curry paste will literally blow your mind. Once combined in a mortar and pestle it can be frozen into convenient, one tablespoon measures by freezing the paste in an ice block tray. Only ten minutes’ work to have enough quantity of this most famous of Thai curry pastes to last for 2 or 3 months? That sounds a good deal to me. The paste, once combined with coconut milk/cream, chicken and some vegetables … Read More

Peruvian Dinner Party: Best Fusion in the World

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Our dinner party starts off with a great cocktail to put you in the mood, a Pisco Sour, the national drink of Peru. Ceviche, the most popular starter in Peru, goes fabulously with your Pisco Sour. How convenient! The main show is a double act, Peruvian Stuffed Peppers with Scalloped Potatoes. To finish up there is an encore performance from a dessert we featured in Patagonia, Dulce de Leche Crème Caramel. Crème Caramel is just as popular in Peru and … Read More

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