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Video Pick: 4 Ways to Embellish a Cake

SOURCE: 4 Ways to Embellish a Cake | Martha Stewart via YouTube

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Organize your freezer by labeling your food

Here’s a quick and easy tip to organize your freezer and make sure you don’t let food expire: label it, including a “frozen” date, then organize by date with the oldest food in front. This way you’re always adding the new stuff to the back of the “pile” and always pulling ingredients from the front.

It’s a simple fix, but it works.

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Video Pick: How to Peel a Tomato or Stone Fruit with Martha Stewart

Another great video from Martha Stewart:

Peeled tomatoes are sometimes required in recipes, but the delicate skin can be hard to remove. Use this technique for a clean peel every time.
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Wine Walk After Party with Master Sommelier Sara Floyd on Thursday, June 4, 2015

WHAT: Wine Walk After Party with Master Sommelier Sara Floyd  (part of Wine & Food Week)

WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm

WHERE: The Refuge Bar & Bistro
24 Waterway Ave, Ste 110
The Woodlands, TX 77380

MORE INFO: http://www.wineandfoodweek.com/meetsarafloyd.shtml

Sara Floyd began her career in her early twenties working as an assistant to Larry Stone, MS at Rubicon restaurant in San Francisco, California. It is at Rubicon where she began her studies for the Master Sommelier exams. In 1996, Floyd moved on to become the Wine Director for Vertigo Restaurants at the base of Transamerica building in San Francisco for which she developed an award winning wine list and worked with some of the top chefs of the city. In 1998, Floyd became the Wine Director for the world renowned Postrio Restaurant in San Francisco. She continued to produce one of the most exciting, profitable wine programs in the California Bay Area. In 1999, Floyd left the restaurant industry to pursue a wine sales career, working for Martine Saunier of Martine’s Wines as the National Sales Manager.

In February 2003, Floyd passed the rigorous Master Sommelier exam, making her one of twenty-one women in the world to have gain this prestigious title of Master Sommelier.

In 2007, Floyd and the Pisoni Family launched a Northern California winery, Luli Wines which specializes in high quality, great value wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands. They produce Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosè. Luli wines produce a total of 12,000 cases a year and are sold throughout the United States.

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Women & Wine with Kathy Womack on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WHAT: Women & Wine with Kathy Womack (part of Wine & Food Week)

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6 pm to 9 pm

WHERE: Secret Expressions inside McHugh Plastic Surgery just South of the Olive Garden on I-45
26511 I-45
The Woodlands, TX 77380

PRICE: $30.00 pp in advance. $40.00 at the door if available.

MORE INFO: http://www.wineandfoodweek.com/womenwine.shtml

Ladies, Women, belles, mujeres, chics, females all step into your feminine side and enjoy a night out with your friends at Women & Wine with Kathy Womack.  See Kathy’s latest Belle Muertes series and have a fun night out with friends for the poshy female in you.

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Meet Winemaker Nancy Walker of Vintage Wine Estates on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WHAT: Meet Winemaker Nancy Walker of Vintage Wine Estates (part of Wine & Food Week)

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:30 pm

WHERE: The Refuge Bar & Bistro
24 Waterway Ave, Ste 110
The Woodlands, TX 77380

PRICE: $38 inclusive

MORE INFO: http://www.wineandfoodweek.com/meetnancywalker.shtml

A California native, Nancy has had the luxury of working as a winemaker in California for years. Nancy has traveled throughout the region visiting growers from Temecula to Portland and from the Shanandoah Valley of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Through her travels, Nancy has developed an appreciation for the regional and local differences that each unique vineyard produces.

Nancy is a graduate of the University of California at Davis, renowned for winemaking education. Her winemaking career began in 1984, as a cellar worker at McDowell Valley Vineyards. From there, she honed her skills at many prestigious California wineries including Geyser Peak, Dunnewood, Clos du Bois, Brutocao Cellars. and Fetzer Vineyards.

In January 2001, Nancy came into the Vintage Wine Estates family to work at Windsor Vineyards. Through her hard and dedicated work, Windsor and VWE have been able to grow into the premium caliber of wine that we are known for today.

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Mistakes We Make When Grocery Shopping

Most of us shop for groceries every week (or so) and are making these common mistakes every time:

Buying groceries is one of those universal chores most of us could probably do better at, whether it’s saving money on food or spending less time shopping. Here are ten common mistakes we tend to make at the grocery store—and how to avoid them.

The ones I make regularly include buying too much or too little food and not knowing the price of foods I regularly buy. What are yours?

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Source: Top 10 Mistakes We Make When Grocery Shopping (And How to Fix Them)

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Video Pick: How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg – Martha Stewart

Today’s video pick is “How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg” from the Martha Stewart YouTube channel.

Crack the shell thoroughly and start with the broad end for a perfectly peeled egg.
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SOURCE: How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg – Martha Stewart | YouTube

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Recipes You Should Know By the Age of 30

The Kitchn is one of my favorite food blogs — with recipes and cooking tips that I’ve found easy to follow or just mouthwatering to look at. I bookmark articles on the site all the time. That includes this one, “30 Recipes You Should Know By the Age of 30.”

When you first start cooking it’s natural and tempting to work on the beautiful, complicated recipes you see in fancy cookbooks. What you soon discover, however, is that cooking has a lot of building blocks. Your favorite chicken tikka masala recipe, for instance, will benefit from you having previously made a simple dish of chicken thighs. So, let’s start with essentials! Here’s what we think everyone should cook before they reach the age of 30. How many things have you made off this list?

I don’t know most of these recipes, but I want to learn.

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Source: 30 Recipes You Should Know By the Age of 30 — Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn

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Health Benefits Of Avocado

Suggesting reading:

Do you love avocado? Easy to cook, delicious in hundreds of dishes – and really healthy. Check out 10 awesome health benefits of eating avocado.

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Source: 10 Health Benefits Of Avocado

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