Monthly Archives August 2014

How to Grill Shrimp: Shrimp Grilling Techniques and Tips

Grilling Shrimp in Creative Ways Adds Flavor to Traditional BBQ Ideas!

 

If you’re a shrimp fan and an outdoor BBQ grilling fan, this article will help you get creative with your grill and serve up some scrumptious outdoor grilling shrimp creations.
chinese-food-king-prawns-1091630-mSeafood is one of my favorite foods ever: crab, lobster, shrimp, fish, you name it. I even like octopus! Shrimp, though, by far, is my most common seafood cuisine, because where I grew up, seafood was not common (I lived in a desert). Because of this, seafood was expensive and usually made it to us frozen. Shrimp was about the only good thing we could find, but even then it was tough and often small.

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Grilling Fruit: Outdoor Grilling Classic with a Fruity Twist

How to Grill Fruit on an Outdoor Grill for Dessert

If you love grilling but feel like only meat and sturdy vegetables can be grilled outdoors, think again! One of the best things to grill outdoors are pieces of fruit, both for adding to a meat dish/kabob or as dessert!
1154387_90892203If you’ve read any of my other recent articles, you’ll know I’m on a grilling kick! I love summer and good temperatures and swimming pools and most of all: outdoor cooking!

I love grilled meats, grilled vegetables and shrimp, and I adore grilled fruit! That’s right – grilled fruit!

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Chocolate – Food of the Gods – All About Chocolate

Do you like chocolate? So many do, as it is one of the most widely purchased and consumed delicacies available today. Read more about chocolate and its history.
From the cacao tree comes the base ingredient for chocolate – the cocoa bean. Chocolate has a rich history, steeped in mystery and divine properties, 1435534_18022037throughout the ages as a delicacy, from the Mayan and Aztec societies, whose elite drank an unsweetened cocoa drink, all the way to the modern-day chocolate confection bar that is so common today.

The cacao tree has pods that contain seeds, and it is these seeds that are used to be crushed or pressed to begin the process of making ‘chocolate’, or sometimes at this stage better known as cocoa. These trees were native to the Americas, especially Central America, and this is where the rich history of chocolate seems to begin, over 2000 years ago. Soon, the Spanish conquistadors came and took the seeds back to their country, and the use of cacao seeds to make chocolate type beverages and foods expanded, until, as it is now, chocolate is available in many forms all over the world.

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