Monthly Archives: August 2014

Must-have Gifts & Gadgets for Wine Lovers

There’s some so very special about a glass of your favourite wine, and if you like nothing more than a large glass of vino at the end of a hard day at work, then here are some great products that should find their way onto your wishlist…

Wine Cooler

If you’re partial to a glass of white or rose wine then you’ll need to keep it chilled. You can chill red wine too if you’re that way inclined. You can just pop it in the fridge but if you’ve got a purpose-built wine cooler then you don’t have to fight your way past the yoghurts and cheese to get to it. With a wine cooler you can also easily see when you need to restock it! You can find some excellent Rangemaster coolers over at hispek.com.

An Amazing Wine Holder

Just standing up your bottle of wine on the table is pretty boring really. Instead, how about putting it in an amazing wine holder such as this? If you’ve got guests round then they’ll be blown away by how cool this looks and will likely go and gets themselves one as soon as they leave!

Wine Thermometer

You can’t simply grab a bottle of wine and pour it into a glass. No, you have to make sure it’s at the right temperature, and therefore a wine thermometer is a great gift for any wine connoisseur. Apparently the temperature at which you should serve wine is very specific and can differ even within the different types of red or white wine. Here’s a handy list of the recommended temperatures.

A Quirky Decanter

Having a bottle of wine at the table is so uncouth and therefore the wine should be decanted into a, erm, decanter. You can get normal, bog standard decanters, but everyone’s got one of those (haven’t they?), so opt for something a little more unusual. Some of the quirky decanters in this blog post are works of art, and would make an excellent centrepiece at the dining table.

Wine Aerator

Any wine expert knows that decanting wine and letting it breather improves its flavour, so using an aerator is a great way of doing this much faster than letting it breathe in a decanter or carafe. Simply pour the wine through it and into the glass and you’ll have a perfectly aerated glass of wine and it will, of course, taste hugely different and much better.

Wine Stopper Combination Lock

If you’re sick of people stealing your wine then a wine stopper combination lock is the answer. Simply pop the stopper in the top of the bottle as normal and then set your combination code. You bottle of wine is now protected from wine thieves and ensures you won’t be disappointed the next time you go to the fridge – until you realise you’ve already drank it.

Grass Fed Beef Benefits You Absolutely Need To Be Aware Of

In case you are not aware of this, grass fed beef is basically beef that comes from cattle that eats only foraged foods and grass. We are faced with a clear diet difference between grass fed cattle and cattle offered in supermarkets. The benefits associated with eating grass fed beef need to be understood by every single meat lover out there. That is what we will talk about in the following paragraphs.

Grass-fed cows

Grass-fed cows

Low Fat Content

It was shown that grass fed beef by The Good Grub People and similar manufacturers will have a much lower fat content when compared to grain fed beef. We have access to meat that is lower in calories and end up with a much healthier choice when referring to weight loss.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Grain fed cattle has higher omega 6 fatty acid content when compared to grass fed cattle. It is really important to understand this. Grass fed beef is low in fats but it includes twice as much omega 3 fatty acids. This is highly important for human health. Fatty acids are really beneficial for our brain, reducing the possibility to develop schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer’s and hyperactivity. We also get to see reduced heart problem percentages in consumers.

CLA Content

Grass fed beef includes CLA, which is conjugated linoleic acid. You actually find it in abundance in milk and meat sources from a grass fed cow. This is an acid that provides a strong cancer defense. Consuming meat automatically reduces the chances of ending up with tumors. We gain protection against cancer. That is particularly beneficial for women as breast cancer is kept at bay.

Vitamin E Content

Grass fed beef is also rich in vitamin E, which is a vitamin that does reduce heart disease development risks. Beef is thus highly beneficial. The vitamin is an antioxidant and also offers anti aging properties.
You should be aware of that we also see high levels of beta carotene and high quantities of B vitamins. Even minerals are in abundance. This includes magnesium, calcium and potassium. All of these are important for good health.

Buying Grass Fed Beef

The huge problem is always putting your hands on grass fed beef as you will not find it in a supermarket. This is definitely a guarantee. Unfortunately, grass fed beef is only available from farmers that use such a raising technique and it is quite difficult to find one, especially in really big cities. You do have a higher possibility when referring to smaller communities as farmer markets are always going to have a great selection of grass fed products.

It is great to notice that organic farmers these days also use the internet in order to sell products. Many set up sites that you can visit and order the grass fed meat you want to buy. It is something you have to take into account if there is no other way to put your hands on the meat you are looking for. Have patience and always make sure that the meat you buy is actually grass fed before you agree to a deal.

Resto bucket list

maginhawa street

Photo from the Internet

There is this popular street in Quezon City that we would like to check because of the wide selection of food. The area had been featured a number of times on television shows and even websites for the scrumptious dishes served by different restaurants found on the stretch of Maginhawa Street. One can have his favorite breakfast from one resto and his lunch and dinner to the next. We hope to visit the area on our wedding anniversary next week. We may order now or reserve a family meal or two. It’s going to be an enjoyable family food trip for sure.