Numi’s Bouquet Bamboo Gift Set with Clear Teapot and Nine Flowering Teas

Numi’s Bouquet Bamboo Gift Set with Clear Teapot and Nine Flowering TeasThe Numi’s Bouquet Bamboo Gift Set with Clear Teapot and Nine Flowering Teas with Teapot and Nine Teas is a great gift for anyone who loves their tea. This set won the best food gift at the 2005 Fancy Foods Show.

The set includes a clear glass teapot with a glass lid and nine different tea varieties with enough tea in total for 27 pots. The entire set comes packed in a reusable bamboo box.

Each of the teas is combined with flowers or petals and when steeped in hot water blossom into various shapes.

The tea is certified organic and is kosher and includes the following varieties:

  • Starlight Rose –  this is a white tea combined with a rose bud to yield a mild tea with the subtle aroma of roses.
  • Flower Jewel – this is another white tea but this time combined with amaranth flower to yield an aroma of sweet jasmine.
  • Dragon Lily – a white tea with a mix of osmanthus petals and orange lily blossoms.
  • Lavender Dream – hibiscus petals and aromatic lavender flowers infuse this smooth white tea.
  • Emerald Sun – this mellow nutty flavored green tea is infused with chrysanthemum flowers.
  • Jade Fortune – another green tea with a slightly nutty flavor.
  • Jasmine Pearls – a sweet aromatic green tea scented with fresh jasmine blossoms.
  • Midnight Peony – this one is a black tea with a flavor something akin to a combination of wine and molasses.
  • Black Beauty – a deep flavored black tea with a rose scent.

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REVIEW: Nesco American Harvest BJX-8 Jumbo Jerky Works Kit

Nesco American Harvest Jumbo Jerky Making KitNow you can make the perfect jerky with the Nesco American Harvest BJX-8 Jumbo Jerky Works Kit.

The kit comes with everything you will need to make your own homemade jerky. All you need to do is add ground meat.

This kit has received exceptional reviews on the net for not only its ease of use but also for the quality of the jerky it produces.

Most reviewers have indicated that the jerky is as good as store bought jerky.

We tried out the smaller version of the Nesco Jerky Works gun to see how it performed and were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make jerky using this system.

The first step involved blending some lean ground beef with one packet of the seasoning and one cure packet. We received a variety of seasoning and cure packets with our purchase including cajun, pepperoni, teriyaki, fajita and original.

Next we just filled the gun with the beef mixture and screwed on one of the attachments so we could get flat shaped jerky.

Then it was simply a matter of holding the jerky gun over the dehydrator tray and squeezing the trigger. You have to squeeze it multiple times to get a strip of jerky.

Once the dehydrator trays were filled we turned on the machine and then about 8 hours later – it may have been more – we had the tastiest jerky we’ve ever had.

This would have to be one of the simplest ways to make jerky and I will definitely be making more. The flavors are wonderful and they look like they have been professionally made.

You can see how we went on our very first try using the Nesco Jerky Gun in the video at the end of this post.

What’s included

  • jerky gun
  • flat tip for making jerky strips
  • 2 round tips for making small and large jerky strips
  • jerky spices and cures

How Does it Work?

Simply buy some ground meat and mix in the spices that come with the kit. Add the mixture to the jerky gun using whichever tip you like and out comes perfectly shaped jerky strips. You then need to dry them using a dehydrator.

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Presto ProFry Stainless Steel Dual-Basket 12 Cup Deep Fryer

Presto Dual Basket Deep FryerIf you’ve ever owned a deep fryer then you”ll probably know how it can become a bit of a feat trying to get everything cooked at the same time. It usually involves cooking in batches and trying to keep everything warm while your waiting for the rest to cook.

If you have this problem, then you probably need a dual fryer.

The Presto ProFry Dual-Basket 12-Cup Deep Fryer allows you to cook two different types of foods at the one time and also enables extra large batches of the same food to be cooked all in the one go.

What We Like

  • A signal light indicates when the oil is ready for frying.
  • It has an adjustable thermostat so you can choose a variety of different temperatures.
  • It has a powerful 1800 watt element which ensures quick pre-heating of the oil.
  • The internal pieces can be removed for easy clean up.
  • It comes with a lid to prevent splatters.

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Review: Mauviel Cookstyle Roasting Pan

Mauviel roasting PanI am a real fan of Mauviel cookware, especially their great range of copper cookware for which they are world renown.

However, I am equally impressed by their range of stainless steel cookware.

The Mauviel Cookstyle Roasting Pan is a beautifully designed and has non drip edges. There are no seams or divots where the pan juices collect, making it hard to make gravy after removing the meat. This roasting pan is smooth all through so making gravy is a breeze.

The Mauviel Cookstyle  range of cookware is made from 7ply multi layered 18/10 stainless steel which ensures that you get evenly distributed heat quickly over the whole surface.

The pan has stay cool stainless steel handles that are firmly and securely riveted to the sides giving you a cool, comfortable, safe grip when you are removing it from the oven.

The pan measures a decent 15.6 x 11.7 x 3.5 inches so it will take a decent sized piece of meat.

You can use the Mauviel Cookstyle Roasting Pan on all types of heating surfaces – gas, electric, halogen and induction and it is oven safe to 500°f.

It cleans up easily and quickly and is dishwasher safe.

What Materials Make up the 7 ply Multi-Layers:

  • The multi layers are designed to give you fast even cooking without hotspots.
  • Layer 1:  the interior is made from 18/10 stainless steel so food won’t interact with the pan
  • Layers 2-4:  are aluminum which is an excellent heat conductor
  • Layer 5:  is another layer of 18/10 stainless steel
  • Layer 6:  is the magnetic layer of stainless steel which makes the pan suitable to use on induction cooktops
  • Layer 7: is an exterior layer of 2.6mm polished 18/10 stainless steel

You know you are getting a quality product from Mauviel.  This  French family business was established in 1830  in the Normandy town of Villedieu-les-Poeles and is the foremost manufacturer of professional cookware in the world today.  Mauviel manufactures several different lines of copper and stainless steel  cookware which is used and appreciated by both professional chefs and home cooks alike.

The Beautiful and Durable Mauviel Cookstyle Roasting pan is available from these leading online merchants?

The Mojito Collection – Muddler, Glasses, Shaker & Pitcher – Happy Drinking

Mojito ShakerThe Mojito MuddlerLooking for a great gift for anyone who love Mojita’s then here is a collection that will certainly be appreciated.

Each of the muddler, glasses, shaker and pitcher are available to purchase seperately, they don’t come as a gift set.

The The Mojito Collection – Muddler is an indispensable tool if you want to make and  authentic Mojito. The  11″ solid wood Mojito Muddler from Cork Pops Inc. is just the right size for muddling your Mojito.

The  Shaker is 9 inches tall and is made from Stainless steel.

Team these items with the  Pitcher and Glasses and you are ready to whip up your cool Cuban drink.

Mojito Collection PitcherThe elegant and distinctive pitcher stands 13″ tall and it holds 48ozs of beverage. Plenty to share around, after all drinks are always nicest when your are sharing them with friends.

And last but not least is the Mojito Gift Set comprising 4 Mojito glasses, a collection of recipes, and a cardboard carrying case which has been designed to look like an oversized cigar box making it a fantastic gift presentation box.

Each glass measures approximately 8 x 2-1/2.

And what is a Mojita?

Well it is a Cuban drink that was traditionally made with fresh muddled mint, lime, white rum, sugar (originally sugar cane juice) and a dash of soda, that was first

Mojita Glasses

concocted in mid 19th century Cuba. It has a  combination of sweetness with the refreshing citrus and mint flavors which are intended to mask the kick of the rum.

Nowadays there are so many versions of the drink and the taste changes according to the type of rum used.  Some people use Peach Rum, Melon Rum or whatever other rum you prefer.

So what do you do? In a glass,  muddle up  a dozen or so mint leaves with 1/2 a lime and some sugar, add 1 part of rum to 3 parts of soda water, stir well and garnish. Make sure you only bruise the mint leaves so that the essential oil is released.

A quick and easy refreshing summer drink.

And a great gift for your man for Valentines day or any other special occasion that he may have coming up.

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