Foods and Culinary

Sometimes your dog would like to expand horizons, catch up on culture and enjoy some activities not available in many places. So, if your dog loves to travel, then you simply must visit Mendocino county, a few hours north of San Francisco. Horizon Air has added flights from Las Vegas to Santa Rosa, California. You and your dog can take a nice scenic hour and a half drive north and visit dog friendly wineries along the way. Most of the wineries are have grass and bushhes to explore and sniff. Some even offer doggie treats. Navarro and others allow dogs in the tasting room. The Maccallum House Inn in Mendocino offers winery tours, chauffeured limos and dogs are allowed to tag along, if you book as a private party … Ask for Jim Davis and tell him that you found out about the tour from the author (of this Article). […]

Moving is about as stressful a time as any in our lives and the lives of our fids. Having just completed moving the "gang" into a new house, I thought I would share some of the things that helped our move go smoothly. The feathered crew (Alex and Zeke, African Greys and April, Umbrella Cockatoo) have settled in nicely and things returned to normal quickly. Granted, the move was to a nearby city and we were not on the road in the U-Haul for more than an hour, but I believe preparing the birds had everything to do with their reduced stress level and smooth transition. I also want to mention that there is the coolest service for moving called PODS (Portable On Demand Storage). I had it delivered to my old house the weekend before the actual move. This allowed me to pack up all my non-essentials at my […]

First and foremost, any food that a person takes should be especially balanced. A balanced diet should include all the necessary nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fats in right quantities. He should never under-eat or over-eat and eat only the right quantity of food. So it makes sense if he can eat only when he feels honestly hungry. It is extremely important that he takes all his meals at a fixed time everyday. He should not skip any of the meals during the day, especially the breakfast. As skipping meals or taking the meals irregularly at different times every day can upset the eating habits and consequentially the digestion and metabolism of the body. He should generally have the foods he likes. However he should not devour on one particular food type as it is important to practice moderation in eating. He should eat the food slowly […]

Increasing semen volume not only provides a thrust to male fertility by improving the sperm count but also helps increase pleasure on ejaculation. This is largely because a larger volume of semen requires stronger contractions to release it on ejaculation which help intensify pleasure. Moreover, women also tend to consider men who produce more semen as more virile and potent. No wonder, semen volume is being seen as a measure of your manhood. Here are 3 Natural Ways to Increase Your Semen Volume: Increase Semen with Certain foods There are some foods that are known to enhance semen volume in men. Semen is composed of a combination of proteins, vitamins, minerals and body fluids. Foods such as celery, oysters, pumpkin and sunflower seeds can do wonders for your semen production. Not only this, green barley which is a young shoot of the barley plant can also be a great help. […]

What is the best way of losing weight? Should you lose weight the natural way, through exercise or surgery? There are many ways but they work for different people differently. Once you have made up your mind that you need to cut down, choose a method that works best for you. Other things to consider include, when and where do you start and how do you go about the whole process. The following tips will help you lose that extra weight the natural way. 1. First, Decide Your Starting Point Before you think about the method that you will use, think about where you are and what you are out to achieve. That is; What is your current weight and where do you intend to be at the end of the day? What is your Body Mass Index? Think about what you consider to be your ideal weight. You can […]

So, you're starting a hobby of board gaming, or you already enjoy gaming. Chances are that if you are single, you play them with some friends or a significant other. If you are married, you probably include the family. But, something is missing … the community element. Sure, your spouse likes a good game every so often, but would not it be fun to have a group of new friends that either looks forward to the same games you like or brings new ones to the table, so you do not have To buy them. Today, with everything costing more, even entertainment, it is quite a prudent move to develop a group of friends that get together and share their games. Three Fundamentals of a Game Group So where do you start? A good game group needs at least three things: 1. A Host 2. A Place to play 3. […]

If you haven’t heard of colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy by now then the chances are you have been hibernating for the last couple of years. Cleansing your colon has become the “in” thing to do, male or female, young or old. Previously the domain for celebrities such as Princess Diana; walk into any clinic, international hospital or spa and you are likely to be met by advertisements espousing the benefits of detoxing your body through colon cleansing. However, some people don’t like the idea of lying on a table with a pipe up their backside, however effective and fashionable it may be! Whilst I am not questioning the benefits of colonic irrigation, coffee enemas and the like are not for everyone! So what are the alternatives? A few years ago, whilst flicking through a women’s health magazine, an illustration of a typical colon (for someone who eats a standard […]

First Step to Healthy Cats: Eliminate all Grains from their Daily Diet Most likely, your cat is unhealthy because you are feeding him food with grain as an ingredient. Are your veterinarian bills mounting up because your cat has one health problem after another?  Are you using those “wipes” on your cat every week because its coat gets a little oily and smelly? Check the ingredients list on the food.  Even if you are buying premium cat food from a well know producer of pet food, chances are you will find some form of grain listed close to the top of the list. That means a large percentage of the food inside consists of grain. And that creates problems for kitty. Cats Digestive Systems are not Designed to Process Grain One of the first facts Wikipedia lists about cats is that it is an obligate carnivore.  By definition, an obligate […]

The Simple Magic of Herbs Over the years I have tended everything from a 30 by 30 foot monster herb garden, to the odd herb here and there in the garden, to a small plot near the back door. My favorite is a beautiful pot planted with my own favorites located in a sunny spot that is handy to the kitchen. Hint: this makes a welcome and thoughtful hostess gift throughout the season. A Brief History of Herbs It is probably safe to absorb that the earliest use of herbs with foods was probably tied to the ability of herbs to mask the taste of less than fresh food. Not only did herbs and spices make bad or even spoiled food taste better, over precedent centuries we have discovered that the judicious use of these fresh ingredients can actually work magic to elevate ordinary food from ho-hum to yum. Personalize […]

It was an early November Saturday morning when I drove to Anstruther under blue skies touched with occasional light cloud. I found a parking space beside the Anstruther Fish Bar on the Shore Road not 30 metres from the museum and made straight for the museum. After a coffee and cake at the museum cafe, I paid the entrance fee to the elderly lady volunteer at the entrance desk who advised me that I couldn’t use my camera inside and handed me an A4 guide to the layout of the museum. The entrance to the exhibits is through a courtyard littered with random anchors, rope, netting, and in the top right hand side, a large shallow pond made of black plastic measuring maybe 5 by 5 metres. There was no clue as to the function of this pool, however, a brief conversation with the lady at the entrance desk revealed […]