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La Maison du Chocolat Summer Collection

La Maison du Chocolat Summer Collection

Summer of (Brittany) Love  Can’t make it to France this summer? Fear not, as the esteemed La Maison du Chocolat – with locations in Europe, North America and Asia – is bringing the sumptuous taste of Brittany to your doorstep. This year’s “Summer in Brittany” collection captivates the tastebuds with five new interpretations of old(…)

Sotheby’s Champagne

Sotheby’s Champagne

This one’s not for auction World-renowned auctioneer Sotheby’s has added another string to its bow, by introducing its very own brand of top-class wine. The first champagne ever to be issued by an auction house comes courtesy of R&L Legas, the 204-year-old doyen of the industry associated with many a three-starred Michelin restaurant, including La(…)

Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with Shrimp and Spicy Dipping Sauce

Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with Shrimp and Spicy Dipping Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 2 ounces rice vermicelli 8 rice wrappers (8.5-inch diameter) 8 large cooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and cut in half ¼ cup fresh Thai basil leaves ¼ cup fresh mint leaves ¼ cup fresh coriander leaves 8 fresh thyme sprigs (optional) 1 small red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and sliced ½(…)

3 Natural Hair Remedies to Keep Your Locks Silky and Strong

3 Natural Hair Remedies to Keep Your Locks Silky and Strong

If you’re dealing with dry, damaged, and brittle hair because of product overload, rest assured, you’re definitely not alone! We’ve all been there – plenty of times. Constant hair treatments, blow drying every day, and using over-the-counter hair products full of chemicals is enough to leave your hair looking less than its best. What’s a(…)

Kiwi Crepes with Rich Chocolate Drizzle

Kiwi Crepes with Rich Chocolate Drizzle

Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients: 4 kiwis, peeled and sliced ¼ cup sugar Crepes: 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter, melted and divided Chocolate Sauce: 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon grated semisweet(…)

Craving Spicy Asian Cuisine? Put that Red Wine Back!

Craving Spicy Asian Cuisine? Put that Red Wine Back!

Throughout the year, there are many occasions when I crave spicy Asian food.  There is something about the heat, the sweet aroma of chili spice, and even with sweat on my brow and coming through my pores I still want to eat bite after bite.  Perhaps it is not just the chilies, but the earthy(…)

Rich Meat Lasagna with Herbed Tomato Sauce

Rich Meat Lasagna with Herbed Tomato Sauce

Rich Meat Lasagna with Herbed Tomato Sauce Yield: 12 Servings Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 pound sweet or spicy Italian sausage 3/4 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 2 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste 2 (6.5-ounce) cans tomato sauce 1 cup water 2 tablespoons(…)

How to Use Facial Acupressure to Rejuvenate Your Skin and Smooth Wrinkles

How to Use Facial Acupressure to Rejuvenate Your Skin and Smooth Wrinkles

Acupressure is a technique used in ancient Chinese medicine that focuses on specific points used in acupuncture to balance energy and treat a number of physical ailments. The main difference between the two practices is that, while they both benefit your health, acupressure uses finger pressure and doesn’t require the use of needles. In many(…)