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A red wine reduction sauce is one of the first things that French or other classically trained chefs master, and it’s something that you can make in your own kitchen as well. However, since you aren’t serving multiple seatings at multiple tables every night, you’ll probably have leftovers. The short answer to the question in the title is yes, you can freeze red wine sauce. But let’s explore this culinary delight a little more first.…

Purple potatoes look great in your garden or on your dinner table, and they’re actually quite healthy for you. Common varieties of purple potatoes include Purple Peruvian, Purple Majesty, Purple Fiesta, Vitelotte, All Blue, Adirondack Blue, and Congo. Purple Peruvian is consistently purple throughout the skin and flesh. Purple Majesty is perhaps the most intensely purple of all the purple potatoes. Purple Viking has a purple skin with pink and red splashes, and a white-fleshed…

A carbonated beverage is one that includes carbon dioxide that has been dissolved in water. This gas makes the beverage bubbly and fizzy. The process of carbonation can occur naturally. Water from certain mineral springs is carbonated because of natural geological processes or phenomena, often related to volcanic activity. It has long been believed that naturally carbonated waters, such as those from mineral springs, possess curative properties. In the 19th century, “taking the waters” was…

It’s great to be able to grow fresh peppers that you can utilize in dishes, but even buying them from the store will be just fine. Peppers are used to make dishes a bit spicier, but they can also add a distinct flavor. Some people have issues when it comes to keeping peppers fresh, though. You might cut into your peppers to use some, but you won’t quite be able to use all of the…

Have you ever seen someone put a sugar cube in a glass of champagne before? Some people do this, but many wonder why you would bother. Is there some significance to putting sugar cubes in your champagne? Or is this just a strange quirk that some people have when drinking champagne? Keep reading to learn why some people choose to put sugar cubes in champagne. After you’ve heard about all of the reasons why people…

Lots of people think that kombucha is one of the best and most enjoyable drinks that you can have. If you have been served kombucha in the past, then you might wish to make your own. The first part of the process is going to involve steeping tea so that you can make the kombucha. You’re going to need to use real tea to make kombucha, and this might make you gravitate toward black tea.…

Maybe you’re getting into the vegan lifestyle and are eager to find a dairy-free milk. Maybe dairy products aren’t good for your health, and you’re eager to find a substitute. Or maybe you’re simply eager to try one of those creamy nutty milks that are all over the Internet. Whatever your answer for why you got into cashew milk, more questions remain. What is cashew milk really like? How do you prepare it? Can you…

Sometimes it’s nice to be able to just kick back and enjoy a nice glass of wine. It’s great to buy a fancy bottle of wine now and then, but sometimes you want to be able to enjoy wine without spending too much cash. This is why boxed wine is so popular among many people. It’s a cost-effective type of wine that you can get at many grocery stores, department stores, and elsewhere. If you’re…

Drinking tea is something that lots of people like to do. You might be someone who enjoys having a nice hot cup of tea in the morning, but many people choose to drink tea throughout the day. Have you noticed that black tea sometimes makes you sleepy after you drink it? Many people say that black tea makes them sleepy, but most aren’t sure exactly why that is. Is there a specific reason why black…

Tea is such a popular drink, and you might be among the millions who need to start the day with a nice cup of it. If you’ve been brewing tea for any amount of time, then you’ve probably noticed that tea will foam at least a little bit. Most people don’t think anything of it, but inquisitive minds might wonder why exactly the tea is foaming. Is there a specific thing that causes the tea…

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