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Cantaloupe cool

April 27th, 2014 by live-top

Any way you slice it, cantaloupe’s a luscious and cool choice for summer meals. (Kevin Clark/The Washington Post) Cooling fruit: That’s what we need in this onset of dog days. Cantaloupes fill the bill. They have just arrived in area farmers markets, so here’s what to look for (from our Market Watch archives), and some of the more interesting ways to use them.

Technically, the true cantaloupe is grown only in Europe; what we see here in the supermarkets, farmers markets and roadside stands this time of year could be any of several varieties of orange-fleshed muskmelon, or “netted” melon, so named for the pattern that decorates its rind. Though 90 percent water, the muskmelon, er, cantaloupe is a pleasant source of vitamins A and C.

The Mylan; see the recipe below. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
HOW TO SELECT: Smell the stem end. The aroma of the melon is the best indication of ripeness, though the perfume will be muted if the melon is chilled. Read the rest of this entry »

Caravan & Motorhome Crime: Don’t Become a Victim this Holiday Season

April 25th, 2014 by live-top

 NORTH NEWBALD, YORKSHIRE — The purchase of a caravan or motorhome could quite possibly be for some, the most expensive purchase to be made within their lifetime other than their home. This winter, Discover Leisure are making it their mission to raise awareness of caravan and motorhome safety and security to ensure not only your purchase makes it through the harsh winter conditions, but also keeping your pride and joy secure from theft. Read the rest of this entry »

BACARDI Expands Flavored Rum Line with New Flavor and Packaging Innovations: BACARDI® WOLF BERRY and BACARDI® BLACK RAZZ Flavored Rums

April 23rd, 2014 by live-top

BACARDI®, the world’s favorite and most awarded rum, announces its two latest advancements in the flavor revolution, BACARDI® WOLF BERRY and BACARDI® BLACK RAZZ. The two new rums represent groundbreaking developments in ingredients never before infused with rum – BACARDI WOLF BERRYwith blueberry and wolfberry, and BACARDI BLACK RAZZ with raspberry and black sapote. Read the rest of this entry »

The XOJET 10: Anthony Giglio, Wine Wise Guy

April 21st, 2014 by live-top

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Anthony Giglio is a sommelier, educator, author, and contributor to Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine. Talking with him, you want to hear more, learn more, and most of all, drink a lot more wine. Trying to mix it up a bit, we tried to ask a non-travel question, but he had other ideas. “Wait, wait, hold on a sec, what about luggage? I thought we were going to discuss luggage—I have my answer all ready! Go on, ask me my favorite luggage.” So we did, which was perfect, because he had his bags packed for the 2012 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Read the rest of this entry »

The Father’s Day Wine Gifting Guide

April 20th, 2014 by live-top


SONOMA, Calif., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Father’s Day is the one day of the year we thank dads for everything they do. It takes a special man to be a dad and a well-chosen Father’s Day gift shows him just how much he is appreciated. Few Father’s Day gifts are savored as much as a bottle of fine wine and with a little forethought, selecting the perfect wine for dad’s special day can be a snap. Read the rest of this entry »

To boost test scores, schools clamor for a horseman’s advice

April 20th, 2014 by live-top

On a ranch of willows and wild grass outside Sacramento, the cowboy cooed to his tawny mustang. Then he led Little Buck through basic commands — back up, step forward — and rewarded him with a biscuit.

Dennis Parker is a part-Cherokee trainer in rural Zamora, Calif., who sports a silver ponytail beneath his cowboy hat. But his recent demonstration was aimed at training a different breed grappling with far bigger tasks: educators under mounting pressure to raise students’ standardized test scores. Read the rest of this entry »

Tarps Prove Important for Businesses and Home – New Website Offers Tarps Galore

April 19th, 2014 by live-top

NAPLES, FLORIDA — Within the past few years, more and more businesses have been using tarps for a variety of uses, and people are using tarps for home use as well. Tarps have become quite popular, with uses ranging from flame retardant tarps for construction sites, to tarp canopy kits for carports. With the rising popularity and use of tarps, one company has started selling their tarps on the web to offer tarps to those who are looking for great prices and quality. This new site that offers tarps for both business and home use is Read the rest of this entry »

Bow & Truss North Hollywood: Modern design, to go

April 19th, 2014 by live-top

Bow & Truss bar screen

Bow & Truss, the new North Hollywood restaurant and lounge crafted from what had been an auto body garage, may not sound like the kind of place with design elements that could translate to a residential environment. But as envisioned by Beth Holden, principal of the West Hollywood architecture studio New Theme, in collaboration with her client, Morgan Margolis of Knitting Factory Entertainment, the updated 1930s building will indeed hold some design solutions with high visual impact that diners just might bring home. Read the rest of this entry »

Colorado shootings: Parents need to talk to their kids about it

April 19th, 2014 by live-top

We can imagine our kids in that theater, no?

“The Dark Knight Rises” was a giddily anticipated PG-13 spectacle. By definition, the opening night in Aurora, Colo., was filled with typical American teens.

Most of our older kids can also probably imagine themselves inside what became a death trap.

That’s why talking to children about what happened is so important, experts say.

“You do, as a parent, have responsibility to talk to them about it,” said Paul Coleman, a New York-based therapist and author of several books on anxiety, trauma and communicating with children, including “How To Say It to Your Child When Bad Things Happen,” (Prentice Hall, 2002)
People bow in a moment of silence requested by President Obama for the victims of the Colorado shootings at an event in Fort Myers, Fla., on Friday. (Kevin Lamarque – Reuters)
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Yeni Rakı Continues Toward Global Brand Status at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

April 19th, 2014 by live-top

Turkey’s leading spirits manufacturing company Mey İçki continues full speed ahead toward transforming Yeni Rakı into a global brand. One of the world’s most valuable brands according to a 2012 report by Impact Databank, Yeni Raki will be featured at a host of fun-filled activities at the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Already the world’s number one aniseed spirit, Yeni Rakı continues to promote rakı worldwide as Turkey’s national drink. Read the rest of this entry »