There are many options from which you can choose from these days, when it comes to flooring for your kitchen. From contemporary to modern styles, the kitchen flooring options are plenty and like every other thing, you should weigh the pros and cons of every option before you select one for your kitchen floor. [...]Read More
The kitchen is that part of the house which should always be bright and joyful. The place should be inspiring and it should be able to give you the opportunity to be in the right kind of mood to cook. After all, the best thing about a family is that they can enjoy a [...]Read More
The kitchen is a place where you can be experimental, illustrative, imaginative and wild but traditional-all at the same time. The colors you choose for your kitchen should reflect your personality, your personal taste and the right kind of feel, which you want your kitchen top have. Many people like to go with soft [...]Read More
If you have a small kitchen and you want to make it more spacious and neat then you can try out a few things yourself. There is no need to go for renovation and rebuilding the space if you don’t want to. Using a few elements within the kitchen can help the kitchen look [...]Read More
There is something very appealing about Mediterranean décor. The style, the essence and the wonderful blends of different kinds of natural elements is simply amazing. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a Mediterranean styled kitchen. The key is to use the right elements, colors, furniture and lighting to give it the look [...]Read More
As the world movesgradually towards achieving the sceneryof science fiction movies, so too have modern kitchens evolved. Recently there have been serious improvements in certain kitchen appliances that are already becoming very popular. If you have been more of a traditionalist in the past then perhaps it’s time to take a step into the 21st [...]Read More
This article takes a close look at why a small business has a greater chance of failing in the current economy and how restaurants can avoid failure by saving money on furniture. Whenever a group of small business owners are asked how many of these businesses will typically fail within the first year of being [...]Read More
Knowing how to brew beer at home begins with finding beer brewing supplies. Brewing your beer can be a fun and an easy process. You have the option to purchase a beer brewing kit, or you can use your own beer brewing supplies. Below is a list of the equipment that you need—very similar to [...]Read More
If you like the idea of ready to cook meals and you love Chinese food and you want to go for something traditional and healthy then you should definitely go for Chan’s Yum Cha At Home Ready to Cook Meal Range. About Chan and his work Chan and his family, based in Australia are in [...]Read More
The Folgers Jingle Contest initiated by Folgers Coffee calls for all the aspiring musicians who wish to showcase their talent on a national platform and win big. One lucky winner gets to win the grand prize amount of $25,000. The contest calls for budding and talented musicians who have it in them to create a [...]Read More
If you have a small kitchen and you want to make it more spacious and neat then you can try out a few things yourself. There is no need to go for renovation and rebuilding the space if you don’t want to. Using a few elements within the kitchen can help the kitchen look more spacious in no time.
The color you choose for your kitchen plays a very important role in the space. To give an illusion of a spacious kitchen you should never use dark shades, dark midnight blue, olive greens or even wine red or dark brown are some shades which you should steer clear of. Dark colors make a space look smaller. Instead go for either pastel shades or bold colors. Colors like light brown, lime yellow or green, peach, sky blue, baby pink or beige are fine. You can also go for a more joyful look with colors like parrot green, tomato red, bright pink or even lilac.
Lighting is an important part of any kind of room. When it comes to the kitchen, if its small, the right kind of lighting can help you get the right kind of look for the kitchen altogether. Warm, subtle lighting helps give the room a good essence and it highlights the right points of the room. Cabinet lighting is also important in such small kitchens for better visibility and organization.
Talking about cabinets, you should have in built wall cabinets to save space. There should be enough so that the surface of the countertop and tables are kept minimalistic and clean. Put away appliances which are not sued often and keep the place fresh and neat at all times. The cabinets and drawers should have fresh towels and should take in all unnecessary junk and old appliances, utensils and other kitchen tit-bits so that you have enough space to move around and do your work smoothly in the kitchen. Use these simple ideas to make more space in your small kitchen for all purposes.
There are many options from which you can choose from these days, when it comes to flooring for your kitchen. From contemporary to modern styles, the kitchen flooring options are plenty and like every other thing, you should weigh the pros and cons of every option before you select one for your kitchen floor.
If you are into tiles and you want to give your kitchen a retro look, you can go for vinyl tiles, they come in various bright colors and patterns and they are also easy to install. But they are mostly not capable of taking heavy load. If one breaks, the good point is that you can replace that particular tile instead of having to replace the whole flooring.
They are available in a large number of styles and colors. They are very versatile and can be sued as tiles or even sheets. They are biodegradable and can keep allergies at bay as they are made of natural material. The disadvantage is that they don’t go very well with a lot of modern decors as they have the tendency to look old fashioned at some times.
Choosing hardwood floorings is very good for a kitchen. It gives a kitchen that required warm feel and it makes it look more inviting too. Natural brown, blended red s and darker shades are the common choices. However you must make sure that they are laminated well and treated in the industry for termite proofing. But they are very easily scratched and burnt so you have to be very careful around the house when you have wooden flooring especially in the kitchen.
Gone are the days, when ceramic tiles were only meant to come in traditional white colors as now things have changed and people are no longer shy to experiment! They too, come in many colors these days. But they give a shine to the floor which is not accepted by many people. Also they are prone to cracking and cleaning the sides can be a bit tough at times.
The kitchen is that part of the house which should always be bright and joyful. The place should be inspiring and it should be able to give you the opportunity to be in the right kind of mood to cook. After all, the best thing about a family is that they can enjoy a hearty meal together. So, the kitchen is a very important part of the house. So choosing the right kind of cabinet styles, cutlery, furniture, utensils and décor art for the kitchen is very important. Take your time to plan it all out.
While choosing cabinet styles for your kitchen you must keep in mind what you’re actually looking for. Many people like the contemporary styles which are in trend these days. Or the metallic modern or futuristic look also appeals to some. Or you could go for vintage styled cabinets or French kitchen décor if you think that’s more interesting. Whatever you choose, you must make sure that it suits the rest of the surroundings your mood and the look of the kitchen.
You could also color coordinate your kitchen according to your personal taste. But make sure that you use the color elements depending upon the rest of the décor of the kitchen so that it’s all in sync with each other.
Transitional styles are also very popular these days and looking through an interior decorating magazine or blog wouldn’t hurt. Use your imagination and inspiration from the various styles you come across so that you can come up with something unique.
The finishing must also be impeccable. A bad finishing might make all that hard work look shabby and disheveled. However, if you want a rugged look, then choosing the French style kitchen décor will be the best option for you. The worn out look, the old and musty shades with the soft lighting will give a warm but classy feeling to your kitchen in no time.
The kitchen is a place where you can be experimental, illustrative, imaginative and wild but traditional-all at the same time. The colors you choose for your kitchen should reflect your personality, your personal taste and the right kind of feel, which you want your kitchen top have. Many people like to go with soft pastel shades and some like wild and bold shades too.
Depending upon the size of the kitchen you can choose the shades. It is a given that the size of the room is a major factor which plays a big role in the color selection of the room. The same theory applies to a kitchen when it comes to selecting the right color. So if your kitchen is small, don’t go for dark colors like dark blue, purple or wine red. It’ll make the place look smaller. Lighter or brighter shades open up small areas and help the place look larger.
You can choose on painting all the walls in one color except one. You can go for light pastel shades like lime green, lime yellow or even beige or peach for all the walls except one and paint the remaining one in some kind of darker but bright shade. The remaining one wall can be painted in tomato red, bright green, bright lilac or even bright pink. The opposite can be done too. In that case you might consider putting up some interesting wall decals on the remaining wall too.
Having a retro styled kitchen is also not a bad idea. You can use ceramic tiles of any size and use bright shades like yellow or orange or red or a mixture of two to give your kitchen a 70’s look. You can hang posters in framed wooden pieces and hang them on the walls. Having small tiles with interesting details also gives the kitchen a lot of definition.
Hanging flowering potted plants on the walls or fairy lights near the window can enhance the beauty of the walls.
There is something very appealing about Mediterranean décor. The style, the essence and the wonderful blends of different kinds of natural elements is simply amazing. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a Mediterranean styled kitchen. The key is to use the right elements, colors, furniture and lighting to give it the look that you want. Many small kitchens can be transformed into warm and cozy spaces with cost effective Mediterranean décor.
The cabinets should have a rustic look. German cabinet styles are great for such a look. Distressed paints, rugged edgy strokes and coffee stains give the right kind of feel to the whole cabinet essence for the Mediterranean touch. Greek styles are also very popular in such cases.
You can go with wooden countertops. Make sure that they are laminated well. You can go for simple brown wood or you can go with specialized reddish shades woods from red wood or cherry trees for that blended natural feel.
The flooring is also very important. If you think that getting authentic stone tiles is a little too over your budget, you can either go with hardwood flooring with dark colored wood. Or you could also go for faux stone tiles with vinyl tiles. Both are splendid options for that Mediterranean look.
Wall décor plays an important part in styling a kitchen, the Mediterranean way. Use a lot of woodwork on the walls. They can be simple wall decorative items or you could also go with wooden photo frames, with black and white family photos.
Mediterranean décor asks for earthy and intense shades. Dark browns, back, earthy colors like sand or chrome or even red and orange are the colors which you would want to work with. The fabrics should also be used accordingly to the same color schemes.
The details which you would like to give to your countertop or cabinet or window railings or even the wall ends should be metallic. Copper and bronze are good options to work with in such cases.
As the world movesgradually towards achieving the sceneryof science fiction movies, so too have modern kitchens evolved. Recently there have been serious improvements in certain kitchen appliances that are already becoming very popular. If you have been more of a traditionalist in the past then perhaps it’s time to take a step into the 21st century and make things easier for yourself in the kitchen, not mention becoming the envy of your family and friends. Here are some of the top hi-tech kitchen appliances from Homestyle Heaven that you should know about.
Have you ever been burnt by your cooktop while trying to clean it or by mistake? This cutting edge cooking appliance is about to make that a thing of the past. Induction Cooktops make use of electromagnetic fields to generate energy that heats up your pots and pans directly instead of the Cooktops. It might be hard to believe but this kitchen device is set to transform the way people cook. This means that you can touch the cook top one second after removing your pot from it. Also, induction Cooktops have also been found to be twice as fast as cooking with gas, which means less power consumption, less time spent on cooking and meals can be mademuch more quickly.
If you were an office worker in a tall building prior to the invention of the electric lift, you’d be glad that someone took the time to invent that wonderful piece of engineering. Well yet again someone has done something to ease trouble of having to bend down and struggle before you put something in the oven. The lift oven comes with an automated lift system that drops down for you to place your food, then you can send the tray back into the oven for cooking to begin, all with the help of a couple of buttons. Now grandma can bake her famous apple pies once again without help from anyone.
Let’ be honest, the kitchen can be a boring place. Modern kitchens now come fitted with entertainment devices like TVs, radios, DVD players and mp3 players. You can have them fitted within the cabinet or installed on the wall. According to research,these kitchen extras actually help improve the quality and timing of cooks who work in kitchens.
If you think the process of cooking in the oven is a little cumbersome then you’re not alone. So how about an oven that cooks food using the steam from convection heating? Not just that, the oven comes with a computerized system and a digital monitor that gives you minute by minute digital information about what is going on in the oven. With this steam oven the periodic misting, water bathing and basting will be greatly reduced since you can electronically monitor the amount of steam that is allowed to take part in your cooking.
This may just be the most mind blowing kitchen device of all. To keep food fresh you need to put it in the refrigerator. To eat it you need to put it in the oven and the cycle goes on. Thank your stars for the brains behind this device that is designed to put an end to all that trouble. Oven refrigerators keep your food fresh by day and then turn it over to the oven to get it ready for your taste buds by night, all in one device. This is the perfect kitchen device for all those people who work too hard to make good meals when they come home from work.
Author Bio: Alan Clarke is a kitchen appliance who provides trade kitchen suppliers with the latest appliance technologies for their designs.
This article takes a close look at why a small business has a greater chance of failing in the current economy and how restaurants can avoid failure by saving money on furniture.
Whenever a group of small business owners are asked how many of these businesses will typically fail within the first year of being open, the answers to that question will range from 50% to as high as 90% or even 95%. The latest SBA (Small Business Administration) research study concluded that it is around 67% or 2/3 of them. Entrepreneur magazine published a similar article. According to their findings, there 600,000 new small businesses that start up every year and after the first 12 months, only 200,000 of them had survived.
By the fifth year, 56% or 112,000 of the remaining 200,000 from the first year had disappeared. This included home-based, internet, and storefront businesses alike that were categorized by the SBA as being a small business. This is a far cry from that discussion that involved that group of doom and gloom business experts. Naturally, there are those so-called experts who believe that the current state of the economy is at fault, but a person still has to ask why so many small businesses fail at the rate that they do. No matter how things appear, a 56% failure rate over a period of only 5 years is still a bit discouraging.
Most small businesses today are not profitable the first couple of years that they are operating and all of them experience a loss initially when they first open. So the fact that it takes between three to five years for a business of this size to be profitable is not unusual. In some cases, investors and venture capitalists grow impatient extremely fast while other businesses just don’t acquire the capital they need to get through those first few years. Unless they are franchises or satellite locations of a major chain, these scenarios usually apply. Then there is the small business that fails due to more specific or strategic reasons.
Restaurants are no different than other businesses. The chances of a restaurant succeeding have proven to be very low. Like other businesses, restaurants generally lose money initially.
Therefore it is important that restaurant owners do what they can to save money while establishing their business.
Buying restaurant furniture that is affordable, but not so cheap that it will have to be replaced in a matter of a few years is a key way to save money.
Restaurant booths, in particular, are a great way of maximizing seating and profits in a restaurant. Booths, as opposed to tables, are a great use of space that also attracts key demographics, such as families.
Restaurant booths are just one example of how a business can save money and survive the difficult early years that take down so many entrepreneurs.
Danielle Archer is part of a team that will gladly share with all restaurateurs (new and established) the accumulated knowledge of years in the restaurant furniture business by providing them with tips and advice in all aspects of running a successful establishment.
Knowing how to brew beer at home begins with finding beer brewing supplies. Brewing your beer can be a fun and an easy process. You have the option to purchase a beer brewing kit, or you can use your own beer brewing supplies. Below is a list of the equipment that you need—very similar to a basic kit:
Now that you have the equipment, the process below will guide you in the successful brewing of your first batch of beer. I have used this one myself and the results were delicious! Start with this basic recipe and tweak as you go to figure out what to add and take away according to your own taste. Happy Brewing!
If you like the idea of ready to cook meals and you love Chinese food and you want to go for something traditional and healthy then you should definitely go for Chan’s Yum Cha At Home Ready to Cook Meal Range.
Chan and his family, based in Australia are in this business for 30 year now and all they know is to cook wonderful traditional Chinese food and the best part is that they don’t just keep it to themselves. With the help of Chan’s Yum Cha At Home Ready to Cook Meal Range, they help bring a bit of china into every home in Australia. Chan’s Yum Cha At Home Ready to Cook Meal Range is available in all leading grocery stores.
You can get both non vegetarian and vegetarian dumplings in the Chan’s Yum Cha At Home Ready to Cook Meal Range. You either have to boil or fry or steam the ingredients and you’ll be ready to go. You can choose from a wide range of products of Chan’s Yum Cha At Home Ready to Cook Meal Range and one of the most popular ones are the Prawn Hargow dumplings of Chan’s Yum Cha At Home Ready to Cook Meal Range. You can also try the steamed selections, the yummy potato prawns and shitake dumplings as well. Each meal will be worthy and you’ll want to keep having more once you taste Chan’s range of yum cha at home.
The Folgers Jingle Contest initiated by Folgers Coffee calls for all the aspiring musicians who wish to showcase their talent on a national platform and win big. One lucky winner gets to win the grand prize amount of $25,000.
The contest calls for budding and talented musicians who have it in them to create a melodious jingle for Folgers and share it with the world. However, it is of utmost importance to strictly adhere to the official rules of the contest. For instance, it is necessary that you include the melody “The Best part of Wakin’ Up is Folgers in Your Cup” in your jingle. Furthermore, the length of the jingle video should not be less than 60 seconds and not more than 90 seconds. The maximum size permissible is 300 MB. Information about the allowed video formats and other details can be found on the official website of Folgers.
To submit your entry, log on to www.Folgers.com and click on Folgers Jingle Contest tab. In addition, the website has the list of official rules, past winners, prize information and all other necessary contest details that participants need to know. The last date to submit your jingle entry is March 6, 2013. After judging all the entries on the basis of originality, creativity, musical performance and adherence to creative management, ten entries will be shortlisted that will go up on the website for public voting from May 15th to June 19th, 2013. One out of the ten takes home $25,000.
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As a restaurant operator, you likely already know that having good cooking equipment can make or break your business. Your restaurant’s kitchen is a major cornerstone to keeping your business successful, so you should always invest in the most reliable restaurant cooking equipment.
There are a number of gas-fired ranges on the market that can accommodate the volume of work for your restaurant. Whether you need four burners or 10 burners, you can find high-quality ranges for a fair price. Keep in mind that you will want to purchase something that is user-friendly so your cooks can fire up the burners, keep them going and go back and forth between them while working on multiple orders at once.
Your range should come with a good oven. The oven should have enough space in it to accommodate several different types of dishes at once that can be cooked at the same temperature. Ensure the oven has the ability to distribute heat evenly. Uneven cooking adds time your customers have to wait for their food. The last thing you want is for your oven to act like a cheap microwave that only doesn’t heat evenly, causing undue delays in serving your customers.
Speaking of microwaves there are times when you’ll need to cook something quickly. Investing in an industrial grade microwave will do the trick. Find a microwave that has multiple power levels for defrosting, heating and reheating food. If you can get a microwave brand that can easily stack atop of another microwave – even better. Then you can work on multiple orders at once.
Finally, you should not compromise on anything when it comes to preparing the customer’s food. That’s why your restaurant should use industrial strength stoves to be able to accommodate the large volume of customer orders. After all, you never know when your restaurant will get “hit” with a lunch or dinner rush, so it’s crucial to be prepared and on your game ahead of time.
Choosing the right cooking equipment doesn’t have to be a difficult task. With a little research and asking around, you can find cooking equipment that can help your restaurant offer an outstanding culinary experience for your customers.
In today’s world it is all about saving money. Buying in bulk offers you the chance to save quite a bit of money and there are a variety of other benefits. So, if you want to keep your pantry stocked without sacrificing your checking account, then it is important to learn more about buying bulk foods.
You want to have treats around, but these are pricey and tend to be individually packaged resulting in tons of trash. A wholesale candy supplier is an option. You can find bulk treats that are not individually packaged and since you are buying more, the price per unit is less. This will save you a lot in the long run. For example, if you have two kids and they each pack a lunch for school, that is 10 school lunches per week. That is 10 treats per week for just lunch. If a treat costs $1.00, that is $10 per week and $40 per month. Over the course of a year, that is around $500. That is a lot of money to be spending on just treats. Buying in bulk can save you around 50 percent, resulting in a savings of around $250 per year.
Every year, the United States has around 80 million tons of waste. This is extreme and definitely causes harm to the planet. So, when you finish that box of cereal and toss it in the trash, it adds to the tons of trash and sits there waiting to be broken down. Then, you also have to consider the resources and energy necessary for producing the products you use and their packaging. This further leads to environmental issues. So, using reusable containers and buying in bulk is one of the greenest things that you can do.
How Money is Saved
When things are bulk packaged, less packing is used. When you buy an item, a lot of what you are paying for is the packaging and advertising efforts and this is what pushes the cost up. This is why generic brands are usually less expensive. They are not advertised often, if at all, and the packaging is simple. So, when you are buying in bulk, you are getting more product and less packaging, allowing you to pay less per unit. You can find just about everything in bulk these days, so take the time to shop around for the best deals.
You know what you want but you also know you can’t always get what you want, especially when you prefer decaffeinated coffee while everyone else wants regular brew. With a single serve coffee maker like the Keurig® Special Edison Brewer you simply pop in a decaf K-Cup® and press a button to enjoy your preferred brew in minutes. That’s the beauty of an on demand coffee maker – everyone can get what they want, custom made to their precise specifications. Stock up – you can get Starbucks® and other brand K-Cup® brews to satisfy even the most picky of gourmet coffee drinkers.
The single serve coffee maker is an ideal hot beverage solution for a home, office, church or clubhouse and it really only requires electricity; plumbing is not essential as the reservoir can be filled from any tap. An on demand coffee maker eliminates the mess of scooping and measuring ground coffee, the need to have coffee filters and constant concern that someone may have left the coffeemaker on. Even better, you will never again be faced with a pot of scorched or stale coffee; it’s economical as well because you only brew exactly what you need which makes it especially fresh and flavorful.
To really experience all the benefits of a single serve coffee maker it’s a good idea to not only look at the various makes and models but to carefully examine the variety of coffee blends, roasts and flavors available. You want to be sure that you can get the coffee brand or flavor you like so it must be offered in the pods, packets or cups which are compatible with the unit you buy. Many brands look alike but the inserts are not interchangeable.
The world premiere of the fourth season of Worst Cooks in America, the primetime Food Network, is all set to be showcased on Sunday, February 17th at 9pm ET/PT. This season, it will be a rematch between Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay. While the former is the undefeated series champion of the show, the latter is a culinary master. These two superstar chefs battle to transform kitchen zeroes to kitchen heroes.
The season will be spread over a period of seven weeks, with one episode broadcasted once a week on every Sunday. Fourteen contestants, who know nothing about cooking, will compete in seven challenging episodes to come out as the winner. These fourteen contestants will be divided into two teams of seven each, which will be led by the two masters, Burrell and Flay. After seven episodes, the contestant with the achievement of the most successful culinary transformation will be adjudged as the winner.
One grand prize winner, chosen at the end, will be awarded with prize money of $25,000. The victory will also be of the winning contestant’s team leader. It will be a tough ask for the two masters to lead the fourteen cooking-challenged contestants in an attempt to teach them the cooking skills. The previous three seasons of this primetime Food Network show were quite popular and gained a lot of TRP. The organizers of the show claim that the fourth season will be even more popular than the previous ones.
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