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Tip of the Day: Condiment Jar Vases

In Tips on April 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm
Next time you finish a jar of mustard or bottle of vinegar don’t toss them.  Throw them in the dishwasher for a quick bath and reuse as flower vases.  Simply peel off the labels the best you can and wrap with brown, white or colored tissue paper.  Tie with a piece of twine or string.  Fill up with water and arrange flowers inside.  It’s a great way to save money and the earth!  Not to mention, the different sizes and shapes give a wonderful rustic look on any table. Happy partying!

Tip of the Day: Leftover Wine from a Party?

In Tips on February 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

No one likes to waste a good bottle of wine.  But after a party you often end up with a half bottle or two.  Instead of leaving it on your counter with the cork in it, turn it into something wonderful.

Dump the wine into a saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat until it has reduced by 3/4.  This should cook out most of the alcohol leaving a rich wine flavor.  Cool the liquid and pour into an ice-cube tray.  Freeze.

Use the cubes to intensify flavor in sauces and soups.  Or for a savory treat, reheat in a saucepan, add some sugar and a vanilla bean and serve over vanilla ice cream.  The possibilities are endless!

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