Every summer, all the succulents in our gardens, on our windowsills and in our planter boxes explode into life. Summer and all the life it brings should be celebrated and what better way than with a scrumptious cupcake adorned with captivating cacti that look ready to soak up the summertime sunshine. 

 

What is a party without fun and games and, in most cases, alcohol? Of late, alcohol has been that one vital component that is needed in every party. From games to deep talks, everything is done with a beer in hand. Beer pong, Beer chugs, vodka shots all have become associated with partying. Many youngsters also mix energy drinks with alcohol for a little more oomph. Little do they know that this can be a serious hazard in terms of health. Before going into the harmful effects caused by the mixing, let us first try and understand why an increasing number of consumers are mixing their alcohol with energy drinks. The first and most important reason is that the caffeine present in energy drinks helps override the depressive effects of alcohol. So, you can get drunk without really having to get drunk. That, however, is no reason for you to put yourself in danger. Here are 3 reasons why you should avoid mixing your energy drinks with that mug of beer or any other alcohol for that matter.

 

Looking for the purrfect wines to take to your next party? Produced just outside New York, in the Fingerlake Valley, the award-winning Red Cat and White Cat wines are cat crazy lady friendly and comes in a 3 L pouch. Sounds right up my alley!

 

Nothing beats a warm, strong aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the morning and a warm breakfast bun in the cool morning while getting ready to hit the day. Maybe a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the veranda enjoying the warm, breeze while reading a good book. For online gambling enthusiasts, a nice, iced brewed coffee could make you stimulated in the challenge. There are plenty of decent online casinos to choose from like Casinokokemus and try a spin without spending a single cent or ilmaiskierroksia ilman talletusta -. Feel free to check their website and take advantage of their generous proposal.

 
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Olives must be cured before they can be eaten. Anyone who has accidentally  bitten into a raw olive knows this. You can start your very own home ‘curing process.’ Cured olives should have an attractive appearance, a pleasant taste, a firm but not hard texture and an adequate shelf life. Starting the process with a high quality, fresh olive fruit is essential; successful curing further depends on the curing technique, care applied and hygiene of the process.

 

To celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day, online homeware retailer IWOOT analysed Google and Instagram data to find the world’s most popular Gin.   

 
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Tex-Mex is a southwest American and Texan cuisine that’s derived from the gastronomic creations of the Tejano people, featuring originally characteristic foods of the border regions of both Texas and Mexico. Many of the spices and cooking techniques that Mexicans brought to Texas influenced the way foods were created, with one of the most prominent including heavy use of garlic and cumin, much more than what you’d find in a traditional Mexican dish.  

 

There is nothing like starting a day with a cup of hot coffee, especially when the weather gets colder. On the other hand, there is nothing like a good cocktail to mark the end of a long day. If you like coffee and cocktails, and you want to make something for the cold seasons, here are some easy and delicious coffee cocktails.

 

Legumes – such as beans, pulses and lentils – are vital plant-based protein that offer an affordable and sustainable source of vitamins and fibre to help with growth and development. They have been shown to help manage cholesterol and blood glucose, and maintain a healthy gut microbiome, yet independent research by Tiger Brands’ Eat Well Live Well Institute shows that South Africans don’t eat enough to reap their health and nutrition benefits. In fact, legumes are one of the least consumed food groups in South Africa, even though it is recommended to eat them regularly.

 

Hot summer days call for ice lollies to keep things cool. Easy to make and refreshing, these fresh watermelon ice lollies have just three ingredients.