New England Coffee

Written by Randy Wilson

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The image of New England coffee began to change as it was now seen asrepparttar beverage ofrepparttar 145023 American patriot. Fromrepparttar 145024 dark and smelly taverns torepparttar 145025 tables of aristocrats, drinking New England coffee became a patriotic duty and a symbolic gesture of independence.

A new American coffeehouse emerged and became a gathering place for casual conversation as well as a central political forum for revolution campaigning. The role that New England coffee played inrepparttar 145026 creation ofrepparttar 145027 world’s most powerful country is often overlooked yet is a key element inrepparttar 145028 independence ofrepparttar 145029 United States. As Americans rallied against tea, they in turn rallied in support of coffee, a trend that continues to this day. America isrepparttar 145030 world’s largest consumer of coffee andrepparttar 145031 world’s least consumer of tea.

Revolutionary soldiers carried coffee in their field rations as have soldiers of every war Americans have ever fought, hencerepparttar 145032 term ‘cup of Joe’, as in G.I. Joe. So I raise my mug in patriotic salute torepparttar 145033 resistance of tyranny and oppression, "Give me coffee or give me death!" Well, maybe not death.

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Randy works with his son on Ultimate Coffees Info. Randy owned and operated a very successful storefront/mailorder business from 1988 to 2003. Currently full time owner/operator of several online businesses.

Let's Have a Barbeque Party

Written by Valerie Giles

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The lighting for your outdoor party will only matter ifrepparttar barbecue carries on intorepparttar 144842 evening; regardlessrepparttar 144843 lighting is something that is nice to think about as it adds so many ambiences to your backyard setting. There are outdoor solar-powered lights available and other lighting options in several designs. Luminaries, candles, miniature white lights strung between trees or along your patio, or some lovely white paper lanterns hanging from your trees can make your patio extraordinary.

Bug control is a must at your outdoor party. Burn citronella candles to help keep a variety of bugs away. If yellow jackets are a nuisance in your yard, traps are available from your garden center or nursery. Remember to cover food, especiallyrepparttar 144844 meat and sweet drinks onrepparttar 144845 table to protect from bugs.

A few other nice additions to your party might be; gift bags for any children attendingrepparttar 144846 party, you can fillrepparttar 144847 bags with fun ideas found atrepparttar 144848 dollar store like glow sticks, crayons and little notepads etc., it’s a nice idea to keeprepparttar 144849 children occupied; patio heaters are excellent if it starts to cool down inrepparttar 144850 evening, or for unexpected cooler days; flowers in planters or hanging baskets will further add torepparttar 144851 appeal of your yard; lastly a nice variety of music setsrepparttar 144852 mood and adds a nice overall feeling to your party.

Planningrepparttar 144853 meal is probablyrepparttar 144854 biggest challenge to your party. You’ll want to know in advance if any of your guests have any special eating preferences, allergies, dislikes. You can always go withrepparttar 144855 standard burgers, veggie burgers (f there will be any vegetarians attending), steaks and salads knowing that everyone will be satisfied and full. Onrepparttar 144856 other hand, you might want to surprise your guests with a wonderful honey barbeque broiled steak; a simple marinade can be made with garlic, marjoram, salt, pepper, dry mustard, honey, and balsamic vinegar. The selected steak or chicken can then be kept inrepparttar 144857 marinade for a couple of hours inrepparttar 144858 fridge, next step is ontorepparttar 144859 barbecue. Excellent side dishes might be some potato salad, a green salad and corn onrepparttar 144860 cob.

Inrepparttar 144861 summertime cold drinks are a must. You might make some cold lemonade, and have some carbonated beverages on hand. A nice addition to any buffet table is a lovely punch (alcohol or non alcohol) with some lemon slices and fresh fruit additions. Always have lots of ice available to keeprepparttar 144862 drinks cold. For dessert some cut fruit such as strawberries, melon and watermelon slices prove refreshing or a fruit salad can be nice, and of course a nice cake or some cookies is always sinful but popular. Later on, a bowl of corn tortilla chips served with salsa is well liked.

Of course your budget will determine how much you can and can’t do as far as decorating at your party. But don’t let that discourage you, it takes time to get your patio looking exactlyrepparttar 144863 way you want it, inrepparttar 144864 meantime keep your eyes open and look for ideas. A simple picnic table and some plastic outdoor chairs work well too; a barbecue really is all aboutrepparttar 144865 food and atmosphere created.

With some planning andrepparttar 144866 right atmosphere your outdoor barbeque party will be a success. Whether your party is big or small, a barbeque is a wonderful way to get together with your closest friends and family members to enjoyrepparttar 144867 summertime and some great food.

Valerie Giles owns and operates Best BBQ Online, featuring bbq grills and grill accessories, bbq recipes and marinades. Try some of our free Mouth Watering Rotisseries Recipes.

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