Your Guide to Shopping for an Espresso Machine

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Quality ofrepparttar Machine:

Isrepparttar 148172 machine consistent? Is it easy to use? Doesrepparttar 148173 company back it with a long-term warranty? Arerepparttar 148174 key parts made of high quality materials? Or doesrepparttar 148175 machine feature mostly plastic?

Convenience and Usability:

Some of us want to push a button and letrepparttar 148176 machine dorepparttar 148177 work. Others of us want to be intimately involved with each step ofrepparttar 148178 brewing process. Some machines come with a built in grinder - and other will require you purchase a special grinder. Think hard about how much effort you're willing to put into making a drink when you crawl out of bed!

Overall Value:

Value is really a comparison ofrepparttar 148179 above features, weighted againstrepparttar 148180 price ofrepparttar 148181 machine. Are you willing to pay twice as much for a machine that looks stunning, but is functionally similar to another? That's your call!

Whatever you do, remember that espresso is one of life's finer pleasures. This probably isn'trepparttar 148182 most practical investment you'll ever make, but it will bring years of enjoyment and happiness. As isrepparttar 148183 case with most things, you will get what you pay for - I recommend you buyrepparttar 148184 best machine you can afford whether this machine be for home, office or business use. As soon as you start enjoying your own handcrafted lattes and mochas, your investment will feel well worth it!

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The Perfect Omelet(te), How to Cook It

Written by Michael Sheridan

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Whenrepparttar butter is foaming pour some intorepparttar 148087 egg mixture, stir it in and then immediately pourrepparttar 148088 eggs intorepparttar 148089 pan.

Shakerepparttar 148090 pan to spreadrepparttar 148091 mixture evenly. Now, using a fork or thin spatula, drawrepparttar 148092 cooked egg away fromrepparttar 148093 edge ofrepparttar 148094 pan and letrepparttar 148095 uncooked liquid run intorepparttar 148096 space created.

Whenrepparttar 148097 omelet is almost cooked, butrepparttar 148098 surface is still soft and liquid, flip one edge ofrepparttar 148099 omelet towardsrepparttar 148100 center ofrepparttar 148101 pan so that it folds over. Then sliderepparttar 148102 unfolded edge onto a warmed plate, rollingrepparttar 148103 folded edge overrepparttar 148104 top of it as you do so.

An omelet cooked in this way requires no filling, except perhaps some fresh, chopped, herbs added torepparttar 148105 egg mixture about 15 minutes before cooking.

Whatís that? Oh yes, all right; if you must you can use olive oil instead of butter.

During the 1990s Michael Sheridan was head chef of the Pierre Victoire restaurant in London's West End, specializing in French cuisine. An Australian, he is a published author on cooking matters, and runs a free membership club for busy home cooks at

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