Let's Have a Barbeque Party

Written by Valerie Giles


"A wonderful way to entertain family and friends in an outdoor setting is with a backyard barbeque party. With proper planning andrepparttar right environment people will be talking about your party all summer. Important factors to think about when entertaining are things likerepparttar 144842 barbeque grill, seating, lighting, and of courserepparttar 144843 menu planning."

Todayís barbecue choices have never been greater. The designs and options are wonderful, there really is a barbecue that fits your individual barbecuing needs. Barbecues come in both natural gas and propane grills. Barbecues are available in portable fire pit models excellent for a patio or backyard, givingrepparttar 144844 feeling of being around an actual fire pit. Other barbecue designs include charcoal-wood grills, portable grills and outdoor stoves. Weber makes some ofrepparttar 144845 most durable and reliable quality grills, using stainless steel burners to provide long- wearing even heat and burners with spider and insect screens to keeprepparttar 144846 burners pest free. The stainless steel hoods and bodies are long lasting and great looking. Several ofrepparttar 144847 designs also include built in thermometers.

Another great addition to your backyard cooking options might be a bbq smoker. These bbq smokers are perfect for seafood delicacies and traditional barbecue meals like beef brisket, ribs or pork. They are also excellent for chicken, seafood or anything needing direct high temperatures. Briquettes are available that burn for up to eight hours giving a wonderful smoked flavor.

A beautiful patio leaves you withrepparttar 144848 feeling that your at a cottage or a wonderful outdoor retreat,repparttar 144849 nice thing is itís a much more affordable alternative to owning a cottage. Withrepparttar 144850 great selection of patio furniture and accessories onrepparttar 144851 market you can design your patio to be your own personal vacation in your backyard. The patio is not only a convenient getaway, but also a natural extension of your homeís design and dťcor. Black is a popular color for furniture as is antiqued greens with a distressed look. Wooden furniture is again popular, teak being a favorite as it ages so beautifully. Patio furniture is available with armrests, high back chairs and swivel rockers with matching ottomans, all for ultimate comfort. Most ofrepparttar 144852 outdoor furniture sold today is made with all weather fabrics; itís also wise to select furniture that will be durable and low maintenance.

When throwing and planning a barbecue patio party youíll want to be prepared and know approximately how many people will be coming. You want to be sure there is enough available seating so everyone is comfortable. Youíll also want to be prepared for unexpected weather. Awnings are an excellent option, allowing you to take control ofrepparttar 144853 weather on your deck or patio in a moment; there are also outdoor tents that you can set up with a table inside to shelter yourself fromrepparttar 144854 rain. Itís important to have at least one outdoor umbrella to provide protection and shade for your guests fromrepparttar 144855 hot sun, not to mention they also look nice. There is no shortage of excellent patio furniture and comfortable outdoor sitting options. Patio heaters are also welcome for cooler evenings afterrepparttar 144856 sun goes down.

Itís important to have a proper serving or buffet surface for your party, a place where you can have allrepparttar 144857 food, beverages, plates and utensils. Portable carts or side tables can also work well. You may even have a built-in countertop.

History of Jamaican Coffee

Written by Randy Wilson


The history of Jamaican coffee begins half a world away in France in 1723 when King Louis XV sent three coffee plants torepparttar French colony of Martinique, some 1200 miles torepparttar 144779 SW of Jamaica. Five years later in 1728repparttar 144780 governor of Jamaica, Sir Nicholas Lawes, received one coffee plant as a gift fromrepparttar 144781 Governor of Martinique. The plant took root with vigor and only nine years later, in 1737, coffee exportation began with an initial shipment of 83,000 lbs. The Jamaican coffee industry was born.

Coffee plants thrive inrepparttar 144782 naturally potash, nitrogen and phosphoric acid rich soil of Jamaica. Coffee trees prefer high altitudes and are perfectly suited forrepparttar 144783 mountain slopes that are otherwise unsuitable forrepparttar 144784 other agricultural endeavors such as sugar cane, banana, cocoa and citrus, none of which, interestingly, are native torepparttar 144785 island yet vital torepparttar 144786 economy of Jamaica.

Coffee is grown in all parts ofrepparttar 144787 island and at all elevations, however,repparttar 144788 finest Jamaican coffee comes from an area onrepparttar 144789 eastern side ofrepparttar 144790 island, just north of Kingston inrepparttar 144791 Blue Mountains known, appropriately enough, asrepparttar 144792 Blue Mountain Region. Coffee grown outsiderepparttar 144793 Blue Mountain Region is referred to as Jamaican High Mountain, which is comparable in body and balance but tends to be a bit more acidic torepparttar 144794 refined tastes ofrepparttar 144795 connoisseur. Lower grown coffees are referred to as Blue Mountain Valley coffees, they are medium bodied, delicate to bland in flavor and rather rich in acid.

Many Jamaican coffee brands claim their product is Jamaican Blue Mountain but in fact may be a Jamaican High Mountain or even a Blue Mountain Valley variety and is only milled withinrepparttar 144796 boundaries ofrepparttar 144797 Blue Mountain Region.

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