"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

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Added: Tuesday, November 13, 2007


When baking an item that has been refrigerated, allow to sit at
room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to required
temperature. Bake according to instructions.
Place item in a cold oven, preheat oven. When the required
temperature is reached. Bake according to instructions. The
food & oven will preheat at the same time.

When beating eggs, make sure the bowl is very clean. Any
oily residue will prevent the eggs from whipping.

To decorate for a party, use items from your yard or your
home. Some items may need to be painted to coordinate with
the party decorations.

Use different colors of peas or beans in glass containers
alternating the colors and types.
Hollowed fruit can be used to hold tealights for adding extra
light to your tables.
Buy remnants of fabric to put the finishing touches under a
centerpiece or to hide a book to add height to your table.

To hide stains or tears on tablecloths, use an additional fabric
to drape, hiding the flaw. Quilts, burlap pieces, scarves/
bandannas, runners, or tiles can also be used to hide a flaw.

Use seasonal candies to add an extra touch. For example,
peppermint candies at Christmas, heart candies at
Valentine's, or candy corn in the fall. These can be sprinkled
randomly on the table.

Rose petals can be added around a punch bowl or candle

Fruits and vegetables can be used to decorate around trays
or bowls on a buffet table.

Use 12 X 12 tiles for place mats or chargers.

To garnish food trays, use herbs, flowers, vegetable slices or
fruit slices.

Mix textures on a table, use silver with a rustic look. Or use
flowers with tree branches in a centerpiece. Use wrought iron
and baskets for your serving pieces. Glassware or crystal
can be used with pottery as serving pieces. Use mirrors
under your serving pieces to add depth to a decorated table.
Marble or granite can be used as a tray for vegetables,
cheeses, desserts, or sandwiches.




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