How Local Coffee Roasters Roast Coffee (And How You Can Too!)

Most of the coffee you buy from a grocery store is already roasted or roasted and ground. This is a convenience that coffee companies do for consumers so that consumers do not have to roast their own coffee every morning before they brew it or grind and brew it. Yet, you pay for this convenience, so maybe you would want to learn how to roast your own coffee beans. Here is how local coffee roasters do it, and how you can too. Read More 

Two Must-Try Offal Cuts

If you're feeling adventurous, there's a lot of cuts of meat at your butcher shop that you may have never had before. Sometimes, they don't exactly look appealing, such as tripe, which is the lining of the first two of four stomachs in cows, sheep, and other grass-eating ruminants. Sometimes, they don't sound appealing, such as testicles, often referred to by the more appetizing name, Rocky Mountain Oysters. These are the testicles of bulls, rams, and boars. Read More 

Starting Up A Small Restaurant? You’ll Need These Food Service Management Tips

When you're about to open the small restaurant you've been working so hard for, it's easy for excitement to take over. However, it's not enough to have fantastic meals and attract customers to eat them; you'll need some food service management skills in order to manage your restaurant costs effectively. With the management tips below, you can avoid too much waste and ensure that your restaurant does well. Keep Menus Simple Read More 

Take the Fuss Out of Your Big Day with a Rustic Wedding

Cowboy boots and sundresses. Old-fashioned silver Airstream trailers for dressing rooms. Barbecue dishes and drinks served in mason jars. Just a few decades ago, you would not have imagined these items being used for a wedding. But, today, the shabby chic, rustic, or country wedding is all the rage. In fact, Jamie Miles, the editor of the popular wedding site, The Knot, recently told Penn Live that black-tie weddings "are kind of over. Read More 

5 Ways Used Fryer Oil Can Be Recycled And Reused

In the past, fast food joints and other restaurants using fryer oil for cooking had to pay to have their old oil picked up as a waste product. Today, used fryer oil is an in-demand commodity that people and companies are recycling into valuable and useful products. Used fryer oil is so valuable that it is the target of thieves who steal it to sell for their own profit. Here are five ways used fryer oil is being used and recycled, giving it new value and worth. Read More