Flower guide – Twillas Tiny Treasures http://twillastinytreasures.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 01:12:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://twillastinytreasures.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-1.png Flower guide – Twillas Tiny Treasures http://twillastinytreasures.com/ 32 32 An Expert’s Guide to Italian Food at Eataly Silicon Valley | New https://twillastinytreasures.com/an-experts-guide-to-italian-food-at-eataly-silicon-valley-new/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 22:13:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/an-experts-guide-to-italian-food-at-eataly-silicon-valley-new/ Eataly has finally opened its long-awaited three-story food hall at the Westfield Valley Fair mall in San Jose. Spanning 45,000 square feet and home to a rooftop restaurant, Eataly Silicon Valley offers Italian food lovers the chance to shop, browse specialties, and enjoy wine, pizza, and ice cream all in one place. . The store […]]]>

Eataly has finally opened its long-awaited three-story food hall at the Westfield Valley Fair mall in San Jose. Spanning 45,000 square feet and home to a rooftop restaurant, Eataly Silicon Valley offers Italian food lovers the chance to shop, browse specialties, and enjoy wine, pizza, and ice cream all in one place. . The store marks the international food chain’s first location in Northern California.

A store with over 10,000 products can be overwhelming, so we enlisted the help of Viola Buitoni, an Italian cooking expert who teaches cooking classes in San Francisco and Italy. She will publish a cookbook called “Italy by Ingredient” next year and is the food expert advisor to the Italian consulate in San Francisco. We recently explored Eataly as part of a media tour ahead of the store’s official opening on June 16th.

From dried pasta to fresh fish, here’s Buitoni’s guide to Eataly’s must-haves:

Pope’s salt: According to Buitoni, naming a food after a religious service means the item is “very tasty and a bit (a little) secret.” In Italy, religious leaders historically received the best products, usually for free.

Pope’s Salt has less of the bitter mineral flavor that defines many other salts since it comes from the Adriatic Sea. Buitoni uses it to season already brackish fish and earthy root vegetables.

Pizza: Eataly’s Neapolitan pizza is made in partnership with Neapolitan chain Rossopomodoro, and the buffalo mozzarella is imported from Italy because the store was unable to recreate it locally (fresh mozzarella is made in-store from of cow’s milk.)

Buitoni likes the mozzarella that tops Eataly’s pizzas and says cheese should be judged by its milk. It shouldn’t squeak when bitten into it either.

Umbrian lentils: Perhaps Buitoni’s favorite item in the entire store, these lenses come from his home region of Umbria, Italy. She says they stay whole, cook in 20 minutes, and don’t need to be soaked.

Buitoni recommends sautéing the intensely flavored lentils with pancetta, bay leaf, tomato paste and flavorings such as celery, carrot, onions or garlic. She then deglazes the pan with red wine and slowly braises the lentils in a little water.

Dry pasta: Buitoni carefully watches each box of pasta for streaks and imperfections. She points to the rough edges and streaks of white and yellow in pasta made by Campofilone as an example of what she is looking for. These details show the use of real eggs and that the pasta has not been overworked. Provenance is also important and many of Eataly’s selections come from Gragnano, a territory known for its dry pasta.

A surprising note from Buitoni: pasta makers love American wheat from Manitoba, which has a high protein content that creates strong gluten development. She says that in general, pasta made only with Italian grains has a more intense flavor, but the lack of high-protein flour can affect the texture. Finally, she recommends looking for canned rather than bagged pasta, especially when buying flimsy forms.

Tangerine: While Buitoni finds most American sodas too sweet, this sparkling citrus drink is his go-to for a refreshing summer drink.

All kinds of tomatoes: Buitoni points out that even among the famous San Marzano tomatoes, some growers create better products than others. It highlights the Gustarosso brand supported by the cooperative for its long-standing relationships with farmers.

She also loves the triple-concentrated tomato paste, which provides “unmatched” depth of flavor and is hard to find here in the US. She particularly recommends it to vegetarians looking to add richness to their dishes.

At the end of the tomato aisle, Buitoni points to water-packed datterino tomatoes. She says companies packing pureed tomatoes could be using substandard tomatoes for the surrounding puree. These little tomatoes cook quickly over high heat with oil and garlic or can be mashed raw and smeared on bread.

Scorpionfish/rockfish and monkfish: Both of these fish can be found in the Mediterranean, and Buitoni finds them delectable in aquapazza, poached in tomatoes and water with black olives, garlic and basil. She also roasts them with potatoes and zucchini.

Orecchiette di grano arso: Made from “burnt wheat”, this pasta comes from Puglia and signifies the ingenuity of commoners and sharecroppers. Burning the fields was part of the agricultural cycle of the region and the inhabitants collected the remains of wheat. As economic conditions improved, grano arso became associated with poverty and began to disappear as a culinary tradition. About 10 to 15 years ago, the locals started picking up the tradition of grano arso and started producing this ashy-tasting pasta that complements the wild herbs and bitter vegetables common in Puglia.

Balsamic vinegar: Buitoni says to look for both the word “traditional” and the exclusive round bottles that mark the highest qualities of balsamic vinegar. Extravecchio vinegar from Modena is aged for at least 25 years and sells for $199 a bottle at Eataly. Buitoni compares these vinegars and their slightly younger relatives to dark honey and says they are the only ones worth paying a really high price. Cheaper alternatives are suitable for cooking and making heated sauces.

Hazelnuts from Piedmont: Buitoni appreciates these hazelnuts as snacks, in baking, on yogurt and in salads and sauces. They are said to have a richer flavor than most commercially produced hazelnuts.

Ice : Eataly Silicon Valley’s gelato section sets itself apart from counters in other megastore locations thanks to a partnership with third-generation gelato chef Patrizia Pasqualetti. A San Francisco resident and former ice cream maker at the city’s GIO Gelati, Pasqualetti went freelance and continued the family tradition of creating seasonal sweets by opening boutiques in Yountville and Malibu.

Marvis toothpaste: The end of a good day’s eating should end with good hygiene, and Marvis toothpaste is a staple in Buitoni’s suitcase whenever she returns from Italy. The brand’s traditional flavors include ginger, cinnamon and Amarelli licorice.

Eataly Silicon Valley, Westfield Valley Fair, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose; 650-456-9200, eataly.com. Instagram: @eatalysiliconvalley.

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Anthony Shu writes for TheSixFifty.com, a sister publication to Palo Alto Online, covering what to eat, see, and do in Silicon Valley.

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Raft Blueprint Locations Guide | NextSegment https://twillastinytreasures.com/raft-blueprint-locations-guide-nextsegment/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 06:29:43 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/raft-blueprint-locations-guide-nextsegment/ Blueprints help you learn important crafting recipes in Raft. They are mostly discovered when exploring islands while progressing through the storyline. Additionally, most blueprints can be found just before you need them to unlock a new area or bypass an obstacle. Therefore, they are hardly missable in the game. Blueprints are automatically added to your […]]]>

Blueprints help you learn important crafting recipes in Raft. They are mostly discovered when exploring islands while progressing through the storyline. Additionally, most blueprints can be found just before you need them to unlock a new area or bypass an obstacle. Therefore, they are hardly missable in the game.

Blueprints are automatically added to your research board as collectibles following recent updates. Once a Blueprint has been researched, you will be able to use its crafting recipe to craft said item in Raft.

There are a total of 19 blueprints in Raft, nine of which were only recently added with the latest updates. You will have to find them all by exploring all the islands in the game’s story.

Raft blueprint locations

Raft antenna plan
The Antenna is one of the first blueprints you acquire in Raft. This schematic can be found in Barrels Floating in the Ocean.


Raft Battery Charger Plan
To create this plan, you need to go to the caravan island and create it in the mayor’s office. However, before doing so, you need to collect three
Battery charger parts, each part being collected from Caravan Island. Once the parts have been collected and the blueprint has been drawn up, you can use it to learn how to craft the battery charger.

Raft Biofuel Refining Plan
To find this blueprint, head to Balboa Island and find the item on a desk inside the Ranger Station. Once found, you can use it to learn how to craft the Biofuel Refiner.


Raft Electric Purifier Blueprint
To find this blueprint, head to Tangaroa and reach the plantation area. Additionally, you need to collect the Rape Scrolls from Tangaroa’s apartments before returning to the Plantation. The blueprint sits atop a desk behind a now unlocked door that leads to an elevator. Once found, you can use it to learn how to craft the Electric Purifier.


Plan of the raft motor
To find this blueprint, head to Vasagatan’s cockpit. You’ll visit this location at the very end of the ship, which requires you to plant a bomb to access it.


Plan of the raft motor controls
To find this blueprint, head to Caravan Island and find the item on the desk in the mayor’s chest; which opens with a chest key (found in an infirmary on the island with Mudhogs).


Raft Firework Plan
To find this plan, go to Caravan Island. Once you acquire the blueprint, you can use it to create fireworks which are launched into the air and when exploded will send a parachute flying towards a cliff.


Plan of the raft fuel tank
To find this blueprint, head to Balboa Island and find the item inside Relay Station 6. Once found, you can use it to learn how to craft the biofuel tank.


Plan of the raft fuel pipe
To find this blueprint, head to Balboa Island and find the item inside Relay Station 4. Once found, you can use it to learn how to craft the Fuel Pipes.


Raft Head Light Plan
To find this blueprint, go to the upper level of the radio tower. You will find the item in a crate as a reward for preparing Vasagatan.


Large Raft Storage Plan
To find this plan, go to the upper level of the main tower of Tangaroa. You’ll find the object just above the four-digit code clues. After receiving the plan, you can learn how to build the large storage.


Raft Machete Blueprint
To find this blueprint, go to Balboa Island in Mama Bear’s Cave. You will find the item in a crate.


Raft Metal Detector Blueprint
To find this blueprint, reach Caravan Island and go down the pipe to the ocean button. Once you’ve collected the item, you can use it to learn how to make a metal detector.


Plan of the raft receiver
Receiver is one of the first blueprints you acquire in Raft. This schematic can be found in Barrels Floating in the Ocean. Once you collect the blueprint, you will learn how to craft a receiver.


Plan of the steering wheel of the raft
To find this blueprint, head to Vasagatan’s cockpit near the Blueprint: Engine. Once you have collected the blueprint, you will learn how to craft a steering wheel.


Plan of the raft water tank
To find this blueprint, head to the Tangaroa Bridge. The item can be found on top of a table, however, to access the bridge you need to throw it from the main tower. Once you get the blueprint, you will learn how to craft a water tank.


Raft water pipe plan
To find this blueprint, head to Tangaroa’s basement and find it just past the large storage room past the crane puzzle. Once you get the blueprint, you will learn how to make a water pipe.


Raft Zipline Plan
To find this blueprint, head to Caravan Island and collect three Zipline Parts. Head to the central tower of the island and reach the room with a table inside to be rewarded with the item.


Raft Zipline Tool Plan
To find this blueprint, head to Caravan Island and collect three Zipline Parts. Head to the central tower of the island and reach the room with a table inside to be rewarded with the item.

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Lake District guide by bus to its top TikTok beauty spots including Windermere, Kendal, Bowness and Ambleside https://twillastinytreasures.com/lake-district-guide-by-bus-to-its-top-tiktok-beauty-spots-including-windermere-kendal-bowness-and-ambleside/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 18:06:37 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/lake-district-guide-by-bus-to-its-top-tiktok-beauty-spots-including-windermere-kendal-bowness-and-ambleside/ The Lake District has been named the most searched national parks on TikTok. But for many, access to these beautiful places can only be done through social media. So the question is, how do you get to these amazing TikTok places if you’re not driving? Well, there is always public transport. Read more: Walker scales […]]]>

The Lake District has been named the most searched national parks on TikTok. But for many, access to these beautiful places can only be done through social media.

So the question is, how do you get to these amazing TikTok places if you’re not driving? Well, there is always public transport.

Read more: Walker scales the 214 Wainwrights… traveling only by public transport from WALES

You might think that a rural area like the Lake District would be difficult to negotiate.

You would be wrong. There are a number of bus routes designed to take you to some of the magical places on offer and we have compiled a list of a few places you can get to by bus.

Windermere to…



Windermere

Grasmere – every 20 minutes

Learn about Wordsworth’s history and taste Grasmere’s famous gingerbread. On bus number 555 599

Ambleside – every 11 minutes

Take the 599 open top bus to the start of your walk to Stock Ghyll Force and enjoy stunning views of the Langdales

Coniston – every 60 minutes

Take a ride on the famous Steam Yacht Gondola to really appreciate the natural beauty of the area. On the 505 bus

Hawkshead – every 38 minutes

Discover the local specialties in the labyrinthine alleys of this picturesque village full of character. On the 508 bus

Ambleside to…



Ambleside
Ambleside

Windermere – every 14 minutes

After a day of exploring, there are plenty of places to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite. On buses 505 555 599.

Bowness – every 28 minutes

Hire a boat or enjoy a leisurely cruise on England’s largest lake, Windermere. On the 599 bus.

Grasmere – every 15 minutes

Immerse yourself in the world of poetry at Wordsworth Grasmere. Don’t forget to try Grasmere’s famous gingerbread in the village. On the 555 599 bus.

Hawkshead – every 20 minutes

With its cobbled streets and whitewashed cottages, it’s the perfect place to experience the real Lake District. On the 505 bus.

Elterwater – every 17 minutes

Visit the famous Skelwith Force waterfall and sample a beer from the Langdale Brewing Company. On the 516 bus.

Keswick – every 40 minutes

This bustling market town offers a wide range of attractions, including its own lakeside theatre. On the 555 bus.

Coniston – every 36 minutes

An ideal base for walking and sailing, hop aboard the steam yacht’s famous gondola to really take in the views. On the 505 bus.

Keswick to…



Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick
Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick

Borrowdale – every 15 minutes

Enjoy a walk through the Borrowdale Valley, afternoon tea at Grange and return via Keswick Launch. On the 78 bus.

Buttermere – every 60 minutes

Enjoy a scenic walk around the lake, with ice and photography opportunities. On bus 77 77A.

Workington – every 55 minutes

Head to this Western Lakes coastal town with plenty of shops and museums to choose from. On the X4 X5 bus.

Rydal – every 38 minutes

Visit Rydal Mount and Gardens, the historic family home of William Wordsworth. On the 555 bus.

Cockermouth – every 31 minutes

An attractive market town with antique shops, galleries and its own world famous Jennings Brewery, visit for a real taste of the lakes. On the X4 X5 bus.

Kendal to…



The River Kent, Kendal
The River Kent, Kendal

Staveley – every 12 minutes

This beautiful village is perfect for enjoying a craft beer after a day of walking the nearby hills. On the 555 bus.

Windermere – every 24 minutes

A lovely town for a leisurely stroll or, if you’re up for it, head to the Lakeland summit of Orrest Head. By bus 555 755.

Newby Bridge – every 44 minutes

An ideal base for exploring the southern lakes, with a stop on the popular Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway line. On the X6 bus.

Grange Over Sands – every 30 minutes

A tranquil seaside retreat with some of the finest parks and gardens on the Cumbrian coast. On the X6 bus.

Thought about…



View of the Ullswater Valley from Hallin Fell
View of the Ullswater Valley from Hallin Fell

Aira Force – every 44 minutes

Ullswater and surrounding areas offer some of the best hiking routes in the lakes. Visit Aira Force, the most famous waterfall in the Lake District. On the 508 bus.

Keswick – every 60 minutes

Visit this market town for its scenic mountain scenery, independent shops and boat launch. Find Castlerigg Stone Circle on a hill east of town. On the X4 X5 bus.

Carlisle – every 60 minutes

Visit the town center for a shopping spree, followed by a refreshment break at one of the many cafes and restaurants on offer or even step inside the castle. On the 104 bus.

Cockermouth to…



Cockermouth
Cockermouth

Bassenthwaite – every 24 minutes

Keep an eye out for nesting ospreys as you walk around the lake, followed by lunch in the teahouse. On the X4 bus.

Keswick – every 33 minutes

For a panoramic view, catch the launch on Derwentwater before exploring the various unique shops and galleries the town has to offer. On the X4 X5 bus.

Workington – every 23 minutes

Head to the West Lakes for a fascinating day of industrial history and shopping. On the X4 X5.

Braithwaite – every 26 minutes

Nestled in truly stunning scenery, take a walk in the nearby hills before satisfying your hunger at one of the many excellent restaurants. On the X5.

Carlisle – every 66 minutes

Carlisle has a multitude of attractions to discover. With the castle, the cathedral and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, you’ll be spoiled for choice. On the 600.

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Follow this expert guide to planting cucumber companions for your garden https://twillastinytreasures.com/follow-this-expert-guide-to-planting-cucumber-companions-for-your-garden/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 10:55:49 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/follow-this-expert-guide-to-planting-cucumber-companions-for-your-garden/ Companion planting can be enhanced by developing a community of mutually beneficial plants. Companion planting for cucumbers will help you get the most out of your local crop of this favorite salad vegetable. Cucumbers from your garden are arguably the best, and […]]]>







Companion planting can be enhanced by developing a community of mutually beneficial plants.





Companion planting for cucumbers will help you get the most out of your local crop of this favorite salad vegetable. Cucumbers from your garden are arguably the best, and they can make a big difference in the flavor of a salad or a sandwich.












Planting cucumber companions is the easiest method to grow them in addition to herbs, flowers, or vegetables that are known to help them grow.

Companion planting cucumbers will benefit whether you grow them in a greenhouse or in a warm, protected place outdoors.

If you plan to grow cucumbers in an unheated greenhouse or outdoors, start sowing cucumber seeds indoors in April and think about what you will plant with it.

In a few months, most cucumbers will be ready to harvest, allowing you to reap the rewards of your vision and planning.

What is a good companion plant for cucumbers?

Companion planting can be enhanced by developing a community of mutually beneficial plants.

Planting cucumber companions can provide benefits such as preventing pests from attacking young cucumber plants, increasing soil nutrients accessible to the host plant, and increasing yields.

Companion planting, according to Rob Smith, Horti Expert at Dobies (opens in a new tab), is a “great method of keeping hungry insects from feasting on your crops while still being completely natural and organic.”












Allowing mother nature to maintain balance in your garden is also good for the environment. By planning and gardening carefully, you can create a community of mutually beneficial plants that will help your crops thrive while avoiding the need for harmful pesticides,” says Rob.

Planting cucumber companions can also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies to vegetable plants, as well as improve the growing environment by providing needed shade, acting as a ground cover to retain moisture. or breaking the ground.

Cucumber side planting – with vegetables

Planting cucumber companions with different vegetables can have a range of benefits

Peas and beans are useful because of their root systems. “They enrich the soil with nitrogen, which the cucumbers will benefit from,” adds Rob Smith.

Companion cucumbers are best planted with carrots, parsnips, radishes and onions, as they do not overgrow each other’s land. Cucumbers send up a large taproot as well as a few shallow roots that don’t extend very far. Root vegetables mostly grow underground, while cucumbers send up a larger taproot as well as a few shallow roots that don’t reach far enough. This implies that cucumber roots will not interfere with mate roots and vice versa.












Cucumber companion planting – with herbs

When it comes to planting cucumber companions, herbs also play a part.

Oregano repels insects with its essential oils, which work as insect repellents.

“Dill attracts predatory insects like wasps, which will help rid your plot of those annoying pests,” adds Rob Smith of Dobies.

Dill also attracts helpful pollinators, which help pollinate cucumber plants – and with an organic garden, you can never have too many pollinators!

Chives are an excellent cucumber companion plant because their onion-like aroma deters the cucumber beetle from feasting on the leaves, flowers, and fruit of your salad vegetable.

Cucumber companion planting – with flowers

Marigolds repel a range of pests, including aphids, which are a common problem with cucumber leaves.

Nasturtiums, which attract aphids, are another popular and attractive cucumber companion plant. Although it may seem contradictory, aphids and black flies attack them but stay away from your food, according to Emma O’Neill of Garden Organic (opens in a new tab).












Sunflower stems provide both support and shade for cucumber vines as they climb in the hot summer sun.

What can’t you plant near cucumbers?

Certain herbs, such as sage and mint, should be avoided when planting cucumber companions because they have a strong odor and flavor that can affect the flavor of your cucumbers.

Potatoes will compete strongly with cucumbers for water and nutrients, reducing crop yields, and cucumbers also promote potato blight. Therefore, the two should be away from each other.

Cucumbers should not be grown with pumpkins or gourds, as gourds attract similar insect enemies. Planting too many too close together would be tantamount to giving these pests a buffet-style banquet.











First published: June 18, 2022, 04:04 IST


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The Cycle: Frontier Private Business Quest Guide https://twillastinytreasures.com/the-cycle-frontier-private-business-quest-guide/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:42:21 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/the-cycle-frontier-private-business-quest-guide/ The “Private Business” questline involves a lot of killing in The Cycle: Frontier, but you can expect a worthy reward at the end. You can start the quest by speaking with Marie Gilbert, the Purchasing Manager for the ICA faction. This quest will be one of many ways to help you earn faction points to […]]]>

The “Private Business” questline involves a lot of killing in The Cycle: Frontier, but you can expect a worthy reward at the end.

You can start the quest by speaking with Marie Gilbert, the Purchasing Manager for the ICA faction. This quest will be one of many ways to help you earn faction points to improve factions in the game.

The cycle: quest for private enterprise at the frontier

Private Enterprise Quest Part 1

In the first part of the quest, you need to use a pistol to eliminate 6x Prospectors on the map. You can use guns such as the K-28, Scarab, and Hammer.

Awards

  • 1,200 FP
  • 48x ICA Certificate
  • 3,000 K-Marks

Private Enterprise Quest Part 2

You will kill more in the second part of the quest. You need to go to three locations on Bright Sands to take out mobs with any weapon.

You need to hunt down 15x creatures at the base camp, 20x creatures at the power plant, and 20x other creatures at the water facility. All three locations are marked on your map as named POIs.

Awards

  • 1,500 FP
  • 64 SCRIP ICA
  • 14,000 K-Marks

Private Enterprise Quest Part 3

The third and final part of the questline pits you against Marauders, deadly lizard-like alien creatures.

You must deliver 5x Hardened Bone Plates and 10x Charged Spinal Bases to the marked location on the map.

Hardened Bone Plates can only be collected from dead Marauders. Charged spinal bases must also be picked up on Dead Striders, but during a storm. Therefore, you will have to wait for a storm to come in order to loot enough Striders to complete this quest.

Remember that a thunderstorm only lasts a few minutes. You will have to be quick.

Awards

  • 1,500 FP
  • 64x SCRIP ICA
  • 17,000x K marks

Private Enterprise Quest Rewards

Completing the questline will net you 1x Epic Shield as a reward. This will increase your armor to 26 and your durability to 900.

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The Oktoberfest guide for people who (think they) don’t like beer https://twillastinytreasures.com/the-oktoberfest-guide-for-people-who-think-they-dont-like-beer/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 19:17:06 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/the-oktoberfest-guide-for-people-who-think-they-dont-like-beer/ Top picks from local brewers for those new to craft beer I’m not one to insert movie lines into a conversation very often – at least not with the same spirit, timing and frequency as my husband – but there is one line that I use quite regularly, whenever the conversation turns to beer. Beating […]]]>

Top picks from local brewers for those new to craft beer

I’m not one to insert movie lines into a conversation very often – at least not with the same spirit, timing and frequency as my husband – but there is one line that I use quite regularly, whenever the conversation turns to beer. Beating my best imitation of David Bowie playing Andy Warhol in the 1996 movie BasquiatI joke with tunes, “I don’t like beer.”

Wines, cocktails, hard ciders – I have my list of favorite drinks, and it’s a menu that changes depending on the season and the occasion. But beer has never been my favorite drink. (And if there’s no other choice, I’ll usually skip it.) To me, the mention of beer reminds me, at best, of coolers full of Bud Light and Miller Lite – the predominant beers at family barbecues. At worst, I remember the stale, watered-down liquid trying to pass as beer at college parties. I don’t and will never like beer. Or could I?

My hophead friends tell me I’m missing something, especially with the advances in the craft and craft brewery scenes and the multitude of fresh and exciting options they’ve brought to the menu. So, with the Door County Beer Festival slated for June 18, I asked the pros at a few of the local breweries for their top “beginner” craft beer recommendations to convert a self-proclaimed non-beer drinker into a true believer.

Door County Brewing Co.: Big Sister

Flavor Profile: This hibiscus witbier not only makes a great introductory brew, but it’s a great choice on a hot summer afternoon. A super refreshing and crisp summer seasonal, it features a subtle spice from a Belgian yeast strain and floral acidity from the hibiscus flowers used to create it.

Why you should try it: Matt Sampson, director of brewing operations for Door County Brewing Co. and Hacienda Beer Co., said, “The beautiful pink hue immediately grabs your attention. [And] the pairing of hibiscus flowers and Belgian yeast character is a welcome and refreshing pairing in a world full of hoppy beers.

Hacienda Beer Co.: Citroën Motel

Flavor Profile: A lime and lemon verbena lager, with citrus notes and subtle herbal notes thanks to lots of fresh lime juice added towards the end of fermentation and lemon verbena added to the kettle.

Why you should try it: “If you like lime-based cocktails, or even a wedge of lime in your light lager, Motel Citroën will be familiar, yet intriguing due to the addition of lemon verbena,” Sampson says. “The star of the show, however, is this freshness [lime] juice, providing a canvas to sip all day in the summer.

Bridge Up Brewing: Knee-High Cream Ale

Flavor Profile: A light, crisp and slightly sweet cream beer due to the corn in the grain bill. Despite the name, there’s no cream in it, but it has a clean, approachable taste that makes you want to have another one. The lack of hoppy bitterness that tends to turn off so many is one of the reasons this is a top choice for people new to craft beer.

Why you should try it: “I call it lawn mower beer,” said managing partner Trent Snyder. It’s lower on the ABV [alcohol by volume] at 5.25%, making it a refreshing option for days filled with weekend warrior projects. “It really is a beer you can start with and stay with all day.”

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Your Guide to High Tea Experiences in Adelaide https://twillastinytreasures.com/your-guide-to-high-tea-experiences-in-adelaide/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 00:40:19 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/your-guide-to-high-tea-experiences-in-adelaide/ To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail There’s something about drinking endless tea, bubbles and those little cucumber sandwiches that make you crave it. Luckily for us there are plenty of places offering High Tea around Adelaide so grab the girls, put on your Sunday outfit and treat yourself to an afternoon of elegance. […]]]>

There’s something about drinking endless tea, bubbles and those little cucumber sandwiches that make you crave it. Luckily for us there are plenty of places offering High Tea around Adelaide so grab the girls, put on your Sunday outfit and treat yourself to an afternoon of elegance.

Treat yourself to a luxurious High Tea, with stunning views of the Adelaide Hills and city skyline at the Sol Rooftop at the Sky City. Start with a glass of the exclusive Penfolds x Thiénot Rosé Champagne, followed by a selection of organic teas and a wonderful stand of sweet and savory delights served to your table. Finish your experience with an unlimited selection of pastries and cakes from our decadent Marble Patisserie Bar.

Where: Sol Rooftop @ Sky City, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
When: Saturday and Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Reservations: To book click here

The Bridgeport Hotel recently opened in 2021 after a $45 million transformation. The new place has several dining areas, and one of them offers a high tea menu! Unwind in the lounge with their signature High Tea featuring locally inspired cakes and pastries, scones and cream, ribbon sandwiches, tarts and other delicious locally made chocolates. Enjoy a coffee, tea or sparkling wine with your food.

Where: 2 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge 5253
When: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every day by reservation only
Reservations: Phone 8532 2002

What might be arguably the most Instagrammable cafe in SA, The Pastel Teacup is a softly colored pastel dream come to life, and they make brilliant tea in Strathalbyn. The fairytale-style tea house offers a selection of teas, barista-made coffee and homemade sweets. They also have a range of gift items that you can browse while you soak up the serenity.

Where: 23 High Street, Strathalbyn SA.
When: The Pastel Teacup is open from Thursday to Sunday
Cost: Signature snack $48 per person
Reservations: Book online here.

Enjoy an elegant afternoon tea at the Intercontinental’s Riverside Restaurant which offers a range of gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked scones and delicious sweets. Quite possibly the perfect addition to any Adelaide afternoon.

Where: Riverside Restaurant at the InterContinental Adelaide
When: Saturday & Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Cost: $59 with a glass of sparkling wine or $69 with a glass of GH MUMM Champagne
Reservations essential – 08 8238 2400 or
here.

The glorious Glen Ewin Estate takes reservations for High Tea every weekend from 2-4pm. Expect the usual afternoon tea with the added bonus of figs and fig gin. You really can’t go wrong here.

Where: 43 Lower Hermitage Road, Houghton SA
When: Saturday & Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $49 per person with a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival.
Reservation essential: via their online portal, by clicking here.

The place to go if you want to host your own fully inclusive French provincial tea pop-up event at home. El Limon provides crockery and table decorations, with the possibility of tables and chairs if necessary. They can also set up a vintage-style picnic and dessert table, and you can choose from three different types of High Tea menus that include French press coffee and gourmet T-bar tea. Delicious treats and an awesome event made easy.

Where: Wherever you are!
When: When you want.
Cost: $145 per person.
Reservations on 0448 695 015 or contact here

With scones with jam and cream, sparkling wine, sandwiches, savory dishes and delicious treats, Lenzerheide High Tea is an upscale experience.

Additionally, the grounds of this silver-served restaurant are beautifully maintained and the staff are consistently rated as exceptional. No expense spared here.

Where: 146 Belair Road, Aubépine
When: Fri-Sat-Sun from 12 p.m.
Cost: Starting at $65 per person, Madame Coco blanc de blanc included
Reservations are essential on 8373 3711 or click here

From curry puffs to quiches, scones to hand-rolled truffles, this relaxing afternoon High Tea offers bottomless Dilmah tea and has the added bonus of spectacular views of Glenelg Beach from the Promenade Restaurant . A cut above the ordinary.

Where: 2 pier road, Glenelg
When: herThursday 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: From $45pp and $28 per child + booking fees
Reservation essential on 08 8376 1222 or online here.

With tea served at the T-bar and a sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay on arrival, you know these guys are serious about their Hgh tea. Follow that with top-notch sandwiches, scones and petit fours, and it might be one of Adelaide’s most underrated teas.

Where: 60 Bridge Street, Kensington
When: Thu-Fri-Sat from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $39 per person or $47 including a glass of champagne
Reservation essential on 08 8333 0721 or visit here

Nestled at the foot of Mount Lofty next to a beautiful waterfall, Utopia serves up sandwiches, scones, tarts, macaroons, truffles, cupcakes, fudges, quiches, muffins, gelati bites, sundaes foam and more! You can also purchase additional wines, pink lemonade, or tea and coffee as you wish. Looks like they live up to their name.

Where: 170 Waterfall Gully Road, Waterfall Gully Road
When: Sunday teas take place from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for groups of up to 8 people. Sunday Tea celebrations are held Wednesday to Sunday morning or afternoon for a minimum of 8 people. Sugar & Spice children’s parties are also available by appointment.
Cost: $39 per person
Reservations are required on 8379 2488 or click here

Experience the opulence of the Mayflower Restaurant at the Mayfair Hotel. Offering a huge range of pastries, panna cotta and sweets, the Mayflower’s Afternoon High Tea is the perfect way to accentuate your weekend in Adelaide, in the heart of the CBD.

Where: 45 King William Street, Adelaide
When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $65 for the Prestige Sparkling High Tea, $80 per person for the Grand Champagne High Tea.
Reservation essential: call 08 82108899 or visit the website.

A selection of organic High Teas to accompany a menu full of homemade Italian delights including almond biscuits, cakes and puff pastry pizzettes. An authentic and unique High Tea experience in Adelaide not to be missed.

Where: 70 Henley Beach Road, Mile-End
When: Every Sunday 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $40 pp (min 2 people)
Reservations: (08) 8117 4360 or click here

Another original Adelaide High Tea indulgence, this Mediterranean-style menu includes 2 mini savory wraps, 2 street tapas and a selection of 3 chef’s sweets with complimentary tea or coffee.

Where: 2 Gawler Street, Mount Barker
When: Wednesday – Sunday 3pm-5pm
Cost: $35 per person
Reservations: 0438 358 626 or (08) 8398 2610 or click here

Yes, you read that right ! Join the Popeye crew for a 90 minute cruise along the Torrens River combined with an authentic High Tea experience. Pre-order a bottle of something special and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, scones and petit fours.

Where: Elder Park Landing, Torrens River
When: Sundays from 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person
Tickets: Visit the site here

Freshly prepared daily, this High Tea menu includes a selection of sandwich ribbons and quiches, warm scones with strawberry jam and cream, and an assortment of cheesecakes, pies and macaroons. Served with a bottomless loose leaf Queen Anne breakfast tea or coffee, this is a High Tea with serious style. Well worth the trip to Willunga.

Where: 12 Aldinga Road, Willunga
When: Every day (except Monday) 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Cost: $45 pp + $10 for the gluten-free/vegan menu. A High Tea for children under 12 is also available for $30 per person. Reservations are essential on 8557 1818. Visit the website here.

A surprisingly good High Tea experience in the middle of a busy shopping mall. Everything here is made to order on the spot, including a delicious range of pastries, cakes and scones. Surround yourself with flowers while tasting a range of specialty teas from Australia and beyond.

Where: Pasadena Foodland 20 Fiveash Drive, Pasadena
When: Every day at 2 p.m.
Cost: 30$pp or 35$pp with champagne
Reservations are essential on 8490 3000. Check them out here.

As a tribute to the Queen herself, this brand new High Tea cafe is the perfect way to enjoy a tea and scone Her Majesty would approve of. Enjoy mini sandwiches, delicate bites and miniature desserts, all served in the finest china this Jubilee weekend.

Where: Located in the Early Settler building at 207 and 215 Grote Street, Adelaide.
When: Open 7 days out of 7
Cost: from $35 per person for a children’s snack, $55 per person for a traditional snack.

To find out more visit here.



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]]> Global chemical weapons watchdog ‘closely watching’ Ukraine – Expat Guide to the Netherlands https://twillastinytreasures.com/global-chemical-weapons-watchdog-closely-watching-ukraine-expat-guide-to-the-netherlands/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 01:40:29 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/global-chemical-weapons-watchdog-closely-watching-ukraine-expat-guide-to-the-netherlands/ The global chemical weapons watchdog said on Friday it has been closely monitoring Ukraine since the Russian invasion to monitor “threats of toxic chemicals being used as weapons”. The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Fernando Arias, met with the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Ruslan Stefanchuk, to discuss “the implementation […]]]>

The global chemical weapons watchdog said on Friday it has been closely monitoring Ukraine since the Russian invasion to monitor “threats of toxic chemicals being used as weapons”.

The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Fernando Arias, met with the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Ruslan Stefanchuk, to discuss “the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention”, the organization said. based in The Hague.

“Since the beginning of the current conflict, the OPCW Technical Secretariat has been closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine,” the OPCW said in a statement after the meeting.

Friday’s talks focused on “the threat of use of chemical weapons and protection assistance and support from the OPCW Technical Secretariat as well as states parties to the convention”, he said. .

The Chemical Weapons Convention is the treaty signed by most countries in the world, including Ukraine and Russia, banning the use of chemical weapons.

Stefanchuk’s visit follows the Russian attack on a chemical plant last week in the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, in which a nitric acid tank was hit.

The tank’s destruction prompted Ukrainian authorities to call on residents to “stay indoors and prepare protective masks soaked in soda solution”.

Arias said the OPCW stands ready to provide technical assistance to Ukraine, “particularly in the area of ​​chemical safety and security.”

Stefanchuk said in turn that Ukraine – which ratified the convention in 1998 – remained committed to its implementation.

“Ukraine undertakes not to use any chemicals as a means of warfare,” Stefanchuk said.

The OPCW has 193 member states, including Kyiv and Moscow, and has overseen the destruction of 99% of the world’s declared chemical stockpiles.

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Outdoor Adventure Gear Guide – The Santa Barbara Independent https://twillastinytreasures.com/outdoor-adventure-gear-guide-the-santa-barbara-independent/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 03:26:32 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/outdoor-adventure-gear-guide-the-santa-barbara-independent/ Outdoor Adventure Gear Guide Shirt, headlamp and flask to enhance your enjoyment in nature Enjoying nature becomes even better with the right equipment. Here are three items to spruce up the outdoors. Third eye headlights: Contemporary Carpinteria artist Sean Anderson has combined tech specs and custom styling to create this line of headlamps. From florals […]]]>

Outdoor Adventure Gear Guide

Shirt, headlamp and flask to enhance your enjoyment in nature

Enjoying nature becomes even better with the right equipment. Here are three items to spruce up the outdoors.

Third eye headlights: Contemporary Carpinteria artist Sean Anderson has combined tech specs and custom styling to create this line of headlamps. From florals and tie-dye to outer space and just plain black, these stripes light up your mood and your campsite. ($12-$50; projectorstierceoeil.com)

High Camp Bottles: Just because you’re in the woods doesn’t mean your cocktails have to suffer. Ranging in size from 750 to 375 ml and comes with 11 oz. goggles, these feature a magnetic locking system, an anti-drip lip and the ability to stay hot or cold for 24 hours. ($85-$125; highcampflasks.com)

High water shirt: A groovy collared shirt with built-in functionality to open and hold beer bottles while keeping your phone and sunglasses safe? Join us, California Cowboy! ($145; California
cowboy.com
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Hike to the Historical Museum

Take a Hike, Save the World is the new exhibit at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum that lets visitors explore the great outdoors from the comfort of a downtown adobe. Showcasing works by artists and photographers from 1875 to the present day, it’s a great place to appreciate how much open space has been saved from development in the area. And it’s the best exposition we’ve ever seen when it comes to putting the blue and green of Santa Barbara on a proper pedestal. The exhibition will remain until November 13. (136 E. De la Guerra St.; [805] 966-1601; sbhistorical.org.)

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Burlington County Commissioners and Parks Division Release Summer Program Guide https://twillastinytreasures.com/burlington-county-commissioners-and-parks-division-release-summer-program-guide/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 20:15:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/burlington-county-commissioners-and-parks-division-release-summer-program-guide/ Burlington County Commissioners and Parks Division Release Summer Program Guide Burlington County Parks are the must-see places this summer! With a packed calendar of events and programs, residents will be engaged, entertained and enlightened, no matter their age or interests. “Summer is an exciting time to visit a Burlington County park, museum or gallery and […]]]>

Burlington County Commissioners and Parks Division Release Summer Program Guide

Burlington County Parks are the must-see places this summer! With a packed calendar of events and programs, residents will be engaged, entertained and enlightened, no matter their age or interests.

“Summer is an exciting time to visit a Burlington County park, museum or gallery and we’re thrilled to see so many fun events scheduled,” said Burlington County Commissioner Allison Eckel, liaison with the Department of Resource Conservation and Parks. “Residents can catch a movie or an outdoor concert, learn the basics of fly fishing, discuss history with a new book club, taste fine Italian cheeses or test their knowledge of the founding fathers. and America’s national parks. No matter the age or interests, there’s bound to be a perfect Parks program or event.

To help residents, the Parks Division has created an online Summer Program Guide detailing over 200 events, programs and classes scheduled for the months of June, July and August. Visit the Burlington County Parks webpage at https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/15924/ProgramGuide-Summer2022.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights of the summer; when registration is required, a link is provided in the program guide:

Earth Fair!

Mark your calendars for June 26 and the return of the Burlington County Land Fair to Smithville Park.

The theme for this year’s Earth Fair will be Sustainable You! and transform the park into a sanctuary for recycling, gardening, health and wellness. The event will feature a sustainable living tent, a special craft market featuring upcycled and upcycled goods, and several presentations and demonstrations, including one by Mike McGrath of PBS’s “You Bet Your Garden.” There will also be live music, a pop-up nature center, rain barrel workshop, climbing wall, puppet show, games, food trucks, beer garden and more.

“Our Board of Directors is extremely excited about the return of the Burlington County Land Fair to Smithville,” Eckel said. “There is a great range of speakers, musicians, workshops and activities that are sure to entertain and educate.”

movies under the stars

Pack your favorite chairs, blankets and snacks and head to a county park to watch an outdoor family movie. The Movies Under the Stars series continues this summer and will travel to various parks through October.

The first summer screening will be “Raya the Last Dragon” on June 17 at Pennington Park in Delanco, followed by “Peter Rabbit 2” on July 8 at the Burlington County Agricultural Center in Moorestown, then “Soul” on August 5 at the Lycée d’ Natural History and Science of Burlington County at Mount Holly.

All screenings begin at 8:30 p.m. or at dusk. Admission is free and no registration is required.

Summer concerts

Residents looking for an evening of entertainment can choose from a full lineup of concerts and shows at the Burlington County Amphitheater and Smithville Park.

The amphitheater is located at 5 Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton (next to the Burlington County Library) and provides a fantastic venue for a variety of performances.

Likewise, the Music in the Parks series is a great way to experience fantastic music in a beautiful setting.

The series of free concerts, theatrical performances and comedy acts begins July 8 at the Amphitheater with the Mahoney Brothers Jukebox Heroes, then July 15 in Smithville with the Wilkins Trio and Chris & The Smooth Jazz Kats.

All shows start at 6 p.m. Chairs and blankets can be laid out from 4 p.m.

The complete program of shows is available in the program guide.

Health and fitness activities

Country line dancing is back in full swing on Wednesday nights at the Burlington County Fairgrounds!

Residents of all skill levels are invited to attend free dance sessions every Wednesday in June starting at 7:00 p.m. under the Expo Pavilion. Registration is mandatory.

If line dancing isn’t your thing, try yoga at the Burlington County Agricultural Center. Free lessons take place every other Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Classes are held on the lawn and include a balance of challenging and calming poses. All levels are welcome. Be sure to bring your yoga mat and register with the link provided in the program guide.

For those looking to get some outdoor exercise, try a lunchtime stroll through Smithville Park. It’s a perfect opportunity to explore, exercise and experience the beauty of Smithville. The 2.5-mile marches will take place at noon each Tuesday in June from the Smithville Park Visitors Center. And for residents who want to take their four-legged family members with them for a group walk in the park, Smithville will be hosting a special Paws in the Park Dog Walk on June 9, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to meet new dog friends and learn more about Smithville and the trails there.

Registration for lunch walks and the Paws in the Park dog walk is required.

Young Naturalist and Junior Ranger Programs

Summer vacation is right around the corner, but there are plenty of fun and exciting learning opportunities for students and adults alike through Burlington County Parks programs and events.

Registration is now open for the Parks Division Young Naturalist Program. The free program is open to teens ages 13-17 who want to experience the outdoors and learn more about the environment. Sessions are led by park naturalists on Mondays from June 27 to August 15 and include lessons in birding and plant identification, geology, forest assessment, and kayaking. For more information or to register, go online to the Young Parks Naturalist page.

There is also a Junior Ranger program for children ages 5-12. Participants receive an age-specific activity pack to download and can complete at their leisure throughout the summer. Students who complete the package receive a unique Junior Ranger keepsake patch!

In addition to the activity pack, parks staff also organize weekly themed in-person activities in July and August that coincide with the topics covered in the activity packs, including insect identification, fishing, identification of animal tracks and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all programs and parents/guardians must be prepared to stay for the duration of the event.

For more information, go to https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/571/Junior-Ranger-Program.

There are dozens of other nature, history, arts and cooking programs and courses detailed in the program guide. Registration is required for most events and some classes may require participants to bring equipment or pay a material fee. Be sure to check out the guide for more details.

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