It’s Been A Week Of Tech Hell

It’s time to get back to business. Photo courtesy blog.securestate.com.   It’s been Hell Week at THE NIBBLE. Starting last Monday, the server at TheNibble.com was hacked. No website was “served” for three days; just the message, “server not found.” Then, it was our blog’s turn to go crazy. It’s hosted on a separate WordPress…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have An Apéritif

What’s an apéritif? How does it differ from a digestif? An apéritif is an alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite. It is usually dry and low in alcohol. Some people have a cocktail (a mixed drink), but many modern cocktails are considered by gastronomes to be too heavy or too sweet…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Last Minute Gift

One of many thousands of ways to decorate a chocolate bar. Photo courtesy Chocomize.   If youve forgotten someone special, send an e-gift certificate for exciting gourmet chocolate bars from Chocomize. The giftee can decorate a standard 3.5-ounce or a heart-shaped chocolate bar with the toppings of his/her choice. First, the giftee picks the type…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make An Easy Rustic Apple Tart

“You are just seven ingredients away from this apple tart,” says Lauryn Cohen, a.k.a. the blogger Bella Baker. “It could be baking in your oven very, very soon. Just seven of the simplest, most standard ingredients (flour, sugar, butter, salt, water, apples, cinnamon) and a few easy to follow steps, and you’ve got yourself a…
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FOOD FUN: Strawberry Footballs

Go team! Jumbo strawberries dress up as footballs. Photo courtesy Godiva.   It takes time and expertise to pipe decorations, so these chocolate-dipped jumbo strawberries from Godiva are priced at $7.50 each. If that’s too rich for your pocket, try making your own, and buy icing in an easy-squeeze tube instead of trying to pipe…
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