Women and Peace

Beauty, fitness and health, relationships and family life, fashion.

With the many multi-ethnic foods readily available in North America, you might not realize that an ethnic favorite might be off limits during pregnancy. While ethnic dish avoidance is usually passed on from mother to daughter, chances are your mother probably didn’t indulge in sushi if she happened to grow up surrounded by meals of a different ethnicity. Read the rest of this entry »

Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. In a large saucepan, combine the water, crab boil, lemons, and bay leaves. Season the liquid with salt and pepper. Bring the liquid to a boil and add the shrimp, cook for 1 minute and remove from the heat. Let the shrimp sit for additional minute and then drain, discarding the liquid. Read the rest of this entry »

Remember waking up as a kid heading on your annual road trip from your home state to the vacation area of choice. While all of the suitcases got packed into the vehicles trunk, the lady of the house prepared the elegant Food Hamper, enough food to last for the entire trip, and then some. Thinking ahead and making sure that you have all of the necessary items and foodstuff to last well into the first couple of days of the much-needed vacation. Read the rest of this entry »

If you don’t know actor Richard Kind from his role in the hit series, “Mad About You”, you may know him from his current role in another TV series, “Spin City”. But when he’s not acting, you may find him cooking up a lean and mean steak. Read the rest of this entry »

Whether you’re a culinary beginner or serious about the kitchen, having great cookware can make cooking a pleasure. To determine what kind of cookware best suits you, it’s important to get a realistic handle on your cooking style. Read the rest of this entry »

There are so many shapes and sizes on the market today, that it can be hard to know the names of all them – much less what kind of sauce works well with what shape. Here, we covers some of the basics, and adds in a few of the most popular noodles on today’s menu. Read the rest of this entry »

Great cheeses are made all over the world, including this country, and here we’re lucky enough to have many of them available to us. This also makes it difficult to decide what kinds to choose when you get to the cheese counter. Read the rest of this entry »

HANUKKAH traditionally involves the giving of eight presents over the eight-day holiday celebration. Floral designer Preston Bailey makes the wrappings just as wonderful as the gifts themselves. He uses plain, unpainted wooden boxes, in various sizes and shapes. These are easy to find, and inexpensive, at crafts or art supply stores. He also uses “oasis” or floral foam, in small circles with plastic bottoms – easy to find at florists or crafts stores. Using the traditional Hanukkah colors of blue and white or silver, Preston ties the boxes with metallic blue ribbon, attaches the oasis, and puts fresh flowers on top. The result: a gift that’s as beautiful as what’s inside!

The way that a gift is wrapped can be as special as the gift itself, and here they have elevated gift wrap to an art form. In addition to supplies, the store also has a wonderful selection of books, some of which focus on gift wrap. Read the rest of this entry »

HOSTESS GIFT BASKETS are just as much fun to give as to get! The items you put together don’t have to be expensive, but they should be thoughtful. Read the rest of this entry »