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Cheers to Summer! Sip These Refreshing Summertime Mocktails

August 26, 2015 5:19 pm

Mocktails are delicious and refreshing when relaxing by the pool, enjoying an alfresco lunch, or just winding down after work. Here are three great mocktail recipes for you to try this summer.

Non-Alcoholic Sangria [thekitchn.com]
Jazz up a Spanish-style lunch with a classic sangria made sans wine. This fresh, fruity beverage uses pomegranates and oranges to give it a tart flavor, while cinnamon sticks and black tea gives it the rich, complex taste that red wine sangria normally has.

Peach Cooler [eatingwell.com]
Just like a traditional wine cooler, this peach cooler mocktail is light, refreshing, and just a bit bubbly. Sparkling grape juice gives it a bit of carbonation, while peach juice and sliced peaches have a hint of sweetness that’s perfect for the summertime.

Coconut, Cucumber, Lime and Mint Cooler [townandcountrymag.com]
Have you ever heard of a more refreshing combination of flavors than coconut, cucumber, lime, and mint? This mocktail will quickly become your signature drink all summer long after you taste its hydrating blend of herbs and tropical fruit. Its coconut water base might even make your skin glow!

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Yakitori 39: Authentic Japanese Cuisine

August 19, 2015 4:12 pm

Yakitori 39 specializes in chicken skewers of all kinds in an homage to the popular Japanese dish. Every part of the chicken is utilized in these perfectly cooked delights. Choices include chicken skin, heart, gizzard, wing, liver, as well as many other meats. Yakitori 39 also offers a great selection of vegetable appetizers. Enoki mushrooms are wrapped in sumptuous bacon while cherry tomatoes and asparagus are a great accompaniment to any meal. Appetizers include potato salad, seasoned boiled egg, and kimchi tofu. Yakitori 39 also offers an array of tasty sushi, including spicy tuna, eel cucumber, and California rolls. Many authentic Japanese libations are also available at Yakitori 39. These include sake, wheat wine, and plum liqueur. The individually priced skewers can add up rather quickly, but the quality of the food and the experience itself more than make up for it. Yakitori 39 is a great place for celebrations of all kinds, from birthday dinners to anniversaries.

Yakitori 39
252-254 Degraw Avenue
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-0700

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Easy DIY Home Decor Projects You Can Complete in a Day

August 12, 2015 3:55 pm

If you want to give your home a quick makeover, you’ll be happy to know that there are a number of ways to make a big impact in just a few hours. Here are just a few simple DIY projects that you can do in one day.

  • Make over your drapes. By simply switching out your window treatments, you can let more light into your home and make a room feel more elegant. Choose bamboo blinds, floor-length sheers, or panels in a light color scheme.
  • Create a foyer. If your home doesn’t have a designated foyer, you can create one yourself by simply adding some sort of seating, a mirror, and a console table to your doorway.
  • Hang mirrors. To create the illusion of more space in a room, add a mirror in a strategic spot. Hang one at the end of a hallway or directly across from a window.
  • Create a coffee table vignette. To make your living room feel more polished, add a stack of books, a bright green plant, and an elegant candle to your coffee table.
  • Build a bar cart. Everyone loves a classic bar cart, so create your own by re-doing a vintage find from your local thrift store. Then top it with pretty glasses and your favorite spirits.

11 Foolproof Decorating Tips [This Old House]
10 Simple Rules for Foolproof Decorating [Real Simple]
Foolproof Formulas for Home Decorating [Southern Living]

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