North Valley Symphony Orchestra will host a dinner at Moon Valley Country Club, 151 West Moon Valley Drive, Phoenix, Feb. 7 to thank current supporters of the orchestra and offer information to others interested in knowing more about NVSO.
Whether you’re having a quiet night in with family or a larger gathering with friends, holiday celebrations often call for a cocktail — sometimes simply to help you deal with those friends and family! So we’ve got you covered with a trio of easy but delicious cocktails that won’t tax your time or budget.
Generally, you feel better – more confident – when you’re sporting a new look. Sometimes, even the smallest changes can make a big difference in your attitude. Doesn’t your investment plan deserve the same kind of attention? After all, someday it’s going to be taking care of you! Perhaps your portfolio is overweighted in stocks. Maybe you’d like to spice up your portfolio with commodities. Whatever you have in mind, it’s always a good move to regularly review your investments and make decisions about your financial strategies.
A new restaurant at the Tempe Marketplace has quite the international flair. Sydney’s Cafe and Market features an eclectic offering of empañadas, sandwiches, salads and fresh boba milk tea drinks inspired from cuisines around the world. Diners can order a flaky dough pastry filled with flavors spanning six continents, including Peking duck, chicken paella with chorizo, Swiss chicken mushroom, Chilean spiced chicken and vegetarian Indian samosa. Beverages include bobas, a variety of fresh fruit seltzers, iced tea and coffee or beer and wine by the glass. For more information, call (480) 967-1171 or visit SydneysCafe.com.
If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, whole or smooth cranberry sauces, sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows, and so many other Turkey Day dilemmas, we tend to just cobble together a what-have-you assortment of sides to accompany the beloved Easter ham or lamb.
Research has shown that sugar is addictive … in fact, eight times addictive as cocaine. In 1821, each person consumed approximately 10 pounds of sugar annually. Today, that number is an astounding 160-190 pounds of sugar per person annually. On top of that about 55 percent of the sugar produced in the U.S. comes from sugar beets, 95 percent of which have been genetically engineered.
Candy making can confound even the most careful home cook. Luckily, Passover gives us an excuse to make a simple candy that is delicious and requires little fuss. And you don't need to celebrate Passover to appreciate it.