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Taking A Look At The Growing Importance of Recycling Wood

Wood is an important product, especially here in the United States. We use wood for many different things, from wood restaurant tables to wood siding. Wood is one of the most popular types of flooring and wood furniture is also hugely prevalent. Even construction sites, almost every one of them, incorporates wood in some way, shape, or form.

If wood is so popular and so useful, what’s the problem with using it? Well, there are a number of concerns when it comes to using new wood in the way that we as a country have been. For one, this contributes considerably to deforestation not only here in this country but all throughout the world as a whole. Forests currently make up more than one quarter of the earth (about thirty percent, to be more exact) but this is something that is all too likely to change if we keep cutting down wood at the Continue reading “Taking A Look At The Growing Importance of Recycling Wood”

3 Fun Supplies for Your Ice Cream Party

Who doesn’t love an ice cream party? Whether it’s for a school celebration, a birthday party, or a work function, just about every occasion can be made better by the joy of ice cream. However, the fun doesn’t have to stop with the food itself. Half the fun of a party is picking the decorations. If you want to add your own fun flare to an event, there are three ice cream party supplies you can buy to do just that!

1. Custom Ice Cream Cups with Lids

First of all, let’s talk about how much fun can be had with custom cups! The ability to choose text and colors means that you can buy supplies catered to the theme of your event or business. It’s the perfect way to add some extra excitement to the day.

You can even consider buying ice cream cups with lids for guests who want to take a cup on the road when they go home. Lids are also a way to help prevent mess at a child’s birthday party.

2. Colored Spoons

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Why Taco Bars Are a Great Catering Option

Planning a large event can be stressful in many ways. It can seem like there are a million different things to handle before the big day arrives and one of the biggest sources of stress is often figuring out what food you want to serve. However, there is an option that offers variety, ease, and even nutritional value. If you’re planning a party of any kind, from a wedding reception to a corporate gathering, taco bar catering could be the menu option you’ve been searching for. Mexican ingredients and dishes are a fantastic choice for any event, whether it be formal or casual, big or small.

The Ease and Variety of Taco Catering

A taco bar filled with authentic Mexican ingredients offers a wide variety of options to your event guests. With so many different kinds of toppings available there is sure to be something to make everyone happy. You can even have other Mexican dishes served as sides to add to the mix.

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Paper Magic Hot Coffee, A Great Eye-Opener

We’ve all heard that catchy phrase from the 1928 song: “You’re the cream in my coffee…”, right? Well, these days it could be revised to say: “Will that be for here or to go?”

Options abound for coffee lovers! And, according to a statistics compiled recently, Americans drink 1.64 cups of coffee per day, on the average. We are busy, busy, busy and need disposable cups and containers!

Nationally, about 150 million Americans, or roughly half of the entire population of the country, drink some form of coffee–whether it is iced coffee, cappuccino, latte or espresso. Of all those enjoying a coffee-based beverage, a whopping 65% use creamer in some form. Whatever the individual preferences, the coffee is often served in paper coffee cups with lids.

Yes, many enjoy coffee, but the coffee industry is not just for pleasure and enjoyment. It is a huge business and an economic force. For example, the U.S. imported one-quarter of global un-roasted coffee in 2014. This amounted to 2 Continue reading “Paper Magic Hot Coffee, A Great Eye-Opener”

How to Find the Perfect Coffee Maker for Your Office

You want your employees to be productive and happy. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure that you have an excellent office coffee maker that suits everyone’s needs.

Coffee and hot tea has become essential in our society and having something that you can rely on is a great way to increase productivity. If you have an office coffee maker, your employees are less likely to take their 15-minute break to walk to the nearest coffee shop or come in late due to long lines during the morning coffee shop rush.

There are many coffee maker options out there for you to choose from. It’s important to take into account what kind of office setting and culture you have before choosing an office coffee maker that isn’t right for your specific office. You don’t want to buy a single cup coffee machine for the office if the office is large and more than eight to ten people will be using it every day. Plus, single cup coffee machines are not the best environmentally friendly purchase Continue reading “How to Find the Perfect Coffee Maker for Your Office”

Opening a Juice Bar – Squeezing Flavor and Health Into Your Diet

Fresh fruit, and the nutrients and vitamins they contain, are sometimes neglected in the average adult American’s diet. Roughly 70% of Americans fail to consume the amount of fruits and vegetables that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans set, but getting this nutrition can be delicious and savory, and definitely healthy. Opening a juice bar can make nutrition fast and tasty in a glass.

The benefits of juicing can serve the adult human body in many ways. One serving of 100% orange juice (100 ml) contains vitamins C and A, in addition to potassium, magnesium, and fiber, among others. In fact, just one serving of orange juice is 200% of your body’s vitamin C needs for an entire day! Athletes and other physically active adults can turn to unsweetened pineapple juice for its anti-inflammatory enzyme, bromelain. Fresh fruit juice of any kind, as well as vegetables, lowers your risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes, according to U.S. Dietary Guidelines.

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The Benefits Of Using Reclaimed Wood

Wood plays a very important role in the world, and particularly here in the United States. Wood is not only used for many different functional purposes, but can be used for the purpose of desrign and decoration as well, such as can be seen in the ever growing use of reclaimed table tops like the barnwood table top and reclaimed wood siding. Wood can provide an easy way to achieve a rustic look, a trend that has only continued to grow all throughout the country, popular in weddings, home decor, and the decoration of commercial spaces (such as restaurants) as well.

However, it is hugely important to only use wood responsibly like in the barnwood table top. As you probably already know, wood comes from trees, and trees provide us with oxygen. When we cut down too many trees, we are opening ourselves up to any number of problems, from reducing the a Continue reading “The Benefits Of Using Reclaimed Wood”

Five Handy Tips For Trying New Craft Beer Flavors

Whether they’re watching a ball game, dining out at a restaurant or checking out the newest brewery in town, there’s no denying Americans love their beer.

Fourteen percent of Americans drink beer once a week and American consumers aged 21 and older consumed 27.5 gallons of beer and cider per person during 2015. Furthermore, a 2016 Gallup Poll found that 43 percent of legal drinkers prefer beer over wine and spirits.

The growing popularity of the craft beer market has increased beer’s popularity as well. The U.S. craft beer market is worth $23.5 billion and small and independent brewers now represent 12 percent market share of the overall beer industry. In 2015 alone, the number of operating breweries grew 15 percent to 4,269-the most at any time in American history.

As the craft beer industry continues to grow, Americans are flocking to breweries to try the latest and greatest brews. Seasonal beer is a popular draw in the craft beer market and eighty four percent of craf Continue reading “Five Handy Tips For Trying New Craft Beer Flavors”

Why Growlers Are the Perfect Beer Gifts

It’s official. Beer is definitely the most popular alcoholic drink in the U.S., ahead of wines and other spirits. But competition among beers is intense, and small-batch craft beers are grabbing a significant market share. This represents a generational shift, with Millennials who prefer to drink beer according to the season driving the change. Craft beers typically have a shorter shelf life, and this feature has led to the growth of accessories like growlers to store and carry small-batch beers. A variety of growlers, from more traditional glass and ceramics to insulated stainless steel growlers, make it easier to share and gift your favorite craft beer.

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As of 2016, beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the U.S. A Gallup poll found that 43% of all drinkers prefer beer to wine and spirits. Craft beers are one of the fastest growing sectors of the market, now accounting for about 12% of all beer consumed. They are ty Continue reading “Why Growlers Are the Perfect Beer Gifts”

A Look At The Use And Importance Of Micro Greens

Even if you don’t know what they are, organic micro greens and edible flowers and even herb crystals have played an important role in the industry of fine dining for many years now – as many as thirty, to be even more precise, an entire three decades in which organic micro greens have been used. And organic micro greens have been important to the industry of fine dining and fancy restaurants, an industry that has continued to grow and grow over the course of time. In fact, the industry of fine dining received a three percent growth in total visitors over the course of the last year alone – and is projected to just keep on growing. And for the restaurant industry as a whole, the fine dining sector is very important, as it often contributes up to ten percent of the total restaurant generated revenue in the entirety of the country of the United States, even though the wealthy an Continue reading “A Look At The Use And Importance Of Micro Greens”