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EPIPHANY, THREE KINGS DAY, LITTLE CHRISTMAS, WHY CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE IT??

Epiphany(from the Greek word meaning "appearance" or "to appear") is a Christian festival celebrated January 6th, 12 days after Christmas. Epiphany, often calledLittle Christmas, commemorates the appearance of Jesus to the Wisemen of the East.
    We often use the word "epiphany" to refer to a revelation or recognition of importance in our lives. Epiphany, in the liturgical sense, is a feast day celebrated mostly in the Catholic and Orthodox faiths. Epiphany is the day Christians remember the visit of the Magi to the stable in Bethlehem. In the eastern or Orthodox rites of the Church, Epiphany is also he day which we remember the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the Jordan river. When John baptized Jesus, he also proclaimed Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God. He said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world"




    There are some who suggest Epiphany was originally established in order to commemorate the appeara…

CHOCOLATE GANACHE TART!

This recipe comes from www.marthastewart.com.  Everyone enjoys something chocolatey, it doesn't matter when or where.......So how about now!




   The luxurious chocolate filling of this tart is amazingly easy to make: simply melt bittersweet chocolate in hot cream, and stir in vanilla extract. The shortbread crust is enriched with almonds and subtly perfumed with orange or lemon zest.


Prep Time25 minutes Total Time2 hours 20 minutesYield Serves 10 Ingredients 3 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds 6 tablespoons sugar 1 1/4 cups (spooned and leveled) all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons grated orange or lemon zest, (optional) 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces 12 ounces bi…

SOME MUST HAVE CULINARY TOOLS TO START OUT 2012 WITH!

This article comes from www.yumsugar.com.  Sit back, relax and enjoy!


   Even though we scored some awesome culinary loot over the holiday season, we can't help but add more stuff to our must have list! Our taste is clearly varied this month as we're wanting everything from waffle makers to iPad apps to tea infusers, but what can we say? There are just so many cool culinary happenings out there! 




2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival   Vowing to dive into new food experiences in 2012? Then get your year off to the right start with a weekend of sun, food, wine, and fun at the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where you'll party with Robert Irvine in a spruced-up parking lot, then chow down on food trucks at the beach with Andrew Zimmern.The festival runs from Feb. 23-26, but tickets will sell out fast!



Nonstick Baguette PanThis year one of our culinary resolutions is to get really comfortable with at home bread-making. We've made baguettes in the past, u…