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Being Competitive in the Ice Cream Business

Written by Fancy Foods on July 28, 2016. Posted in Cups for ice cream, Ice cream spoons, Shop supplies

Plastic ice cream cups

You have always dreamed of owning your own ice cream shop. You imagined the many different flavors of ice cream that you would offer and you even thought about the happy faces of all of the children that you would offer your ice cream too. The parents would be happy with the quality and the choices of your additional and alternative ice cream options, like healthier gelato choices. You opened your business and found that customers enjoyed your ice cream shop, that is, until a new ice cream shop is planning to open right down the street from yours. How can you remain successful when there is another ice cream shop that is threatening to take some of all of your business? The ice cream business can be competitive and can be a very volatile business that requires business sense and the appropriate ice cr

Microgreens Are Valued For Their Appearance and Taste

Written by Fancy Foods on July 11, 2016. Posted in Adding microgreens to salads, Edible flowers for cake decorating, Micro herbs

Sugar flowers for cakes

A new trend in fine dining is the use of food accents like organic micro greens and edible flowers such as crystallized roses. As the best chefs have always known, the appearance of food is as important as the taste. Adding microgreens to salads or candied flowers to cakes and desserts gives them that special touch that sets them apart. Part of the fine dining experience is to enjoy food that has been prepared by someone else, with care and skill. Food accents add an intangible special touch to any meal, lifting it out of the realm of the ordinary.

Why does food presentation matter?
Why do people take pictures of their dinner plates and post them on their social media accounts? There are probably more food pictures on Facebook than there are cat pictures or nature pictu

6 Components of Diesel Exhaust Fluid Pumps

Written by Fancy Foods on July 7, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

Many people might not know the importance of pumps. They are a necessity in many industries and are even important in day to day activities. Removing liquids from drums is so much easier with pumping technology. Now we are able to pump, store, and transfer even the most dangerous of liquids.

The chemical industry benefits more from successful pumping because of the importance of what is being stored, pumped and transferred. The U.S. is the largest producer of chemical products in the world and the chemical value is approximately $770 billion. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that U.S. chemistry alone brings in a quarter of a billion dollars every year.

Diesel exhaust fluid pumps allow safe pumping, storage, and transfer of exhaust fluid, which is needed for many reasons.

There are six components of diesel exhaust fluid pumps:

  1. Electric Motor – These electric drum pump motors are used specifically for corrosive situations. They are able to transfer acidic liquids and alkalis. Each electric motor comes with speed control options along with multiple certifications and a thermal overload button. They also have a maximum discharge pressure of 32 PSI.
  2. Pneumatic Motor – Pneumatic motors can also be used in highly corrosive environments but were specifically engineered for use when heavily aggressive fumes are in the air. These motors are best suited to transfer combustible and flammable liquids.
  3. Flow Meter – Flow meters can be used across a wide range of applications: from stationary liquids to aggressive chemicals. They use a paddle wheel design and come in various sizes and materials. Kits for chemical drum pumps, permanent installation kits, and barb connection kits are all flow meter options.
  4. Hose – Diesel exhaust fluid pumps need high quality hoses for safe transfer. These hoses have been specifically engineered to safely and accurately transfer liquids of all kinds. The hoses are able to work in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Nozzle – Along with the hoses, the nozzles for these pumps have to be top of the line as well. They have to be able to safely dispense all liquids without any spills or issues. These nozzles have an automatic shutoff switch that will happen when the tank is reaching maximum capacity.
  6. Pump Tube – The tube itself can be used on anything from small drums to large tanks. Pumping corrosive liquids without error is important for safety as well as the importance of the product. These tubes can ensure safe and accreting pumping.

Pure Chocolate How Chocolate Is Made, And What It Really Is

Written by Fancy Foods on June 25, 2016. Posted in Belgian milk chocolate, Chocolate bulk, Gourmet chocolates

Gourmet chocolates

Everyone loves chocolate. Well, maybe not everyone — but pretty damn close, it seems. Of course, even those of us who love chocolate may have different opinions on what makes good chocolate. This is in part because there is a wide variety of different types of chocolate in the world. Certified pareve chocolate, for example, is pretty different from the types of chocolate you’ll find at a grocery store for fifty cents — not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with grocery store chocolate, mind you. Pure dark chocolate will also provide a very different flavor than that you’ll find in white chocolate or other types of milk chocolate. And in turn, Continue Reading | No Comments

3 Facts On Chocolate You Might Not Know

Written by Fancy Foods on June 23, 2016. Posted in Baking chocolate supplier, Bulk chocolate, Chocolate wholesale

Unsweetened baking chocolate

Ah, chocolate. For those with a sweet tooth it doesn’t matter if it’s chocolate truffles, white chocolate, or 100 percent dark chocolate as long as chocolate suppliers are getting them their fix the rest is just empty calories. Chocolate suppliers have been taking advantage of human cravings for many years at this point and don’t show nay signs of stopping. In fact, with recent studies showing the benefits of things like dark chocolate, it might even help the chocolate suppliers cause.

Just because you might love chocolate doesn’t mean you know a whole lot about it though. Sure, you might know it comes from a cacao tree before it reaches the chocolate suppliers doorstep, but do you know how long the

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Cookie Gift is Perfect

Written by Fancy Foods on May 24, 2016. Posted in Corporate gift ideas, Gift box ideas

Cookie favor boxes

Cookies are really the kind of gift that you can’t go wrong with. There are so many different cookie flavors available that you could go for anything from gluten free cookies to gourmet cookie baskets and more. Cookie recipes are a dime a dozen so you really have to make sure you hit the jackpot when you are looking for a recipe to gift someone with. Here are a few tips for making sure you find the perfect cookie recipes for your recipient.

Find Out Their Favorite
This is the most important one. If you are giving cookies as a gift to someone then you need to find out, inconspicuously, what flavor is their favorite. This will narrow down your options of cookie recipe

How to Make Party Planning Enjoyable

Written by Fancy Foods on May 17, 2016. Posted in Chiavari chair rental broward county, Party rental ideas

Miami tent rentals

Planning a party is a fun thing to do but there is a lot that goes into it. From the type of chair that you use to the dance floor to what food you’ll serve, all the choices and decisions are important no matter what kind of party you are throwing. Then there are specific decisions that need to be made like chiavari chair rental options and chocolate fountain dipping ideas. Let’s take a look at a few examples to show you how in depth these choices can be before you get started.

Chiavari Chair Rental Options
There are many different kinds of chivari chair colors available that you can choose from. The chair itself is probably one of the less expensive routes to go for seating at your event but it’s still a good looking chair that is quite comfortable. One of the Continue Reading | No Comments

Make Your Wedding Reception Food Great with These Tips

Written by Fancy Foods on May 9, 2016. Posted in Best event planner, Best nyc catering, Nyc catering company

About the catering business

Sometimes when people think about wedding reception food, the thoughts go to heavy sauces, fatty and fried and taste free food. Luckily, couples today have much different ideas in mind when they think about the menu for a wedding reception. Smaller dishes are more and more popular. Dishes like mini lettuce wraps with chicken satay or antipasto skewers are finding their way onto the food catering menu for weddings. Many couples are looking to sustainable and organic ingredients as they have become more wildly available.

Tips for creating a great menu for a wedding reception:

  • Consider traditional food for your desert menu. Many event menus are b

Why You Should Pick a Latin Restaurant Tonight

Written by Fancy Foods on April 12, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

latin restaurantsGoing out to eat is a fun treat that the whole family can enjoy. The problem comes when you are trying to decide where to eat. Kids loves things like fast food and chicken wings the parents might not always be up for that kind of food. Going for something like Greek food or Latin restaurants may not be the best plan if you have children. The ethnic foods should be saved for date night because of the money that gets wasted if a kid does not like or want to eat their food. However, if you do get a chance to try out some Latin restaurants, you will not be disappointed. There is some great food available at these kinds of places. Let’s look a little closer at what Latin restaurants have to offer that makes them better than other kinds of restaurants.

The Food and Drink
First of all, it’s all about what you eat. If you don’t like spicy then you can opt for a more mild meal but keep in mind there will probably be at least a slight level of heat to every kind of dish that is served. Latinos like their food hot and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t serve their own cuisine exactly as they see best. They do try to accommodate however, for the uncultured tongue. There are many corn based dishes such as tortillas, tacos, burritos, tamales and more. Guacamole, pico de gallo or chili is usually served as a dipping sauce with anything that you order. There is a Native American persuasion within Latin beverages such as mate and horchata which make them an interesting but delicious combination. The desserts are typically very sweet and include puddings and soft cakes and flan more than real bread based foods.

Entertainment
Not all restaurants will provide entertainment but many do. Mariachi bands are commonly seen at Latin restaurants as well other types of Latin singers and dancers. Latin music is fairly family friendly so you don’t have to worry about kids if you do decide to bring your brood. Even if the restaurant doesn’t have live bands or entertainment, the music that is played on the speakers will still be very upbeat and entertaining. Music such as rumba, salsa, tango and merengue are popular but Latin pop and jazz as well reggaeton can also be heard at any number of restaurants that claim to be Latin based. Latin music is very romantic and passionate even when speaking about political issues and historical messages. The words of most Latin songs are very powerful if you can understand the language.

Decoration
The way that Latin restaurants and other places are decorated is full of bold and bright colors and patterns that are very attractive to the eye. The colors of Latin American flags like greens, reds, yellows and blacks are very popular and you may see a sombrero or two hanging on the walls. Latin restaurants seem to often prefer the ‘bringing the outdoor inside’ type of feel, stringing lights around the place as well as building with brick walls or brick appearance inside. Outdoor type patio chairs and sometimes picnic tables are also used to bring in that feeling. You may notice that Latin restaurants are also fairly dark as far as lighting goes with not many white lights. Yellow lights and other colored lights are mostly used.

Pricing
Latin establishments do not charge a lot of money for their food. It consists of a lot of rice and tortillas and other inexpensive food so they are able to keep their prices reasonable. You may make up for that price if you order alcohol but if you don’t, your whole family can eat for fairly cheap even if you include appetizers and desserts.

There’s many great things about going to a Latin restaurant. It’s not just about the delicious food that they offer but the whole atmosphere and experience plays a part in your evening. You won’t regret a thing eating at a Latin establishment except that maybe you ate to much food.

Keep in mind that although the establishments are not American, you are still expected to tip generously just as you would at other restaurants.

Add Color and Flavor to Your Dishes with Edible Flowers and Microgreens

Written by Fancy Foods on April 7, 2016. Posted in Edible lavender flowers, Fresh origins herb crystals, Micro greens cocktails recipes

Micro herbs

Did you know children prefer more variety on their plates than adults? Children like six different food colors and as many as seven different food components on their plates, while adults prefer to stick with a more modest three colors and three foods. Perhaps this has to do with realizing three dishes are far easier to prepare than seven. Regardless, there is something to be said for adding color to create an eye-catching plate.

With Spring now upon us, Mother Nature is beginning to remind us all just how colorful the world can be. From the small true leaves of budding plants to the vibrant flowers of mature blossoms, bright colors are everywhere. Why not harvest a few of those brilliant green true leaves or rich edible flowers to add an exciting new dimension to your dinner plates this season?

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