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Fun Appetizer Ideas – Skewers And Displays

Presentation, presentation, presentation. We will never say it enough, whenever you are hosting a party, presentation is definitely one of the most important things you have to pay attention to. Even if your food is delicious, it will never be complimented as much as if it is also originally and beautifully displayed.

209BBFUJI-ambianceWhether you are hosting a cocktail party or a catering event, you need to think about what to serve as appetizers and you obviously want your guests to have fun and enjoy it. That’s how your party will be hit!

One of best – and most original and fun – way to display appetizers is of course to use picks and skewers on a pick display. Not only does it look amazing on any table or counter, but it also gives you an unlimited choice when it comes to what to serve. Served on elegant pick holders, cubed cheese, fresh fruits, hot finger foods and any other kind of food have never looked more delicious.

Are you looking for a couple of ideas? How about a color theme depending on the occasion?

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Are you hosting a party around Saint Patrick’s Day? Why not display cubes of watermelon, kiwi and green grapes on skewers to stick to the green theme? Are you more into Halloween parties? Not a problem! Stick to the black and orange theme with some blackberries and oranges on a pick – or olives and cubed cheese if you like salty food better! And for the Christmas Holiday season, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries (possibly covered in chocolate) are definitely a wonderful idea that you can be sure your guest will absolutely love!

How could your party not be a hit?? And when it comes to pick displays, don’t worry! You can find many sizes, many shapes and even different colors. Reusable and made of Eco-friendly bamboo, pick holders are ideal to pass hors d’oeuvres and will make your delicious skewers look even more appealing. And the best part is that your choice of skewers is really wide!
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Have fun hosting your party and check out all of our Eco-friendly bamboo skewers and skewer holders at www.bioandchic.com.

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Chinese Food Takeout Packaging

Who doesn’t like Chinese food? From rice & noodles to sesame chicken, Chinese food is always the best takeout option whether you are having friends over or not. And by this cold weather, takeout suddenly sounds much appealing that eating out!

If you offer Chinese food to your customers, you are already on the right track – Chinese food is popular! What you are looking for now is to package it right to satisfy every single one of your customer. In order to do that, you are going to need takeout boxes that are functional, practical, elegant, and of course Eco-friendly as it is becoming more and more important to everybody every day.

As Chinese food takeout portions are usually pretty big, you also have to make sure that your packaging solutions are microwaveable so your clients can take it wherever they are going the next day and enjoy some reheated leftovers.

Luckily for you, you have many options to choose from!

Available in different sizes, different shapes and different colors, Chinese takeout boxes are perfect to store your Chinese food and leftovers and as they are made of paper they are 100% Eco-friendly and biodegradable.
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Whether you are looking for classic white takeout boxes – with or without handle – for black takeout boxes, or for more original and colorful takeout boxes, you can find exactly what you are looking for!

All are great for takeout, will hold cold and hot food and are grease resistant as well as microwaveable. Perfect mix between functionality and aesthetics while being economical, these pretty takeout boxes will not disappoint you or your customers.

Take a look at our other Eco-friendly products at www.bioandchic.com.

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Fun Homemade Ice-Cream Solutions

icecreamI know, I know, it’s getting cold outside and ice-cream might not be the first thing you would think about when you are craving a snack or preparing the menu for a party you are hosting. But at the same time you can easily get tired of soup, hot chocolate and tea if it is the only thing you are going for all winter… A little differentiation is always interesting and appreciated and let’s be honest, it’s warm in your home and ice-cream is always enjoyable no matter the season!

And with the holidays coming up you could decide to make some delicious homemade ice-cream with your kids, friends or family! If you are planning on doing that, here’s a delicious vanilla ice-cream recipe:

What will you need? First of all, make sure you have sugar, cornstarch, salt, milk, heavy whipping cream, an egg, and vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract.

How to make it? It’s very easy and you only need to follow a couple of steps!

First of all, whisk together a ¾ cup of sugar with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and a pinch of salt and progressively whisk in 2 cups of milk and one cup of heavy whip cream. Cook the mixture over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes until it thickens slightly. Don’t forget to stir the whole time!

Separate the egg yolk and egg white and whisk the yolk until slightly thickened. Add to the yolk a cup of the hot cream mixture and add it to the remaining cream mixture. You can then add about 1 ½ of vanilla and let the whole thing cool for about an hour while you occasionally stir the batter. You can then wrap it and let it chill for 10 to 24 hours.

The last step is to pour mixture into ice-cream maker and process according to manufacturer instructions. Your homemade ice-cream is ready!

210GPU500-blogNow that you have plenty of ice-cream, you might want to place it in mini containers so you can take it out, or serve individual portions to your guests. If you are looking for ice-cream cups, the more functional and Eco-friendly solution you can find is sugarcane cups. Freezer safe and compostable, sugarcane cups are the best economical and Eco-friendly solution for your desserts. Available in different sizes and with different lids, they are perfect for your homemade ice-cream!

Check out more Eco-friendly solutions at www.bioandchic.com

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