1. Our Top 5 Favorite DaVinci Valentines Syrups w/Recipes!

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    Born in Seattle during the late 1980s, DaVinci Gourmet has redefined the syrup industry. DaVinci quickly grew to be the first global brand to expand production and modify formulas that have paved the way for the diverse specialty beverages we see today. Their knowledge of how fast-moving and diverse the specialty beverage world is has led them to expand and evolve into creating the right products for the right people, at the right times.

    With a full line of more than 170 superior tasting flavors, Davinci Gourmet is one of the nation's leafing coffee syrup brands by featuring varieties crafted for both hot and cold beverages. DaVinci Gourmet has been perfecting the art of syrup making for over a quarter-century. That being said, what better time to start experimenting with your love for specialty beverages than now?

    This Valentine's, surprise that special someone right in your own home with some of our favorite pink drinks below made exclusively with DaVinci Syrups.

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    1. Passion Fruit Syrup

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    You'll love adding this unusual tart-sweet fruit flavor to refreshing sodas, cocktails, and mocktails. It's an essential ingredient for a well-stocked bar to create punches and Tiki Drinks like the Zombie. Combine this syrup with DaVinci's Grapefruit Syrup and you have yourself a delicious Grapefruit Passion Iced Tea.

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  2. Pies vs Tarts - The Showdown.

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]Picture this: You're finally sitting down at Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy your meal after a long morning of mashing potatoes and filling the turkey.

    That came out wrong - let me start over.

    As you sit down, you begin presenting your food to your guests. But oh no! You mistake your tarts for pies! Rookie mistake, you see. Many people can't actually tell the difference between a tart and a pie. Don't panic! Your pastry ignorance will be no more as we are here to teach you exactly what the difference is between a tart and a pie.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]

    What is a Pie?

    [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]Ahh, pies. Every grandmother's signature dish. If you were to ask me what food properly describes the American people, this would be it. Pies; at every holiday table, are baked at least once in every household (don't quote me on that) and will guarantee a rough morning after. The biggest indicator that you're dealing with a pie is the slanted edges, thick crust, and one too many toppings. In pies, the filling is where the creativity, taste, and presentation will shine. Pie crust is really only there to hold your fillings together. Making some apple pie? Drizzle some chocolate on there, put some bananas around the edges to spice things up - maybe even add some toffee in there if you're feeling reckless. It's been done! Don't feel even the slightest of shame as the more creative the filling, the more creative the pie.

    Pie pans are distinguishable because of their slanted edges. Choosing a sturdy, presentable pan is integral in your pie-making as pies are typically

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  3. Our Favorite Sandwich Recipe

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2="Our Favorite Sandwich Recipe" h4="Serves 4 | Prep time: 20 minutes"]With love from our kitchen to yours.[/vc_cta][vc_text_separator title="Sandwich Ingredients"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]

    • 16 thin slices of deli ham
    • 16 thin slices of smoked turkey
    • One-half cup of mayonnaise
    • 12 slices of swiss cheese
    • Two cups of spinach leaves
    • One baguette roll

    [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Directions"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space height="120px" woodmart_hide_large="0" woodmart_hide_medium="0" woodmart_hide_small="0" woodmart_hide_extra_small="0"][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]1. With a straight-edge knife, slice your baguette horizontally down the entire length. From there, begin slicing the bread into 4 equal pieces, being sure you cut along the bias to give you the maximum surface area. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="42391" img_size="large" parallax_scroll="no"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space height="120px" woodmart_hide_large="0" woodmart_hide_medium="0" woodmart_hide_small="0" woodmart_hide_extra_small="0"][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]2. Lather your choice of mayonnaise on the baguette with a butter

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  4. Baking Measurements Conversion Guide

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    Doubling a recipe is a good idea for commercial bakers who need to work fast in a busy setting. But this also means converting or adding together measurements that aren't easy to work with. Cooking should be enjoyable and relaxing, not scientific.

    No matter your experience, every baker should own a baking conversion guide. Whether you're converting from cups to millimeters, grams to teaspoons, or tablespoons to cups, this conversion guide will enhance your baking experience and confidence.

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    Dry vs Liquid

    You should never use dry measuring tools for liquids, and vice versa. Since liquids are denser than dry ingredients, the measuring is different. For recipes that need precise measuring, it's crucial to use the correct measuring tools.

    Knowing the difference between dry measuring tools and liquid measuring tools is key to every baker. Dry measuring tools have precise measurements and must be scraped off the top for exact measuring. Liquid measuring tools usually are glass or plastic and have handles that allow you to easily pour contents.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]Here are a few Celsius to Fahrenheit conversions to give you a basic understanding of the temperature differences:[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="25898" img_size="large" parallax_scroll="no"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]

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  5. Meal Prep Container Buying Guide

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]Starting a Meal prep routine is something that everybody should consider.

    Meal prep isn't only a good idea for people with busy lives who don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen, but also for people trying to diet or manage their food intake. Preparing meals ahead of time encourages you to stray from fast food and eating out, and is a helpful step to achieve your dieting goals.

    Meal prep can be very overwhelming when you first start.

    Keeping this in mind, there is no one simple way to meal prep. Considering your goals, schedule, and meal preferences you should decide which type of meal prep works best for you.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title="Types of Meal Prepping"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_hoverbox image="18507" primary_title="Batch/Bulk Cooking" hover_title=""]Batch cooking is essentially cooking a few big meals such as soup, chilli, pasta, salads - a dish you can make at the beginning of the week that you can ration throughout the week.[/vc_hoverbox][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_hoverbox image="18506" primary_title="Individually Portioned meals" hover_title="" css=".vc_custom_1591222507387{border-radius: 20px !important;}"]Portion food into containers so that you can grab a dish and go.[/vc_hoverbox][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_hoverbox image="18510" primary_title="Prepping Ingredients" hover_title=""]Prep your ingredients beforehand to retain freshness, but still saving time by doing so. This way it's easy to throw everything in the pot and begin cooking.[/vc_hoverbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]

    Getting Started

    So you've figured out what type of meal prep you want to start out with, now what's next? The next step, and quite frankly the most important step, is stocking up on appropriate containers for your choice of meal prep. Here are some important

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  6. Everything You Need to Know About Food Storage

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]Everybody's come across moldy bread or spoiled greens that were left untouched since they were bought weeks before. This is why proper food storage routines are important in every home. That being said, where should one start when preparing to store food? Being sure you have the proper containers and equipment should be a top priority when preparing to store food.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]

    Where to Start

    [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]From storing pasta to greens, having the proper containers for every situation is going to save you money as well as unnecessary stress. Organizing food can be a tedious process if you aren't familiar with how you want your kitchen to look or feel and whether it be pantry storage, fridge storage, or countertop storage, Standard Restaurant Supply has a wide variety of containers for every setting.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title="Figuring Out What You Want" title_align="separator_align_left" align="align_left"][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]Before you head into the container store, know what it is you're going to be storing. If you really like to bake you're going to want glass canisters or tall airtight containers to store your flour and sugar. On the other hand, if you really enjoy eating fresh greens or produce you're going to want a variety of plastic storage containers to fit each type of fresh food.  I created a list of foods and which type of containers are recommended for storing them in.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]

    Salad Storage

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  7. We Challenge You to Make a Better Salad!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]A salad is defined as a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients. With what we have defined as a salad, you can have unlimited possibilities. You’re almost always going to be using almost the same equipment regardless of what salad you’re making.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]

    Here's What You'll Need

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    Cutting Board

    [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text text_larger="no"]A cutting board is absolutely required for making a salad. Cutting boards are used because they make the knife that is being used to cut up the vegetables less dull. There are different types of cutting boards out there and they all have their own pros and cons.

    Wooden cutting boards are more expensive and require more upkeep to make sure that you get your use out of it.

    Plastic cutting boards are significantly cheaper but dull out your knives a lot faster. 

    Stone cutting boards are great for the rolling of dough but can destroy knives a lot faster. 

    Bamboo cutting boards are more eco friendly but can’t be used as a hot plate due to their organic nature. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][woodmart_products post_type="ids" items_per_page="1" include

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