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Clam Linguini With Penne Pasta Recipe

Clam Linguini With Penne Pasta Recipe

This is a recipe that is good for any occasion, lent or any other holiday. It is very easy to make and if you are good at multi-tasking then you can have it ready in about 30 minutes and on the table ready to eat.

You will need to pick up some items at your local grocery and you are ready to make this meal.

Ingredient list:

Snows canned clams enough for 15 ounces which should be about 5 cans.

Clam juice about 26 ounces, you will have quite a bit from the canned clams but buy a bottle or two of the juice to have on hand.

Butter 2.5 ounces of unsalted butter

Olive oil 2-3 ounces

1 Teaspoon of chili flakes

1 Teaspoon of tarragon

1 – 2 Teaspoon of Garlic powder, make sure not to use garlic salt. You could use fresh garlic just make sure to use the olive oil to sweat it out a bit to get it to bloom before adding it in.

Corn starch about a half an ounce of it to thicken the Linguini Sauce

Better than bouillon Clam Base, it is made by Superior Products and it is a Great product! You must have this to make this dish. If you can not find this base if you are able to find another type of base you can substitute it just as long as it is a fish / mollusk base.

2 ounces of Heavy Cream to add just before serving

First you will get your salted water on the stove on high heat, getting it ready to add your pasta after it reaches a rolling boil.

Second you will get your sauce ready to fire it up. Open the can of clams and drain the clams, but save the juice. You will want to rinse the clams to remove any dirt left in them. If you have cheesecloth or a coffee filter / strainer you will want to run the clam juice through it to remove any excess dirt from the juice. You will add all of your ingredients except the clams into the large sauce pan. You will want to have a whisk handy and make sure that the starch and the base are dissolved.

** If you are choosing to use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder use the olive oil in the sauce pan and over low heat add the garlic until you start smelling the rich garlic flavor. Do not burn it or it will be bitter, and make a poor sauce. You will then do as stated above.

Once you have all in the pan you are ready to start heating the sauce. you will want to add your pasta to the boiling water at this point and keep an eye on it because the sauce and pasta should be ready about the same time. Start the sauce on a medium to medium high heat. You will want to keep stirring the sauce until it gets close to a nice simmer but below boiling. The starch should start to thicken the sauce and you will turn off the heat when it does thicken. You should check your pasta at this point it should be very close to being ready. When ready drain your pasta and add to a large serving dish and add the sauce over the pasta. And serve. You could garnish with fresh parsley, and make a nice bread or dinner roll with some garlic butter. Enjoy.

Source by Shelley Pogue

How To Detox With Raw Foods

How To Detox With Raw Foods

An ideal raw foods detox program means that you eat a diet based exclusively on fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables. You can eat all kinds of fresh fruit, all kinds of fresh vegetables, all kinds of freshly made (not pasteurized) juices, all types of sprouts, dried fruit, all herbal teas and small amounts of cold pressed oils such as olive oil, flax seed oil or hemp seed oil.

There is a difference between a standard raw vegetarian diet and a raw detox one and it’s an important one. During a program of raw detox you do not eat any nuts and seeds because of how they slow down the digestive process. The only kind of seed that is acceptable during a raw food detox is flax seed powder. The high fiber found in flax actually does support easy bowel evacuation. Adding flax can be beneficial to your program.

What I’ve described above is the standard way to go about detoxing with raw foods. There are three other ways as well. First, you can consume only freshly pressed juices for a certain period of time. Second, you can try monoeating – this involves eating only one food (usually watermelon, or perhaps grapes) at a time for a few days. Finally you could go with a blended diet based only on fresh raw food soups and smoothies. These 3 varieties are usually best left for people trying their second raw food detox.

How long to stay on a raw detoxification program depends on your lifestyle, health and age. You need to consider all of them before diving into any thing. And in fact, if you are particularly unhealthy or have a serious disease, you should really talk to a competent doctor before proceeding on any kind of a detox program.

My personal experiences have shown me that juice detoxing is fine for most people from 1-7 days. A blended food approach is great for up to 21 days and a regular raw food detox is fine for a month or so. These are just general rules and you may want to modify them to fit in with your own schedule.

Before going any further, consider one final thing. Creating great health through a raw food detox takes time. It’s not a magic overnight solution to all your problems. Many people expect it to be so, but you’ve got to be prepared to put in the work with diligence and persistence. If you do, you’ll be rewarded.

Source by Mark A Ament

Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

It is important to know the symptoms of gallbladder disease because you can easily be confusing your symptoms with acid reflux or heartburn. Therefore by treating it as that and not as gallbladder disease you will not be getting any relief.

What is the difference between heartburn and gallbladder disease?

The symptoms in both cases are vary similar but there is a way to tell if it is just simply stomach acid or a more serious problem with your gallbladder. You can tell it is more then just heartburn if you are experiencing the symptoms daily or frequently.

Heartburn should only occur now and then when you have had a heavy meal. But gallbladder symptoms will be present almost after every meal and even at night as well. So if these symptoms are persistent then you most likely have a gallbladder problem.

What is causing gallbladder pain?

Your gallbladder is located right under your liver. What it does is store the bile which is used to digest fat. If you have been following a high cholesterol diet gallstones can start to form which is basically solid clumps of cholesterol. These gallstones cause pains similar to those of heartburn.

What are the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Some of the most common symptoms associated with gallbladder problems is:

– Pain in your chest

– Pain similar to heartburn

– Vomiting

– Nausea

– Pains become worse after eating

– Pain in your abdomen or sometimes all the way around to your back

Source by Rob Fitzer

Low Glycemic Index Recipes – More Choices Than You Think

Low Glycemic Index Recipes – More Choices Than You Think

The glycemic index is a valuable health and nutrition tool that can be used in a wide-variety of ways. The GI can be used to help one make smarter choices while eating out or even when dining in. For those who are looking to keep their blood sugar levels from spiking, using the index is an absolute must. When eating at home, low glycemic index recipes are a surefire way to make sure that you will avoid the dangers and highs and lows of spiking blood sugar levels. Fortunately, this is quick and simple. In fact, even if you do not cook, you can incorporate more low GI foods into your diet.

Low Glycemic Index Recipes by Way of Soups and Salads

Even if you do not know your way around the kitchen, you can always make a salad. Salads are loaded down with healthy and nutritious greens that your body is craving. After eating them for just a few days, you will start to wonder why you have not been eating more of these vitamin packed wonders.

Just as salads take full advantage of the GI, the same can be said of soups. There are many soup recipes that are also low glycemic index recipes. Soups are an easy and potentially tasty, way to bring additional low GI foods into your every day food experience. Soups rich in beans and vegetables are a way to significantly increase the amount of food that you eat that is low on the GI. Consider adding ample amounts of spices, such as red pepper, sage and other nutrient rich spices to increase both the favor of your meal and its nutritional value.

Cookbooks are obviously the place to go when looking for low glycemic index recipes, but some cookbooks will be much better than others. Vegetarian and vegan cookbooks are more likely to have good low GI recipes than most other cookbooks. In particular, vegan cookbooks, due to the fact that so much of a vegan diet revolves around fruits, vegetables and nuts, are a fantastic idea for anyone seeking low glycemic index recipes.

The Power of Cookbooks

Vegetarian and vegan cookbooks often are loaded with recipes that use good, healthy fats. These are the fats you will find in coconuts, avocados and nuts. By properly utilizing these healthy fats you will be able to keep many of your food cravings as bay and have a nutritious and healthy meal at the same time. When looking for low glycemic index recipes, take full advantage of what these cookbooks have to offer.

Soups and salads are just two of the many ways that one can eat more food, which is low on the index. Vegan and vegetarian cookbooks are full of low GI recipes that will truly help anyone who is looking to avoid high GI foods. With a little time, patience and research, it is definitely possible to eat a diet richer in low GI foods. Low glycemic index recipes are out there … and there are recipes for all tastes and all types of dieters!

Source by Jonathan T Edwards

Once Again The Blessing Being United With Israel

Once Again The Blessing Being United With Israel

What is it that thrills my heart to see our President Trump meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? It goes beyond joy to see these two leaders meeting, showing great respect for each other. I am nearly brought to tears, to see and hear the dialogue between our two leaders. Why is that?

The hope of some peace in the world comes to the top of my mind. That Palestine will ever give up on the idea of annihilation of Israel is to me a fantasy. Palestine will be an eternal enemy, and we are not likely to see peace between those two nations in my lifetime nor the foreseeable future. It would take more than a miracle, perhaps an act of God! Of course that’s possible, and it would be beyond a miracle.

It seems like positive vibes, for lack of a better term, are in the air as the United States once again is on solid ground with Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu has always been a hero, and is no less so now. President Trump is no less so which will be even more evident as time moves forward for the United States.

Along with Canada, Australia, and Great Britain as allies, the strength of these five nations, plus alliances in the mid-East, is strong throughout the free world. How this may impact dealings with Russia, China, Iran and N. Korea will be of great interest. That those four countries would ever form any sort of close, warm, meaningful alliance is what will make the difference in the long run.

So from the beginning of his first month in office, our President has solidified relations with those nations it is best to maintain strong ties with, not just for the United States but for all concerned. Assisting and encouraging Great Britain to continue with their exit from the European Union, cementing relations with both Canada and Australia, and now Israel offers a very strong alliance worldwide. At least that’s how it looks.

Based on comments President Trump’s success so far may have to do more with areas that have nothing to do with Washington D.C., which may be like another nation unto itself when it comes to getting things done. Politics is never as friendly at it seems on the surface, and so far the feeling is the chill that exists in the northeast, has found a home in the Capitol.

But the chill felt between Israel and the U.S. for the last eight years is gone! Melted away in an instant, and it was obvious to all onlookers. A vocal commitment voiced on both sides to work towards goals that impact both nations, such as dealing a death blow to ISIS, deflating the nuclear threats from Iran, and restoring some elements of control and normalcy in Syria with the interest to reduce the influence from Russia.

The relation with Israel has always carried a very special meaning, since it was the U.S. who first recognized that country as an independent Sovereign Nation. It has not always been smooth sailing with the various administrations, but that with the Trump administration may prove to be exceptional and positive.

Shalom.

Source by Alan Jarrett

Cooking the Good Stuff – Dungeness Crab

Cooking the Good Stuff – Dungeness Crab

Crab is a wonderful treat to bring to the dinner table thanks to its mild flavor and delicate meat. Dungeness crab is an especially enjoyable variety found along the Western coast of the United States. When cooking Dungeness crab it is important that you do so in a fashion that will not compromise the unique flavor of the meat. The best way to cook crab is to boil it but the biggest choice is whether you will use live or flash frozen crab. The level of freshness is obviously better with the live crab but most crabbers flash freeze their catch right after removing it from the water, locking in the taste.

When cooking Dungeness crab to begin, bring a large pot of water to a boil over a medium to high heat source. You should put in about half a cup of salt for every gallon of water you put in the pot to add a little extra flavor to the crab. Once the water is boiling place the crabs you wish to prepare in the water and cover the pot. If you are working with live crabs then you may wish to put them in the freezer for around half an hour before placing them in the water. The time in the freezer slows down the crabs and puts them in a sort of daze that makes them easier to handle and prevents them from being fully conscious when they are submerged in the water.

Cooking Dungeness crab means completely submerging the crabs in the water and having four to five inches of extra water above them in the pot. Allow the crab to cook for about fifteen minutes for average sized ones and ten to twelve minutes if they are a bit on the smaller side. Large crab should be allowed about twenty minutes to cook in order for them to be thoroughly cooked. It is best to serve them nice and hot with melted butter, letting the naturally great flavor the crab shine through unencumbered. Simple and straightforward, preparing Dungeness crab means having a high class meal ready in only a few minutes.

Source by Allie Moxley

Best Herbs for Internal Detoxification – 5 Channels of Elimination

Best Herbs for Internal Detoxification – 5 Channels of Elimination

The case for ridding the body of accumulated waste is a strong one. Powerful natural healers over the years have pointed to internal cleansing time and again as a cornerstone of optimum health. Natural health giants including Dr. Bernard Jensen, Dr. Norman Walker, Ph.D., Dr. Jon Matsen, author of Eating Alive, one of the best natural health primers ever written, Dr. Paul Bragg, Dr. Herbert Shelton, Dr. Paavo Airola have all emphasized the need to cleanse our internal bodies. The list of advocates goes on and on. The question no longer is whether to detoxify, but how.

At the end of the nineteenth century, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, of Kellogg’s cereal fame and subject of the film The Road to Wellville, offered his guests a variety of cleansing programs at the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Later, Dr. Jensen helped thousands of patients relieve a wide assortment of ailments through internal cleansing at his ranch retreat in Escondido, California. But these days it isn’t practical for most of us to drop everything for days, weeks, or even months at a time to “clean house”. We may no longer have the time, but our need to detoxify is greater than ever.

Today, toxins from every direction bombard our bodies. Poisons pollute the air we breathe. They seep into the water we drink and infiltrate the food we eat. There’s just no avoiding them. In 1993 over 271 million pounds of toxic chemicals (phosphoric acid, ammonia, sulfuric acid, methanol etc.) were dumped into our water supply. Agribusiness uses 33 times more pesticides today than 50 years ago. The simple truth is your filtering and eliminative organs were not designed to process such a heavy load. Eventually they become overworked, sluggish and toxins begin to accumulate throughout the entire body.

Staying inside won’t work either. The EPA reports that levels of pollutants inside buildings can be as much as 100 times greater than outdoor pollution levels. Time magazine, December 21,1998, in an article titled This Place makes Me Sick, reported on the escalating problem known as sick-building syndrome, a disease of modern architecture in which sealed, energy conserving buildings have become breeding grounds for some particularly insidious stuff. These include out-gassing of paint, vinyl flooring, insulation and furniture; chemical contaminants oozing from copy machines, fax machines and laser printers; molds, fungi, bacteria and dusts belching from dirty air ducts and inadequately maintained air conditioners. It’s enough to make you sick…and it does.

But if this toxic monster seems unbeatable, don’t despair. Therapeutic, internal cleansing can take the load off your eliminative organs and free them up to do their work. Remember that these poisons are hiding all over your body, in all the soft tissues, organs and systems. Avoid the mistake of concentrating solely on the colon. A colon cleanse will do you some good, but improvement will be marginal. The large intestine is only one of your body’s five channels of elimination, albeit the most obvious one. The lungs, lymph system, kidneys and skin each have crucial roles to play in the cleansing process, and you’ll need to address them all to get maximum results. The liver, the primary filter for the blood stream, will almost certainly need detoxifying. However, unless it is especially weak or toxic, cleansing the liver should wait until you’ve lowered the toxic load on the rest of your body.

Fortunately, modern herbalists have formulated some excellent cleansing products you can use to great effect, without putting your life on hold. Keep in mind, different herbs target different organs and systems. A cleansing product’s design should be comprehensive enough to do a thorough job. The best cleanses activate all five channels of elimination and promote the release of toxins from every nook and cranny. Here’s what to look for.

Channel #1 – The Colon

Unless you are having 2-3 good bowel movements every day you are constipated and invariably toxic.

Therapeutic Herbs

Chickweed to strengthen the bowel.

Fennel seed to relieve gas by improving digestion.

Ginger Root which acts as a cleansing agent.

Marshmallow removes hardened mucous from the intestines.

Peppermint cleans and strengthens the bowel.

Plantain is one of the best herbs for neutralizing poison and breaking up intestinal mucous.

Slippery Elm heals and soothes the bowel (and the lungs).

Fenugreek lubricates the intestines and dissolves hardened mucous.

Health Food for the Colon

Flax Seeds– a gentle bulking agent.

Miller’s Bran– a fiber to help restore peristaltic action.

Whey– to acidify the colon.

Brewer’s Yeast– supplies B-complex vitamins, amino acids and minerals to support nerve supply to the colon.

Yogurt– supplies friendly bacteria.

Super-Green Foods– chlorella, spirulina, and blue-green algae help detoxify and build the entire body.

A colon friendly diet is largely vegetarian with lots of high fiber vegetables, fruits, whole grains, cereals and salads.

Channel #2 – The Lungs

Every time you exhale you are eliminating waste.

Therapeutic Herbs

Black Cohosh helps to loosen and expel mucous from the bronchial tubes.

Fenugreek helps expel phlegm, toxic waste, and protects against infection.

Ginger Root is a cleansing agent for the lungs.

Licorice Root reduces excess fluid in the lungs.

Mullein loosens mucous.

Marshmallow removes mucous.

Slippery Elm is soothing and healing to the lungs.

Lobelia relieves bronchial spasms and congestion.

Health Food for the Lungs

A diet for lung health should be high in vegetable proteins, whole grains, and low in refined carbohydrates and starches. Pitted fruits like apricots, peaches and plums are good for the lungs, as are cultured foods like yogurt, kefir and miso.

Channel #3 – The Lymph System

This circulatory system removes cellular debris from all over the body and is home to a large part of your immune system.

Therapeutic Herbs

Black Cohosh stimulates secretions of the lymphatic system.

Echinacea improves lymphatic drainage.

Fenugreek promotes the expulsion of toxic waste from the lymph.

And because liver exhaustion and stress weakens lymphatic function, support your liver with:

Dandelion Root is a powerful liver detoxificant.

Milk Thistle is very protective and cleansing to the liver.

Health Food for the Lymph System

Too many saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, and insufficient water intake makes lymphatic flow sluggish. A colon friendly diet is also good for the lymph. You’ll also want to add some potassium rich foods like broccoli, bananas and black olives. Fresh vegetable juice made from carrots, celery, spinach and parsley is great for the lymph system and the liver. Buy it freshly made at the health food store or, if you are feeling particularly motivated, get a juice extractor and make it yourself using 3 carrots, 3 stalks of celery, ½ a bunch of spinach and ½ a bunch of parsley.

Channel #4 – The Kidneys

Regulation of water and electrolytes, maintaining normal acid-base equilibrium, retention of vital substances and the elimination of metabolic waste is the kidneys’ responsibility.

Therapeutic Herbs

Burdock Root helps detoxify the kidneys.

Ginger Root detoxifies the kidneys.

Horsetail tones the kidneys and bladder.

Health Food for the Kidneys

Emphasize garlic, onions, papayas, bananas, sprouts, leafy greens, cucumbers, and watermelon- all are healing to the kidneys. Try to avoid heavy starches, red meat, dairy products (except cultured), refined, salty and fatty (fast) foods- they all inhibit the kidneys’ filtering ability. In general, a healthy diet that includes plenty of water will support healthy kidneys.

Channel #5 – The Skin

The body’s largest organ also happens to be the largest organ of elimination, removing over 20% of your body’s waste. If you want to detoxify you’re going to have to sweat.

Therapeutic Herbs

Herbs that cleanse the blood have a beneficial impact on the skin.

Black Cohosh neutralizes poisons in the blood.

Yellow Dock a great blood builder.

Burdock Root one of the best blood purifiers.

Dandelion Root detoxifies the liver and the blood.

Yarrow opens the pores to permit free perspiration.

Health Food for the Skin

Foods for healthy skin include: mineral rich foods like leafy greens, bell peppers, broccoli, sunflower and sesame seeds, fish and sea vegetables. Cultured foods like yogurt and kefir supply friendly bacteria. Eat lots of high water content foods; fruits and vegetables, and drink plenty of water, 6-8 glasses of bottled or filtered water every day.

Turbo-charging the cleansing process with herbs and lifestyle modification has helped thousands of my clients relieve digestive problems, lose weight, improve poor skin, eliminate allergies, constipation, fatigue, headaches, brain fog, menstrual problems…the list goes on and on. Chances are, it can help you too.

Sam Rose, CN MS is a licensed and certified nutritionist and owner of Rose Nutrition Center in West Los Angeles. He can be reached at [email protected] or 310-473-8835.

TheBestDetox.com

Source by Sam Rose

Baked Pork Chops With an Autumn Flair

Baked Pork Chops With an Autumn Flair

Pork is a popular meat centered around the Fall season world-wide. In Germany, Bavarian Chops are lightly floured, browned, sauted with mushrooms and green onion, and simmered in Beer. It is served over buttered noodles or German Spaetzle and red cabbage as part of the Oktoberfest meal.

Hispanic Heritage Month is in September, and pork plays an important part in the celebrations. Mexican dishes, such as Spicy Pork carnitas, which means "little meats," is cooked and seasoned pork that is shredded and served on tortillas or tacos.

Pork is also an important food of the American Fall Harvest. Michigan dried cherries can be used to make a wonderful sauce for baked pork chops. Another autumn pork chop favorite is made by topping pork chops with a brown-sugar, honey mustard glaze and topped with peaches sprinkled with brown sugar-cinnamon and butter for the final few minutes of baking.

Autumn Glazed Pork Chops uses another seasonal favorite of the Fall: cranberries. The cranberries are accented with other fall flavors of apple cider, ginger, and nutmeg. This is a delicious, quick weeknight baked pork chop recipe to add warmth to the cool fall air.

You can get the recipes for the Autumn Glazed Pork Chops and the Bavarian Pork Chops, HERE.

Pork is an excellent source of thiamin, vitamin B6, phosphorous, niacin, and is also a good source of potassium, zinc and riboflavin.

Take advantage of seasonal fall harvest foods and supermarket meat specials to stretch your food dollars, while at the same time adding delicious Autumn tastes to your menu.

Source by Tracy Wineberg

Interesting Facts About Culinary Arts

Interesting Facts About Culinary Arts

Want to know some interesting facts about culinary arts? Well, as most people know, the culinary arts revolve around culinary arts and food, and they include everything from restaurant management and hospitality management to food science and food safety. Someone who works in any of these areas is called a “culinarian,” and that includes everyone from food service workers to creators of the fantastic pastry arts.

Historical Facts

The history of the culinary arts is a rather long one. Some historical facts about culinary include these interesting facts about culinary arts. In the U.S., the first culinary school opened in the 1800s, but culinary arts were well under way in Europe from Medieval times onward. There were many cookbooks published or handwritten from Medieval times to more modern history, and Le Cordon Blue Schools, one of the most renowned in the world, opened in Paris in 1895, after a long history of collecting recipes and publishing a food recipe magazine. Cookbooks and cooking schools have continued to be popular into modern times, and there is a surge of interest in the culinary arts right now.

Cooking Schools

One of the best places to learn interesting facts about culinary arts include some of the nation’s best cooking schools. They can prepare a student for a career in food and beverage, as everything from a chef to a practitioner of pastry arts, and they offer many different opportunities for learning, as well. They offer classes to the home cook to make them more accomplished, and offer classes online and in the evenings, so students can still hold down a job while they learn a new career. Some of the most well-known and respected cooking schools include Le Cordon Blue Schools, the Culinary Institute of America, (CIA), and Johnson & Wales University.

A Career in Culinary Arts

If you want to learn more interesting facts about culinary arts, try watching the Food Network, or attending a class at your local cooking school or community college. They offer instruction at every level, and you can begin to see if a career in culinary arts is really what you’re looking for. Remember, a career in this area can be much more than a career in food and beverage. Today, America’s top chefs host their own cooking shows, write cookbooks, and even travel the world in search of culinary adventures. They create reality TV shows, endorse their own lines of cookware, and far beyond, so today, a career in culinary can mean more than working with and loving food, it can mean fame and fortune, too.

A Recipe for Success

What do you need for a career in the kitchen? A great love of food helps, and of course, you should like to cook! A good palate for tastes and textures is important to the budding chef, and if you want a career in pastry, you should love to bake and understand the science of cooking. A good cooking school specializing in the culinary arts can help you discover just what type of cooking and cuisine suits you best, so choose your school wisely. A career in the culinary arena can lead to great success, and for many chefs, that culminates in opening their own signature restaurants. Are you the next Wolfgang Puck or Mario Batali? You’ll never know unless you check out the culinary arts as a step on your career ladder.

Source by Ian Pennington

Teak Coffee Table – The Perfect Choice

Teak Coffee Table – The Perfect Choice

Coffee tables are a great focal point for a living room, patio or any number of areas around the home. There have been countless types of wood used over the years to make them, but if you truly want a spectacular addition to your home you should consider a teak coffee table.

Teak is an extraordinary type of wood that has been for hundreds and hundreds of years for everything from furniture to ship building. It is a very hardy wood, withstanding wear better than other furniture making woods. There are other benefits for using it as well. It is extremely resistant to scratching which will come in handy over the course of the lifetime of the table due to the number of people who will come in contact with it. Because of its makeup it is virtually impossible to damage or break this wood.

Another great feature is that this particular wood is less susceptible to mildew and rot than most other types of woods which translates into a longer life for your table.

From a decorating standpoint, the benefits of teak are obvious. It fits very easily into a variety of decorating themes regardless if your emphasis is traditional or contemporary. Even if you are considering either dark or light hues, it won’t matter. The versatility of teak allows it to conform so beautifully that it accentuates any style you desire. There are a massive selection of colors and styles of teak wood to choose from so you won’t have trouble matching your specific taste.

Teak is also know for its weathering ability. Anyone who has owned a table made from this material has discovered that it can be used as an outside coffee table, too. Many people use their coffee tables on patios because of its durability since it is one of the few woods available that can withstand any form of harsh weather possible. It will take the elements and still give you years of use.

There are many great reasons to go with a teak coffee table. The best part is that you get all of the fabulous benefits of teak and yet it is still gives you great looking furniture.

Source by Orian Lovett