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Denica’s Real Food Kitchen: Grab a Quick Sandwich or Crepe

May 20, 2015 9:03 am

Not quite a sit-down restaurant and not quite a take-out joint, Denica’s Real Food Kitchen in Walnut Creek asks customers to place their orders at the counter before seating themselves. The service here is reportedly very fast. Some customers say they barely have time to seat themselves before they receive their meals. Fans say that Denica’s offers generous portions and recommend such menu items as the Lucky Boy crepe, the eggs Milan and the chocolate croissant.

Lunchtime diners can enjoy sandwiches, like the grilled vegetarian sandwich or the French dip, salads, like the spring salad, and soups of the day. Denica’s offers a play area where parents can amuse their small children while they wait for their orders or finish their meals.

Denica’s is open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Denica’s Real Food Kitchen
2280 Oak Grove Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 945-6200

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How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

May 13, 2015 9:02 am

If you’ve ever made a cup of tea that was too weak or too strong, you know how difficult it can be to create the perfect cuppa. Follow these five expert steps to properly brew tea at home, whether you prefer relaxing chamomile or stimulating black tea.

  1. Using a teapot, bring very cold tap water to a boil. It’s important to bring your water to a boil before adding a tea bag to ensure that it brews fully. Add one tea bag per one cup of water.
  2. If you’re brewing black tea, pour boiling water directly on top of the tea bag and let it steep for three to five minutes.
  3. For green teas, remove the pot from the stove and let it cool for 10 minutes. Next, pour the water over the tea bag and let it steep for just one minute.
  4. For delicate oolong teas or white teas, heat your water only to 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour it over the tea, letting oolong steep for five to seven minutes and white teas for only three to four minutes.
  5. If you want to make iced tea, simply brew your tea as instructed and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, just pour over ice and enjoy.

Make a Perfect Brew [UK Tea & Infusions Association]
The Tea Experience: Home Brewing for the Best [The Tea Association of the U.S.A.]
Brew a Perfect Cup in 3 Easy Steps [Teavana]
How to Brew Hot Tea [The Republic of Tea]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2015 8:12 am

Happy Mother's Day! How are you planning to celebrate mom today?

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