Entries by Nick's of Calvert

The Benefits of Shopping Local

A movement has begun in recent years that favors local businesses over impersonal chain stores. Consumers are increasingly seeing the benefits of turning away from big-box retailers and giving their business to people who live in their own communities instead. These are antique dealers, local farmers, artists, craftsmen, and yes – grocers that offer benefits […]

Food Prep – How to Stay Safe When Handling Raw Meat

There is nothing more delicious than a juicy steak, a homecooked chicken, or a pork roast that you leave simmering in the crockpot all day. Meat is rich in protein, and many families include it as part of a balanced diet. But if you handle and cook meat at home, you need to exercise some […]

The History of Craft Beer

If you are a beer drinker, then you are a fan of one of the most ancient beverages produced by humans. Indeed, the earliest barley beer that has been chemically confirmed is thought to have been produced by humans in 5000-4001 BC; artifacts and other evidence suggest that in some parts of the world, such […]