What vegetable can be used to sweeten sauces?
Carrots. If you’re looking to cut refined sugar from your diet, try using carrots in your sauces. Not only is this a great way to sneak in some veggies, but this naturally sweet vegetable is the perfect way to balance out the acidity in any tomato-based sauce. You’ll want to start by roasting them in the oven first.
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What popular fruit is actually classified as a berry?
Bananas. That’s right. Scientifically speaking, strawberries and raspberries are not classified as berries, but bananas are! This berry is high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C—the perfect addition to your diet. Keep in mind that as bananas ripen, their nutrient content rises; however, green bananas may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
At Zilli, bananas are used in our dessert menu in delicious ways. Explore our desserts. →
What is the oldest living flower?
Rose. It’s said that the oldest living rose is over 1,000 years old and grows on the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany. Documented since A.D. 815, this rose bush even survived a 1945 bombing of the cathedral—according to legend, of course. But you don’t have to go to Germany to enjoy the beauty of roses along with other breath-taking flowers. Boerner Botanical Gardens right outside of Milwaukee is the perfect place to enjoy these natural beauties from April to October.
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What common wedding decoration was once made of paper, silk or animal hide?
Lanterns. In ancient Chinese civilizations, lanterns were made of these interesting materials. Originally used by monks on specific days of the month to worship Buddha, they evolved to become representative of peace and prosperity. This beautiful (and practical) tool is now one of the more popular ways to decorate wedding receptions.
See how this decoration was the perfect addition to this winter-themed wedding →
What animal species lived on Earth 64 times longer than humans have?
Dinosaurs. They ran the world for about 160 million years, while humans have only been on Earth for 2.5 million years. Need to see dinosaurs come to life? The Dinosaurs! A Jurassic Journey exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo is the perfect place to do so. It’s also one of the many venues Underwood Events has used when creating a magical experience for their clients.
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