Tips on Home Brewing Beer

Tips on Home Brewing Beer

Most home brewing is unfortunately undertaken by the non serious amateurs who have visions of brewing up bottle after bottle of first rate quality beer that would have customers knocking at their door to demand slab after slab no matter what the cost. Truth of the matter is that home brewing is not as easy as it first appears. Beer brewing really is an art. Your first batch may taste alright but for some reason the second batch tastes foul. The third batch has you regretting the outlay for the…

Green Tea Health Benefits

Green Tea Health Benefits

Green tea is not only good tasting, but good for you. It contains antioxidants which are being proven effective in fighting many diseases. The antioxidants found in green tea are at least 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage. Here’s how it works. Catechins-antioxidants found in green tea leaves-protect cells from the ravages of free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that damage cell membranes and destroy DNA. They are a root cause of many…

Coffee creamer substitutes

Coffee creamer substitutes

I love my morning cup of coffee. However, it just isn’t the same without a generous splash or spoonful of my favorite French vanilla creamer. Naturally there are mornings where I am out and just don’t have time to go to the store to purchase more of my favorite mix. My coffee just wasn’t the same without creamer. In desperation and some research online, I have come up with my own versions of the famous creamers that you can purchase in the grocery store. For a fraction of the cost,…

Are Printed Cookbooks a Thing of the Past – No

Are Printed Cookbooks a Thing of the Past – No

The printed cookbook has been cherished, shared and passed from one generation to the next. Printed cookbooks should always be in demand in spite of the millions of people who have instant internet access, or don’t cook. Online cookbook recipes aren’t that easy to set on the counter top, unless you want cooking ingredients on your keyboard. Many people in this eat out society do not cook and have no plans to ever cook or wash dishes. You would think that would have already made the printed cookbook a thing…

Advice on Midnight Snacking

Advice on Midnight Snacking

The term “Fourthmeal” may have been coined by Taco Bell, but the midnight snack has been around since the beginning of recorded history. Well, at least since 1900’s recorded history. “The Midnight Snack” was a Tom and Jerry episode – yes, the animated cartoon shown in Technicolor. Jerry tries to snatch a large piece of cheese in the middle of the night and the chase is on. Speaking of which… how many of us have ever had to “sneak” our midnight snacks? Why? We’ll “ruin our breakfast” was the common…