The Good Thing About Tea

Millions of people spend billions of dollars seeing doctors, paying for visits, getting check-ups and buying expensive medication, but never realize that God created the miraculous human body to run near perfect and cure itself naturally. And the travesty is not only the financial aspect of the ‘silent killer’, but by lowering your high blood pressure with synthetic medication you could be hurting your body by not curing the cause. If you don’t know already, high blood pressure got its nickname, the silent killer, because it does exactly that… it will kill you with NO WARNING. In fact, over 50,000 people died last year because of this disease. I recently read one article which called it a ‘widow maker’. And …

The Good And Bad Of Coffee

There have been so many studies over the last twenty-five years about the effects of coffee that many people are confused about the real results. For a few decades, we were told that coffee drinking was unhealthy, and now more recent studies tell us that is not true. Over 400 million cups of coffee are consumed per day in the world, so of course, this is an important issue. The main problem is the caffeine in coffee. Caffeine is a mild stimulant, and therefore raises blood pressure and can increase heart rate. This was of concern to earlier researchers; today, researchers think the effect is so mild and short lived as to be negligible. In fact, we are actually hearing …

The Fight Against Breast Cancer: Going Green

In the past few years, a number of women have turned to green vegetables in an effort to attempt to lower their risk of breast cancer. With the disease affecting as many as one in eight American women, it is only natural that women look to natural remedies in an attempt to improve their odds in the fight against this all-too-prevalent kind of cancer. Increasingly, though, researchers are looking to another green food in an effort to cut breast cancer risk—green tea. While black tea and chamomile tea have long been thought to soothe nerves and combat depression, it is green tea which is making headlines in the world of cancer research. A number of animal and laboratory studies have …

The Different Kinds Of Salad Dressings

You would initially think that salad dressings are all the same, that the dressing for a particular salad tastes good once mixed with a different salad. If you do think so, then you are most definitely wrong. There are various types of salad dressings to make each salad’s taste perfect and more delicious. If you are thinking of having a yard salad served on your get-together, then you must know that yard salads require its special kind of salad dressing. You have to prepare a tablespoon of raw honey. Do not risk your life trying to evade stings of bees for raw honey can now be bought in grocery stores. You will also need 1/3 cup of lemon juice; fresh …

The Difference Between ‘Chianti’ Wine And ‘Chianti Classico’ Wine

Less experienced consumers tend to believe that a DOCG ‘Chianti’ wine and a DOCG ‘Chinati Classico’ wine are the same thing. Nothing more wrong than that! Chianti Classico is a wine produced in the Chianti area. You may recognize these wines very easily by the ‘black rooster’ logo on the neck of the bottles. The ‘Chianti Classico Consortium’ applies much stricter rules to its producers in comparison to those applied to the producers of ‘Chianti’. Let us analyze these differences. Production area: the Chianti Classico wine is produced within the borders of the namesake area only, whereas Chianti producers can implement their production also outside those borders, including some areas of the Tuscan provinces of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa, Pistoia …

The Diabetic Food Exchange List: Helping You Eat Well

Diet is one of the most important components of a diabetes care and maintenance regimen. Using the diabetic food exchange list is an excellent way to ensure a healthy meal each time. It also helps expand your choices when preparing or choosing a menu. What is the Diabetic Food Exchange List? The diabetic food exchange list is a system that makes up the structure of your personal diabetes meal plan. It is quite useful especially if you’re looking for variety in your diet without sacrificing the necessary elements that are required for your condition. This way, you can take a look at several types of foods available and then decide which ones to use for a particular meal without worrying …

The Coffee Pot And Its Variety Of Shapes And Styles

The shape and size of a coffee pot will vary. When coffee makers were introduced in the late 1950s, the look of the coffee pot changed. Before that time, the family coffee pot was often a percolator, which was made of metal. The percolator was patented in 1865 by James Nason. Gravity funnels boiled water through the coffee pot until it comes in contact with coffee grounds. Gravity then separates the beverage from the grounds, leaving the residue in a small basket of the coffee pot. The coffee was served from the same pot that brewed it. Still, some people made coffee in a pot on the stove before the modern coffee maker came along, making a simple boiler their …

The Coffee Machine – The Art Of Cupping

Professionals have fun, what about us? They taste the coffee prior for the buyers. The cuppers (their proper name) get to judge contests, write reviews and so on. However, this experience is available to anyone. Fancy sitting in front of dozens of half-cups of worldwide coffees? As a cupper, one must taste the flavor, acidity, body, the finer attributes and finish, and smell the aromas. It is simple to reconstruct this experience in your home. Start with lots of good quality water – fresh and filtered. Water can spoil even the best of grounds. Water can be stale because it can of airborne odors, sulfur or mildew. Never use softened or distilled water. You will also need a tray with …

Thai Dishes, North East

The North East Phaak Tiew (Leaves of Tiew of the Cratoxylum family) is the Queen of the North-eastern vegetables. Young tops, leaves and blossoms are taken with Laab (a kind of dish of which the most important ingredients are minced meat or fish mixed with chillies and lime juice as well as roasted rice and mint leaves), Goi (a kind of dish like Yam but mostly with raw meat as main ingredient), Naam Prig, soup, and Khanom Chin Naam Ya (Steamed Rice Noodles with Curried Fish Sauce). Soup with Phaak Tiew has sour flavor. 1. Soup Dog Phaak Tiew (Soup with Phaak Tiew Blossoms) Medicinal value: Soup with Phaak Tiew Blossoms is a laxative, and also medicine to get rid …

Tex Mex Food Surprises

The evolution of North Mexican cuisine in Texas is the cocktail of Texas and Mexican style giving birth to Tex Mex food, which is a highly spiced and vibrantly styled cuisine. History points out that Tex Mex food dates back to 1940’s when Spanish and Mexican recipes combined with Anglo fare. Today it is a 20th Century phenomenon for Americans. The first Tex Mex restaurant surfaced in the southwest region, which had a dense Mexican population. The gourmet Tex Mex began in 1970’s and appealed to the young generation. Diana Kennedy brought this common food to a trendy fare in her book Cuisines of Mexico in 1972. Robb Walsh has also commented in The Tex Mex Cookbook. Tex Mex Cuisine …

Tell Me All About Options For Wedding Cakes

It is time for the wedding; now for any traditional wedding it’s a black tuxedo for him, a white gown for her, a multi-layered cake to accommodate for the guests, and floral bouquets to tie it all together. For some brides, they seek for something more than the textbook wedding. With minor adjustments, their special day could be more original than the usual wedding- plus be one that their guests would remember. One of the most popular ways to tweak weddings is with the cake. With wedding cakes, there are about as many different possibilities as there are brides. Isn’t that really what makes a wedding special! If you really want to push the envelope, why not try a cupcake …

The Beauty Of Red Wine: A Beginner’s Guide

The hit comedy film Sideways is about a road trip in the wine country of sunny California where the two main characters, Miles and Jack, taste copious amounts of red wine while dealing with major life dramas. It’s a hilarious film that touched so many people with its dark comedy and truly moving portraits of people dealing with love, pain, and wine tasting. But perhaps the greatest thing about Sideways was how it inspired so many people to go out and become connoisseurs of fine wine! According the Internet Movie Database, the movie made so many of its fans want to buy Pinot Noir (a dry red wine) that sales significantly increased in the US and UK during and after …

The Beach Of Bibione Meets The Wine With “September Fest”

From different years the Venetian seaside resort Bibione puts the warmth of September’s sun near the wine’s taste which comes from its biological farming. Thought this end season’s month is far, the Venetian golden beach already developed the next calendar of “September Fest 2008”, big wines’ and grapes’ festival. Residents and tourists that know Bibione from some years consider “September Fest” the most important summer season’s event. Wednesday the 3th and Thursday the 4th of September all people with the entry ticket will taste the best DOC wines (wines whose origin and production is government controlled) of the Venetian area Lison Pramaggiore. Lison Pramaggiore is a wine area near the historic town Portogruaro and few kilometres far from the famous …

The Art Of Wine Tasting

The production of wine in France is tightly controlled by two organisations. The Instituit National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO). This body succeeded the Comite’ National des Appellations d’Origine after World War II and controls the hierachy of French quality wines. The other is the Service de Repression des Fraudes, which is responsible for seeing that the very complicated laws on wine production are carried out. On the French domestic market, every bottle carries a capsule conge’, or capsule with the government seal on it showing that the relevant tax has been paid. It also shows the wine’s quality status. You can easily detect a genuine wine expert by the way he handles the wine in terms of smelling and tasting …

The Anatomy Of A Coffee Tree

Coffea, a member of the Rubiaceae family is responsible for the biological heritage of “coffee.” The Rubiaceae family includes more than 500 genera and 6,000 species of tropical trees and shrubs. It is doubtful the average person would recognize an actual coffee tree. Most of us would recognize a roasted coffee bean. Just in case you stumble upon something you think might be a real coffee tree, here is a quick description of one: •Pruned short in cultivation •Capable of growing more than 30 feet high •Generally covered with dark-green, waxy leaves that grow opposite each other in pairs, although a coffee tree can also have leaves that are purple or yellow (dark green is the predominant color) The leaves …

The Amazing Wine Tours Project

Tourism is big business these days. It is such a large part of many economies that some towns and cities would be absolutely devastated financially without it. Tourism accounts for a lot of the business generated by the wine industry these days, especially where the concept of wine tours is concerned. As a result, the wine tours project has recently been developed to help wineries by generating business for them and for wine lovers who want to book wines tours to visit various vineyards and enhance their experience. A lot of the wine tours project’s tours will actually match wineries with similar elements and factors in common, the type of grape for example. Wine Tours Project Management The wine tours …