Monday, September 18, 2017

Give your Jack o Lantern a longer life this season.

1. MAKE SURE TO CLEAN OUT THE INSIDE OF YOUR PUMPKIN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

Since they're moist, any bit of exposed pumpkin guts will start to mold quickly. Clean the surface of the veggie and the interior with a teaspoon of bleach per one quart of water. (Putting it in a spray bottle makes it easier to apply the solution to the whole pumpkin.) This will sterilize the gourd, killing any existing bacteria. Let it dry fully before you start carving.

2. GIVE IT A BLEACH-WATER BATH AFTER YOU CARVE IT.

The bleach comes into play again post-carving, giving it an extra-good cleansing. Submerge your creation in a bucket filled with water and 2/3 cup of bleach.Leave it there for up to 24 hours to let the pumpkin soak in the bleach solution.

3. APPLY PETROLEUM JELLY.

As an extra layer of protection, put Vaseline on the carved edges. This will keep them moisturized and prevent the edges from drying out too fast. If you don't have Vaseline, vegetable oil or WD-40 works, too. But since all three are flammable, avoid putting a real candle inside your pumpkin—use a flame less votive instead. Don't put on the jelly before you clean the pumpkin with bleach, either. Since the jelly is trapping the moisture in the vegetable, it will trap in the bacteria along with it if you didn't clean the gourd first.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Coffee,cancer and Califorina.

 Yet one more warning label.
  Coffee sales leader Starbucks and several  other coffee sellers are fighting a lawsuit that alleges roasted coffee beans contain low levels of a carcinogen — and therefore coffee products sold in California, from lattes to packaged beans, should carry Surgeon General-like warnings.

   A  public interest group, the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, or CERT, sued roughly over 50 companies, claiming the state’s Proposition 65, which requires warning labels on anything that contains materials that cause cancer, should apply to coffee.

   CERT lawyer Raphael Metzger argued in court this week that the benefits of coffee are “just a bunch of hypotheses” and that Californians have been exposed to “really high levels of a carcinogen” by drinking coffee, according to Law360.
 
 

Monday, September 4, 2017

An Iced Cuban Coffee Recipe

Iced Cuban Coffee

Make sure to allow time to prepare this iced Cuban coffee. It “brews” overnight. It’s made extra delicious by sweetening with sweetened condensed milk.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • 5 cups water
  • NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk (squeezable bottle)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lowfat milk (optional)
Preparation:
  1. Place coffee in large container; add water and stir to combine.
  2. Cover and allow to “brew” overnight. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain mixture into a large pitcher.
  3. Discard coffee grinds.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  5. To serve, squeeze 1 to 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk in each glass. Fill with ice; top off with coffee. Stir. Stir in milk.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Coffee Breakfast Smoothie

Creamy and energizing Coffee Breakfast Smoothie full of dark chocolate and coffee flavors. This smoothie is full of nutrients. Perfect meal to start the day!
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5 minutes
Ingredients
Vegetarian, Gluten free
∙ Makes 1 cup
Produce
  • 1 Banana, very ripe frozen
Refrigerated
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk, unsweetened
Breakfast Foods
  • 4 tbsp Rolled oats
Condiments
  • 1 tbsp Date syrup
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa, raw
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
Nuts & Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
Drinks
  • 1/2 cup Coffee, black
Dairy
  • 1 Coconut milk cream optional, whipped full-fat

How is Cold Brewed Coffee Prepared?

How is Cold Brewed Coffee Prepared?

 The preparation of cold brewed coffee is simple. Measure a ratio of 1 part coarsely ground coffee with 4.5 parts water. Combine these in a glass container or pitcher and store in the refrigerator or at room temperature for at least 8 hours. Gently shake the container once or twice during the cold brewing process to further extract the flavors.

When the steeping process is complete it’s time to strain. Strain the coffee first through a mesh sieve, then strain again through something more fine, like cheesecloth, until there are no visible coffee particles left in the brew.

This cold brewed coffee will be strong, and it needs to be diluted with water before drinking. Start with a 1 part coffee 3 parts water ratio, and adjust to your personal taste. This coffee extract can be stored safely in the refrigerator for up to a week. This coffee extract is extremely versatile, and can be used in any recipe calling for coffee as an ingredient.

As the palate of the coffee lover changes, the coffee producing and preparing communities need to adjust to the consumers’ more discriminating palate. While cold brew coffee is not a new brewing method, it is one that is very appropriate for the specialty and boutique coffees that are now more available to the public than ever before. As coffee drinkers become more knowledgeable about specialty coffees and about the best ways to coax the nuanced flavors from the beans, we can expect to see a rise in specialty brewing methods as well.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Almond Joy Fappuccino Recipe.

You will need:

1 Island Coconut Keurig K-cup coffee
1 cup dark chocolate almond milk
1/4 cup chocolate chips
shredded coconut flakes
chocolate syrup
ice
- Start by brewing your Island Coconut K-cup coffee on the lowest water setting of your Keurig.
- Place the now brewed coconut coffee in the freezer to chill for about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile add 1 cup of dark chocolate almond milk to a blender.
- Add about 1 cup of ice and the chocolate chips- blend to your desired consistency.
- Add the now chilled coffee to the blender and mix for 30 seconds.
- Line a glass with a generous amount of chocolate syrup.
- Pour in the frappuccinno.
- Top with shredded coconut and drizzle with more chocolate syrup.

Recycle your coffee Grounds.

How to recycle coffee Grounds

Grounds:

Don’t know what to do with your leftover grounds? Rather than throwing them away, try recycling them in one of our interesting ways.
  1. Use coffee grounds as plant food. Dilute your leftover coffee grounds to make your very own homemade plant food. To make, mix one part leftover coffee grounds with four parts cool water, and water your plants once every other week.
  2. Touch up furniture and other wood scratches with grounds and a cotton swab. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to restore your furnishings.
  3. Throw coffee grounds on ashes before cleaning out the fireplace to reduce the spread of dust.
  4. Use coffee grounds to dye clothing or paper.

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Angles Cup coffee. The Black Box.

What's The Black Box?

Angels' Cup currently offers two different packages, literally. The first is “The Cupping Flight,” which is 4, 1-ounce samples from 4 different roasters.


What's in the Black Box?“The Black Box” is the other option. It's basically the same as the cupping flight, but the sample sizes are 2.5 ounces instead of 1 ounce each. The Black Box is what I'm reviewing here today.
Angels' Cup positions the Black Box as the right choice for the coffee lover who loves to experiment with different coffee making apparatus and brew parameters.

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

 
Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

Ingredients:
  • Brew 1 1/2 cups of coffee using your coffee maker, like this Keurig available now on QuiBids.com.
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, plus small amount for garnish.
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt or sea salt, plus small amount for garnish.
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar, to taste.
  • Creamer, half-and-half, or milk, to taste.
  • Whipped cream, for garnish.
Directions:
Pour 1/4 cup of caramel sauce into mug or cup and add hot coffee. Stir to mix. Add 1/8 tsp salt, ice cubes, sugar and creamer. Mix well. Top with whipped cream, a drizzle caramel sauce, and a few sprinkles of salt all for garnish.
Recipe courtesy of thescrapshoppeblog.com.

Sweet Vanilla iced coffee

 

sweet vanilla iced coffee recipe
Ingredients:
  • Brew 1 cup strong coffee using a coffee maker like this one.
  • 2-3 tablespoons half-n-half.
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla simple syrup.
  • Splash of almond extract.
Directions:
Brew a pot of coffee at night, then put it in the fridge overnight to let it cool. In the morning, combine the coffee with the ingredients over ice. Stir and enjoy.
Recipe courtesy of betweenyourearsblog.com.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Mosquito Guard Get yours today before it's to late.

  All natural mosquito repent Is some thing we will all be looking for very soon when the weather starts to warm up.  Don't get caught flatfooted get Some Mosquito Guard today.