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Tenderize Meat with Tea

October 24, 2016

Trying to learn a new way to tenderize & marinate meat?   Let us tell you how: Add 4 heaping tablespoons of black tea leaves, such as a Lapsang Souchong to bring about an "open fire-natural smoke" taste & aroma or try Organic Assam for a rich sweet malty honey like flavour, in a pot (1.5 litres) of WARM (not boiling) water and steep for about 5-8 minutes. Strain to remove the leaves (you can keep them & use them as garnish later if you so choose) Stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar until it dissolves. Set the tenderizing tea mixture liquid aside. Season meat (up to 1.5kg) with salt, pepper, onion, garlic and fresh rosemary then place it in oven ready pan, big enough...

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October 17, 2016

Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and...

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5 Benefits of Green Tea We Bet You Didn't Know

September 30, 2016

When someone says "green tea" most of us immediately think of the word "healthy." It is a well known fact that green tea has been used as medicine for thousands of years in Asia, but besides fat burning and weight loss - what does green tea really do? The following is a list of 5 amazing benefits of green tea we bet you didn't know: Improves Eyesight The antioxidants found in green tea can actually penetrate eye tissues and produce antioxidant activity. Catechins, an antioxidant in green tea, are capable of being absorbed into the tissues of the eye. Several studies have even found that green tea can prevent cataract-induced blindness. Reduces Allergies Do you suffer from springtime allergies? Drinking the green liquid may provide...

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Health Benefits: Rooibos - who knew it was so awesome?

September 06, 2016

Heart-Healthy Rooibos tea contains chrysoeriols, a flavonoid with high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This substance improves the blood circulation and also reduces bad LDL level. Consequently, reduces the risk of cardiovascular ailments. Soothe Tired Eyes Working for hours on the computer certainly puts a strain on your eyes. To refresh your sore eyes, simply wash them with lukewarm rooibos tea. Or else, soak a clean washcloth in the herbal decoction and wipe the eye area with it. Besides, placing a frozen tea bag on the eyes also give relief. Combats Free Radicals Rooibos tea is rich in antioxidants that protect cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. Thus, keep several critical diseases at bay. Besides, it promotes multiplication of healthy cells. Normalizes...

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