Monthly Archives: November 2015

How the British Introduced Tea to the West

Tea made a giant leap forward when the English Royalty began drinking it socially. The amazing thing about Britain’s involvement in tea is that it a relatively recent involvement! Although China and the other places sell tea owes England a … Continue reading

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Homemakers Guide to Making Raisins

What’s a sweet treat that’s wrinkly and easy to make? Raisins are versatile and work in both savory and sweet dishes. If you are looking for a few convenient and inexpensive ways to make your own raisins, read on. Although … Continue reading

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History of the Microwave Oven

During World War II, two scientists invented the magnetron, a tube that produces microwaves. Installing magnetrons in Britain’s radar system, the microwaves were able to spot Nazi warplanes on their way to bomb the British Isles. The scientists in the … Continue reading

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History of Snickers how was Snickers Invented what is a Snickers Bar

The Snickers candy bar is named after a horse, of course. Invented by Frank Mars in 1930 and named after his favorite horse, Snickers, it was the second of a long line of successful candy bars created by the Mars … Continue reading

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Healthy Snacks that can Prevent Sweet Cravings

There are people who deny that they have a sweet tooth, people who claim that they don’t like sugar – well, those people are lying. Everyone – everyone – has those moments where nothing will shut up their brain besides … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Most people have had coffee at some point in their lives. We use it to wake us up in the morning – sometimes on the weekend, sometimes every day – because the caffeine in the coffee acts as a stimulant … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Birds Nest Soup

Swiftlets’ nests (Mandarin: Yan Wo) have been a prized delicacy among the Chinese for hundreds of years. Made primarily of hardened swiftlets’ saliva, the nests are one of the five elite, highly prized foods in Chinese culture, with the others … Continue reading

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Green bean recipes with a twist

Green beans are loaded with essential vitamins, fibers and other nutrients that are beneficial for the body. But, let’s face it, these beans can be very bland if not ‘perked’ up the right way. Moreover, many cooks tend to overcook them, … Continue reading

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Freezing Methods for Dungeness Crab

Crab is a favorite seafood for a lot of people, and dungeness crabs are widely sought after, particularly in Washington, Oregon and California. Not only are they commercially important in these areas, but people living on the coast often go … Continue reading

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Farmers Market History

Farmers’ markets are rapidly growing in popularity as Americans increasingly demand fresher, healthier food. With extremely fresh, locally produced food that is often organic, farmers’ markets have attracted growing numbers of loyal followers. While it may seem like a new … Continue reading

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