Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 25, 2013 at 8:18 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Need to quickly peel tomatoes for a recipe  The easiest way is to place them in a pot of boiling water for a minute. The skins will practically fall off.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 7, 2013 at 12:07 PM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When your salt gets sticky in high humidity, keep it flowing freely by adding some raw rice to the shaker to absorb the moisture. Rice absorbs moisture very slowly under these conditions and lasts for a long time.

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

November 5, 2013 at 8:49 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Soda Solutions


Hint #1 – When you pour a warm soft drink over ice cubes, the gas escapes from the beverage at a fast rate because the ice cubes contain more surface area for the gas bubbles to collect on, thus releasing more of the carbon dioxide. This is the reason that warm beverages go flat rapidly, and warm drinks poured over ice go flat even faster. To slow down the process, add ice after you’ve poured the drink and the bubbles have dissipated.


Hint #2 – Yes, there is a way to keep open soda from going flat. Not for a month, but for an hour or so. Leave an open can or bottle inside a sealed Ziploc bag while you run out to your errands, and it will still be bubbly when you get back.


Hint #3 – Have you ever had the problem of soda fizzing over the top of an ice-filled glass? Her’s a quick trick that will make the cubes fizz less. Put them in the glass first, then rise them for a few seconds. Pour out the water and add the soda. Since the surface tensions of the ice will have changed, the soda won’t fizz over.

Snapple Real Fact of the Day

April 9, 2013 at 11:28 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes under water.

One of America’s Favorites – Lemonade

March 11, 2013 at 8:50 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments
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Lemonade is a lemon-flavored drink. In different parts of the world, the name has different meanings. In North America, lemonade is Lemonadeusually made from lemon juice, water, and sugar and is often home-made. In the United Kingdom and some other English-speaking countries, lemonade is a commercially-produced, lemon-flavored, carbonated, sweetened soft drink (known as lemon-lime in North America). Although lemonade is usually non-alcoholic, in recent years alcoholic versions of lemonade (called “hard lemonade”) have become popular in various countries.

In the USA and Canada, lemonade is an uncarbonated drink made from squeezed lemon juice, water, and sugar. Slices of lemon are sometimes added to a pitcher as a garnish and further source of flavoring.
It can be made fresh from fruit, reconstituted from frozen juice, dry powder, or liquid concentrate, and colored in a variety of shades. Artificially sweetened and artificially flavored versions are also popular.
Variations on this form of lemonade can be found in many countries. In India and Pakistan, where it is commonly known as limbu paani or nimbu paani, lemonade may also contain salt and/or ginger juice. Shikanjvi is a traditional lemonade from the India-Pakistan region and can also be flavored with saffron, garlic and cumin

Pink lemonade may be colored with the juices of raspberries, cherries, red grapefruit, grapes, cranberries, strawberries, grenadine, orPink lemonade artificial food dye. The pink-fleshed, ornamental Eureka lemon is commonly used as its juice is clear though it is sometimes thought to be too sour to drink.
The New York Times credited Henry E. “Sanchez” Allott as the inventor of pink lemonade in his obituary, saying he had dropped in red cinnamon candies by mistake. Another theory, recorded by historian Joe Nickell in his book Secrets of the Sideshows, is that Pete Conklin first invented the drink in 1857 when he used water dyed pink from a horse rider’s red tights to make his lemonade.

In the United Kingdom, lemonade most often refers to a clear, carbonated, sweetened, lemon-flavored soft drink. In North America, this is known as lemon-lime. The suffix ‘-ade’ in British English is used for several carbonated sweet soft drinks, such as limeade, orangeade or cherryade.
UK-style lemonade and beer are mixed to make a shandy. Lemonade is also an important ingredient in the Pimm’s Cup cocktail, and is a popular drink mixer.
In the UK and other places the American-style drink is often called “traditional lemonade” or “homemade lemonade”. Carbonated versions of this are also sold commercially as “cloudy” or “traditional” lemonade. There are also similar uncarbonated products, lemon squash and lemon barley water, both of which are usually sold as a syrup which is diluted to taste.
Lemonade in Ireland comes in three varieties, known as red, brown and white. Red lemonade is one of the most popular mixers used with spirits in Ireland, particularly in whiskey. Major brands of red lemonade include TK (formerly Taylor Keith), Country Spring, Finches and Nash’s. Other brands include Maine, Yacht and C&C (Cantrell & Cochrane). The most common brands of brown lemonade in Northern Ireland are Cantrell & Cochrane (C&C) and Maine. C&C label this as “Witches Brew” in the weeks around Hallowe’en.[citation needed] There was an urban myth that European Union authorities had banned red lemonade but the truth was simply that they had banned a cancer-causing dye.

In Australia and New Zealand, lemonade usually refers to the clear, carbonated soft drink that other countries identify as having a lemon flavor such as Sprite. This standard, clear lemonade can be referred to as ‘plain’ lemonade and other colored (and flavored) soft drinks are sometimes referred to by their color such as “red lemonade” or “green lemonade”.
In France, “citronade” is used to refer to American-style lemonade. “Limonade” refers to carbonated, lemon-flavoured, clear soft drinks. Sprite and 7 up are sometimes also called limonade. Pink lemonade made with limonade is called “diabolo”. Limonade and grenadine is called a “diabolo-grenadine” and limonade with peppermint syrup a “diabolo-menthe”. Limonade is also widely used to make beer cocktails such as “panaché” (half beer, half limonade) or “monaco” (panaché with added grenadine syrup).
Limonana, a type of lemonade made from freshly-squeezed lemon juice and mint leaves, is a widely popular summer drink in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. Limonana was created in the early 1990s in Israel after an advertising agency promoted the then-fictitious product to prove the efficacy of advertising on public buses. The campaign generated so much consumer demand that the drink began to be produced for real by restaurateurs and manufacturers, and became very popular.

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