Sunday, May 17, 2015

Creating a Better Team or How to Make Cheesecake

Many hands make for light work as the elders used to say and they were right. The more people involved in a project, the faster it goes and the better it can turn out. 

This weekend we baked cheesecake. There were three of us. The boss read the directions. The cook placed all the items in logical order and helped the apprentice learn by doing.

  • Shopping – we picked up the ingredients that we didn’t already have available.
  • Crust – Following the directions for a graham cracker crust, the crumbs were made the butter softened, and we mixed, mixed, mixed.
  • Pie Crust – Pushing the mix into the pie pan and up the side of the pan required a light touch and patience.
  • Filling – Placing all the ingredients into the blender, mix on high then voila.
  • Baking – 350 for nearly an hour, until it’s not jiggly. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

10 Reasons to Eat Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a vegetable from the gourd family. The vine produces a cylindrical vegetable which have culinary uses. The three main varieties of cucumber are for burpless, pickled and slicing.

Cucumbers have been grown for consumption for at least 3,000 years in Europe. In fact, cucumbers are mentioned in Gilgamesh. The gourd became popular is France and England during the Dark Ages.

With 8 calories per ½ cup of slices, these vegetables should be supremely popular with dieters. With only nominal amounts of vitamin A, the cucumber has 65 mg potassium

A multitude of health benefits credited to cucumbers including:
  • Helps stabilize blood pressure
  • Reduces diabetic tendency
  • High silica for silky hair
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Prevents headaches
  • Promotes digestion
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Reduces inflammation / gout
  • Relieves joint pain 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Thank you A to Z

Thank you to the A to Z organizers and volunteers for another interesting challenge. 

Thank you to the bloggers, I loved reading your stuff. 

Thank you to the readers who read. 

A special thank you to the readers who comment, I often wonder if anyone is reading my posts. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts. 

Please let's stay in contact here and through facebook. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Zea mays

Zea Mays or Indian corn is easily identifiable around the world. Containing significant amounts of potassium, the various parts of the plant are used for food and medicinal uses. 

The silks are used to aid in wound healing topically. Brewed into a detoxification tea Zea mays aids with healing prostate problems, skin irritation, bedwetting and urinary tract troubles.