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The Power of Superfoods
There has been so much talk about Superfoods over the past few years, claiming protection against cancer and heart disease, rapid and natural weight loss, immune system boosting, improvements in your vision, keeping your brain working at its best and literally hundreds of other benefits.   So what are Superfoods? Put simply, superfoods are foods which are absolutely jam packed with vitamins and minerals, more so than regular foods.  They're also foods which have health benefits beyond their nutritional content.  Most of these extra add-on benefits come from various natural compounds found in plants and animals, called "phytonutrients".  Some of these phytonutrients have special powers on their own (such as improving skin tone and eyesight), and some are "antioxidants".  Antioxidants…
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Caramel Apples
Ingredients: 1 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 8-12 green apples Method: - In a large saucepan, whisk together cream, corn syrup, butter, and brown sugar.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a soft-ball stage.  - To check if the caramel has cooked, drop a small spoonful of caramel into a cup full of ice water.  When the caramel forms a soft, flexible ball, it’s ready.   - Stir in the vanilla then remove the caramel from the stove and allow to cool slighty.  Press popscicle sticks into the center of each apple.  Dip the apples into the warm caramel…
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Decorating Easter eggs
Many countries around the world decorate eggs during Easter.    Eggs first became associated with Easter in Medieval Europe. The Church forbade people to consume eggs during Lent and as such, the eggs laid during the 40 days would be preserved and stored. With an abundance of eggs, they would be consumed on Easter. Orthodox Christians in Greece and the Middle Easter dye their eggs red to represent the blood of Christ shed at his crucifixion. Germany first made chocolate eggs for Easter in the 19th century. The Easter egg is symbolic of rebirth, but using eggs to celebrate is a tradition that dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and the Zoroastrians in Persia who dyed eggs to celebrate…
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Tea Party anyone?
When thinking about tea parties, you find yourself overwhelmed with thoughts of the British gentry, scenes from Alice in Wonderland, Victorian decor, blue haired ladies and pinky fingers stuck up in the air? However, the High Tea has come a long way since those days, with it becoming the latest trend and latest way to catch up with friends.  But you don't have to go out to the most expensive hotels (which can often end up costing you more than dinner) to enjoy an afternoon of High Tea.  You can host a gorgeous High Tea at home, and it definitely be an afternoon that your guests will remember.   First of all, decide who you are going to invite and…
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