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National Tea Day
By: Admin    April 19 2018 , 10:54 am
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Category: Food
On April 21st we celebrate tea! Tea has been used for centuries by many countries around the world. There is nothing quite like a nice cup of tea in the morning, evening, or honestly, any time of day! National Tea Day originated in the United Kingdom where having a hot cup of Earl Grey in the afternoon instead of coffee is the norm. Tea has medicinal and health benefits, has been used in numerous cultural practices, and is a huge economic driver.Origins of TeaThe method of brewing tea leaves was first discovered in China in 2737 B.C. According to legend, the Emperor Shen Nong was boiling water in his garden when a wild tea leaf fell into his pot. He enjoyed the aroma of the leaf water so much that he tasted it, and the rest is history. The art of making tea or “Cha dao” is still an important cultural practice in China and Japan. Tea traveled to India and today India is the number one consumer of te...
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National Almond Day
By: Admin    February 15 2018 , 12:00 pm
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Category: Food , Facts
February 16th is National Almond Day! Almonds are much more than just a humble nut these days. In addition to providing great health benefits, they can be made into milk, flour, butter, oil, candy, and cosmetics.The almond is not technically a nut, rather it is the seed of a fruit. The fruit they produce is a type of drupe fruit which is similar to a peach. It is still perfectly fine to refer to them as a nut because according to FARE, they are still labeled as a tree nut – allergy-wise – along with pecans and cashews.These little “nuts” are packed full of vitamin E and manganese. They are also known to improve cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart attack, and heart disease if eaten regularly. Almonds, like most nuts, contain a lot of fat. There is a difference between good and bad fats, and almonds are definitely a good fat to keep your body in shape!Another product you can g...
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How To Grow Tea From Your Garden
By: Admin    January 10 2018 , 12:08 pm
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Category: Gardening , Food
Grow Tea From Your GardenThere is nothing more relaxing than a nice cup of tea in the winter!If you have a herb garden, you can make your own tea blends! Here is how.Choose Your HerbsYou are probably already growing most of these in your garden already!Herbs such as lavender, basil, mint, rosehip, and chamomile are all great options for your homemade tea blends. Here are some facts about them.Lavender: This herb is possibly effective for treating hair loss and anxiety. Perhaps more importantly - it smells great and looks beautiful! Here is a recipe for making lavender tea.Mint: You can make freshly brewed mint tea with either peppermint or spearmint. The Spruce has a great recipe if you need guidance! Besides smelling great and freshening your breath, peppermint is often associated with calming the digestive tract. It is also possibly effective for soothing a migraine, heartburn, and even bre...
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