Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Why Does Hair Turn Gray?

By Sarah B. Weir

Shine from Yahoo! Canada  
There is one thing most presidents have in common at the end of their first terms: more gray hairs. The graying of the Commander-in-Chief is symbolic of the stress associated with being top dog in the world's most powerful nation. However, research shows that psychological stress does not, in fact, impact the color of one's locks.

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http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/why-does-hair-turn-gray-.html

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Buttermilk Banana Bread

Buttermilk Banana Bread
PREP TIME
10 MINS
COOK TIME
1 HR
TOTAL TIME
1 HR 10 MINS
The perfect banana bread contains one special ingredient… buttermilk!
COURSE: BREAKFAST
CUISINE: AMERICAN
KEYWORD: BUTTERMILK BANANA BREAD
SERVINGS1 LOAF
AUTHORAMANDA RETTKE
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cup mashed bananas, 3-4 bananas
  • 1/2 cup (113g or 1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup (300g) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Prepare 9x5 loaf pan. (I used two smaller loaf pans.)
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. (Do not skip this step!)
  3. Mash bananas and set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer on medium-high, cream butter and sugar together for about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time with mixer on low speed. Add in buttermilk and vanilla until the batter is just combined.
  5. Slowly pour in the flour mixture. Mix until JUST combined.
  6. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in mashed banana's.
  7. Divide batter into greased and floured bread pans and bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Nonna's recipes and home remedies


Body Care
Wash your body with coffee grounds as an exfoliant, also helps with celluite. 
Then soak is a bath of baking soda.

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

 

  • 1/2 gallon (2 liters) high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole heads of garlic

 

Slice the tops off the heads of garlic, drizzle with a little olive oil, and
 wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Bake in 350F (180C) oven for
45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool. When cool,
squeeze the garlic out of the 'paper' shells. Add this to the olive oil in a
 large saucepan (you can also add the 'paper'). Heat the olive oil
(not very hot, but more than warm) to extract the flavor from the garlic.
 Let cool. Letting it steep for a couple of days will intensify the flavor.
 Strain through several layers of cheesecloth or through a tightly woven
 dish towel. Using a funnel return the oil to the bottle it was bought in,
or put into a decorative bottle and keep next to the stove.
Tip: save the garlic after you have strained the oil.
t is lovely in sauces, soups, or just spread on toast.
http://www.culinarycafe.com/

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Perfect Pancake Recipe

Perfect Pancakes 
Ingredients: 
3 - cups plus + 2 tablespoons cake flour
1/2 - teaspoon salt
3 - tablespoons baking powder
2 - tablespoons sugar
2 - cups milk or buttermilk
2 - large eggs
3 - teaspoons vanilla
4 - tablespoons butter (melted)
Lots of butter and syrup

Directions: 
Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together milk, eggs, and vanilla.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring very gently until just combined.

Melt butter in the microwave and add it to the batter, stirring gently to combine.

Cook on a greased skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie

Pillsbury™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing -                                                                         1 can (19 oz/540 mL) apple pie filling
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cold butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans
  1.     
    Heat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 8 rolls. 
  2. Spoon icing from can of rolls into small microwavable bowl; cover and refrigerate.
  1. In medium bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter with fork until crumbly. Mix in pecans; set aside.
  2. In ungreased 9-inch pie plate, place 1 roll in centre; pat and press to stretch. Surround with remaining 7 rolls; press seams of dough to cover entire bottom of pan and seal. Bake 10 minutes.
  3. Spoon pie filling over cinnamon roll crust; top evenly with streusel. Cover edges of crust with strips of foil. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool on cooling rack 1 hour.
  4. Before serving, microwave icing uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle back and forth over top of pie.