In history, meat was mostly for the wealthy because it was required to own enough land to keep cattle or money to buy it at the market, but it was easier for someone to catch a fish in a lake or a stream.. therefore meat was considered a luxury and the ‘rich man’s food’ whereby, in those times, fish was more often seen in commoners’ meals.
I’ve had it in my head to make cinnamon rolls for weeks now, and I finally took the time Friday night, allowing them to do their final rise overnight so I could bake them in the morning. I used Joy the Baker’s recipe because of the layer of cream cheese in the dough–I’ve always found that homemade cinnamon rolls dry out too fast.
So delicious! And smelled SO good. Also, because it was really chilly and dreary this morning–and the heat isn’t as blasting in our apartment–it felt like a winter morning. In fact, it felt like a lazy Christmas morning. I have a friend who makes cinnamon rolls for Xmas breakfast every year; I think this might need to be a tradition for us, too!
To celebrate the Feast (Eid-ul-Fitr), which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, I baked these chocolate cupcakes & a lemon cake (covered with Raspberries & Blueberries) and took them into work on Monday morning.
I took in some bought goodies as well.
Eid Mubarak (Happy Eid) Everyone!
I used the same recipe as my Halloween Cupcakes which I used last year :o)
– 3 cups flour
– 2 cups caster sugar
– 1/2 cup cocoa
– 2 tsps baking soda
– 1 tsp salt
– 2 cups water
– 1 cup veg oil
– 2 tsps vanilla
1- Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
2- Add water, oil and vanilla.
3- Beat with electric mixer until blended.
4- Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling 3/4 full (I did both).
5- Bake at 180C (350F) for 15 to 18 minutes.
6- Remove from pan and cool on wire.
7- Frost and decorate as desired.
Happy New Year to all you witches and warlocks out there.
"The Lore of Halloween" www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usny&c=holidays&…
As a student of history I have always found the origins of traditions very interesting. The origins of Halloween are among the most interesting as it finds its origin in the old Celtic belief system known today as Wicca. Halloween falls on the Wiccan New Year called Samhaim (called So-wen) which in essence observes the end of summer and observes oncoming winter as integral to life regeneration in the spring. Since the old Celtic religions, like other earth based belief systems, focused on nature and its cycles for survival Samhaim is both an ending and beginning, similar to death and rebirth most religions today preach. As a celebration of nature’s never ending renewal of the life that feeds and supports people and the earth, Samhaim celebrated impending darkness after the light and harvest of summer after which life would reemerge again in the spring. With this in mind, Samhaim was a religious time of fasting, reflection, meditation and prayer as well as a time for casting spells to end hardship, pain, illness and hunger. It was believed the worlds of the living and the dead merged on this day and it was in order to maintain peace between the two worlds that most of our Halloween traditions evolved such as trick or treat.
Fear of the roaming dead brought about many Halloween practices but first note this interesting fact. The Catholic Church changed All Saints Day, which was in May to October 31 (All Hallow’s Eve) in order to appease a still pagan oriented congregation. It is purported that the Halloween customs we follow today is a result of the massive Irish famine immigration.
Many of our traditions stem from Irish or other Celtic countries. Take the Jack o’ Lantern. In Ireland, it was said "Jack" was a mean drunkard who used to beat his wife. He played too many tricks on the devil to save his soul. Well, when Jack died, he was too bad to get into Heaven and the devil was too annoyed at him to let him into Hell either. The devil gave Jack a burning coal which Jack placed inside a partially eaten turnip, called a bogie. From that day forward, Jack wanders the earth with this lantern looking for a place to rest his soul. Since ancient times, the pumpkin has replaced the turnip.
Costumes and masks were used for protection against spirits and despite conversion to Christianity, people remained afraid of All Hallows Eve, the one day it was believed spirits were allowed to freely walk the earth. In order to not be recognized by these spirits, people would leave their homes at night incognito in masks and misleading regalia.
In ancient Ireland the Druid priests of Muck Olla would go to farms begging for food and money for their houses of worship. If farmers did not pay, barns would be burned or animals would disappear. These incidents were believed to have been caused by the god, "Muck" from which the word muck has come to mean trouble and chaos. Acts such as these evolved into the threat of ‘tricks’ (or pranks) if treats were not given. Spain also had its tradition. On All Hallows Eve, people would place cakes and nuts on graves to bribe the devil. In Belgium kids begged for money to buy cakes to eat. Each eaten cake was believed to relieve the suffering of a soul. In Ireland, food was especially prepared for the dead. Often a large amount of food was set aside not to be touched by anyone until the ritual period was over. In Wales, the wealthy in a community would put together a communal feast while the poor, representing the community’s dead, would ask for food in the name of dead ancestors.
Favorite fall foods that begin with October 31 include apples and nuts. In ancient times, apples were considered a symbol of love and fertility. The Norse ate them for youth and what we call bobbing for apples was originally called ‘snapping for apples". If a man got an apple then it mean the woman he loved, loved him back. In Scotland, nuts were used to determine whether lovers would be happy together. They would take two nuts and name them after each other. They would then toss them into a fire. If the nuts burned to ashes, they would enjoy a happy life. If they popped apart or crackled, their lives would have hardship and quarrel.
Are you going or throwing a Halloween party? Did you ever think of how far back this celebration goes or why you give treats to avoid a trick, or how wearing masks and costumes got started? Enjoy your party and festivities safely and remember no party should go without a cake magic recipe.
Make any kind of cake. Put a ring, thimble, a very tiny figurine and a coin inside the cooked cake in different locations. Some people will get one of these items in their slice.
The ring means they will be married within a year, the thimble means you will never marry. The doll means lots of children and the coin means prosperity.
While you are at it, you might want to try this popular ‘spell’ for money that is best done around Halloween. You need a gold coin and a pair of old shoes. Holding up the coin in daylight and say "what I see, may it increase, so I may have financial peace." Place the gold coin in the old left shoe, then put both shoes on. Walk clockwise in a circle three times. Take the shoes off and place them in a T shape where they can’t be disturbed. Do the same thing for three two days. On the third day take out the gold coin from the left shoe and tape the coin in the most worn pair of shoes. Do not spend the coin as it will bring you luck!! ONLY DO THIS SPELL IF MONEY IS NEEDED NOT OUT OF GREED!
If you are single, put a glass of water by your bed. It said the person you dream of on All Hallow’s Eve is the person you will marry.
Warning: since the dead roam this night, you might want to consider sleeping with a mask on!
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This cool, old-school Dairy Queen sign’s logo (often called "the kiss" or "red lips" logo) was originally adopted in the 1960s. The newer logo signs don’t spell out "Dairy Queen," displaying instead only its initials "DQ".
The first Dairy Queen store opened in Joliet, Illinois in 1940. Some DQ history from the company’s website: For more than 70 years, the DQ® system’s recipe for success has been simple. It’s been a combination of hardworking people who own and operate restaurants, and great-tasting food and tempting treats served in our establishments.
Our phenomenal story began with the 10-cent sale of a then unnamed product on August 4, 1938, in Kankakee, Illinois. A father and son partnership in Green River, Illinois, had been experimenting with a soft frozen dairy product for some time. They contacted Sherb Noble, a good friend and customer, who agreed to run the "all you can eat" trial sale at his walk-in ice cream store. Within two hours, he dished out more than 1,600 servings of the new dessert.
Back then, food franchising was all but unheard of, but the new product’s potential made it a natural for such a system. When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, there were fewer than 10 Dairy Queen® stores. However, shortly after the war, the system took off at a pace virtually unrivaled before or since. With only 100 stores in 1947, it grew to 1,446 in 1950 and then to 2,600 in 1955. Today, the DQ® system is one of the largest fast food systems in the world, with more than 6,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada and 18 other countries.
Mini-road trip for my birthday with my husband, exploring southern Arizona roads and highways in Gila Bend, Tacna, Wellton, and Yuma, January 2017.
Shot with a Praktisix 6×6 DDR camera (very close to a Pentacon Six or a Kiev 60 ).
Unfortunately (again) the camera just can’t work at 1/125s and faster speed images… One day, I’ll get one that works…
Lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena DDR MC Biometar 80mm 2.8
TMX in Xtol 1+1.
This one at f22, blur is the result of the strong wind at that moment.
Kalleh Pacheh or the sheep’s head and hooves soup is probably the most traditional of Iranian breakfast dishes.
Kalleh Pacheh can be prepared using various recipes.
1 clean lamb’s head, 6 clean lamb’s hooves,
2 large whole onions, 4 cloves garlic,
1 cinnamon stick,
4 bay leaves,
1 tbsp turmeric, and
ample amounts of salt and pepper.
Method of preparation:
In a large pot, soak head and hooves in cold water over night. Drain from the soaking water and cover in clean water. Bring to the boil and then change the water. In the fresh water add all ingredients with head and hooves, and bring to boil. Simmer for 8 hours to become tender, and then serve with fresh bread and lime juice.
There are many restaurants in various cities in Iran where customers go and eat Kalleh Pacheh every morning. Its popularity is under threat, however, from the spread of fast food and from the medical doctors warning about the dish’s high cholesterol. Some people drink a cup of strong tea (in Persian: Chai-e Por Rang) after eating Kalleh Pacheh to neutralize the detrimental effects of high cholesterol. Research works suggest that drinking black tea may reduce the risk of Coronary Heart Diseases.
Heart Healthy and balanced Diet regimen Recommendation
Weight control and also regular exercise are critical for keeping your cardiovascular system in figure– yet the food you consume might matter equally very much. A heart-healthy eating plan could decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease or perhaps stroke by 80 %. By understanding which foods together with the approaches of food preparation are actually healthiest for your soul, you might can protect against or take care of heart problem as well as hypertension, and take greater management over the top-notch and span of your way of life.
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You can easily stop heart problem.
Cutback out saturated and trans fatty tissues.
Pick foods items that reduced cholesterol levels.
Steer understandable of sodium together with the processed foods.
Renew home cooking.
Pay attention to high-fiber meals.
Command part dimension– and also your weight.
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You may go through measures to stop cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease could be the leading fantastic of ladies and also guys, however that does not indicate you just can’t protect on your own. Aside from exercise, being careful pertaining to which you consume– as well as exactly what you do not consume– can aid you reduced cholesterol, command blood tension as well as blood glucose levels, and sustain a well-balanced weight. If you’ve actually been recognized using cardiovascular system ailment or perhaps get higher cholesterol or perhaps blood stress, a heart-smart diet regimen may help you more desirable handle these problems, decreasing your risk for cardiovascular disease.
Improving your diet is a significant step toward protecting against core condition, yet you might experience undecided where to start. Check out at the significant photo: your overall eating patterns are more crucial compared to consuming over various foods. No solitary food items can easily make you like magic healthy and balanced, so your goal can be to include a wide array of well-balanced meals cooked in healthy and balanced ways in to your diet, and make these practices your brand-new lifestyle.
Eat Far more.
Eat Much less.
Healthy and balanced fats: raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds, or coconuts.
Trans fats from partially hydrogenated or even deep-fried foods; filled fatty tissues from whole-fat dairy or even red food.
Nutrients: multicolored vegetables and fruits– icy or new, prepared without butter.
Packaged foods items of any type of kind, specifically those high in salt.
Nutrient: grains, breads, and also pasta created from entire grains or even vegetables.
White or perhaps egg cell breads, granola-type grains, improved pastas or even rice.
Omega 3 together with the healthy protein: fish and shellfish, fowl.
Red food, sausage, sausage, fried chick.
Calcium and also protein: Egg cell dress uniforms, egg alternatives, scoop or 1 % milk, nonfat or low-fat cheeses or natural yogurt.
Egg yolk sacs, entire or perhaps 2 per-cent milk, entire milk products like cheese or even yogurt.
Center healthy diet plan recommendations: Eliminate saturated together with the trans fats.
Of all the achievable makeovers you could create to your nutrition, limiting filled fats together with the removing trans fatty tissues completely is actually maybe the most necessary. Both sorts of fatty tissue raise your LDL, or "poor" cholesterol levels level, which can improve your danger for soul attack together with the shock. Fortunately, there are a lot of techniques to regulation exactly how a lot saturated and also trans fats you enjoy in. Maintain these culprits in mind since you create and also cook food items options– as well as learn just how to prevent all of them.
Lessen the volume of strong fatty tissues like butter, marg., or even reducing you extra to meals when food preparation or perhaps offering. You could also restrict strong fat by trimming down fatty tissue off your meat or perhaps selecting leaner healthy proteins.
Replacement. Swap out high-fat foods for their lower-fat versions. Best your cooked yam, for instance, along with condiment or low-fat yogurt as opposed to butter, or perhaps utilize low-sugar fruit array on your toast as opposed to margarine. When food preparation, utilize liquid oils like canola, sunflower, olive, or even safflower, and replacement 2 egg cell dress uniforms for one whole egg in a recipe.
Check food items tags on any kind of well prepared meals. Many snacks, perhaps even those identified "decreased fatty tissue," might be created with oils containing trans fatty tissues.
The best method to avoid saturated or perhaps trans fats is to change your way of life techniques. As an alternative of flakes, snack on fruit or veggies.
Not all fats are actually harmful for your soul.
While saturated and also trans fatty tissues are actually barricades to a healthy and balanced soul, unsaturated fatty tissues are necessary completely health and wellness. You just must understand the distinction. "Great" fats consist of:.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Fatty fish like salmon, trout, or even herring and also flax seed, canola oil, together with the walnuts all include polyunsaturated fats that are actually vital for the physical body.
Omega 6 Fatty Acids. Vegetable oils, soy nuts, together with the several kinds of seeds all include healthy fatty tissues.
Monounsaturated fatty tissues. Almonds, cashews, butters, peanuts, and also pecans made from these nuts, along with avocadoes, are all great sources of "good" fatty tissue.
Core healthy and balanced eating plan ideas: Select meals that decrease blood cholesterol.
Unwell blood cholesterol degrees boost your danger for cardiovascular disease, therefore keeping yours reduced is crucial to a healthier center. Your diet plan is main to managing your cholesterol levels. Some meals could in fact reduce your blood cholesterol, while others just make issues worse.
Avoid filled or even trans fatty tissues. Foods consisting of high degrees of saturated trans or fats fatty tissues– like potato flakes and packaged biscuits– can raise your cholesterol degrees even more substantially than cholesterol- consisting of foods items like egg cells. Filled fatty tissue together with the trans fatty tissue each rise LDL ("bad") blood cholesterol. Trans thriving lowers your levels of HDL ("really good") cholesterol levels, which may place you at improved cardiovascular danger.
Make brilliant options. Select meals rich in unsaturated fats, fiber, as well as protein. Fruits, veggies, fish, grains, nuts, together with the seeds are all wonderful cholesterol regulatory authorities. The most effective foods for reducing cholesterol are slow cooked oatmeal, fish, pines (together with the people nuts), tawny oil, and meals fortified using stanols or perhaps sterols– chemicals found in flowers that aid shut out the immersion of blood cholesterol.
Bear in mind that marks can easily be outwiting. Navigating meals marks may typically be actually complicated due to the fact that packaged foods items with tags like "blood cholesterol cost-free" or perhaps "reasonable blood cholesterol" aren’t automatically heart-healthy; they might even have blood cholesterol that is actually heart-risky. Stay with fundamentals whenever feasible: fruit, veggies, nuts, and slim healthy proteins.
Lowering your blood cholesterol using fish or perhaps fish oil supplements.
By including fish like or even herring to your diet regimen two times a week, you could significantly decrease your cholesterol, together with the hence your risk for heart spell. Fish include omega-3 oily acids, which operate like superheroes, doing kindness for your cardiovascular system– as well as your whole physical body.
Cardiovascular system well-balanced diet regimen pointers: Drive clear of salt and processed meals.
Decreasing the sodium in your food is a significant component of a heart-healthy nutrition. The American citizen Cardiovascular system Association recommends no additional than regarding a tsp of salt a day for a grownup.
Lower tinned or perhaps processed foods items. Much of the sodium you eat comes from tinned or even processed foods items like soups or even held up suppers– also poultry or even additional meats typically have actually sodium extrad throughout processing. Consuming new foods items, trying to find unsalted foods, and also creating your own soups or stews may considerably decrease your salt intake.
Chef at home, using seasonings for taste. Make use of the numerous scrumptious alternatives to sodium.
Substitute decreased salt models, or salt alternatives. Choose your dressings as well as packaged meals meticulously, seeking foods items identified salt free, reduced sodium, or perhaps saltless. Much better but, utilize wholesome elements and also chef without sodium.
The DASH nutrition for lowering blood pressure.
The Dietary Approaches to Cease Hypertension, or even SPRINKLE diet plan, is actually a specially fashioned eating plan to help you lesser your blood tension, which is actually a significant root cause of hypertension together with the move. To find out more, download the booklet through the National Heart, Breathing, together with the Blood Institute found in the Assets and References area underneath.
Heart well-balanced diet ideas: Renew home cooking.
This’s quite hard to eat right for your cardiovascular system when you are actually eating in restaurants a ton, getting in, or even eating microwave dinners as well as various other processed foods. Fortunately is actually that you can easily find out to create fast, core meals in your house. It is actually less complicated and reduced lengthy than you may think.
Heart-healthy grocery purchasing and stocking.
Producing a heart-friendly eating plan starts along with stocking your fridge with easily accessible together with the well-balanced meals. Prepare a list prior to you head to the store or even agriculturalist’s market, together with the keep a little precious time after your travel to set your own good game excellence in the course of the full week.
While scanning the lanes of a supermarket in the UNITED STATE, search for meals showing the American citizen Soul Affiliation’s heart-check scar to locate heart-healthy foods. This logo design suggests that the food items has actually been actually licensed to fulfill the American Center Affiliation’s requirements for saturated fatty tissue together with the blood cholesterol. In Melbourne, try to find the Soul Structure Tick.
American Center Affiliation.
United states Soul Organization.
Australian Center Groundwork.
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Heal substitutions. Decide on replacements like 1 % or skimmed off milk instead of entire milk, limp marg. for butter, together with the slim meats like chick as well as fish in place of ribs or area food. These replacements can easily save you a whole day’s truly worth of saturated fatty tissue.
Make foods ready-to-eat. You are actually even more likely to keep heart-healthy when you create healthy and balanced food very easy to grab during the course of your hectic week. When you get back through grocery shopping, vilified fruits and also veggies as well as stash all of them in the refrigerator, prepared for the next dish or even when you are searching for a ready-to-eat snack.
Make healthy and balanced consuming easier by icy heart-healthy foods in various parts. Freeze fruits such as bananas, grapes, and also orange slices to create all of them much more exciting to consume for youngsters.
Heart-healthy cooking tips.
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You experience better management over the healthy content and the general healthfulness of the meals you consume when you prepare and also prepare foods at residence. An included bonus offer: you can additionally spare funds.
Core healthy diet pointers: Focus on high-fiber foods items.
An eating plan high in fiber could lower "poor" blood cholesterol and provide nutrients that could assist secure versus heart problem. By stuffing up on entire grains, veggies, together with the fruits, you could get most of the nutrient you’ll need, meanings you’ll likewise be actually reducing your threat of cardiovascular disease.
Go for entire grains.
Refined or refined meals are actually lower in nutrient subject matter, therefore create whole grains a fundamental aspect of your diet regimen. There are many straightforward means to extra entire grains to your dishes.
Morning meal a lot better. For breakfast pick a high-fiber breakfast cereal– one along with five or even more grams of fiber each serving. Or include a handful of tbsps of unprocessed wheat or grain bran to your favorite grain.
Strive a fresh grain. Tryout with brownish rice, wild rice, barley, whole-wheat pasta, as well as bulgur. These options are much higher in fiber compared to their more mainstream counterparts– together with the you might discover you like their inclinations.
Expand your baking. When cooking in the home, alternative whole-grain flour for half or even all of the white flour, considering that whole-grain flour is larger compared to white colored flour. In yeast breadstuffs, use a little more yeast or perhaps let the dough surge lengthier. Attempt extraing smashed bran grain or raw grain bran to buns, cakes, and cookies.
Add flax seed. Flax seeds are small dark seeds that are actually higher in nutrient and also omega-3 greasy acids, which can reduce your complete blood cholesterol levels. You could grind the seeds in a coffee mill or food mill and stir a teaspoon of all of them in to natural yogurt, applesauce, or perhaps hot cereal.
Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Most vegetables and fruits are actually low in calories and also high in fiber, making them core healthy. You can use some of the following techniques to create eating fruits together with the veggies aspect of your diet regimen each day.
Keep fruit as well as veggies at your fingertips. Wash as well as slashed fruit as well as veggies as well as put them in your fridge for easy and also healthy treats. Opt for formulas that include these high-fiber components, like veggie stir-fries or perhaps fruit salad.
Incorporate veggies into your cooking. Extra pre-cut smart or icy veggies to sauces together with the soups. Mix chopped frosted cabbages into prepared pastas dressing or perhaps shake fresh child carrots into stews.
Eat additional peas, lentils, and also grains. Include renal beans to transcribed soup or perhaps a green tossed salad.
Make snacks count. Wholesome and dried fruit, fresh vegetables, and whole-grain biscuits are all excellent ways to include nutrient at treat time. An occasional handful of nuts is additionally a well-balanced, high-fiber snack.
Soul healthy and balanced diet regimen ideas: Management part size– as well as your weight.
Getting or perhaps holding excess fat indicates that your cardiovascular system needs to operate harder, and this frequently leads to high blood tension– a major reason of center ailment. Obtaining a healthy and balanced body mass is fundamental to decreasing your risk of center disease.
No single food items may create you amazingly healthy and balanced, and so your aim could be actually to combine an assortment of healthy meals prepared in healthy ways into your eating plan, and create these patterns your brand-new way of living.
The finest foods for reducing blood cholesterol are actually slow cooked oatmeal, fish, walnuts (and also additional nuts), tawny oil, as well as meals strengthened along with sterols or even stanols– substances discovered in plants that assist shut out the immersion of cholesterol levels.
Browsing food marks can easily often be complicated because packaged meals along with labels like "cholesterol cost-free" or "low cholesterol" aren’t always heart-healthy; they could perhaps even have cholesterol that is actually heart-risky. While scanning the aisles of a grocery shop in the UNITED STATE, appeal for foods items displaying the American citizen Center Organization’s heart-check mark to spot heart-healthy meals. Merely as essential as picking well-balanced foods at the grocery store is exactly how you cook those meals in to well-balanced meals.