November 2017 4
One of the most beloved ingredients for many American families shouldn’t surprise you: it’s peanut butter. It’s so popular that wholly 90% of U.S. households consume it. Peanut butter is probably one of the most comforting foods in your cupboard, perhaps because so many of us have fond childhood memories that revolve around it. From munching on ants on a log after school lets out in the afternoon to devouring your grandma’s homemade peanut butter cookies around the holidays, you’ve probably passed your love of peanut products down to your own children to enjoy. But if you’re looking for new peanut recipes to delight your kiddos, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled three delicious and creative pe (more…)
Whiskey. It conjures to mind the old man sitting at a chair by the fire. Or the young professional sipping a double on the rocks at a trendy bar. There are archetypes: the manly man, the accomplished man. It is sipped by people all around the world. It is made from distilleries all around the world. The top five on the list of countries where people consume the most whiskey are:
- France at 2.15 liters per person
- Uruguay at 1.77 liters per person
- United States at 1.41 liters per person
- Australia at 1.3 liters per person
- Spain at 1.29 liters per person
In fact, whiskey consumption rose 17% in the United States between 2010 and 2015.
This fall, whiskey season has arrived. Whiskey, because of its amber quality and warmth it provides when drunk, (more…)
Losing weight can seem like an impossible dream. You exercise as much as you can, but those extra pounds don’t seem to go away. You change your diet, but your scale still flashes the same frustrating numbers back at you. What’s a good way to keep your lifestyle changes to a minimum while still getting rid of a few excess pounds? It may help to start…small. The health benefits of nuts have been thoroughly studied by doctor and dreamer alike over the years, with quite a few positives to be had on the weight loss side of things.
They’re Chock Full Of Nutrients
Nuts are filled with vitamins and minerals, showing that great things really do come in small packages. Phytochemicals in nuts are being rigorously studied as we speak for their potential benefits on human health, bu (more…)
You have that picture in your head of a factory farm: It’s a large building, probably gray in color, massive like a warehouse. Inside, there are animals. They are in pens, corrals, and you think that this is the way that American farming works.
Unfortunately, this is all too often the case. American farming in the past thirty to forty to fifty years has undergone a strange transformation: Whereas, once there were pastoral and idyllic farms where chickens roamed freely on top of the grass and cows walked slowly through the pastures, American farming became solely dependent on a mechanism that drove them to far reaching measures, enacted because of one thing–money.
It started like this. In the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, American farmers were losing revenue on a vital staple of (more…)
Top Green Tea Diet
Your daughter has definitely entered an entirely different part of the country. Her phone calls home are about crawfish boils, creole dishes, and other kinds of cajun specialties. Her first three years at college have been south in the state of Louisiana and after she completes her Bachelors Degree this year she may be staying [...]
While we typically think of flowers as something just to be seen, humans have always known that certain flower petals can also be eaten. Today, the crystallized rose petal and other edible blossoms are used in many different ways to enhance our eating experience. Here’s what you need to know about the crystallized rose petal [...]
Few industries are growing as fast as craft brewing. In 2015, the number of operating craft breweries in the U.S. grew 15% to more than than 4,200, which was the most in the history of the country. Craft beer now makes up about 12% of the overall beer market in the U.S., and the craft [...]
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