Caleb Garrett


Turkish Coffee

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Turkish coffee is one of the most popular Middle Eastern beverages, enjoyed by people in Arabic and Mediterranean countries for centuries. It is part of the culture, playing a role in ceremonies and expressing hospitality to guests in almost every Arabic home. It inspired the tradition of the coffee house, which is still a place that brings people together to gather and discuss events, or just to socialize.

Turkish Coffee Is Part of Arabic Society

Turkish coffee was first introduced to Turkey in the 16th century by Syrian traders. It is derived from the Arabica bean and is ground to …


CBS Poll Shows Palin is More Disliked than Tea Party

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A new CBS poll released the evening of Oct. 6 shows that Americans are equally divided over whether they have a favorable view of the burgeoning Tea Party movement, but that more than twice as many of them surveyed have an unfavorable view of former Gov. Sarah Palin.

The poll taken between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5 shows that while 22 percent of the Americans surveyed by CBS view the Tea Party favorably, 21 percent viewed them unfavorably — with 56 percent saying they just didn't know. But in Palin's case, just 22 percent viewed her favorably, while 48 percent …


How To Grow Your Own Healthy Organic Vegetable Garden

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When I was first married, I began planting a vegetable garden each spring as a hobby with the added bonus of saving a few dollars on my grocery bill. At the end of each winter I would sit and plan out exactly what it was I thought I would like to grow that year. I would list everything I would need. Seeds, some soil or peat, annual herbs and….commercial fertilizer.

I thought that as long as my vegetables
were large and my yield high that I was doing something good. That is until I bought a subscription to a gardening …


Anti-Inflammatory Herbs That Work

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Being a middle aged runner who has been running for over 30 years, I’ve found myself having to rely on a lot of anti-inflammatory medicines available, both alternative, as well as natural. As I’ve aged, I began to find that the natural ones were easier on my digestive system, and in the case of a spice called turmeric, actually soothed the indigestion I get from food allergies. So there began my love affair with herbs. I’ve taken a number of classes on herbs given through my employer from a number of herbalists at Outpost Natural Foods in Milwaukee, my hometown. …


How to Make Hummingbird Food

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In Arizona hummingbirds are everywhere so it is pretty a must that you have a feeder at least somewhere in your neighborhood. This is how you can create hummingbird food. From my experience this method works the best. I have tried numerous retail versions but nothing works as well as homemade hummingbird food.

Get a pot to heat up some water.

Measure 2 cups water and 1/2 cup sugar. This depends on the size of your Humming Bird feeder. Its 1 cup water to a quarter cup sugar as rule.

Boil the sugar in the water until it mixes. This …


10 Healthiest Foods in the World

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Certainly, we don’t want to live a long life – if it’s miserable or unhealthy life. We rather want to live a long but ┬áhealthy and happy life. So if you want to live a healthy, happy and long life eat plenty of these foods.

According to reliable nutritionists and dietitians worldwide, here are the 10 healthiest foods in the world.

  1.  Spinach

Believe it or not, this vegetable is one of the healthiest in the world. This vegetable that is native to central and southwestern Asia has a strong affinity with Popeye and he becomes physically stronger after consuming it. …


The Five Best Herbs to Grow: Gain Antioxidants, Vitamins and Medicial Properties

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Growing herbs is not only pleasing but provide opportunities to boost vitamins and antioxidants in cooking. Herbs also have therapeutic properties, such as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory that offer a practical value often enjoyed in tea. Two of the easiest and fastest-germinating herbs to grow from seed are the annuals basil and cilantro (coriander).

The biennial parsley will grow adequately well from seed if soaked in hot water overnight. The perennials oregano and thyme round out the top five list; it is probably best to start the seeds indoors and transplant the young plants when the ground has warmed up.



Preventing Separation Anxiety in Young Children – A Parents Role

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Anxiety in children is a normal response to growing and learning. However, anxiety is considered a disorder when it is extreme, long-lasting, and debilitating. Several forms of anxiety can manifest. A child suffering from one form of anxiety is likely to also experience symptoms of another.

For example, a child experiencing separation anxiety may also suffer from social anxiety or panic disorder. Studies have shown that, a parent’s interaction with their infants is a factor in the development of an anxiety disorder. Timely, consistent care of an infant can prevent anxiety disorders. These disorders are typically long-lasting and follow a …


American Tea Party – Strawberry Jam and Muffins

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Sweet red strawberries in season are loaded with mineral and vitamins. California produces over 80% of the strawberries consumed in the USA.

Strawberries are in season, these fruits are not only full of color, they are full of flavor and nutrients. Here in southern California the strawberry booths are up and loaded with the picks of the season. Did you know that California is the largest cultivator of strawberries with over 25,000 acres of land dedicated to the strawberries? Which is why California produces over 80% of the strawberries consumed in the USA.


Native to North America, the strawberry …


Certified Chefs

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Opportunities for certified chefs are greater than the advancement available to those who haven't yet begun certification. Chef certification is not required to start a new career as a personal chef, but additional credentials never hurt anyone. The American Culinary Federation has 13 separate designations when issuing certificates to qualified professionals.

Certified chefs or not, chefs should purchase liability insurance. In many places, it's a requirement, and in today's litigious society (particularly in the United States), it's always a prudent step. When chefs only worked in posh restaurants or for the wealthy, and personal chefs were scarcely known, certification and …