Most people need their morning pick-me-up to get the day started right. There's a Starbucks on every corner and caffeine "shots" are sold in convenience stores everywhere. Even Mountain Dew is getting in on the action with its new KickStart "breakfast" drink (whatever that means). With a whopping 5% real fruit juice!
If you want to start the party out right, you have to impress the crowd with your awesome bartending skills. While lighting cocktails on fire is a nice way to warm up the crowd, it's been done by thousands of bartenders across the globe. Plus, if you're not careful, you could end up like this guy:
Moringa oleifera is one of the most rich sources of nutrients and vitamins that our body needs. It is rich in calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, and iron. Moringa can be prepared as a vegetable or included in soups, but mostly just the leaves and fruits are used. Others prefer to drink it as tea.
Love espresso but don't feel like giving your arm and leg to Starbucks? Well, your prayers have been answered! This great video details the steps needed to make an amazing Cafe' Cortado. I can see it now, you're salivating, and your wallet is thanking you too!
How many of us actually drink enough water? It's one of the easiest ways to improve your health, but most people don't get nearly as much as they should. We've grown so accustomed to soda, coffee, and sugary juices that water just seems bland by comparison. That's why drinks like VitaminWater are so popular. They're marketed as being just like water, but better tasting and with even more vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Who wouldn't want all the benefits of drinking water a...
Place your coffee beans in a metal plate over a heating source. Push the beans around with a utensil. Push them continuously so they do not burn. After a while, they should begin to change color from hay yellow to a more blackish color. Once the coffee beans are mostly black (a few dark brown are ok) grind your beans into a powder. Separately boil some water in a kettle. After the water begins to boil, add desired amount of sugar and coffee powder. The more coffee you use the stronger it will...
Want to brew a caffè (or cafe) mocha like a champion barista? This clip will show you how it's done. There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.
Jessie Pray shares her recipe for her famous "Spanish Fly Sangria". To make Spanish Fly Sangria, do the following: Nothing will be measured. Put some ice in a pitcher or bowl. Add some oranges slices, lemon and lime wedges and some apples to the pitcher. Add about a half bottle of cheap red wine. Add some brandy, Triple Sec, and Grand Marnier to the mix. Add some lemon-lime soda, or even some fruit juice. Shake, pour into a glass and do a quick taste test.
Ever had poutine? It's a Québécois dish, consisting of french fries topped in fresh cheese curd and then smothered in brown gravy.
Everyone loves a nice hot freshly brewed cup of matcha green tea. The hot summer months don't have to mean giving up your matcha tea. Make an iced matcha green tea instead. Watch this how to video to learn more about the simple methods involved in making iced matcha green tea.
Casein is a protein that is found in milk. Groups of casein normally float around in milk without bonding. These groupings have a negative charge. The acidity of the Red Bull causes the negative charges on the casein groupings to become neutralized. Instead of pushing each other apart, the casein starts to clump together causing the milk to curdle and form solid matter.
This video shows us how to make distilled water for your carnivorous plants, such as a Venus Fly Trap.
Sanjay Thumma teaches the secret of making north and south Indian buttermilk from curd. For the south Indian type finely chop down some green chilies, curry leaves, coriander and a crushed piece of ginger. Use some roasted cumin and roll it down to powder it as shown. Blend a cup of curd with 2 cups of water and add a pinch of salt to it. Finally add all other ingredients to the buttermilk to complete it in south Indian style. Now for the north Indian style add some cumin powder and chaat mas...
Want to make a chai latte like a champion barista? There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.
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When having a large dinner party or family gathering, having a coffee station set up saves the Host/hostess a lot of busy work. Guests like getting their own beverages rather than having to ask for one, and the coffee station is the key solution. Plus, one can serve several kinds of coffee and even tea at the same station.
If you're still drinking tea from water infused with a dinky little tea bag then you're not really drinking tea at all. In fact, drinking tea from a tea bag you get at Ralph's is equivalent to eating a burger and fries at a fast food joint and thinking it's real food.
Milk has a notoriously short shelf life, but you need it for so many things! How can you make sure that it stay fresh for as long as you need it to? Well, you can only buy as much milk as you need as you need it, or you can do like they do in this video and put salt in it, which will make it last longer.
If you like Starbucks Frappuccinos but want to add a little bit of an alcoholic kick to them, try adding some vodka. Pouring some vanilla flavored vodka over the top of some and serving it in a chilled martini glass is a great way to quickly create a dessert drink. Enjoy this clip for the full Vanilla Frappuccino Martini recipe.
In this video, a man shows us a Do-it-yourself method of distilling water. You will need heat resistant containers, tubing, and a rubber washer. You need to run the tubing through the rubber washer, and place that on top of the heat resistant beaker. Then, you use a container (any will do, as long as it's bigger than the beaker) and cut 2 holes for the rubber tube to tunnel through the container. Next, you add ice water to the now tunneled container, and run the tubing to the last container t...
The battle between Pepsi and Coke has been a grueling one, with both sides securing their secret formulas for great tasting, addicting sodas behind lock and key.
Learn to please a true coffee connoisseur with a hand-crafted caffe macchiato. Watch this recipe video to learn how to make your own Caffe Macchiato at home.
This tea recipe is great for those of you who enjoy green tea and cappuccino. Watch this HowTo video as our Japanese host demonstrates how to make a matcha cappuccino using a matcha tea mixture. This beverage recipe is a great combination of green tea and coffee.
This video illustrates the quick and easy method to Buy fresh ginger and brew a pot of ginger tea . The process is comprised of the following steps:Step 1: Visit a local store or a vegetable shop and buy some ginger. Identifying whether the ginger is fresh or not is a easy job. Just smell it and judge if the odor is strong. A strong odor indicates that the ginger is fresh.Step 2: Mesh the ginger pieces and peel off it's skin.Step 3: Take small pieces of ginger and add them to boiling tea.Step...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Starbucks style cafe mocha. The materials and ingredients required for this recipe are: coffee, coffee grinder, stainless steel pitcher, thermometer, chocolate syrup, milk and a espresso and cappuccino maker. Begin by filling the bottom of a coffee cup with chocolate syrup. Then load the espresso machine with the coffee and fill the stainless steel pitcher with milk. Now steam the milk and load the coffee. Finish by adding the coffee and ste...
Learn how to grind coffee beans. You don't have to do everything the easy way. Coffee tastes better with fresh-ground beans, and it doesn't take long to learn how.
Coffee mixes are an easy way to make gourmet coffee, but they're expensive. If you want to create your own coffee flavor and save money, watch this video to learn how to make your own coffee mixes at home.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a cappuccino at home without using a cappuccino maker. First, use your french press to make coffee, using whichever coffee you prefer. Next, pour the hot coffee into a glass and warm up skim milk in a sauce pan. Then, pour the milk into the french press and aerate the warm milk, which will thicken it. When finished, pour the warm milk into the coffee. Now all you have to do is stir the coffee and milk together and you've got a delicious cappuccino! Add a...
Louise Owen and VideoJug demonstrate how to make a banana smoothie. A lip smacking way to enjoy one of the most popular breakfast fruits. Steeped in fiber and blended with thick yogurt this smoothie is a special treat. To give the drink a thick consistency and to keep it cold, freeze the banana in advance. Peel the banana and chop it into quarters. Then wrap it in greaseproof paper and place in the freezer. Add 150ml of yogurt to the blender. Add the frozen banana, followed by a tablespoon of...
Learn how to make iced coffee. Get your caffeine jolt and chill out at the same time with an iced coffee.
To program your DirecTV remote for your XBox you will need to find your programming codes. Press menu on your remote and scroll down to parental fav's and setups, then system setup, select remote control, and program remote. You can use either AV1 or AV2 both should work. Then you will choose DVD, and then select the brand for your 360 and your program codes will come up. Put your TV in AVI mode and press your menu and select button at the same time. The lights at the top of the remote should...
Orangeade is exactly what it sounds like: "Orange-ade". Which means it's not just your standard orange juice. It's that and so much more! In this video recipe, you'll learn just how to make this refreshing summer cool drink. Chloe Rosen pays tribute to her grandfather with this refreshing citrus beverage. Fresh-squeezed lemon and lime juice kick up the main ingredient of orange juice. Seltzer water for that necessary fizz, and just the right amount of sugar are added to the mix. Ribbons of mi...
Some would say that Turkish coffee is the best coffee in the world, and then some would go even further and state that Armenian Turkish coffee is the best coffee in the world. Well, that's exactly what this video is about, Armenian-style coffee, and you'll learn just how to make it.
The Kawakawa tree is a teeny little thing that grows in New Zealand. The leaves of this tree are thought to relieve everything from bruises to toothaches to bladder problems, and can be pounded into an infusion for tea.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make Bedouin tea. This is great to have between friends, and customary to serve in Egypt when visitors come over. First, light a fire with wood, then fill a pot with water and place it over a fire. After this, place the water inside a tea kettle, then wash the cups. Refill the pot with water and tea, and put it back onto the fire. Now, add sugar to the tea kettle and pour the tea over it when it starts to boil. After this, swirl the tea around in the kettle, ...
Serious Eats' Burger Lab offers an extensive guide to making sliders at home. For those who have not sampled the beloved American classic, a slider is NOT just a mini hamburger. Nope, there's much more to it than that.
The Thai iced tea smoothie is a the colder cousin of the Thai iced tea. Watch this HowTo video to learn how to make a Thai tea smoothie in about a minute at home. It tastes delicious on a hot summer day. All you need for this recipe is Curry Simple Thai Tea Syrup Concentrate (or your own mixture of teas), ice and half and half.
Wheat germ tea is not only good for your skin, its also great for your health. This how-to video will show you how to brew wheat germ.
Coffee is one of the world's greatest discoveries, but a bad cup of joe can be devastating for your morning. Technivorm makes some of the world's best coffeemakers, and their Technivorm Moccamaster drip coffee brewer is one of the greatest. It's handmade in the Netherlands, and is considered to be the best coffeemaker ever. Poul Mark, founder of Transcend Coffee in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, demonstrates how to brew a great pot of coffee with this renowned Dutch-made machine.
How to brew a pot of Indian Ginger-Cardamom Chai:Jean007pat shows us how to make Indian ginger-cardamom tea (chai). You will need a mug of milk, two tea-bags, a pot, ginger, shredder, strainer, pliers, cardamom, stone crusher (to crush the cardamom), sugar to taste and one and half mug of water. Put the pot on the stove and light the stove. Pour one and half mug water into this pot. Add the tea bags and sugar as per your need into this water. Add ginger into this boiling water. Let it boil an...