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How To: Make distilled water on the stove

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make distilled water. Begin by pouring some water into a kettle pot and heat it at medium temperature. Then make a hole in the side of a plastic cup and insert a tube into the hole. Now cover the top of the cup with plastic wrap and insert the tube from the cup to the kettle pot spout. Seal the gaps in the spout with some paper towels. Leave the cup for several minutes to steam. Then take off the plastic wrap and wait 10-15 minutes for the water. T...

How To: Distill your own water at home

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...

How To: Make iced coffee in a blender

Summer is coming and an iced coffee would taste really good when that temperature is sizzling! To make a good iced coffee you will need:1. electric mixer2. ice3. milk4. caramel5. chocolate syrup6. brewed coffee

How To: Brew loose leaf tea

All tea comes from the same plant; however, the way the tea leaves are prepared are very different. Learn about green, white, Oolong, and black tea in this free video series about making the perfect cup of loose leaf tea.

How To: Blend a raw aloe vera smoothie

Raw dishes often entail food that is unprocessed and uncooked. This how-to video will show you great raw recipes to make at home. Watch and learn how to prepare a raw aloe smoothie. All you need for this refreshingly raw drink is: aloe, banana, water, agave, cacao powder, chocolate bliss powder, coconut oil, and cinnamon. Try this healthy alternative to any other type of smoothie.

How To: Make cinnamon ginger tea

In this video, we learn how to make homemade cinnamon ginger tea. You will need cinnamon, ginger root, a cutting board, knife, potato peeler, saucepan, water and pitcher. First, heat saucepan up and boil water (a water bottle full). Next, throw in your cinnamon stick. Leave this simmering and then grab your ginger root and potato peeler. Peel your ginger root and slice it into thin slices (like an onion). Once your water and cinnamon is boiling, add in your ginger slices and let it boil until...

How To: Super chill your soda or beer in under 2 minutes

This simple, under one minute, video tells you the secret to super chilling your favorite beverages in as little as 2 minutes. Soda and beer lovers alike will appreciate this interesting bit of news. Take your room temperature, 80 degree, beer or soda, and cool them to under 45 degrees in two minutes. All you need is a bowl, some ice, common table salt, and your favorite beverage. By adding salt to the ice, it lowers the freezing temperature of the ice, giving it increased cooling abilities.

How To: Open a bottle of wine with proper etiquette

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly open a bottle of wine with Jorge Cornet. To start, choose your type of wine and grab two wine glasses. The first thing you will need is a wine opener that has a blade on it. Now, cut off some of the tip of the bottle right around where the edge is. You should now be able to twist and peel the top off, then throw that away. After this, point the corkscrew down into the center of the cork. Now, slowly screw the corkscrew in making sure the cork goes in...

How To: Brew java with the Technivorm Moccamaster coffeemaker

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: Make fresh & raw pomegranate & orange juice

This video talks about juices and how you can make one without a juicer. Juices are a great way of getting vitamins and antioxidants. In order to make this juice, you should have a citrus press. You will also need five of six fresh oranges and one large pomegranate. Slice the oranges in half and put each half through the citrus press. Next, slice the pomegranate in half and put that through the citrus press. Mix the solution together and pour into a glass. If you find that the drink is to swe...

How To: Blend a Thai iced tea smoothie

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.

How to Make falooda: Indian rose-flavored milk

Falooda is delicious rose flavored milk (served with ice cream) which can be a refreshing drink or a unique dessert idea. Falooda is made with basil seeds, known as Tukmaria, which are great for digestion after a heavy meal. Try this recipe for a truly wonderful Indian concoction.

How To: Make Low Fat and High Protein Apple Cinnamon Soya Shake

Many of you may already know that Soy milk is low on fat but at the same naturally high in proteins, essential fatty acids, and fibers. But if you're like me and can't stand the taste of Soy milk alone then I'll show you how to make it delicious by adding apples and cinnamon powder in this Apple Cinnamon Soya Shake recipe. Average preparation time: 10 Minutes

How To: Make Delicious Horchata

You know how you can go to those little Mexican restaurants that have the refreshing drink machines full of that sweet rice drink, horchata? Did it ever seem like some kind of arcane powdered mix or a secret recipe you would never know? If you've ever found a recipe, did you imagine it needing all these crazy ingredients that you can't find for cheap at your local supermarket?

How To: Flavor Your Water Naturally, Encouraging Hydration

Through the hot summer months staying properly hydrated can be difficult and boring. Water is not a good "flavor" after your third or fourth glass of the day. There are store-bought re-hydration beverages available but they are expensive and generally packed with sugar. Here is a simple way to flavor your water with things you most likely have in the house.

How To: Make the Victorian cocktail

In this tutorial, we learn how to make the Victorian cocktail. To start, you will first need a martini glass, mandarin-infused vodka, St. Germain, and bitter juice. Pour an ounce of each of these into the shaker with some cubed ice. Then, use a spoon to mix this together instead of shaking it. Do this until the sorbet comes out of it and then strain it into the martini glass. From here, add a bit of food coloring to the glass in the middle. From here, garnish with a blood orange peel and you ...

How To: Use the pour over method to make coffee fast and easily

Drip coffee makers are fast and easy, but make a lot of coffee that doesn't taste very good. If you just want one good cup of coffee in the morning and don't want to buy any special equipment, watch this video. It will show you how to brew coffee using the pour-over method, in which you make one cup at a time without expensive machines or equipment.

How To: Buy a can of soda

In this video, we learn how to buy a can of soda. First, you want to find a soda machine that accepts dollar bills or change. After this, you want to find the soda that you want to purchase and see how much it costs. Next, you want to insert your money into the machine and press the button for the desired kind of soda you want. Now, wait for the can to dispense out of the bottom, then collect any change that comes out as well. After this, you can open your soda and enjoy drinking it as a grea...

How To: Make homemade frozen lemonade

Every kid has had a lemonade stand. It's a child's first glimpse at responsibility and making a living, but the lemonade in this video isn't your typical lemonade stand variety. This is more like a slushy than a drink. This is a great summertime treat your guests will love, but remind them to drink it slowly to avoid that inevitable “cold headache.” John Verlinden of Mucho Gusto shares a favorite pitcher-style drink with plenty to go around. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice is the star with just a ...

How To: Make healthy, fresh green tea at home with Jenny Jones

In this tutorial, learn how to make green tea - the right way - with Jenny Jones. Jenny will show you how to cook up this healthy, delicious Asian tea so that you get the most health benefits. Green tea can help fight disease, aid weight loss and give you an overall better sense of wellbeing. Follow along with Jenny and steep your tea to perfection.

How To: Gather and make tea from Stinging Nettles

Would you ever consider willing spending an idyllic day in the countryside harvesting... Stinging Nettles? And, having done so, make those bothersome plants into tea or even wine? If yes, than Rick van Man of Container Gardening For Food is here to help. He explains here in great detail how to gather the nettles safely and efficiently, then how to dry them and make them into tea leaves. He assures us that it is tasty and nutritious, but the disclaimer at the beginning of the video is worrisom...

How To: Froth milk with a steam wand

In this video, we learn how to froth milk using a steam wand on a traditional espresso machine. First you will foam your milk then you will mix the milk. First you will pour your milk into a container and place it inside of your steamer and turn it on full power. The milk will start to foam and you will see bubbles rising on the top. Keep this going for about 30 seconds then tap down your milk two times. When you look at the milk, it will be a rich and creamy texture. You can add this to your...

How To: Make a Starbucks style mocha

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...

How To: Make buttermilk from regular milk

This video tells us the method to make buttermilk from raw milk. This procedure has many steps. We start by taking the raw milk in the first step. This should be carefully measured. Take a pound of milk for our purpose. Purchase a regular buttermilk from the grocery store. In the next step, take about a teaspoon of buttermilk bought from the grocery store and add it to the raw milk kept in the jar. Mix the added buttermilk and the raw sugar thoroughly. Leave the mixture overnight to sit. This...