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How To: Prepare Moringa Tea

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.

How To: Use salt to make milk stay fresh for longer

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.

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: Don't Buy Vitamin Water—Make Your Own Healthier Version at Home Without All That Sugar

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...

How To: Make a chai latte with milk and chai powder

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.

How To: Steam milk for latte art using soap and water

Latte art is a fun, creative way to spice up your average cup of joe. Watch this video to practice your latte art with steamed soapy water. First, pour a drop of dish soap into a latte making cup. then using the espresso machine fill it with hot water. Use the espresso machine to help steam and mix the soap, as if it were a latte. It will turn into a white, frothy substance. Then pour the soapy water into a coffee mug. Use the latte cup's guide to make sure you pour at the right angle. Watch ...

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: Make a cappuccino on a home espresso machine

In order to prepare Cappuccino with your home espresso machine, you will need the following: milk, coffee, an espresso machine. Fill steamed milk container 2/3 full of milk. Submerge the milk underneath the spinner, before you turn it on. Allow it to steam the milk, until it is warm and frothy. Keep an eye on it, judging the consistency for your self. Remove, when the milk is warm and frothy. Turn the machine off, before you remove the cup. Clean your wand.

How To: Boil milk

First, find yourself a very large pot with a thick base that will distribute the heat evenly, preferably a stock pot. If the bottom is thin, consider some sort of diffuser. If you don't have one, buy one. They are cheap and you'll be glad you did. They even have them in the grocery store sometimes, for less than $10. Pour in your milk and turn on the heat to medium/high. Bring the milk to a boil over high heat stirring constantly, controlling the foam against boiling over.

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: Program your DirecTV remote to work with your XBox

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...

How To: Set Up a Coffee Station at Your Buffet

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.

How To: Make traditional horchata

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make traditional horchata. Begin by filling the blender with water and add in some cinnamon sticks. Then add in a cup of dried rice and turn on the blender to mix it. Now pour the mixture out into a strainer with a pitcher or cup underneath. The strainer will catch all the leftover rice gains. Then add in 1 tsp of vanilla, small amount of almond extract and 1/2 cup of sugar. This recipe is very fast, simple and easy to do. This video will benefit t...

How To: Make ceremonial Japanese green tea at home

A very traditional tea in Japan is green tea. Japanese ceremonial green tea is prepared from a tea powder known as matcha. This tea is not difficult to make at home, and tastes delicious even without the ceremony. Check out this video and learn the steps and ingredients necessary for creating this yummy infusion.

How To: Make pomegranate juice at home

In this video from jinip23 we learn how to make pomegranate juice at home. She takes 3 pomegranates and peels them and removes the seeds. You can use the inside peel as a cold remedy. Now take all of the seeds and put in a blender. Add a bit of water into the blender. Then add some sugar to it as well. Add as needed. Now blend it in the blender. You might need to blend a bit more. Blend until it is smooth. Then sieve the seeds away if you prefer the juice without the seeds in it. Once those s...

How To: Make Ethiopian coffee at home

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...

How To: Make seltzer water

Sick of spending your hard earned money on the bourgeois bubbly water? Why spend extra money on bottled seltzer when you can make it at home? Plus, by using fewer plastic bottles, you can reduce your carbon footprint.

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