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Posted by Jack | Posted in Fitness | Posted on 17-03-2015

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Excellent Coffee Brewing and Cleaning Practices


Posted by Jack | Posted in Kitchen | Posted on 06-05-2016

Many factors affect our ability to produce excellent results with coffee but, in my opinion, those individuals and businesses who achieve truly excellent results in coffee brewing share a few common traits such as a willingness to experiment, openness to knowledge and adherence to the details of processes. Such is our drive to understand the coffee brewing process in all its complexity, that it’s easy to overlook some basic practices which can increase the consistency with which we produce top quality coffee.

Today we’ll be focusing on everyone’s favourite part of the process: cleaning. Basically anything that is used in the process of producing espresso coffee should be wiped frequently to remove oils and our equipment should certainly be powder free, lest you begin to taste the effects of old, grimy and re-extracted coffee.
cleaning espresso maker
If you are the proud owner of a powerful and professional prosumer style espresso maker, your weekly cleaning is a bit more involved. However, I promise after going through the process once you will find it is a piece a cake!

Backflush with chemicals at the end of every day. If you’re worried about this, use fewer chemicals, but keep it up! Make sure you reattach your shower screen before backflushing to prevent pushing any errant coffee particles back in to the water jets of your grouphead.

More cleaning tips here.

The process is called backflushing and it is only required on espresso makers that have a three-valve system. Backflushing basically involves cleaning out the shower screen, brew group, and the three-way valve. The three-way valve in a prosumer espresso maker opens and releases pressure which washes over the coffee and deposits it into the drip tray after a shot has been brewed. Backflushing takes advantage of this pressure by blowing a cleaning agent up into the espresso maker’s internal brewing components.

This process will remove deposited coffee oils which if left will make your espresso taste bitter or even rancid. It also prevents coffee from building up in the showerscreen which can lead to a restricted water flow.

Getting Frosty Cold With Coffee

Top 3 Stainless Steel Cookware


Posted by Jack | Posted in Kitchen | Posted on 07-03-2016

I know how it feels like to buy cookware for your kitchen especially if this is your first time doing it. Itís never easy. But here are some of the stainless steel cookware that I found useful and those that pretty much helped me and family in many ways.
stainless steel cookware

T-fal C88881 Stainless Steel Cookware
This set of cookware is a definite go to. When you are cooking, the heat delivers evenly all around the pan which enhances the cooking results. This set of cookware is not like the normal ordinary ones. You can place the pan into the oven with at about 350-degree of temperature and this pan is also dishwasher safe. Heat? Donít worry. The handle of the pan will not burn you as it is soft and it has a comfortable grip of the pan. The pan also comes with a glass lid which allows you to look at the food while it is being cooked.

All-Clad d5 Stainless Steel SautÈ Pan
The All-Clad d5 Stainless Steel SautÈ Pan is among the safest cookware to use. It is dishwasher, oven and boiler safe. At first I was thinking that the heat the surrounds the pan will also affect the handle of the pan, but I was wrong. The handles are made with permanent stainless steel handles and is secured with stainless steel rivets which does not actually burn you. This stainless steel pan is the best to use when you are cooking with high heat and a load of oil as it does not give you a degraded texture of meal.

All-Clad T136 Stainless Steel Whisk
Are you looking for a good and long lasting whisk whip? Then the All-Clad T136 Stainless Steel Whisk will definitely win your heart. I have bought many whisking utensils before but this one is really worth it. This whisk is durable and is among the professional tool you can find in the market. this whisk is made of heavy stainless steel and it has a grooved top and a bottom which is rounded which helps you have a firm and comfortable grip of the whisk.

Proper Exercise For Diabetics


Posted by Jack | Posted in Fitness | Posted on 27-05-2015

The most common types of diabetes are known as Type 1 and Type 2. The Type 1 diabetes, which is also known as adolescent diabetes, differs from Type 2 in the sense that the body will stop producing
insulin altogether. Type 2 diabetes is normally diagnosed in older adults and occurs as the body stops producing enough insulin or the individual
becomes resistant to their own body insulin.
No matter what form of diabetes it is, you’ll lose your ability to adequately utilize sugar. The blood sugar levels will increase due to the body’s difficulty in transporting sugar into the cells and out of the blood stream. There are several ways to lower your blood sugar levels, including diet, exercise, and medication.
As a whole, exercise is a very important part of diabetic management for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. Those that have Type 1 will find regular exercise helps to maintain insulin sensitivity, helps to prevent the accumulation of excess weight, and also increases the use of glucose by muscles.
Although there is really no way to prevent Type 1 diabetes, it is possible to prevent Type 2 diabetes. The things to consider when you attempt to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes are regular exercise
supplementation with vitamins and herbs that will help to prevent insulin resistance and proper control of weight.