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How to Brew Beer in Your Home

  There is arguably no greater sense of fulfillment attainable in life, than the one derived from enjoying the fruits of one’s own labor.  And when the fruits of your labor happen to be five gallons of high-quality, handcrafted, delicious MICRO-BREW BEER…well, let’s just say, victory has never tasted so sweet. For anyone who enjoys …

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13 Random Facts About Coffee!

  Whether dark or light, served roasted and piping hot or chilled to perfection, coffee  is a necessity for people all over the world to help kick start their mornings. Contrary to popular belief, coffee doesn’t just automatically come in those white cups with your favorite establishment’s logo on the side of it…the beans have …

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What Do I Need to Use a Digital Scale For?

To some, owning a digital scale is a no-brainer. To others, the desire vs. the need is still up in the air.  “Sure, a scale company can post pretty pictures that motivate me to workout or bake a batch of cookies, but why should I personally own a digital scale (and one that’s made by …

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All About Gluten-Free Flours

Celiac Disease is a condition that damages and prevents the lining of the small intestine from absorbing important nutrients from food. The damage is due to the reaction to gluten. Gluten is a storage protein and can be found in barley, rye, oats, wheat and other grains. The most common symptoms of someone who has …

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Escali’s Back-to-School Week Lessons: History

The History of Scales Scales have been an integral part of society for centuries and have evolved with cultural and human evolution. From the time we are born and throughout our lives, weight and measurements are vital information. Scales (balances) were essential in trading practices because the value of the goods being traded was determined …

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Cake Baking Tips–Straight from a Professional!

Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Tips for Cake Baking Before beginning to bake, read the recipe through and note a plan ahead of time. If at all possible, make the recipe the way it is indicated. Don’t substitute ingredients before making it at least once to see the way it’s supposed to come out. To combine flour, …

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Three Cold Press Handmade Soap Recipes & Natural Soap Colorants

Shea Butter Cold Press Soap 16 oz. Coconut oil 18 oz. Olive oil 16 oz. Palm oil 4 oz. Shea Butter 16 oz. Tallow 9.8 oz. Superfatted 5% Lye 23 oz. Water Honey Bee Cold Press Soap 32 oz. Olive oil 16 oz. Palm oil 24 oz. Tallow 9.5 oz. Superfatted 5% Lye 23.8 oz. …

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All About Soap & How You Can Make Your Own! (Cold Proccess)

The History of Soap: Soap making has been an art form since 2500-2800 B.C. from which its origins are based in ancient Babylon. The Babylonians would boil fats and ashes together to create a hardened mixture used for cleaning. In Egypt around 1550 B.C., the ancient Egyptians would mix animal and vegetable oils together with …

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Pop Collapsible Bowl Scale

The Escali Pop Collapsible Bowl Scale is available in 5 fun color combinations and includes a 1.5 quart collapsible bowl which doubles as a cover for the scale or triples as a shallow tray.  This two-tone colored appliance is a must-have for those looking to add a little color and spice into their kitchen as …

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Organic Beer Brewing

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” -Benjamin Franklin We’re not quite positive if Benjamin Franklin truly said this but if he did, he’s an even better man than we originally thought! Beer brewing has been a popular hobby and profession for people for centuries and the taste of …

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