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3 Ways to Store Coffee Beans

3 Ways to Store Coffee Beans

Whether you have a kitchen cupboard or a fridge, there are many ways to store your coffee beans. For instance, you can place them in an airtight container or place them in a zip-lock bag. In this blog post, we will cover 3 of the best ways to store coffee beans so that they stay fresh and provide you with the best possible taste experience. For more great coffee tips and reviews, head on over to our friends at Bushy Beard Coffee.

Airtight container

Having an airtight container to store coffee beans is one of the best ways to ensure the freshness and taste of your coffee because keeping your coffee beans in an airtight container will protect them from light, moisture, and temperature extremes.

There are several different types of containers, but the best ones are lightproof and airtight. You can also find containers that feature a seal that locks the coffee in without letting moisture seep in.

We prefer containers that are made from glass or stainless steel as they tend to be more durable and offer better safety while not compromising on the flavor.

An airtight container to store coffee beans also helps you keep them fresh by locking in oxygen. This is really important because oxygen breaks down the flavor of coffee, and it accelerates the deterioration of the beans.

Some of the coffee lovers we speak to swear by canisters that come with replacement filters whereas others prefer the simple locking mechanism. At the … Read the rest

Oatmeal porridge bowl on the white wooden background.

Porridge in a Rice Cooker? No Way!

Making porridge in a rice cooker is a great way to have a warm, nutritious breakfast on busy mornings. It’s easy to do, and the rice cooker will take care of all the hard work for you! In this article, we will show you how to make porridge in a rice cooker using three different methods. We will also provide some tips on how to customize your porridge recipe to suit your own tastes. So whether you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast solution or want to add some variety to your morning routine, read on for instructions on how to make porridge in a rice cooker!

What is porridge, and why should you cook it in a rice cooker?

Porridge is a type of thick, creamy porridge made from oats, barley, or other grains. It is popular breakfast food in many parts of the world and can be easily customized to suit your own taste. Porridge is a great choice for busy mornings because it is quick and easy to make, and can be cooked in advance and reheated when you’re ready to eat.

Cooking porridge in a rice cooker is a convenient way to make a delicious, hot breakfast without having to watch the pot. Rice cookers are designed to maintain a consistent temperature, so your porridge will cook evenly and won’t stick to the pot. Plus, cleanup is a breeze!

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Businessman in suit

A Diamond in the digital rough – Heritage and Tradition, while looking good at the same time!

While sailing on my binary boat around the great wide waters of the web, I found myself on a remarkable little site that I found so interesting, that it’s driven me to write a blog post about it!

I was searching for formal shirts for my husband (it’s his 47th birthday next week and I wanted to get him something special) and I found myself on the website of Gibbs Menswear.

This remarkable shop sits in a little sleepy town in the north-east of Scotland called Inverurie. It sounds like a lovely little place, but sadly I have never had the pleasure of being (although Scotland is on my list of holiday destinations!)

What is really remarkable about this site, is the fantastic range of outfits and shirts available to purchase online. Apart from fantastic prices on a lot of really great items, what really struck me about this company is that they seem to really care about the history, heritage, and tradition of the clothes they sell.

The site itself has a treasure trove of information for those that are willing to do a little digging. For those that are interested you can learn about all the different types of tartan they stock in their kilts, and wools they use in their knitwear.

I had the singular pleasure of speaking with the store’s owner, Barry, when I phoned the number on the site to find out more information.

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Why We All Need A Steam generator Iron

The steam generator iron is growing in popularity across the planet because of its ability to deliver consumers excellent results in a short amount of time – and for a reasonable cost. This posts highlights the reasons why buyers choose steam generator option over the regular iron:

1.A Steam Generator Iron Will Help You Get Your Ironing Done Quicker

A steam generator iron will help you cut your ironing time in half because the steam coming from the boiler tank is much hotter and under higher pressure compared to the steam output from traditional irons. This means that the generated steam can penetrate deep into fabrics. What this means is that you will not have to stand for hours , ironing the front and back sides of a garment and this will, of course, save you a lot of time. Also, with a steam generator iron, the delivery of steam means that less gliding is required back and forth on a garment. So, when considered together these 2 factors can amount to a significant time saving. Therefore, if you find that you always have loads of laundry then investing in a steam generator is a must!

2.Steam Generator Irons Will Bring A Professional Finished Look To Your Clothes

Having alluded to the power of the steam, the steam emerging from a steam iron is highly effective in getting rid of wrinkles and creases in clothes. Again this can be put down to the ability for the steam to infiltrate deeper fabrics. With the use … Read the rest

Makeup For Glowing Skin

When I sat down to write this blog post, I promised myself I wasn’t going to use that silly phrase and say I’m ‘all about that base‘, but I can no longer deny it: I really am all about the base. The part of my makeup I like to take plenty of time for, is without a doubt applying foundation, concealing blemishes and dark circles and hoping my 10 minutes of hard work stays put all day with some help of a setting spray. I briefly told you about my makeup routine before, but today I’d like to give the two star products in my foundation routine their moment in the spotlights.

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat is the foundation I’ve been using almost exclusively since August. At first I didn’t get along with it; the product wouldn’t set properly and started to look patchy on my chin in no time. Luckily, as the temperatures dropped after a hot July, it would last on my skin all day with a thin layer of powder and a setting spray on top. Le Teint Touche Eclat is a light to medium coverage foundation with a dewy finish. I like to apply one layer and cover up any blemishes with concealer, but you could easily build up the foundation if you wanted to. The main reason why I adore this product is because it instantly makes my skin look glowy and healthier. Didn’t get enough sleep? Pow. Le Teint Touche … Read the rest

Some Natural Cures For Stubborn Acne

Just ask anyone who has ever suffered from acne and they will tell you that one of the most annoying things is when you have tried lots of acne treatments but none have worked and you feel completely at the end of your tether. You know, it gets to the point when you start to think that you have tried every cream, applied every lotion, and taken every supplement in a vain attempt to make your skin better. But you’re still not seeing the results. In some cases, people have tried over-the-counter medications while, in other situations they may have used topical treatments, but the fact remains that the matter what kind of treatment they have tried if they didn’t achieved the results they needed, then they start to feel as though the condition will never clear up. So, if you’re one of those people who are running out of patience with your acne then here are some great natural acne treatments which may just help.

Try a natural cleanser

You may not know this, but it’s actually very easy to create your own natural cleansers which are gentle on your face but tough on your acne. If you’re looking for cheap, but effective ways to cure your acne then here are some simple tips I have picked up over the years.

  • Try using pineapple juice mixed with baking soda to make a home-made mask. Believe it or not but this is actually very effective and has the added side-effect of being a
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