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A small lush evergreen shrub with an awesome relaxing aroma and calming beautiful taste that stimulates dopamine.

Thyme has been around since forever and ancient people such as Greeks and Egyptians used this delicious herb.

The uses of thyme are endless; it is used as a flavor in food, burnt as incense, used in cosmetics, brewed as tea, used as a cleaning agent and to top it off, it has tons of medicinal benefits.

To Make Fresh Thyme Last Longer

It is very simple to make fresh thyme last longer, just do this simple trick whenever you purchase fresh thyme from the farmers market or from the supermarket.

Here is a great way to make fresh thyme last longer and how to use thyme in the home and garden.

Remove it from its package and shake off any loosed leaves. Ensure that the leaves are dry and place the root section of the thyme in a mason jar that is half full, then place it in the fridge. Change every three days. This can last up to six weeks!

Uses of Thyme In the Garden

  1. Creates an awesome aromatic scent in your garden
  2. Attracts pollinators to your garden; bringing bees and butterflies which gives such a lively and vibrant vibe to your outdoor garden. The fact that these beautiful creatures pollinate your garden is a plus.
  3. Repels lots of garden bugs such as; cabbage loopers, cabbage maggots, corn earworms, tomato hornworms, whiteflies and more

How to repel

  1. For more passive repellent, plant thyme all over the garden and surround your cabbage and tomato crops.
  2. Crush or blend half a cup of fresh thyme in  2 cups of water, add one teaspoon of dish soap and strain and apply to plants from a spray bottle.

Uses of thyme in the kitchen

Make herb butter; Thyme adds great taste and flavor when it is added to your butter, just chop off the greener parts of the thyme stems, cut them very finely and mix them into your butter at room temperature.

Portion ratio does not need to be exact at all so you can add 1 cup chopped thyme to two cups of room temperature butter. Or tweak it as you wish to suit your cooking needs. It is now ready to be used in pasta, potatoes, bread, vegetable dished and so on.

Make thyme lemon salt

1/2 cup fine sea salt

2 medium lemon zest

24 sprigs of thyme leave removed

1 Teaspoon onion powder

Combine all ingredients and store in a cool dry place in an airtight container at room temperature.

Sauces and soups

Thyme can be paired with lots of sauces and soups such as citrus sauces, cream sauces, garlic sauces, barbeque sauces, butter sauces, jerk sauces tomato sauce and even peppercorn sauce.

Thyme can be used in soups such as potato soups, pumpkin soups, peas soups, leafy green soups, mushroom soups, and lots of other soups.

Salads and Dressings

Thyme makes an awesome addition to salads such as tomato salads, chilled mongo salads, cucumber salads and so much more.

Bread and Pasta

use thyme to boost the flavor of pasta and bread; from French bread to Foccacia bread to all sorts of pasta. The taste of fresh thyme on any starch especially when warm can be quiet seductive.

General Cooking

Use thyme when cooking rice, stews, stocks, frying, roasting, baking, poaching, blanching, grilling and all other methods of cooking that the brain can possibly come up with. The list is endless when it comes to thyme. From a quick saute in your cast iron skillet to nice long and slow stewing in your slow cooker. Thyme makes quite the difference in flavor and enhancement to any food.

Add to dried seasoning mixes

Make a powder by blending dried thyme and adding it to your dried seasoning mixes to spruce up the flavorful goodness! For dried jerk seasoning mixed you do not have to make a powder, just add the thyme leaves.

Make herb Wreath

Add a touch of rustic farmhouse style to your home decor. Use Thyme along with other aromatic herbs such as rosemary, thyme, chili peppers, basil and so on.

So what are some of the creative ways that you use thyme in your home?

 

 

 

Lettuce is among the most delicate vegetables we encounter.

I love lettuce, I prefer to eat lettuce

When it is fresh, lettuce is packed with vitamins and minerals that promote good health and the regeneration of damaged cells in our body. Lettuce is not just a vegetable, it holds its significance with a few features that we may not find with most other veggies.

Lettuce cannot be frozen!

Lettuce is useless if it is cooked.

It is such a delicate vegetable that it cannot endure any extreme temperatures whatsoever.

The good thing about lettuce is that it has to be consumed raw, this in turns provides the body with a burst of vitality and energy.

However, lettuce has a very short lifespan so we have to employ different methods to preserve it as long as it can possibly last.

To make lettuce last longer, here are some tips to consider, they worked for me.

  1. Purchase fresh, crispy lettuce with unwilted leaves, one bad spot can spread and make many and before you know it, the whole bunch of leaves gets spoiled, so start off with good vibrant-looking lettuce.
  2. Inspect lettuce for insects, eggs, feces,  and damaged areas.
  3. Wash that lettuce thoroughly!

The importance of washing:

Like other fruits and vegetables from even an organic farm, lettuce could have dirt and pathogens such as E. Coli, salmonella or Listeria and even some pesticides still remaining. You may solve this issue by using vinegar and hydrogen peroxide;

Before storing, wash your lettuce in either of the following solutions first:

Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide Solution- remove pathogens and pesticide.

Catch some water in a sink about halfway up and pour in one cup of hydrogen peroxide and one cup vinegar. The ratio does not need to be exact as these are not toxic substances. Immerse the lettuce and let it soak for ten minutes. Then rinse with fresh ice water.

Saltwater Solution- remove some pathogens

In half a gallon of room temperature water or 64 ounces add a half cup of salt and dissolve. Wash lettuce in this solution in order to destroy some of the micro-organisms that may lodge on the leaves, remember it will not be cooked so be as thorough as possible to make it safe to eat.

Wash the lettuce a second time in fresh ice-cold water. This will remove the salt and stiffen the leaves causing them to achieve a crisp, attractive look. The coldness of the water is the beginning of the preservation of the leaves.

Dry the leaves as best as you can, whether by salad spinner or by a clean towel but keep the lettuce cool while drying. Do not allow it to fluctuate between warm and cold temperatures.

Cut the lettuce as desired and place them into a clean dry mason jar and place the mason jar in the refrigerator. Keep it to the lower part of the fridge or in the crisper if possible, it prefers the temperature in the areas that are not too harsh. Lettuce can last even more than three weeks when done this way.

 

Are you going camping anytime soon?

Here is a fun way to cook to prevent cleaning up pots and pans. Oh, yea it is also good for portion control. He he he

Cooking in a juice box is not something I see every day. In fact, I have never seen it done before. I have this distant memory from I was about 11 years old of my big brother talking loosely that in prison in a certain country they make tea in a juice box. That’s it!

I decided to put that memory to a test and see what I could make of something that seems not so smart. Well to some people it will not make any sense at all. But to me, it was kind of fun cooking an egg in a box. I will be cooking lots of things in boxes as of now.

However if you think about it and if it actually works, then it would be such a cool idea for when you go on a camp or for a picnic or just a fun activity to do with your friends.

But how will that work? That is the main question that most of us will ask. A box is made of paper, when a fire comes in contact with paper it consumes it. Well, let us see how this experiment turns out.

First I put some water in the juice box a little above half and place it onto the stove. I started out with high flames so the box was destroyed a bit too quickly. The lower the flames, the more concentrated the fire will be on the bottom of the box which is the tougher area.

If you are willing to try out this experiment, lower the flames first to have the boiling going for longer without the box being destroyed too quickly.

 

In a minute or so the water in the box began to boil so I placed an egg inside to see if it could cook the egg.

In about the sixth minute of being on the fire, the juice box begins to give way as the fire burnt an opening in a small section where the box seemed more vulnerable.

The egg was hard boiled by that time. You may watch the video here.

I decided I would do some more cooking in a box… I think it’s cool. You let me know what you think in the comment section.

 

Bananas are some of the sweetest and things when ripe. We normally peel off the skin and use the inner core while disposing of the skin in a bin somewhere. But these tips will show you what great treasures you are wasting and how to get the most out them.

Bananas provide a variety of vitamins and nutrients to include:

Vitamin B6 – 0.5 mg
Manganese – 0.3 mg
Vitamin C – 9 mg
Potassium – 450 mg
Dietary Fiber – 3g
Protein – 1 g
Magnesium – 34 mg
Folate – 25.0 mcg
Riboflavin – 0.1 mg
Niacin – 0.8 mg
Vitamin A – 81 IU
Iron – 0.3 mg

The skin of the banana contains Potassium which improves the health and toughness of the plant. This, in turn, builds better resistance to pests and diseases. The potassium in the banana skin also helps fruits to develop and regulate enzymes in them.

Here are some ways to use banana peel to get the goodness out of that golden fruit.

 

Feed Your Seedlings

When planting seeds outdoors give them a direct push of nutrients by planting a few pieces of banana peels along with them.

Dig a trench two inches deep and at least long enough to accommodate the banana peel strip. Lay banana peel strips flat with the inside facing up and put the seeds on top.

Cover with light, rich, well-drained soil, and water, care for your seeds as usual. As they germinate, create roots and begin growing they will greatly benefit from the rich fertilizer created by the decomposing banana peels.

 Improve the texture or fertility of your soil

Add pieces of banana to your soil, bury it at least 4 inches below the surface and do not let the root of the plant touch the peel. Plant your plants above it and it will leak nutrients into the soil as it decays. The root of that plant will grab that nutrient and utilize it will.

Dry your banana peels and grind them up to make a fertilizer

You may use a coffee grinder or spice grinder to refine your dried banana peel. Add this directly to the dirt or sprinkle it as a topping on the surface of the garden soil. Ensure that you avoid it touching the root of any plant.

Make a compost tea for your plants

Place some banana peels chopped or whole into a jar of water, leave it open and let it drain all that good nutrients into the water for two days. Some people use it even after one day or even a few hours, depending on how small you chose to cut the banana peel. The smaller it is cut the quicker and more nutrients will get into the water and the stronger the tea will be.

 

 

 

Make banana peel vinegar

Place some banana peel into a mason jar, fill it up with water, place a lid on it but fit it loosely so air can be incorporated into the mix. You may also use a piece of cloth to fit over it and hold it in place with a rubber band. Let the mixture sit for one week. Remove the peels and cover the liquid-tightly for 4 to 6 weeks. Test it by smelling to get that unique vinegar smell.

 

Baking soda has so many uses, to say the least.

Can we define what baking soda is? Let’s try:

Baking soda can eliminate bad odors from the house; inside the bathroom, kitchen, living room and so on. Just pour some baking soda into a small container and place it in a strategic place so that it is not too obvious to everyone. Such as under the kitchen or bathroom sink, under a sofa and so on.
You may also create a cute container that you can stick on the wall or fridge using two-sided sticky tape. It should just look like cute wall art and only you know its function.
To eliminate sweat odor
It may be surprising to know that sweat does not have an odor. It is the bacteria on the surface of the skin that mixes with the sweat and cause the odor. Baking soda can effectively kill those bacteria and prevent odor from bath armpits and sweaty feet as well.
Just dust some baking soda under your armpits and you will not have to use deodorants. Or make your own deodorant with a mix of baking soda and coconut oil. Just use a teaspoon or less baking soda and a bit of coconut oil to form a paste. Rub under your armpits and you are good for more than 24 hours.
To get rid of smelly feet
Simply sprinkle one teaspoon of baking soda into each shoe and shake the shoes to spread it around. Put on your socks and get going.
Here is a smart way to eliminate odors from your fridge. The same principle can be applied to your bathroom and kitchen.
You will need:
Sponge
Scissors
Baking Soda
Cut a hole in one section of the sponge without causing it to bore straight through, creating a sort of container to hold the baking soda without it showing. The sponge is filled with holes so it is as if the baking soda is somewhat exposed causing it to effectively absorb odors just the same.
Cut a hole in the sponge.
Fill the hole with baking soda.
Place in the fridge to eliminate odors.

Dogs stand by our side through thick and thin, they are there for better or for worst, in sickness and in health and until death, they remain loyal to the one who cares for them.

So let us look carefully at some of the foods that we must, by all means, avoid feeding our dogs, so that we can protect them as best as possible, even from pains and suffering.

The truth is that it is hard not to want to pass on to your furry friend, the things you enjoy so much- especially when they look at you with such pitiful eyes that just say “pleeeeeease, let me have some of that.”

Nutmeg

Nutmeg contains a toxin called myristicin Which can cause your dog to hallucinate develop seizures, have an increase in heart rate, and experience abdominal pains. This may go away within a couple of days.

 

Moldy food

Do not give your dog bread or any food that may contain mold it might be easier to think that a little mold Won’t cause any harm but that could be a sad mistake. Aflatoxin is a toxic substance that is found in molds that could cause tremors, loss of coordination, liver damage, and gastrointestinal problems.

Raw Yeast Dough

Researches show that it causes abdominal pains. And just as the dough rises when it is on your kitchen counter is the same way it increases in size when it goes into their stomach especially in puppies. It is so sad that they cannot tell us when they have a belly ache, therefore, it would be best not to give your furry friend such a thing. If enough is ingested it may cause a dog’s intestines to be twisted. When this happens it may require emergency surgery. I wouldn’t risk it at all!

 

Macadamia nuts

there are substances in macadamia nuts that can cause Damage to your dog’s nervous system and even lead to paralysis. This type of paralysis is not a temporary effect but a permanent one, therefore, it is great that advised not to give your dogs nut. Peanut butter is sometimes advised and maybe okay however sometimes it could be prepared in a place that had mixed nuts including macadamia

 

Grapes and raisins

the toxin that affects dogs and grapes and raisins are not known however research has shown that it takes only six of these tiny little snacks to shut down your dog’s kidney. So try as best as possible to keep grapes and raisins away from your dog or your dog away from grapes and raisins store them in places that your dog may not reach such as a fridge, cupboards, and shuttable containers that they might not be able to penetrate.

 

Avocado

Avocado is a healthy treat perfect snack for human beings it contains healthy fats and so many other beautiful nutrients that are necessary for human health.  

However avocado contains a substance called Persin which is said to be highly toxic to dogs. If your dog has consumed high amounts of avocado or guacamole, the treatment usually includes giving them a large amount of water for a few days to help them flush it out. However, if the gastrointestinal distress is severe take him to see a vet.

 

Alcohol

Just as alcohol causes human beings to be drunken it can also have the same effect in dogs. However, it takes very little for them to develop fatal alcohol poisoning. Which may cause frequent urination, loss of coordination, and slow breathing. So please ensure that your dog stays away from fermented food and mouthwash. If by accident they might have a laptop any form of alcohol take him to the vet immediately.

 

Onions and garlic

onions and garlic contain a substance called thiosulphate which can damage red blood cells and cause dogs to develop anemia. So avoid seasoning your dog’s food 50 seasonings also be careful and giving your dog suits babies tosses and meats that may be seasoned with garlic and onion.

Lemons and limes

lemons and limes can be toxic for your dog. This is because they contain a substance called psoralen Which can cause dogs to have gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea If very large amounts of psoralen are consumed by dogs, more severe symptoms, such as muscle tremors, difficulty walking, liver failure and death can result.

Products Containing Xylitol

What is Xylitol? We humans use this as a replacement for sugar. It is categorized as a sugar alcohol. In chemistry sugar alcohol is a combination of sugar and alcohol molecules, They act as sweetness stimulants to the taste receptors on your tongue. It is used in sugar-free gums.

Research has shown that this could be one of the most poisonous foods for dogs. It is said to be 100 times more toxic to dogs and chocolate. A very very small amount can cause your dog to experience low blood sugar just a little bit more to that can cause liver damage, loss of coordination and they can also develop a seizure.  Do not allow any mint at all around your dog! Do not let a child be around your dog with mint.

 

Chocolate

Chocolate contains caffeine and methylxanthines both of which are dangerous to dogs. The darker the chocolate the higher the methylxanthines content. Symptoms of chocolate ingestion by a dog may include a racing heartbeat, frequent urination, and cardiac arrest. Just one ounce of dark chocolate can cause serious health problems in a large dog. So as much as we love them, we have to keep them safe even from the things we enjoy so dearly!

 

 

It is understandable that we have to co-exist with animals and they make up a very important part of the ecosystem. Some of them need us and we need some of them.

However, we cannot have them disrupting and destroying what we plant just because they need food. Just like a thief do not have the right to just come and take what you have because he is hungry, right?

Burrowing animals can cause more damage than we are able to predict. The obvious is that they will dig up all around and leave holes in the yard causing an untidy look. Then they either damage or eat the roots of your timely planted vegetables. Now, what do you feed your kids with?

But what is not usually predictable is that if you have small pets that might be nosey enough to poke their head into one of these holes, they might just have their face scratched off by one of those razor-sharp claws that they use to dig. Another unforeseen event could be someone’s foot falling into one of these holes and then they get a sprained ankle!

 Some of the ways to get rid of these animals may be baiting and trapping, but to be disposing of dead animals all the time is so not cool. They do cost us, but for me killing is not the first of best option at all. 

So in this article, we will look at ways to get rid of burrowing animals without killing. Your pets and children will also have the freedom to roam around the yard without fear of picking up poison or getting caught in a trap. Oh yes, and you will not have to worry about disposing of any dead animals.

Types of burrowing animals to look for include: Voles, Gophers, Moles, and Groundhogs. This solution gets rid of them all.

 

How to get rid of burrowing animals with dawn dish soap
Image of a Gopher

Gopher diet: These animals are strict herbivores. They mostly feed on the fleshy parts of plants and roots as well.

 

how to get rid of burrowing animals? this is a one stop solution that can help you get rid of all burrowing animals in the lawn or garden.

Groundhog’s diet: Some of the most essential components of a groundhog’s diet are nuts, foliage that comes from bushes, ferns, grass, flowers, fruits, and grains. Some of the plants that groundhogs eat most are clovers, asters, plantains, sorrel, dandelion and chicken weed.

 

how to get rid of burrowing animals with dawn dish soap
Image of a Mole

Moles diet include grubs and worms and any insect they find underground. So they do not eat plants but while searching for their food, they cause damage to the root of your nice crops.

how to get rid of burrowing animals
Voles

Herbivores. Voles diet include the roots of all of your plants. They will eat almost any plant root. They are so good at burrowing and will just eat away al all the roots that your plants grow. They can leave you with an overnight garden of all dead plants. So do not get so happy that they are herbivorous.

How to get rid of burrowing animals

Some gardener may use chemical solutions but we want to look at natural solutions such as creating barriers and making the environment uncomfortable for them.

Here is how to use dawn dish soap and some castor oil to get rid of any burrowing animal.

You will need: 

Castor Oil

Dawn dish soap

Garden Hose Spraying attachment

Instructions

Place 1/4 cup of castor oil into a bottle (20-ounce bottle is good). Add 3 teaspoons of dawn dish soap and two cups of water and shake vigorously until well combined.

Attach the garden hose spraying attachment and spray all over the lawn. Make sure the areas are properly soaked, to do this you may have to do sections at a time depending on the size of your lawn. Pay attention to the areas where holes or mounds are and soak those as well. Place some fresh dirt in the holes and soak the fresh dirt.

All burrowing animals hate this solution and will stay away from any dirt that has it. Frustrate the heck out all of them and they will leave your property.

After about seven days, repeat the process by soaking the same areas again to ensure that any burrowing animal that wants to try to be persistent will leave because you are way more persistent than they can ever imagine.

This is a great way to save MONEY! Seriously.

 

 

These are some more awesome cleaning hacks you probably never thought of. The entire article for each cleaning hacks are just one click away, however, I give short tip on each just in case you do not want to be bothered with the entire article and its details.

How to clean dirty window track?

Awesome cleaning hacks

 

Here is a smart cleaning hack for your dirtiest window track ever! Get it clean with peace of mind using one simple but smart hack! Use a toothbrush to remove dirt, throw in some baking soda and splash it with a little vinegar. Find it here.

How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Toilet Bowls

Get rid of the rings and yellow or brown marks in your toilet bowl. They are caused by hard water coming from your toilet tank.  Destroy them with hot white vinegar and baking soda or you may try two other smart tricks. Find the full post here.

Insect/weed Killer that can destroy insects on spot!

This is a powerful mixture that can literally kill insects on spot. It kills weeds in days with no effort at all. All natural ingredients and safe for pets. Get it here!

A clever way to clean your broom

How to clean your dirty broom and make sweeping feel so clean. This is important, especially when dusting and cleaning walls. Just fling on some baking soda, assist that with some hydrogen peroxide and dish soap, get handy with a scouring pad and… See the full article here.

How to Prevent Stink on YOUR Kitchen Towel

Kitchen towels can get smelly really easily because they are used to remove so much grease and food stains on the counters and so on. Refresh your kitchen towel and keep it from getting smelly with baking soda dish soap and a few more simple items. see the full article here.

Essential oil to get rid of bugs and make your home smell wonderful

Use these essential oils to get rid of bugs in your home and from off your pets. In the process, your home will smell amazing. You can find the full article here.

How to make windows and mirrors squeaky

Here are some awesome tips to remove all the smears and dirt from your windows and mirrors with ease.

Liquid Air Freshener

Make your home smell amazing with some very simple ingredients. Store-bought air fresheners are no match for this! Click here for how to do it.

How to combat scent in shoes

Anyone can have smelly shoes, as long as you can sweat it can happen. Here are some smart tips to get rid of that scent easily and cheaply too.

How To Clean Wooden Cutting Board

Easy cleaning hacks on how to clean a wooden cutting board. Here is a simple tutorial!

How To Reduce Dust In Your Home

Dust is dangerous, and we do not want to inhale all those nasty tiny little particles from insects, feces, dirt, metals, wood, fabric and so much more.

We may not be able to get rid of all the dust in our homes. But we can reduce it. Use these great tips to reduce the amount of dust that might develop in your home. Make your home as dust free as possible. Full article here.

In case you may be wondering – How do I remove grease from my kitchen cabinet?

Kitchen cabinets can get greasy and full of grime over time. Use oil soap wood cleaner mixed with water and a mild scouring pad or baking soda to make a paste and rub it on with a cloth let it soak and rub it off, BOOM! Get those cabinets sparkling without striping the surface off! Full article here!

 

 

 

Find the absolute confidence to express yourself freely and have all the intimate attention you need, especially from your special someone.

It could even be a stranger sitting next to you on a bus or at a conference. It could be a family member or a co-worker or even a person you are asking out on a date.

Whomever and wherever it may be, you want to know that you are not the one causing discomfort to anyone because of bad breath. It really says a lot about personal hygiene practices

If you ever want to avoid the total embarrassment of talking to someone and finding that they are somehow turning away from you or seem otherwise distracted when you get near to them.

Practice these lifestyle and hygiene tips below to help you be a total winner where ever you go.

What causes bad breath (halitosis)?

In a quick synopsis, the causes of (halitosis) bad breath come from different things which include:

Dehydration:

Not drinking enough water can cause the mouth to slow down the production of saliva, which cause an increase in the production of bacteria that cause bad breath.

By staying hydrated, you can greatly reduce the chance of halitosis.

Sleeping while traveling:

There is a good reason why it a normal practice to brush our teeth when we wake up in the mornings.

Sleeping puts the mouth in a state that causes different enzymes to react to any food particles or bacteria that may be present in the mouth. The result of which will naturally cause an odor.

Brushing and flossing

Make it a regular practice to brush your teeth after every meal. Take a piece of dental floss with you in you are not going to be home and floss after every meal also. If you do not have the time to floss after each meal, make sure to do so before bedtime.

Getting rid of the food particles in your mouth is a great way to keep your mouth fresh and healthy!

Brush Tongue– This will help to remove all the tiny food particles that may build up over time and cause odor and discoloration of the tongue.

Floss Regularly– This is to be done at least twice per day. After the first meat and after the last. It removes all food particles that the toothbrush cannot reach, and therefore prevent any food particles from lodging and decomposing in between your teeth.

Do not smoke or use tobacco products- the result of using these will be disastrous on your breath!

The best ways to refresh your mouth by rinsing!

  1. Mix a solution of 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 cup warm water. Rinse your mouth and gargle your throat for about three minutes. This is especially recommended for bedtime but works well any other times as well.
  2. 2. Mix a solution of 1/4 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in room temperature water. Rinse mouth and gargle throat for three minutes.
  3. Make a mixture of both baking soda and salt in the same portions above in 1/4 cup water. Rinse mouth and gargle throat for three minutes.
  4. Eat fresh mint with fruits, smoothies, mineral and vitamin-infused water, detox waters and so on.

Mucous In Your Body!

Mucous is one of the major causes of bad breath. Mucous is a type of fluid that is produced by the mucous membrane in our body for protection of the cells against foreign elements.

It is produced in higher quantities when the body is having an allergic reaction to substances we eat or inhale.

Some of the foods that cause a high production of mucus are:

Meats, poultry, fish, milk, eggs, and all dairy products.

Other foods that have a natural tendency to cause bad breath are onion, garlic, scallion, cheese, sodas, and orange commercial orange juice.

How to remove mucus?

The easiest way to prevent the continuous build-up of mucus is to abstain from the types of food that causes it. But then again – that is not the easiest thing to do. Therefore, make it a practice to minimal on these foods. Consume more of the fresh fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits.

Make a blend of freshly squeezed juices as follows: 1 grapefruit, lemon, and 1 orange. Combine all these with 2 teaspoons of ginger juice. Drink this mix twice per day, preferably in the morning and in the midday.

 

Jerk seasoning is one of the most popular seasonings in the Caribbean. It is originally from the beautiful Island of Jamaica where it is used mostly on chicken and pork. It has been gaining a huge audience in America as it is noted for the kick it gives to the taste buds due to the presence of the Scotch Bonnet pepper and other awesome flavors all combined.

Here is a quick easy recipe for you to capture and enjoy that awesome taste. Free download at the bottom!

Jerk Seasoning Recipe

3 Cups Scallion (chopped)

1 Cup Onion (chopped)

1/2 Cup Garlic (chopped)

1 cup Thyme  stem leaf

1 Cup Vegetable Oil

1 Teaspoon Salt (optional)

1/2 Cup fresh Scotch Bonnet Pepper or Hot pepper of choice

3 Tbsp Pimento/ All Spice

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

1 Tbsp Nutmeg Powder

1 Tbsp Garam Masala

1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder

1 Tbsp Oregano

Instruction

Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until refined.

Store in refrigerator for up four to six weeks.

How to use

Place a latex or plastic glove onto your hands to prevent the pepper from sinking into your pores as it may cause a burning sensation if you have sensitive skin.

Rub 2 ounces of this seasoning per pound of the meat of choice!

Use on pork, beef, mutton, poultry, fish and vegetable dishes.

Add to your stews, sauces, gravies, salad dressings, salads, vegetables, and chutneys.

Also delicious on burgers, taco fillings, quesadillas, wraps, patties, meat pies and much more.

Click here to download this FREE recipe!

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