Making Goat Cheese in 3 Easy Steps

Goat cheese is super-healthy. Among its benefits, calcium can help in the burning of fat and goat cheese is saturated in calcium.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Expobar Office Control Espresso Machine Review

Hey there coffee addicts! Welcome to my new review about another espresso machine that I believe is a powerful stainless steel beast that turns your favorite blend into a life-saving, delicious and strong espresso.

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Before we start, I want to point out that Expobar Office Control Espresso Machine belongs to the group of espresso machines that cost higher than 1000 dollars, aka what most people would consider commercial espresso machines.

Expobar Office Control Espresso Machine is a fully automatic espresso machine that comes with four programmable buttons that will help you get any amount of water through your coffee; all you have to do is push the button. Expobar was made with a commercial style boiler (made of copper) and just like any other bigger machine has controls, Expobar too has them too. While testing it, I discovered that this machine can simultaneously brew and steam, and it still lets the extensive flexibility. This machine has both a steam wand and hot water dispensing wand that are placed on ball joints – I find it amazing that these wands can be swing in any direction. It isn’t extremely large and it won’t take a lot of space in your kitchen. The sizes are – height 15.5”, width - 9.5” and depth - 16.5” deep.

Besides the machine you will too get a few extra parts such as the chrome plated brass portafilter, a 7 gram coffee scoop, a tamper, a single shot filter basket and a double shot filter basket.

Expobar Office Control Espresso Machine is made of a chrome-plated brass which gives the machine excellent heat stability and we all know how important that is for brewing a top quality espresso. The Expobar brew group has a thermal siphon that has a constant circulating water through in order to keep it hot all the time. You don’t necessarily have to run a blank shot to preheat it.

The machine’s copper made boiler has a capacity of 1.8 liters and it has an internal heat exchanger that prevents the water that we use for brewing to coming in contact with the water that is stored in the boiler for steaming or hot water dispensing. That’s why, I said it can brew and steam at the same time.

This machine has a 3-way solenoid valve. This has two functions; it dries out the coffee to prevent dripping and makes it easy to knock the coffee out of the portafilter with one knock. The water goes straight into the drip tray.

Expobar’s programmable controls are quite easy for managing. There are four buttons that will measure the amount of coffee going into your cup. It shuts off by itself. While the espresso is brewed, you can make the froth, so pretty much it saves the time in half. This machine also has a main power switch and ready light that informs you when the machine has achieved the proper pressure for operation.

The Expobar Office Control has a 5-button touch pad that activates the pump and programms your favorite drinks. Four of the buttons are devoted to program for automatically dispensing the desired volume of water.

Also, don’t forget to preheat cups for your espresso, that’s the way it is served. There are some machines that don’t have and automatically aren’t well equipped in my opinion. The cup warmer on the Expobar can hold up to 14 espresso cups. We talk about a passive type heater; the warmth comes from the residual heat of the boiler.

The hot water dispenser is excellent for preheating cups or supplying hot water for tea. There is a  knob on the right side that controls the flow of water through the hot water dispensing wand. As in other commercial machines the wand is placed on a ball joint and can be moved in any direction.

The steam wand is long and located high enough off the counter; it can easily fit any frothing pitcher without having to tip it. Just as the rest of the wands it is placed on a ball joint that can moved in any direction.

Espobar has a 2.75-liter reservoir that you can remove it for cleaning or if you wish to fill it directly in the sink. When the water level in the boiler gets low the electronic controls sense this and turn the pump on to automatically fill the boiler. If the reservoir runs out of water a CPU board turns off the heating element to prevent overheating. There is a manual reset high temperature switch; you can see it on top of the boiler as a secondary safety switch.

This machine is closest to any of those bar espresso machines you see every day in your local coffee shop. It may be way smaller than those big and professional and costs less, but it has all that you need for preparing your favorite coffee drink. A lot of people ask me whether buying a more expensive espresso machine is a smart investment and I absolutely say that it is. Expobar has a one year warranty, but it hasn’t failed so far. This is a great machine for homes or offices where more people want good coffee in the morning. It saves time, nerves and for sure will provide you with a good coffee. It’s a YES from me!

Saturday, 9 January 2016

How To Choose Party Candy That Will Please Everyone

When you are putting on a party, you want to make sure that the party that you are hosting is one where all guests will feel happy and included. Every decision that you make in regard to your party is made with your guests in mind. You want to please those who will be a part of your party, and one of the ways that you can do that is by offering a good mix of candy that can please pretty much everyone.
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When you are picking out the kind of candy that will be served at your party, consider the occasion. You want to make sure that the candy you choose is candy that fits well with the occasion. If you are putting on a birthday party, then you want to find fun candy. If you're buying candy for a wedding reception, then you want the candy to be elegant (hopefully to match the wedding cake). In order to please everyone with your candy choices, you must choose candy that fits with the event.When you are choosing candy for your party, you want to consider the allergies that some guests may have.
When you are choosing candy that you want to be pleasing to everyone, then you need to find candy that is safe for consumption. Choose to do without nuts when you are choosing your candy, and consider finding options that are gluten free, as well. Consider the content of the candy that you pick and the allergens of your guests.
When you are deciding on the right candy for your party, choose to offer a variety of options. If one guest at your party loves everything sour, but another cannot stand to have their face pucker up, then you need to make sure that you have a candy option available for each of those guests. Choose to offer a great variety of candy options, so that each individual in attendance at your party will be able to find something that they will enjoy.
When you are putting on a party and you want to serve candy that will please everyone, choose to purchase only the highest quality candy. You want to serve candy that will taste good and that will look pretty. You want your guests to be impressed with the options available. Choose to seek out a company that offers high quality party candy in order to please all of your guests and to serve them something tasty.
Finding the kind of party candy that will please everyone can be a chore, but you will find that you can get the job done when you know what to look for. Consider the allergies of your guests, consider the occasion, choose high quality options, and offer a variety of candy choices. You will rock your party when you pay attention to all of the above.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

How Does Aniracetam Benefit You?

Aniracetam is a nootropic drug that belongs to the family of supplements known as Racetams. It was first discovered in the late nineties by Hoffman-La Roche Company, situated in Bulgaria. Since that time it has created raves in the field of science and medicine. A lot of people have started using it and doctors are recommending it more to combat a lot of diseases. There are just so many benefits that Aniracetam has to offer. Here we have listed a few ways in which Aniracetam helps us.


Improved mental performance

The main benefit of using Aniracetam on a daily basis is improved mental performance. This means that patients of short-term memory loss, elderly people who are unable to form new memories or children that are unable to memorize things fast and efficiently can use Aniracetam to experience positive effects. 

Many students these days buy Aniracetam to improve their learning and memorizing abilities. This effect occurs differently in different people- while one may experience strong effects and retain all memories (which is why this is great for those who have temporary or even long-term loss of memory), others may be able to remember small parts or details of a past event.

A focusing agent

No wonder, Aniracetam is also referred to as the 'Smart drug'. Many of us face lower concentration levels which disturb us greatly and also have adverse effects on our studies or work. This supplement can improve the concentration of the user so that he is able to focus on things for a longer period of time. Also, they will be able to pay attention to the smallest details. Aniracetam also improves mental fluidity which results in making the tasks of reading, writing and communicating much easier.

Psychological effect

Apart from having positive effects on the neurology of the user, Aniracetam also affects the psychology of the user so that he is able to battle depression and anxiety. The mood will enhance and the user will feel relaxed and calm after taking a few doses of Aniracetam regularly. Those who face nervousness, anxiety and depression have been prescribed the nootropic drug by the psychiatrists and doctors, as it works as an anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medicine. However, different people will experience different results. All in all, the user will have a brighter mood than before.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Tips And Tricks On How To Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

If you want to refresh the wooden surfaces with a new color, here are a few tips about the process of painting. But if you want it to be done by real professionals then start searching for the most reliable cabinet painting Toronto. Both ways need to be performed professionally for the kitchen to look modern.


First, place a nylon or old newspapers to prevent soiling in the room in which you will work. When painting use protective gloves and mask.
Initially, it is best to completely remove the old paint in order for the new coatings not to fall off. You will want to keep the new painting for as long as possible. If it comes to a wooden surface that has not been previously painted, this step should be skipped. You surely do not want your kitchen cabinets to look ridiculous. If you feel that you are not in a position to do it by yourself, do not hesitate and ask for a help from professional painters.

There are special tools for the removal of color and can be bought in stores for paints and varnishes. Use a brush or roller and apply it to the surface in order to apply the new color while previously you easily removed the old one with a help of a spatula.

Once you removed the paint, clean the surface with sandpaper. First use a rougher (60-80 grains per m2, then finer or 150-200 grains per m2). When grinding follow the structure and the shape of the wooden surface. Work the surface in the direction of the lines of the structure of the wood, and not on the opposite way.

Before you start applying a substrate, wipe the entire surface with a damp (but not wet) cloth to remove dust and other dirt. The substrate may not necessarily be applied, but it is especially recommended when the wooden surface needs to be protected from mold and insects.

The substrate is usually applied in two layers (follow the instructions from the manufacturer). The first layer should be very thin, and the second thicker. It should be applied evenly to allow an absorption of the paint. Each layer should be completely dry, which takes about 30 minutes.

When the surface is completely dry, it can be transferred to a painting in the desired color. Previously, rub all surfaces with fine sandpaper (200) to remove even the smallest bumps.

The color is usually applied in two or three layers, starting with the thinnest. If the color is applied in three layers, the first layer should be applied in a tree structure, and when the color will tighten (about 15-20 minutes), start with the second layer. It should be applied on the opposite side, while the third, and the first, are applied in the direction of the lines of the structure of the wood.
Finally, allow them to dry overnight before you touch them.

Is It Time To Purchase A Vitamix 780?

We've all bought bad blenders before. The ones that just couldn't take the pressure. Sure, they work for a little while, but the average lifespan for those who make drinks on a daily basis is around a couple months. You need a blender that isn't going to let you down one morning. One that'll chop through every vegetable, ice cub, piece of fruit, or whatever you like for years on end. When you buy a Vitamix 780, it's a guarantee that your machine will.
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A Seven Year Warranty For Free!

Seven years is a long time, especially for a blender. If yours breaks for some un-godly reason, the company will replace it with a new one for free. Obviously this warranty is voided if you put the blender through the washing machine, or something silly like that. If it simply crashes, or breaks under the pressure of what you're trying to blend, your next blender is on the house.

You can pay $75 to have your warranty extended by another three years. This will give you ten years of amazing, blended drinks. If this company's confident that the product will last, you should be too.

A Touch Screen!

Touch screens aren't just for I pads. Pretty soon, all the technology in your house is going to come with it. Let's just start with the blender for now. The Vitamix 780 has buttons that are only sensitive to touch. Your blender won't go off if you accidentally spill something on it. It also has ten different speed buttons, so you can blend at your own pace. Plus, there are quick-action buttons for the five most common types of blending. Do you need a smoothie? Simply press the button with the zig-zag line on it.

Your Choice Of Two Colors!

Not all kitchens are the same. Some are designed to better suit a black blender, while others look great with a red one sitting on the counter-top.

Can't pay All At Once? No Problem

Not being able to pay the $719 won't stop you from being able to own this blender. You can get a payment plan. If you choose the five payment plan method, you'll only be paying 20% of the price each time. This payment plan does not come with interest. You'll only be responsible for paying the cost of the blender.

Backed By Loads Of Five Star Reviews

This blender has gotten a lot of positive feedback. Just look at the brands available on Amazon, most of them aren't even receiving three stars. Instead of having to re-buy your blender every three months, make a one-time purchase. The excellent reviews prove how strong and durable this blender is!

You Deserve Quality Devices In Your Home!

Why settle on a blender that could give up any day? You deserve better. You'll get better once you purchase the Vitamix 780. Since there's a payment plan, it's affordable on every budget. There's no excuse for waiting. Why wait when you won't regret the purchase?

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Camping Food – Easy and Warm Camping Meals

Frozen/Dehydrated and dried camping foods are great for backpacking, hiking or camping meals as you do not have to keep it cold to avoid any sort of spoiling.



As the refrigerators and coolers can work well in some situations, electricity or ice is not always available making the frozen/dehydrated dried good attractive. As water is useful in preserving the camping food, it also has numerous other benefits.

Backpacking, hiking or camping foods that is dried-frozen or dehydrated can help you reduce weight by around 60 to 90 percent. In case you are carrying a hiking gear or backpack with a few days worth of camping meals and supplies, this can certainly make a big difference.

As with these pre-packaged food items, you will most likely find most of the camping food serving/portion sizes very optimistic or after a long day of hike much laughable. You can keep them with you so that you can have them as you are hungry, or to keep yourself undernourished when you are carrying a pack all day.

Something else that you should keep in mind is the container’s design itself. The containers come with corners that make it tough for the boiling water to mix with the camping food leaving dry spots. Moreover, the tall and narrow containers make it nearly impossible to reach inside with a spoon without getting message at all, as you work your way down to the bottom. A quick fix here is to trim off the head as you eat. In case you are a light eater or want to make use of them later on for trash some of the containers also have ‘ziplock’ feature which comes in handy.

Some of the camping foods can also be heated with a heating pouch by adding water to the chemical heating source. The benefit here is that there is no flame. The demerit here is that they weigh more than the pouch by itself and there is a lot more trash to dispose of appropriately. So it perhaps be better to simply bring a small stove along if you are backpacking.

People prefer keeping these camping foods on a hiking or camping trip is because they are convenient, light in weight and can provide a quick and easy hot meal.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Different Types Of Services Offered By International Courier Companies

There is no doubt in the fact that courier services have been in this world for years, and in the recent years the importance and use of international courier services have increased at an exponential rate.
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You can use the services of a good and reliable courier company for parcel shipping to Spain. There are a number of reliable and experienced international courier companies that are carrying the tradition of providing their customers or clients the best delivery service. International courier companies deliver, important documents, packages and other important information to other country at a speedier rate as compared to normal postal services.

Courier companies are approached by both small businesses as well as well established businesses. However, only a few of them find the best international courier company for sending cheap international courier UK. In case if you have a desire to hire the services of a reputed and reliable international courier company then you will have to do a little bit of research over the available lot of options.

Different courier companies offer different types of courier services. You should consider selecting the right international courier company as per your requirements. If you have a desire to know more about the international courier companies then you should consider knowing about different types of services which they can offer and why you should select an international courier company.

Door to door service

In this type of service you will be able to send the package from the comfort of your home or office. You won’t have to visit the international courier company’s office for sending the package as staff from Courier Company will come to your place to collect the package which has to be sent. The only thing which you will have to do will be visiting the official website of the international courier company and give necessary details like address from where the package will be picked and the destination address. After giving necessary details and making the payment the employee of international courier company will come to your office or house.

One day delivery

There are a number of international courier companies which offers one day delivery service. If you have some urgent parcel or you have to send a parcel as soon as possible then you should consider using one day deliver option. The required package will be delivered to the address provided in the time span of a 24 hours. For using this service you will have to pay more but it will be worth it.