Thursday, May 29, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Coffee prices are on the rise so why not save some money and substitute your regular coffee with some roasted and ground dandelion root.
Dandelion is a common weed in most lawns. By picking the roots and grinding them, you get a weed free lawn and a tasty caffeine free coffee like beverage.
First, pick and scrub the whole root. Then, place the dandelion root into a food processor to chop it up. Next, place the chopped root evenly on a cooking sheet and place in the oven at 230° for one hour to dry them out. Finally, increase the temperature up to 350° and roast them, stirring about every 20 minutes. They are done when little wisps of smoke rise off the roots.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 9:35 AM
Thursday, May 15, 2014
This makes your child’s karate training more important than ever. Let me explain why… karate is your child’s most important summer activity:
2. Improves Grades in the Fall – New research, as described in Malcom Gladwell’s best- selling book, “Outliers”, proves that children involved in enrichment activities, like karate during the summer, receive higher test scores after the summer compared to children who are not involved in enrichment activities. Enrichment activities appear to keep a child’s mind engaged for the summer and protects them from the summer brain drain that gradually saps students of the information they learned in the previous year.
3. Instills a “Stick-with-it” Attitude – Do you know someone whose child jumps from activity to activity and never achieves anything? Let’s face it…anything worth doing in life takes work and perseverance.
5. Builds Camaraderie – One of the most underestimated values in karate is maintaining the lifetime friendships that it builds. Summer karate keeps them interacting with other children in a fun and safe environment. These friendships motivate students to go the extra mile and continue the achievement cycle of their martial arts commitment.
7. Provides Great Entertainment – Do you ever have difficulty entertaining your kids with all the additional time or hear your children tell you they are bored during the summer? Look no further, we all know that karate is extremely fun, plus it provides parents with the much needed downtime. Just bring them in and we’ll handle the rest.
Karate keeps kid’s razor sharp over the summer along with all the fun and enjoyment karate classes’ supply. Let your child be ahead of the average pack at the beginning of the school year. In addition, we would love for your child to be a part of the many special programs we have lined up for the warm weather ahead.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 8:54 AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
How to Make Homemade Maple Syrup
In a large 5 gallon boiling pot, pour your pure maple sap into the pot through a filter to remove any debris. Boil the sap until you deduce the volume enough to put it into a smaller pot. Continue to reduce the volume until the syrup is thick enough to stick to a spoon.
Filter it again into final jar.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 9:40 AM