Reasons why you should choose LED shower heads

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Bathroom singer? Spend more than required time there? Do you also believe that taking shower is not just about cleaning your body and more about relaxation?

Excellent! Why? Because we have brought something exciting that can make your shower more enjoyable.

The led showerhead is something you would definitely admire once you use it. These shower heads with luxury features are very popular in the market. They would only light up when water is running and change their color according to the temperature. A mini turbine and temperature sensor is present in it that generates electricity and change its color accordingly.

Here are some of its distinctive features that may increase your eagerness towards it.

Enjoy Your Bath

Using an LED shower is so much fun (Spa experience). Even if you had a bad day, these lighted showers can set your mood and energy levels to an extent.Now, when laziness becomes your enemy, just think about these colorful LED showers.

Built-In Thermostat

Knowing the exact temperature of the water is no more difficult. Thermometer built in the LED light array tells you the right temperature with the change of colors. If the color turns blue that means water is cold and if the water is warm it changes to green color and if it is super-hot, the color becomes red. Isn’t this feature really cool?

LED Shower Head

Light All Around

No more darkness in your bathroom. I am sure you also don’t want to spend lazy mornings in a boring dark bathroom. But with these LED showerheads, there is more of excitement and craziness (thanks to the amazing technology). These showerheads are very convenient and you can, in fact, get a real spa experience.

No Need To Charge

LED showers, nowadays are so popular, you can find them in hotels and resorts. These fancy electronics can be easily fitted to the bathroom fixtures. Also, they don’t require any battery or any power source, they simply work on water technology.

Add a grace to your bathroom by replacing your traditional ones.

No Need To Charge

Easy To Install

LED showerheads are easy to install, one can do the needful on their own. You just need to have some household tools and right technique of how to do the same. There is nothing difficult about installing a showerhead.

On the other hand, if rain showerhead is what you want to install, you might need some professionals to handle the heavy lifting.

Will Last A Lifetime

LED shower heads are a perfect choice for everyday use and can help you in long run. They have a long lifespan and can run for around 20,000 hours. This is reviewed by many sites as the best shower heads for home use and DreamSpa is the best brand for shower head on Amazon.

You have a number of options available and to make the settings according to the mood. Hydro-mist, economy rain, power rain, pulsating massage and water-saving pause are some of the choices available.

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Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

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If you liked our Gingerbread Bisquick recipe then cranberry orange nut recipe will amaze your taste buds.

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

Ingredients:

  • 2 c Flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1/2 ts Soda
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1 Orange — grate rind, juice
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 10 tbsp Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 c Nuts — chopped
  • 1 c Raw cranberries — chopped, – or coarsely ground

Ingredients:

  1. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and sugar.
  2. Grate rind of the orange, extract the juice and add 2 tablespoons melted shortening, or salad oil, and buttermilk to make 3/4 cup liquid.
  3. Beat egg well, combine with above liquid, and add to the dry ingredients.
  4. Add chopped nuts and raw cranberries, chopped or coarsely ground. Mix well.
  5. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake 325~ for 1 hour.
  7. Store 24 hours in the refrigerator before cutting.
  8. Great for the holidays!

Gingerbread-Bisquick

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If you are here, to get a recipe for your kids. You came to the right place. The gingerbread- Bisquick is the perfect recipe for your children.

Gingerbread-Bisquick

Ingredients:

  • 1 c Bisquick
  • 1/4 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/4 ts Cloves
  • 1/4 ts Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Yolk — or half egg
  • 1/4 c Molasses
  • 1/4 c -water

Instructions:

  1. Stir in sugar and spices into the mix. Add water, egg, and Molasses.
  2. Stir half into mix beat 2 minutes. Add remaining and beat 1 minute.
  3. Bake in a 4 X 6-inch pan that has been greased and floured at 350 for about 40 minutes.
  4. Bake in a waffle Iron for gingerbread waffles top waffles with whipped cream and chopped bananas for something special.

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Lemon Pistachio Bread

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If you liked our Blooming Bread Recipe, you will like this unique lemon pistachio bread recipe.

lemon pistachio bread

Ingredients:

  •  2 Lemons
  • 1/2 c Buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/4 ts Baking soda
  • 1 1/4 c Flour
  • 3/4 c Pistachio nuts finely -chopped

To make Gaze

  • 1/3 c Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 c Butter softened
  • 1/3 c -water
  • 3 Eggs Cut large,
  • thick strips of lemon peel from one of the lemons.

Instructions:

  1. Place sugar in a bowl add strips of peel.
  2. Rub mixture together with fingers to flavor sugar with lemon.
  3. Grate rind from other lemon. Juice lemons to get 1/4 cup. Reserve.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x5x3″ loaf pan.
  5. Stir together flour, nuts, salt & grated lemon rind on a piece of waxed paper.
  6. Remove lemon strips from sugar dis- card.
  7. Beat together sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  8. Beat in egg, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  9. Stir together buttermilk and baking soda in small bowl until well mixed.
  10. Stir in reserved 1/4 c. lemon juice. Mix into butter mixture.
  11. Gently stir in flour mixture just until ingredients are blended.
  12. Turn into prepared pan.
  13. Bake for 70-80 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  14. Ten minutes before bread is baked, combine sugar, lemon juice and water in a saucepan.
  15. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat simmer 4 minutes.
  16. When bread is baked, immediately poke holes all over top with wooden skewer.
  17. Slowly spoon glaze over top of bread. Let stand in pan 10 minutes.
  18. Loosen sides carefully turn bread out onto wire rack.
  19. Cool completely, right side up, before slicing.
  20. Serve with mock clotted cream, if you wish.

Bloomin’ Party Bread

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If you are about to throw a party, you will definitely need to learn this recipe, Blooming Party Bread is all you need to please your guests.

bloomin party bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1 1/2 pound) long loaf sourdough bread, unsliced
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 16 ounces Monterey jack cheese, sliced

Instructions:

  1. Make one slice down the top of the bread two-thirds of the way through the length.
  2. Make a series of cuts 1-inch apart and also two thirds through all the way down the bread to create the & blooming bread effect.
  3. Place the bread on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Mix the melted butter, poppy seed, and garlic powder and pour evenly over bread in between cuts.
  5. Take 1/2 green onion and sprinkle between slices.
  6. Insert cheese slices in 1 direction, then tear the remaining pieces and insert in the spaces in the other direction.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining green onion on top.
  8. Place under the broiler until cheese is melted and turning brown and bubbly.
  9. Serve immediately.

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My favorite Panini recipes

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Have you ever considered buying a panini and sandwich press for yourself? No? Then, these following recipes will definitely convince you to buy a Panini press for yourself right now.

A Panini Press can grill more than sandwiches, here is a list of the top 6 recipes which you can make with the help of your Panini press:

Chicken Pesto Panini

A simple recipe for making a delicious Chicken Panini, this one requires you to slice focaccia bread into horizontal pieces and then add a layer of pesto to all the slices.

In the bottom slices, add a layer of chicken, bell pepper, onion, and cheese and then cover it with the top focaccia slice. Then press the sandwich until it is cooked golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Turkey and Bacon Panini with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Another amazing Panini recipe for all those bacon and turkey lovers. In this recipe, you would first need to cook all your ingredients before pressing them into a sandwich. Take cooked bacon pieces, cooked onions in butter, spinach, and then prepare a mixture of it for the filling.

In the meanwhile coat the inside of a focaccia bread with a mixture of mayonnaise, minced chipotle pepper, and adobo sauce.

Then place a slice of cheese, turkey, and bacon on it and add the spinach mixture on top. Press the other slice of bread on top of it and then press it in the Panini press until it is cooked golden.

Lobster Panini

A great recipe for all those lobster lovers out there, this recipe requires you to make a mixture of 1 cup chopped lobster meat, 2 tbsps. minced shallot, 2 tbsps. melted butter, 2 tsp chopped tarragon, a little lemon juice, and salt and then fill this mixture inside a hollowed out baguette. Then press this baguette until cooked and golden.

Chicken Saltimbocca Panini

If you love a grilled chicken sandwich, then you would definitely find this recipe tempting. Take a ciabatta roll and brush its inside with pesto, add grilled chicken pieces, fontina, and prosciutto and add a few freshly chopped sage leaves. Then press this sandwich until it is cooked and golden.

Grilled Veggie Panini

Another great Panini recipe for all the vegans out there. This recipe requires you to take a ciabatta roll and coat its inside with a little pesto.

Then fill its insides with grilled eggplants, zucchinis, and all the veggies that you would like to add. Add fresh mozzarella to it and a few basil leaves and presses until it is cooked and displays a shade of gold.

Berry Croissant

Are you a croissant lover? Then, you would love this Panini recipe for making a Berry croissant. All you need to do is preheat your Panini press. Then take a split croissant and spread the inside of it with a marshmallow cream.

Then fill it with strawberry pieces and chocolate chips and press the croissant for 3-5 minutes till it is cooked into a golden shade.

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5 Features that’s a must for every kitchen faucet in restaurants

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There are numerous Kitchen Faucets to choose from depending on their design and features but there are some functionalities which are more important than the others.

If your kitchen faucet comes with a few basic features but is still lacking the important functions, then it is really not much use to you. What features should you look for in your Kitchen Faucet? If you’re looking to buy one now then you should definitely look into some top rated kitchen faucets before you get one.

Here are a few features and functions which you just cannot miss out on:

Tough Finishes

A great feature to have, if your faucet comes with a chrome finish or a stainless steel metal finish then your faucet is bound to be more durable and won’t easily rust or corrode.

It is usually available on all faucets and provides your faucet with a shining, non-scratch surface which not only looks great in your kitchen but also helps in prolonging its life.

So it would be better if you choose a faucet which has a finishing which protects it from scratching and stains and makes your faucet more durable.

Constant Temperature Setting

Some single-handle faucets come with a temperature setting which ensures that your faucet provides you the same temperature water after you have shut it off.

This is particularly helpful when you need to use your faucet at regular intervals and want to save yourself from the whole trouble of setting the temperature every time you open your faucet.

Spray/Stream Settings

Another great feature to have in your faucet is the ability to switch from spray setting to the stream setting by just pushing a small button. This button allows you to choose a setting and provides you with the same setting until you switch to the other one.

This can be really helpful when you need to clean several dishes. You can first spray them with water to remove the food pieces and once you have them soaped them up, you can switch to the stream setting to gently rinse them clean.

Magnetic Lock

This feature is extremely useful if you are going to a pull-out or pull-down faucet. Once you pull the faucet nozzle out of the base, the nozzle retracts back to the base but doesn’t get fixed in position. In such instances, the magnetic lock can prove beneficial by connecting the nozzle securely back in place.

High Arc Spouts

This is one of the most useful features that your Kitchen Faucet can have as with this functionality you can spray water to a greater distance and clean utensils which are farther away from the sink with great ease.

This feature comes handy when you have a huge pile of dishes to clean and you have no space in your sink to keep the dirty dishes, you can then use this long-ranged spout to clean dishes which are kept farther away from the sink without any difficulty.

Another great thing about high arc spouts is that they come with a flexible neck which can be rotated from 90 to 180 degrees which further helps in the cleaning process.

Here’s how you can adjust water temperature and increase water pressure

ClevelandFoodandBrews : Buyers guide for Home espresso machine

Buying an espresso machine for yourself isn’t easy as it requires you to look at various features and models before you can make the perfect choice for yourself. If you choose a wrong espresso machine for yourself, you could end up regretting this decision your entire life. So, to help you out with this humongous task, we have listed down all the features and functions that you should check to buy the perfect Home espresso machine for yourself.

Types of Home Espresso Machines

The first thing you need to decide on when choosing a home espresso machines for yourself is the type of espresso machine that you would like to consider. There are many types of espresso machines available mainly divided into 4 kinds.

Manual Espresso Machine

In this type of espresso machine, you will have to perform all the tasks which include applying water pressure, grinding coffee, regulating the amount of water being dispensed and so on. You should only choose this type of machine if you have time and training to make the perfect espresso.

Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

This type of espresso machine requires you to grind the coffee and fill the portafilter but apart from that, the machine performs all the tasks. It applies pressure and regulates the water flow to brew an espresso for you. This is good for those people who have some time in hand and would like to grind the coffee to suit their requirements.

Fully Automatic Espresso Machine

This type of espresso machine performs all the tasks with you with just one click of a button. This is great for those people who are always in a hurry and don’t have time to adjust their espresso taste.

Super-Automatic Espresso Machine

Well, the last but not the least, this espresso machine comes with many extra features like a built-in grinder, automatic water filling capability, etc. which allows it to be the ultimate espresso machine without any inputs from you.

Features to consider:

Easy to Use

If you are looking for a machine which is quick and easy to use and has most of the process automated, then you would look for an espresso machine which does just that. You could consider buying a semi-automatic machine or a fully automatic machine. It all depends on how much time and energy are you willing to spend.

Cleaning

One of the most important features to consider when buying an espresso machine is that how easy it is to clean. If it is complicated to clean, then you need to stay away from it as that would just waste your time every day.

Budget

You need to decide on your price range and then look for a model which suits your range. Manual espresso machines will cost the least but if you want an automatic espresso machine, be ready to shed some money.

Drinking preference

Another thing to consider is the types of drinks that your espresso machine can make. If you love making lattes and mochas, then it would be advisable to find an espresso machine which allows you to make them.

Durability

Make sure you go for a machine which is durable and won’t break down anytime soon. You can go for large metal made machines as they tend to last longer whereas an espresso machine with many electric parts is bound to break down sooner.

Size

Choose an espresso machine which would fit your kitchen easily and won’t create a space problem for you. If you don’t have enough space then better stick to smaller machines.

Time for a Break, But Not Really!!

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As you can see by the date of the last post I’ve been on a break.  I should have posted this a few months ago, but that break is because there is a new addition to our Food and Brews family!   I’ll be taking an extended break from directly blogging on this site, however, there are still many ways in which I’m sharing my passion for food and beer via social media on a daily basis.

1. Follow me on Twitter @CleFoodandBrews.  I’m constantly posting about food, beer and supporting Cleveland!

2. Join the Cleveland Craft Beer Community Page on Facebook.  Here you can post and read about beer, and learn about just how great we have it here in Cleveland in terms of high quality, award winning craft beer!

3. Follow me on Instagram.  As you can guess, I post pictures of tasty food and beers!

Between these three social media outlets you’ll be able to hear from me and communicate with me way more often than I would ever be able to do on this site!

Thanks for all of your support!
Cheers!

All About Beer: World Beer Fest 2013 Review

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On Saturday, July 13th, I had the chance to attend the All About Beer: World Beer Fest.  For my review I’m going to break down the positive and negative aspects of the event.  I will also offer some suggestions for improvement.

The Positive Side
The Ohio Brewers had their own tent outside which allowed people to enjoy the sunshine and the cool lake breeze while trying some tasty brews.  The Ohio breweries represented about 40% of the breweries in attendance. I was happy to see many of the actual brew masters in attendance.  I’ve had most of the beers offered in this tent before, but there were a few new ones that I had the chance to try.  Cornerstone had a coffee infused Milk Stout called Rocket Cow, and Brew Kettle had a Hefewizen called Der Sommer Weizen that were both very tasty.  There was also a cask ale section in the back of the Great Lakes tent.  This allowed people a chance to try some fun cask ales such as the Brew Kettle 4Cs with Citra and the Oskar Blues Sterling Dry Hopped Blackberry Dales Pale Ale.

In order to try any non-Ohio beers, attendees had to walk inside a large metal warehouse where the rest of the breweries were set up.  The brewery representation inside was good, not great, but I was very happy to see Victory Brewing bring a rare beer to the event.  Victory Brewing tapped Liberty Bell Ringer, a massive Double IPA that was brewed with Mosaic and experimental hop #483!  This beer is so rare that this will be the only keg that the Cleveland market will see, and only 3 total kegs made it to the state of Ohio.  A few other inside highlights were the Grand Imperial Stout by Elevator (only offered in the VIP section), and the Waterloo Pilsner (which is not yet sold in Cuyahoga County.)

Beer wise this festival was average for me, however there were a good number of beers at the event for people who are new to craft beer.   Good news for them is that most of the beers at the event are available at your local pub and on your local beer store shelves right now.

The Not So Positive Side
The event took place behind Cleveland Browns stadium.  The weather couldn’t have been better, and we all know Clevelanders love being outside on a beautiful sunny day.   However, 60% of the breweries and the VIP section were inside a closed warehouse that honestly was dirty and dingy.   The massive doors to the warehouse couldn’t open which would have at least let the attendees have a view of the lake a bit of a breeze.   Sure the warehouse provided shade, but by 1 p.m. the massive steel building became an oven. Here are a few pictures that will better show what I am talking about.

I was not the only one who was displeased by the setting.  I spoke to many of the people who were in attendance and they too wished the entire event would have taken place outside the warehouse.  Also, many breweries that were inside voiced their displeasure with the set up. They voiced that they would have rather set up outside either in the sun or with their own pop up tent.   I understand using the warehouse if the weather was poor, but it would have been great to take advantage of the beautiful day outside.
Why not set up some of the breweries out here?
This event was about craft beer.  I see no reason why this vendor was even allowed in the door to sell these shirts.  Drunk 1, Drunk Bitch 1…Really!!  How about setting up a table and selling brewery shirts instead!  This would help enhance the new craft beer drinkers experience rather than making them think the fest was all about getting drunk.
The VIP tickets were $75 each.  For $75 you got in 1 hour early, some buffet style food, access to 7 extra beers, and a glass to take home.   Also, as I mentioned above, the VIP section was inside the warehouse, and that just can’t happen!  In my opinion these extra beers and “perks” were nowhere close to being worth the extra $35 per ticket.
Ways to Improve
If the World Beer Fest comes back to Cleveland next year, they are going to have to improve some aspects of the event in order to compete with our other local beer events like Winter Warmer, Brewzilla, Blues and Brews, Fat Head’s Brewer’s Brawl and IPA Fest…just to name a few.
1. Improve the setting of the event.  I loved the location choice, just didn’t enjoy the set up of the event at all.
2. Improve the beer list, especially the VIP section.  For an extra $35 the VIP section should have at least 10 unique brews, by unique I mean we can’t easily go and find them at our local beer store.  Breweries should be encouraged to bring at least one beer that is somewhat unique.  This picture sums up some of my frustration.  Sierra Nevada only brought cans of Summer Fest and Torpedo, which are two very common brews.  Simply adding a beer like Hoptimum or Narwhal Imperial Stout would have made this table a much better destination for both newbies and for craft beer snobs.
3. Invite more Food Trucks.  Do away with the buffet and let VIP ticket holders get a choice of 1 item from a food truck.  By having more food trucks, they also will not get overwhelmed and they will be able to serve everyone at the event including the general admission folks.
To me, the World Beer Fest got off to a rocky start here in Cleveland.  Sure there were some highlights to the event, but there were aspects of the event which need to improve when the event comes back to Cleveland next year and expects the support of the local craft beer lovers here in Cleveland, from newbie to beer snob.
Disclosure: I was granted media passes to attend this event.  These thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.