How to make 5 delicious coffee drinks

Here are 5 great ways to kick start your day with a little java! The first step to any great drink is having a dependable coffee maker. If you don’t have one, you can get an awesome one right over here!

Name: West Indies Coffee
Ingredients and Instructions:
3 1/2 cup of milk
1/4 cup of instant coffee
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 dash Salt

Bring to just to a boil, then pour that milk (off the boil) over the instant coffee in your cup of coffee. Then add the brown sugar, add the salt, and stir the drink to help everything dissolve. Bring milk just to boiling. Pour over coffee, brown sugar, and salt, stirring to dissolve. This is best served in coffee mugs, and with the ingredients above you’ll 4 to 5 servings out of it.

Name: Vanilla Almond Coffee
Ingredients and Instructions:
1/3 cup of ground coffee
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
1/4 teaspoon of anise seeds

Using a blender or food processor, put the coffee grinds into the machine. In a coffee cup add all of the rest of the ingredients. Place coffee in a blender or food processor fitted with a steel blade. In cup, combine remaining ingredients. Now stop the blender and add the mixture to the coffee. Start up the blender again and run it for about 10 seconds more. Then you’re done! Scrape the coffee out and store in the refrigerator. Should make 6 eight ounce servings.

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Name: Praline Coffee
Ingredients and Instructions:
3 cups of hot (already) brewed coffee
3/4 cup of half and half
3/4 cup of light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tablespoon of butter or margarine
3/4 cup of praline liqueur
And finally some sweetened whipped cream

Combine the hot brewed coffee, half and half, brown sugar, and butter. Cook them in a large saucepan over medium heat until it’s heated evenly, but don’t boil the mixture! Add in the liqueur and served with the whipped cream.

Want to meet up for coffee at a cafe in Asia? Then make sure to check out Dine Mates to connect with other coffee lovers!

Name: Mocha Frappe
Ingredients and Instructions:
18-22 ice cubes
7 ounces of chilled double strength coffee
1/4 cup of chocolate sauce (or chocolate syrup)
2 tablespoons of vanilla Syrup
And finally some sweetened whipped Cream

Take the ice, double strength coffee, chocolate sauce, and vanilla into a blender. Blend it until the concoction is nice and smooth. Pour it into a large tall glass and add a dollop of tasty whipped cream to the top! The end result is a lovely 16 oz frappe

Name: Mexican Spiced Coffee
Ingredients and Instructions:
3/4 cup of brown sugar, firmly packed
6 cloves
6 julienne slices (orange zest)
3 cinnamon sticks
6 tablespoons of coffee grinds

In a large saucepan add brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and 6 cups of water. Heat the pan until ‘almost’ boiling and stir. Now add the coffee and finally bring it to a boil. It should take about 3 minutes. Before drinking it, strain the coffee (to get the coffee grinds out), server in coffee cups, add orange zest for a garnish.

How to tie a tie (windsor knot)

First you’ll need to have a tie. You can find best selling neckties here! Now I want to help you learn how to tie a neck tie so you can dress to impress. Is a special event coming up like New Years Eve, a wedding, prom, or a party? It’s time to step it up a notch!

What type of tie will you be wearing? A full windsor knot, four in hand knot, a bow tie? Here are the basics for tying a tie, windsor knot style. First here’s the picture showing the instructions and it’s followed by a step by step guide, and finally a diagram on how to tie a tie.

How to Tie a Tie

6 Steps on How to Quickly Tie a Tie

  1. Lift up the collar of your shirt and put the tie around the back of your neck. The wide end should hang down about twice as low as the thin end; it can hang closer to your right or left hand, depending on what’s most comfortable for you.
  2. Wrap the wide end around the thin end twice, a few inches below your neck. The wide end should go over the thin end at first. (Images 1 to 3 above)
  3. After wrapping the wide end around the second time, push it through the back of the V-shape made by the partially formed knot. (Image 4 above)
  4. Tuck the wide end through the front loop of the knot.
  5. Gently pull down on both the thin and wide ends below the knot until the knot is tight.
  6. Hold the thin end and slide the knot up to your neck. (Image 5 above)
  7. If the thin end hangs below the wide end, untie the tie and begin again, with the wide end hanging lower than it did the first time.
  8. If the wide end hangs too low, untie the tie and begin again, with the wide end hanging higher than it did the first time.
  9. Flip your collar back down once you and your tie look dapper. (Image 6 above)
How to Tie a Tie Diagram

Three ways to tie a tie

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How to make papaya candy (recipe)

Here’s an easy recipe to make great tasting papaya candy. Here’s what you need:

  • fresh yellow-green papaya ( not too young or too ripe)
  • 2 tbsp lime diluted in 10 cups of water
  • sugar
  • yellow food color

Here’s what you need to do.

1. Choose a semi-ripe papaya.
2. Peel and cut into small cubes for about 3/4″.
3. Soak it in lime solution overnight.
4. Next day, wash the papaya thoroughly

papaya fruit with lime cut in half

ripe papaya and limes sliced in half

5. Soak for 2 hours in water tinted with yellow food coloring.
6. Put the papaya in a pot, and add colored water until the fruit is completely covered (just enough to cover the top of the fruit).
7. Boil papaya in colored water for about 1 minute (until tender) and drain immediately. Save this water for later!!
8. Wash the papaya and drain again, getting rid of this water.
9. Make a syrup of 1 part sugar to 1 part of previously boiled water that you saved.
10. Bring to the syrup mix to a boil so the sugar is disolved and add papaya.
11. Cook for 10 minutes and let it stand overnight.
12. On the next day, boil again the syrup until it dries up with continuous stirring. It will harden the sugar.
13. Spread it in baking sheet. Dry it under the sun or in oven for a low heat for an hour or until the candy hardens and ceased to be watery.

papaya candy recipie

delicious papaya candy!

Some extra notes:

If you want to make other candies, check out The Ultimate Candy Book
with over 700 recipies! Also if you’re an food or desert lover and happen to be in Asia, check out Dine Mates to connect with others and possibly meet up for a meal with others in your area.

Papaya is a wonderful fruit and it’s easy to make your own candy using papaya. Fruit is very good for you, but if you’re diabetic you’ll need to make sure to take a close look at the number of carbs you consume.

Also make sure you know your allergies and possible side-effects. Caution should be taken when harvesting, as papaya is known to release a latex fluid when not quite ripe, which can cause irritation and provoke allergic reaction in some people. The papaya fruit, seeds, latex, and leaves also contains carpaine, an anthelmintic alkaloid which could be dangerous in high doses.Excessive consumption of papaya, as of carrots, can cause carotenemia, the yellowing of soles and palms which is otherwise harmless.

How to buy Doughnuts Online (Krispy Kreme Donuts)

I love Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I remember eating them my first time when a new store opened in the area years ago and I was instantly addicted. Later I moved and now there’s no Krispy Kreme in sight. Luckily the other day I found out I can buy Krispy Kreme doughnuts online (what the…?) so I had to give it a shot.

Click here to see what doughnuts are available online!

Krispy Kreme Donuts You Can Order Online

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are the best. Coming in 2nd place has to be Dunken Donuts (munchkins)

Quick Tip: If the doughnuts seem a little dry after shipping, put one in the microwave for about 5-6 seconds and you’re golden!

Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donuts

There’s a variety of Krispy Kreme donuts available, but my favorite will always be their original glazed.

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How Do Changed Circumstances Affect Child Support

The parties involved in a case concerning child support must comply with any order issued by the court. Upon the issuance of the order by the judge, the said order is immediately executory. This means that whoever is adjudged liable to pay for the child support must comply with the said obligation right away. When there is a failure to provide for the payment of child support, a particular parent may be held in contempt. Nonetheless, it must be noted that both parents may be held liable for the support depending on the attendant facts and circumstances of each case.

Under our jurisdiction, a child support order may be modified when there are changes in the circumstances. An example of this is when there is an increase in the needs of the child. In such case, the judge may increase the amount of the child support despite the fact that there was no increase in the incomes of the parents. This is one of the instances where the court shows its adherence to the “best interest of the child” rule or principle. Another example wherein the amount for the child support may be increased is when the incomes of the parents have risen and there are certain proofs for its existence.

Child support with changed circumstances

In order to ensure that you will not have a problem in complying with the child support order, keep a close contact with your lawyer.

At the same time, the judge may also decrease the amount of the child support upon showing that the liable parent’s income has declined as long as it is not due to his or her fault. Moreover, it must be noted that the decrease may also be granted despite the fact that the children’s needs have not declined. When there is a change in the residence of either the parent or the child, the modification for the child support may also be granted.

In order to ensure that you will not have a problem in complying with the child support order, keep a close contact with your lawyer. In cases when you encounter legal problems concerning the payment of the child’s needs, make sure that the first thing you will do is to call your attorney. Do not do certain acts that may be prejudicial to your rights and interests.

Always put in mind that you have the responsibility to comply with the child support order that the court may issue. In cases where there are some modifications allowed by the court, you also need to follow whatever changes will be introduced in the new support order. Do not worry because you are allowed, under the law, to present some evidence to oppose any motion for modification of the order.

How to open a coconut

There are many ways on how to open a coconut. You can open it using a machine, a bolo knife, a hammer or throwing it on the wall. Kidding aside, what I know is the way using a bolo.

Drinking a coconut

Sweet coconut milk

Here are the steps:

  1. Get a fresh coconut, preferably one that is directly picked from the tree.
  2. Hold the coconut on the stem and gently slice the hard part of the coconut husk to see the soft part of the husk. In this way, you’ll be able to remove the white coconut husk slowly. You can only take half of it if you want.
  3. Then, when you see the harder part of the coconut or what we called the shell, slowly crack a small portion of the coconut shell using your bolo and drain the juice out.
  4. After extracting all the juice out of the coconut, you can now break the coconut in the middle for you to get the white meat inside.
  5. After breaking the coconut into two, enjoy the white meat inside and drink its sweet juice.

Opening a coconut looks easy but it’s harder as it looks. Here’s an action shot!

Using a bolo knife to open a coconut

Opening a coconut with a big knife

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