Monday, April 23, 2018

World's Best Cookie Dough is Where Gourmet Taste Meets Pure Edible Dough in an Unbeatable Range of Flavors

NEW YORK, April  2018 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no exaggerating the goodness that the newly launched World's Best Cookie Dough is spreading around. Located at Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, the store offers over 50 varieties of sweet treats, making it a class apart from other cookie dough services. It is also the largest cookie dough store to come up in NYC. Besides providing Raw edible cookie dough, they also offer giant 6 oz cookies, Banana pudding, Cheesecake, Crazy Freakshakes, Cupcakes, Brownies, fried cookie dough, and even an extensive breakfast menu featuring cookie dough pancakes, cookie dough waffles etc.

The raw and sensuous appeal of cookie dough comes out when it's prepared with passion and authenticity. This wasn't the case until now, with most cookie dough sold around falling short of expectations. World's Best Cookie Dough thought this was unfair to our gourmet culture, and went ahead to create the finest cookie dough offerings possible based on a secret formula that replicates the exact flavors found in pure cookie dough.
Cookie dough is not mere cookie dough here! It's gourmet edible, bakeable and customizable. This dough is also vegetarian, and made in the same hygienic facility with pasteurized eggs and heat treated flour, the quality far exceeds that of other brands. And then there is the dazzling range of flavors.
Those yearning to try new flavors will be spoilt for choice. There is one for everyone, in all popular and conceivable flavors: Chocolate Chip, Brownie Cookie, Pumpkin Spice, Oatmeal Raisin, Salted Caramel… Not to forget, there are Crazy Freakshakes too, and baked cookies, ice cream, and cheesecakes stuffed with finger licking dough.
The best way to enjoy these delicatessens is to visit them at their flagship store at 164 Bleecker street in NYC. or for those away from NY can have them enjoyed in combo packs. World's Best Cookie Dough makes it easy to pick up one's favorite flavors in packs of four, six or twelve combo packs, with each flavor available in 8 oz size. Party orders are welcome and delicious treats are carefully packaged and shipped nationwide. The store can be followed on social media, and visitors can sign up for a newsletter to know what's cooking at World's Best Cookie Dough.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Banana Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

Snacking is a big deal, especially in a household with active youngsters who are hungry and on-the-go. Instead of handing your kids a prepackaged snack made with artificial sweeteners and chemical additives, bake healthy, nutritious snacks they love. This recipe for Banana Oatmeal Walnut Cookies is surprisingly simple. Rich in potassium and pectin (a soluble fiber), simple mix mashed bananas, quick oats and chopped walnuts to form tablespoon-sized cookies and bake. That’s it! Three ingredients and you’ve got three-ingredient cookies—a nutritious snack your kids are sure to love.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

CollapseAndGo Launches the First Ever Collapsible Baby Bottle and Sippy Cup on Kickstarter

CollapseAndGo's easy-to-stow, on-the-go design makes parenting less chaotic

Today, the CollapseAndGo team launched their Kickstarter campaign for the first ever fully collapsible baby bottle and sippy cup, the Collapsabottle and Collapsacup, with a funding goal of $15,000. CollapseAndGo makes it simple for busy, on the go parents to take and pack their baby bottles and sippy cups and offers the added benefit of having more storage space in the kitchen and diaper bags.

The Collapsabottle and Collapsacup collapse down to the size of a hockey puck, which is 1 and ¾ inches, allowing for easy storage. Its organic shape resembles the natural shape and feel of a mother, and parents can collapse the bottle as a baby drinks, reducing their air intake to minimize gas and discomfort. From a bottle nipple to a sippy cup top, CollapseAndGo bottles have interchangeable lids, so parents do not have to buy new cups as their children grow, and the handle attachment makes it easy for older babies to hold.

CollapseAndGo products are also 100% safe for children. Silicone is odorless, tasteless and mold- and bacteria-resistant. CollapseAndGo bottles will not stain, cloud, or seep harmful chemicals.
"The Collapsabottle and Collapsacup are both made from the best quality silicone available and pass the most rigid food safety testing standards. They are BPA-, PVC-, lead- and Phthalate-free, so in other words, they are EXTREMELY safe," said CollapseAndGo Co-founder Lauren Shapiro. "You can even put the bottles in boiling water to heat them up for your baby. Additionally, the Collapsabottle and Collapsacup are dishwasher safe, so no longer will you have to hand wash and dry all of those bottles on top of your counter to free up extra counter space and keep them clean."
To make on-the-go parenting easier, pre-order a Collapsabottle and Collapsacup for $12 on Kickstarter. For more information about the products, visit

About CollapseAndGo
When newborn parents Matthew Mittleman and Lauren Shapiro were shopping for collapsible baby bottles and sippy cups (because their diaper bag was overflowing and their cabinets were cluttered), they realized these bottles and cups did not exist. From there, the new collapsible, top-of-the-line baby bottles and sippy cups were created, bringing CollapseAndGo to life. For more information about CollapseAndGo, visit

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Monday, April 9, 2018


Combine cider vinegar, rosemary and cranberries in a small saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes for flavours to blend. Remove from heat and refrigerate until chilled.  Fill 3 glasses with ice. Divide apple cider mixture among glasses. Add Botanica Daily Detox Shot to each glass. milk Top up with sparkling soda and serve.


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Nonna's recipes and home remedies

Body Care
Wash your body with coffee grounds as an exfoliant, also helps with celluite. 
Then soak is a bath of baking soda.

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil


  • 1/2 gallon (2 liters) high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole heads of garlic


Slice the tops off the heads of garlic, drizzle with a little olive oil, and
 wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Bake in 350F (180C) oven for
45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool. When cool,
squeeze the garlic out of the 'paper' shells. Add this to the olive oil in a
 large saucepan (you can also add the 'paper'). Heat the olive oil
(not very hot, but more than warm) to extract the flavor from the garlic.
 Let cool. Letting it steep for a couple of days will intensify the flavor.
 Strain through several layers of cheesecloth or through a tightly woven
 dish towel. Using a funnel return the oil to the bottle it was bought in,
or put into a decorative bottle and keep next to the stove.
Tip: save the garlic after you have strained the oil.
t is lovely in sauces, soups, or just spread on toast.

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Sunday Antique Market

The Sunday Antique Market is OPEN this Holiday Weekend. 
Toronto's Best Antique Market is open this Sunday 
from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm at 125 
The Esplanade in the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The diet shell game

The diet shell game
Stick to the evidence when reporting on - and endorsing - food studies. We need real solutions to obesity and Type 2 diabetes, not book sales

By Dylan MacKay
Expert Adviser
Dylan MacKay
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wo of the best-known American food journalists have been
telling readers lately that the DASH and Mediterranean diets aren't best for our health.
But the evidence tells a different story.
The journalists are Gary Taubes, the author of The Case Against Sugar, and Nina Teicholz, the author of the bestselling The Big Fat Surprise. In their recent Los Angeles Times op-ed, they accuse the U.S. News & World Report of presenting the failed nutritional status quo in their January cover story on "best diets," where the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and the Mediterranean diets are tied as best diets overall.
The DASH and Mediterranean diets promote the consumption of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and recommend lower intakes of red meat and saturated fat. In the realm of human nutritional sciences, these are two of the most well-respected diets. That's why they ended up on the top of U.S. News & World Report list, based on clear criteria.
Yet, ironically, one of the first claims from Teicholz and Taubes is that both diets don't have enough evidence showing they reduce overall mortality, and they dismiss supporting studies of these diets as flawed. They also assert that dietary guidelines around the world, which largely have promoted dietary patterns similar to DASH or Mediterranean diets, are responsible for our epidemic of obesity and its comorbidity, Type 2 diabetes.
Instead, Teicholz and Taubes propose a diet lower in carbohydrates (including sugar) and higher in fat, like Atkins, paleo, ketogenic or South Beach diets - all of which were ranked low on the U.S. News list. They explain how these low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diets are well researched and the answer to the worldwide obesity crisis.
It seems a nice tidy story - except it isn't. They're saying the emperor has no clothes when they're also naked.
Good evidence for reduced total mortality on LCHF diets doesn't exist (it doesn't exist for DASH or Mediterranean diets either). But DASH and Mediterranean diets do at least have larger randomized controlled trials, something LCHF diets do not.
In terms of weight loss, sticking to a diet that leads to a negative energy balance (eat less than what you burn) is what works, regardless of the diet style. Markers of health, including blood sugar and blood lipids, tend to improve during weight loss irrespective of diet - and as long as the weight loss and diet lasts.
In fact, the whole concept of ranking weight loss diets is a distraction. Any lifestyle pattern that excludes smoking, includes physical activity and leads to weight loss in someone who has obesity (or prevents weight gain in non-obese people) will significantly decrease chronic disease risk, even for those with a genetic predisposition.
Teicholz and Taubes also proclaim LCHF as the way to reverse Type 2 diabetes, citing an ongoing study as their evidence. While LCHF diets may reverse Type 2 diabetes, it's possibly a product of weight loss. This is supported by the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), which recently demonstrated remission of Type 2 diabetes without the need of LCHF diets.
Our dietary patterns, in the macronutrient sense (carbohydrates, protein and fat intake), are more likely the passengers than the drivers of the obesity crisis.
Teicholz and Taubes list the cause of our obesity problem but misidentify it. They say people have been following dietary guidelines (in fact, they have not). Yes, Americans have been "notably increasing their consumption of grains, vegetables and fruits and eating less whole milk, butter, meat and eggs," as Teicholz and Taubes claim. But what they didn't note is that Americans have been increasing their overall energy consumption.
People consume more energy than they did in the 1970s. Factors like urbanization, decreased physical activity at work and at home, and lower food costs (especially for calorie-dense, nutrient poor foods) have all worked to increase the availability of food energy and decrease its expenditure. These are the real drivers of the obesity crisis, not simply carbohydrate (or indeed, sugar) intake.
In this post-fact world, narrative and belief seem to be the only true currencies. In human nutritional sciences, there seems to be a narrative for every diet and for each diet, an army of believers.
Teicholz and Taubes want you to believe that the LCHF diets weren't ranked highly because the U.S. News expert panel may have been "entrenched in their opinions, supported by the industries that benefit from these diets, motivated by non-nutrition agendas such as animal-rights activism." This a strong assertion to level at a panel of 25 diverse and well-established scientists. The accusations of personal bias also seem hypocritical when the authors make some of their living promoting low-carbohydrate diets.
In the midst of a worldwide obesity and diabetes crisis, we don't need more input from industries or from people selling books. We need more large-scale, public health interventions that address root causes of the obesity epidemic. It's time to let evidence dominate the diet discussion.
Dylan MacKay, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences and a clinical trialist at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and an expert adviser with

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Monday, March 26, 2018

4 Herbs for Mental Focus

Try these herbs for mental focus to boost brain health safely and effectively.

Boost brain health with safe and effective herbal remedies. The four herbs covered in this video—chaste tree berry, saw palmetto, St. John’s wort and ginkgo—have stood the test of time and are proven to be reliable herbs for brain health. Chaste tree berry (for women) and saw palmetto (for men) are great herbs for naturally balancing hormones. To help raise your mood, take supplements of St. John’s wort, which is an herb best-known for helping treat symptoms related to mild and moderate depression. Finally, ginkgo is another great brain herb. Studies have shown that it is great for improving short-term memory loss, especially as we age. Be sure to talk with your health-care practitioner before incorporating any herbs into your health regimen.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

No Bake Candy Bar Pie

Ingredients are as follows:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 C powdered sugar
8 ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 Butterfinger candy bars, crushed & divided
9 inch graham cracker crust


Cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar.

Fold in the whipped topping and half of the crushed candy bars.

Spoon mixture into the graham cracker crust.

Sprinkle remaining crushed candy bars on top; refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Slice, serve and enjoy!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Bellus Medical’s Microneedling Device SkinPen Precision Earns Industry-First FDA Clearance

Bellus Medical, a leader in medical aesthetics products and devices, has been granted clearance and marketing authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its medical grade microneedling device, SkinPen® Precision, used exclusively by healthcare professionals. This is the first and only microneedling device in the industry to receive this important designation from the FDA, and sets a new standard as the only recognized Class II microneedling device available.

To receive this first-in-class FDA designation, Bellus Medical proactively worked through a rigorous three-year evaluation process to meet more than 90 validated requirements for the microneedling device, charger base and proprietary cartridge, including extensive biocompatibility testing to ensure none of the materials are harmful to patients' skin cells. Now SkinPen Precision is the only device with this new classification, established by the FDA, making it the only legally marketed microneedling device in the U.S.truly a category of one.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Why Native Americans Named the Moons

Native Americans full Moon names were created to help different tribes track the seasons. Think of it as a "nickname" for the Moon!  See our list of other full Moon names for each month of the year and their meanings.

Why Native Americans Named the Moons

The early Native Americans did not record time by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. Many tribes kept track of time by observing the seasons and lunar months, although there was much variability. For some tribes, the year contained 4 seasons and started at a certain season, such as spring or fall. Others counted 5 seasons to a year. Some tribes defined a year as 12 Moons, while others assigned it 13. Certain tribes that used the lunar calendar added an extra Moon every few years, to keep it in sync with the seasons.
Each tribe that did name the full Moons (and/or lunar months) had its own naming preferences. Some would use 12 names for the year while others might use 5, 6, or 7; also, certain names might change the next year. A full Moon name used by one tribe might differ from one used by another tribe for the same time period, or be the same name but represent a different time period. The name itself was often a description relating to a particular activity/event that usually occurred during that time in their location.
Colonial Americans adopted some of the Native American full Moon names and applied them to their own calendar system (primarily Julian, and later, Gregorian). Since the Gregorian calendar is the system that many in North America use today, that is how we have presented the list of Moon names, as a frame of reference. The Native American names have been listed by the month in the Gregorian calendar to which they are most closely associated.

Native American Full Moon Names and Their Meanings

The Full Moon Names we use in the Almanac come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in regions from New England to Lake Superior. They are the names the Colonial Americans adapted most. Note that each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred.
Link on the names below for your monthly Full Moon Guide!
JanuaryFull Wolf MoonThis full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.
FebruaryFull Snow MoonUsually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.
MarchFull Worm MoonAt the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.
AprilFull Pink MoonThis full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
MayFull Flower MoonFlowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.
JuneFull Strawberry MoonThe Algonquin tribes knew this Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries. It is also known as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.
JulyFull Buck MoonBucks begin to grow new antlers at this time. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.
AugustFull Sturgeon MoonSome Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon.
SeptemberFull Corn MoonThis full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.
OctoberFull Hunter's MoonThis is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead. October's Moon is also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon.
NovemberFull Beaver MoonFor both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.
DecemberFull Cold MoonThis is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes.
Note: The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. It can occur in either September or October. At this time, crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice are ready for gathering.

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