Step Into Wellness - September 16, 2015
What happened to the hot temperatures?!? You are not the only one noticing this, it’s just a reminder that fall is approaching fast. Most of us are not ready to say bye to warmer temperatures. There is a way to make the warmth and relaxation throughout the year.
Right now is the perfect time to warm up for fall! Caldera Hot Tub’s will keep you toasty while creating the ideal space to relax this winter.
Hurry to take advantage of our Step Into Wellness Hot Tub Event to receive a free step and cover lifter ($1,000 value) before the sale is over! Come into one of our four store locations before the savings is gone!
Take a Moment of Silence - September 11, 2015
Today is our 14th Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance to remember the events that occurred on September 11, 2001.
More than a decade later, our nation is living in a world that was forever changed by the terror attacks that took our nation by surprise. What has remained the same since 2001, is that our nation has remained strong and our support and love for the men and women who provided their services, compassion, courage, faith, and their lives has never wavered and they will forever live on as heroes.
Today we remember the 3000 victims who perished. Today we also remember the policemen, firefighters, emergency rescue teams, all the military branches and every citizen who has protected our Nation’s freedom.
Today we remember and grieve as a country. We will never forget.
So, today be a little kinder, show some extra love to the special people in your life. Make today count towards something better.
National Honey Month - September 10, 2015
September is National Honey Month! Honey has a variety of uses including health benefits, here are just a few!
- Prevents cancer and heart disease because it contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help to reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
- Reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders which was recently discovered and help improve bacterial gastroenteritis.
- Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal by the enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide which is added by the bees during the production process.
- Increased performance through boosting and maintaining a glycogen levels and is a great natural sweetener.
- Reduce cough and throat irritation through the use of honey, especially buckwheat honey. Honey has been shown to be just as effective as a single does of dextromethorphan.
- Blood sugar regulation is also a benefit of honey, because the honey has the exact combination of fructose and glucose works together with the body to regulate blood sugar levels. Some honey is even considered to be low hypoglycemic index.
- Heals wounds and burns by applying honey to the surface of the wound. This has been proven to be as effective as silver sulfadiazine.
- Probiotic, some honeys contain large amounts of friendly bacteria. These friendly bacteria’s include 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobactera.
- Beautiful skin, since honey has anti-bacterial qualities and when honey is combined with other ingredients it can be moisturizing and nourishing to the skin.
Asian Honey-Tea Grilled Prawns
The mixture of orange spice tea and honey is fantastic. Don't expect leftovers.
From: BeeMaid / Serves: 4
- 1-1/2 Medium Shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 Green Onions, thinly sliced
- 1 Cup Brewed double strength orange spice tea, cooled
- ¼ Cup Honey
- ¼ Cup Rice Vinegar
- ¼ cup Soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- In a plastic bag, combine all of the ingredients except for the shrimp.
- Remove ½ cup of the marinade; set aside for dipping sauce.
- Add shrimp to marinade in the bag, turn to coat. Close the bag securely and marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 12 hours.
- When ready to cook, remove shrimp from marinade; discard the marinade remaining in the bag. Thread the shrimp onto 8 skewers, dividing evenly.
- Grill over medium coals 4 to 6 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and are just firm to the touch, turning once.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Meanwhile, prepare dipping sauce by placing reserved ½ cup marinade in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Stir in green onions.
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