The Romance of Coffee

(ARA) – As the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach once said, ‘”Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine!” Since its introduction to Paris in the late 17th century, romance has surrounded the coffee bean. Whether it was served to two lovers on a cobblestone street or enjoyed in front of an evening fire at home, coffee has stood the test of time as a luxury and comfort to couples around the world. Jean de la Roque once wrote, “I had long been fascinated by the stories of my father who brought home to Marseilles some of the first coffee ever seen there and by the enticingly exotic services used in entertaining guests …

Compost Tea Tea Time For Your Garden

If you would like a nice garden, youll need a bucket of water and some garbage. That simple recipe is all you need to grow healthy, beautiful plants all summer long. But before you start floating a tin can in a some water, you need to know that there is a catch. The trick to this recipe is that you have to compost your garbage first. Compost and water are the only ingredients you need to create a powerful plant supplement known as compost tea. Compost in the garden will improve your soil which in turn will reward you with strong plants that are better able to fend off droughts and diseases. Compost improves soil structure and drainage. It can …

This superfood has the longest shelf life ever (it will outlast you)

Guys, I can’t help but share with you what I found today. This lost food has just recently been unearthed by NASA scientists 🔥🔥🔥 Realizing its potential to resist extreme conditions, they’ve started giving away rations of it to our astronauts during their month-long space missions. And the best part is that you can make it at home right now and add it to your food stockpiles. >> How to make NASA’s superfood at home << PS: I almost forgot to mention all of its other benefits such as increasing energy, boosting immunity, improving bone health and much, much more. Find out everything you need to know right here.

A Shipshape Career: U.S. Merchant Mariners

For people who find themselves at sea when it comes to choosing a career path, or for those who simply yearn to live on the open water, the U.S. Merchant Marine may be the perfect port. Here are answers to some common questions about the nation’s “fourth arm of defense”: Q. What is the merchant marine? A. The merchant marine is composed of men and women who crew U.S.-flag commercial vessels on the deep seas, inland waterways and Great Lakes. It’s an industry with a wide range of opportunities, partly because there are so many different types of vessels-containerships, tankers, bulkers, passenger vessels, tugs and much more. Q. Is the merchant marine part of the U.S. military? A. America’s mariners …