Archive for April, 2018

How to Make the Best Iced Coffee at Home

April 17th, 2018

iced coffee at home

 

The scorching heat of summer calls for innovative ways to keep your body temperature low. Most of you tend to find the idea of drinking a glass of iced coffee as an excellent way of getting rid of the excessive heat. If you think that iced coffee is simply letting your hot coffee get cold as you relax in your Foster City, California apartments, then we need to talk. If you are used to buying your favorite iced coffee from a vendor, then you need to start preparing your best homemade iced coffee today. There are lots of ways to make iced coffee at home, but we shall only dwell on a single method that will give the best drink.

Ingredients

  • 1/3-cup whole coffee beans
  • Ice
  • Milk
  • One and a half cups of filtered cold water
  • Sweeteners such as caramel, melted chocolate or flavored syrups
  • Equipment: You will require a coffee grinder and the French press.

How to Prepare

Start by grinding the coffee beans until they become coarse, to allow easy filtration by your French press and are sufficient to infuse. You should grind right in-between the fine, and you are good to go.

Combine your ground coffee with the filtered water in the French press. Add more coffee to the French press, and top off with one-and-a-half cups of water.

Once you have the mixture in your French press, stir gently until the coffee and the filtered water are well-blended.

Put your French press lid in position and ensure that the plunger is in its upright position. You can let the coffee mixture stay overnight in the refrigerator. Leave the plunger in the upright position, even as you place the mixture in your refrigerator, to allow the grounds to absorb the filtered water overnight.

Remove your mixture from the fridge the following day, and plunge to separate the grounds from the coffee. Conduct this step with a lot of care, if you want to achieve the desired results at the end.

To make your sweet iced coffee, fill your glass/cup with ice cubes and fill it halfway with milk (optional). Fill the remaining half of the glass/cup with the iced coffee you prepared. Gently stir to obtain a fine mixture and start enjoying your homemade iced coffee.

One thing that you have to remember as you prepare your iced coffee in your Foster City apartments, is that if your French press is larger, then you can make a more significant amount of iced coffee using the same ratio of water to ground coffee.

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4 Yoga Poses for Better Sleep

April 3rd, 2018

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Statistics show that at least 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. If the sleep pills and other forms of medication aren’t doing you any favors, then you need to turn your head and seek alternative solutions. One of the best ways you can use to deal with your sleep problems is by incorporating a few yoga poses in your sleep ritual. Yoga has numerous meditative elements that can help you deal with your daily stress. The good thing is that yoga doesn’t always have to be vigorous and time-consuming. A few poses in your Foster City apartments can go a long way in making you feel better. Here are some yoga poses for better sleep.

The Rock-a-Bye Ball Roll

This move will take you between seven and eight minutes. Lie flat, facing upwards, and bring your knees closer to your chest. Next, cross your leg ankles, and then slowly wrap both your hands around your shins while clinching them. Breathe in, and raise your whole body to the sitting position, breathe out and roll back. Repeat this for one minute, then roll back, extend your legs and arms and drift to a comfortable sleep.

The Child’s Pose

To perform the child’s pose, drop your hips back to your heels and move your chest between your thighs. Make sure that your toes are touching each other while your knees should be as wide as possible to ease your posture and make you comfortable, allowing you to breathe deeply. Rest your forehead on the ground or couch, and stretch your hands out in front of you. Roll your forehead from one side to the other on the ground to give yourself a face massage. Do this for about five minutes before you go to bed.

Fire Log Pose

This is another simple yoga pose that you can perform in your apartments in California. Start by extending your left leg straight out, then slowly bend your knee to a 90-degree angle. Slowly flex your right foot, and slowly place it on top of your left knee, such that your right shin stays stacked on top of your left. You should move your left foot closer to your pelvis if you feel some pain in your hip joint. Move your head forward as you breathe out, while slowly increasing the hip stretch. Stay in this position for about one minute and repeat the same on the other side.

Supine Spinal Twist

This is an incredible yoga move if your tummy problems have been denying you sleep. Roll both of your knees towards the left side of your body while pulling down your right shoulder towards the ground. Now turn your head to the right and press down your knees with your left hand. Stay in this position and count up to six breaths, and repeat the sequence on the right side of your body.

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