What is the difference between salt water taffy and regular taffy?


Taffy is a type of candy made from mixing sugar, butter, flavors (usually fruity), and coloring. The mixture is boiled, and as it cools, it is stretched to form a fluffy, sticky, chewy mass of filling pulling candy. When taffy was first developed the pulling was done by hand, between two people, however most manufacturers […]

Is vinegar good for heartburn?


Heartburn can be caused by a number of things.  Most commonly heartburn is caused by over activity in the stomach, specifically too much acid. Another common cause of heartburn is Acid Reflux.  While too much acid is a result of poor eating habits, such as an excess of acidic food, over eating, or just eating […]

What is Sangria and how do you make it?


Sangria is a red wine punch, created in Spain and made popular in the US and Canada.  It normally has red wine, brandy and fruit but can be made with white wine, soda and fruit.  Use whatever fruits you like and experiment with your own combination of ingredients. Simple Orange Sangria 1 bottle of fruity […]

Is it unhealthy to drink a jar of pickle juice?


Pickle juice is made up primarily of salt and vinegar.  Neither of these two things are healthy in large quantities and neither can we live without them.  Salt is essential to our systems to maintain proper hydration levels, and while vinegar may not be itself important to us, acid in general is necessary to digest […]

Which brand of popcorn pops the fastest?


PURPOSE: The purpose of this experiment is to determine which brand of popcorn is the most cost efficient by comparing prices and the amount of kernels popped.  HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that Orville Redenbacher popcorn will pop the most kernels in all because it cost the most per kernel. INTRODUCTION: Popcorn is a light, highly popular […]

What is the history of chocolate?


2,000 years ago one of the most important discoveries ever was made, the discovery of the Cacao tree in the tropical rainforests the Americas.  It was discovered that the pods of this tree has seeds which could be processed into chocolate. The Mayan’s and Aztecs ground up the seeds and mixed them with other spices […]

Is Sprite considered a Cola?


Cola is a flavour itself.  Sprite is a lemon lime drink and Coke is a cola.  Pepsi of course is also a cola.  The flavour comes from a mixture of vanilla, cinnamon, and citrus.  The name cola comes from kola nuts which were used as a source of caffeine.  Read our question and answers on cinnamon […]

Is it safe to wrap a gas stove’s element with aluminum foil?


It is fine to put aluminum foil on the stovetop elements.  But if you do, be sure it does not interfere with the electrical connection on electric ranges, or the gas flow on gas ranges.  On a gas stove, you can wrap the grill with foil if you desire, but be sure to wrap it […]

In a dinning table experience, food is critical, atmosphere is proper and service is most important, why?


You’ve been invited to a dinner and as you enter the room, the first thing you see is a table that appears to go on forever, draped and skirted in plain white linen, several stainless steel chafing dishes huddled side by side atop a drab lifeless, absence-of-color buffet except for the “decorations” of green foliage […]

Will drinking too much Gatorade be harmful to me?


Gatorade and drinks similar do help hydrate the body better than water.  It is also full of vitamins such as vitamin A, C, E, B5, B12, as well as riboflavin and a couple other goodies.  This is obviously good for you, but the cardinal rule is never take anything in excess and these sports drinks […]

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