Reasons Why You Should Wash Raw Chicken

Reasons Why You Should Wash Raw Chicken

The common misconception to why we should wash raw chicken is that we don’t clean our surface after we have used the same sink we wash dishes.  That is unheard of.  In my kitchen, kitchenette – because I live in a highly-priced New York apartment, I keep bleach available.  Once my meat, whether it’s chicken, beef, fish or any other type of poultry, is cleaned, seasoned and placed in the oven or ready for the stove top cooking, I thoroughly clean the surface including the faucet area where we touch to turn on and off water.  The handle of raw meat is very important because as studies show, you can risk the spread of bacteria in a common area.  If you don’t cleanse properly, the bacteria can spread to other areas of your living space. So is the issue with raw meat or your capability to cleanse your kitchen properly?

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Is Kombucha Good for You?

Is Kombucha Good for You?

Kombucha is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits.  Basically, you are drinking bacteria and yeast also known as scoby, tea fungus.  The most common health benefit of kombucha would be probiotics.  Probiotics in kombucha are live microorganisms that are supposed to improve gastrointestinal issues such as relieving constipation by introducing healthy bacteria to your gut.

My fiancé has acquired acid reflux where he cannot consume many acidic foods or alcohol.  So when I mentioned to him to try some kombucha, he mentioned that the caffeine in the probiotic tea is not advised.  However, there are other types of fermented drinks that he could try that can also provide the same soothing benefits of adding a capful of vinegar to water.

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What is Denim Day?

What is Denim Day?

** Please know that content in this post maybe sensitive to those who may have experienced sexual misconduct or abuse. 

Denim Day calls for the attention towards sexual violence and not about blaming the victim. If you wish to participate in your community's Denim Day events, Peace Over Violence has resources, including buttons and information, on organizing a day of solidarity.

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Book Review - Whatever May Come + Giveaway

Book Review - Whatever May Come + Giveaway

School teacher Tisha Jameson flees her Virginia hometown to start afresh in Macon, Georgia. Although she hadn’t planned on falling in love with former pro football player Chase Alton, Chase's son Thomas is determined to get them together somehow. Before long, the pair come to realize that they are unable to resist one another and Chase will discover what a caring mother figure Tish can be for his son. But when Tish finds out that the danger she thought she’d outrun for good has followed her across state lines, Chase and Tish find out what love really means.

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Happy 39 Years of Being Me

Happy 39 Years of Being Me

When thinking of ideas of what to write today, I came across some Pinterest posts of birthday time capsules.  Although I won’t be digging a hole in the nearest park (because I don’t have a backyard, yet), I do have this blog to capture my thoughts on this particular day of the year. Like with all writing, the answers you provide today, based on experiences may not be the same answers you would give a year from now.

With that being said, let’s reflect on my 39th birthday questions …

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3 Products to Treat Eczema on the Scalp

3 Products to Treat Eczema on the Scalp

Triggers for eczema flare ups can be a number of factors and not limited to allergens, stress, climate, perfumes, cleaning products, the air (lol) and hormones.  We are mindful that our little girl is transitioning to a young lady and with that realization, hormones and attitude (UGH!!) comes with the irritation. <— see what I did there? lol

But what about her scalp though?

Dandruff is essentially scalp flaking caused by inflammation.  The dryness of her scalp is a connection to the eczema she has over her whole body.  Unlike her elbows and knees that can be covered, her scalp is exposed and can be embarrassing as she becomes older.

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