Holiday Cookies: Gluten-Free Chocolate Meringues

… extraordinary than their floury friends. These easy-to-make meringues come together in a snap. Warming the egg whites helps dissolve the sugar, and warm whites actually whip up more fully than cold whites. Be sure to beat the egg white mixture until you get stiff peaks but the mixture remains glossy (over-whipping will result in a dry meringue). And as with anything involving chocolate, choose a good-quality dark cocoa powder and your favorite bittersweet (or even semi-sweet) chocolate for the …

Coffee Cake with Chocolate Streusel Recipe – Bon Appétit

Recipe by Jessie Damuck | June 24, 2015 This recipe comes from Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck’s grandmother, Kathy. The story goes that in a house devoid of sweets, this was the only dessert she ever made. It remains a family—and Bon Appétit Test Kitchen—favorite. Photograph by Alex Lau To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Coffee Cake with Chocolate Streusel Recipe …

5 Things You Should Know About Detox Teas – Great Ideas : People.com

… the loss of water weight. Just two cups of water weighs one pound on a scale, so shedding fluid can make you look and feel lighter—even if you haven’t lost an ounce of body fat. Detox teas can also trigger a laxative effect, which causes your body to eliminate waste from your GI tract, another result that can make your stomach flatter, and allow you to feel lighter, even if your lean-to-fat ratio remains exactly the same. If this quick-fix effect gives you the confidence boost and motivation …

The broken beauty of Iran’s tea production (PHOTOS) – Your Middle East

From YourMiddleEast.com | June 6, 2015 ENVIRONMENT Iranians love their tea. But despite the serenity of these images from this year’s tea harvest, there’s trouble around the corner. Iran saw its first modern style tea factory being built in the 1930s, but the tea culture had been present long before that and emerged as early as the 15th century. The Gilan Province was discovered in the late 19th century as an ideal spot for tea cultivation, and remains today the Islamic …

6 Reasons to stay in a Sri Lanka Tea Factory – Now magazine

… and warm smiles. 2. Holiday in a piece of history If you’ve heard of Ceylon tea, that’s because Ceylon was Sri Lanka’s former name; the country remains the world’s fourth largest tea producer and second largest tea exporter. Not bad for a country half the size of the UK. There are still plenty of the iconic tea factories to visit in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country, built in the days of the British Raj, but this is the only one that’s been converted into a 54-bedroom, four-star hotel, …