Caramel Spice Hot Apple Cider


Scent is one of the strongest ties to memory– or so we are often reminded. But, really, for me ritual is the ultimate reminder. Somehow picking out Christmas trees becomes second-nature to us, despite us only doing it once a year. We remember how to carve pumpkins, bake turkeys, and decorate Easter eggs– all with only one yearly reminder! Indeed, these rituals are the harbingers of so many wonderful holidays. I’ve been making my favorite caramel spice hot apple cider for a few years now, and it brings me to a very dreamy, relaxed autumnal place. The soft sweetness of the caramel, the roundness of the spice, and the fragrance of apples combine to create the most heavenly aroma in your kitchen.

Make this hot cider for guests after a relaxing meal. It is sweet thanks to the caramel, so serve it in smaller mugs or glasses for sipping along with dessert. You could also take the cider to full dessert level and top it with a little bit of fresh whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon and serve it with a little cookie or two. A splash or two of bourbon also is a perfect match if you’d like it to have a little kick.


Caramel Spice Hot Apple Cider


You can let this simmer in a crock pot. It’s perfect for parties: simply set out your mugs around the crock pot and a ladle resting on a dish and let your guests pour it out for themselves. If I have everything ready in my fridge the night before, I’ll usually push the cinnamon sticks in the bottle of cold apple cider, so it gets a head start on infusing over the night.




  • 1/2 gallon apple cider1 apple
  • 8-10 whole cloves (depending on your taste preference)
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar




Wash and chop the apple in half and gently slice away the stem and the rough dimple in the bottom. Prepare your electric pasta machine and than stud the sides of the two thick apple slices with the cloves (as many as you’d like) and set aside. Melt the butter in a large pot on medium heat. Once it is melted a bubbling a little, sprinkle in the white sugar and a tablespoon of water.Swirl the pot around to make sure everything is dissolving. Let the mixture come to a bubble and then swirl again. Swirl the pot around every 30 seconds or so until the sugar has turned a dark golden color.Be mindful not to let the sugar burn or you’ll have to start all over again. I keep my half gallon of cider ready to pour in, incase if the caramel looks like it’s getting brown too quickly.At any rate, once the sugar is thoroughly deep golden, pour in the cider all at once. The caramel will seize and harden, but it will eventually dissolve.Turn the heat to low and add in the apple slices, the brown sugar, and the cinnamon sticks and stir every now again. Don’t let it come to a boil– it will just be too hot to enjoy. Let it simply simmer for at least 15 minutes, but longer is even better. Pour into mugs and serve warm.

The most beneficial supplements


5-HTP is sold over the counter in the UK as a dietary supplement which is used as an anti-depressant, sleep aid and appetite suppressant. But just what is this strange sounding supplement?

Well to get a little scientific it is metabolic intermediate and is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor. Our bodies make 5-HTP from L-tryptophan found in dietary proteins. This is then turned into serotonin which is a vital chemical in our body.

Put simply, serotonin is one of the most important chemicals which helps our brain to function normally. It is serotonin that helps support our sleep patterns, control our hunger and regulate our moods. In fact serotonin even keeps anxiety, depression, sexual behaviour and pain sensation in check, so without enough in your body you could feel very off kilter. What’s more, without 5-HTP to create serotonin, your body could be seriously lacking in an important chemical.
Unfortunately we can’t get 5-HTP in usual food sources and the only way to boost it, is to try and boost your levels of L-tryptophan. Luckily, this chemical is in various food sources including red meat, seafood, poultry, dairy products and peanuts. Yet, just because your diet may contain high levels of these foods, it is no guarantee that you will have enough tryptophan.

However, there is one way to boost your levels of 5-HTP and therefore your serotonin levels – by taking a supplement. 5-HTP supplements can be used to treat sleep problems, depression and anxiety, as well being an appetite suppressant.
One of the benefits of 5-HTP is as an appetite suppressant. It is believed that low levels of serotonin in the body can induce appetite, so by normalizing serotonin levels you can also reduce hunger pangs. Therefore, 5-HTP is often taken as a weight loss supplement.

Low serotonin levels have also been linked to anxiety and stress, so by increasing serotonin levels you can normalise your mood. There is evidence to suggest that taking 5-HTP can be as effective as taking anti-depressants, only without all the harmful side effects. So by taking the supplement you can help to reduce some of the symptoms of depression.

There are many supplements that aid weight loss, take Acid for example. This is a natural herb that has many benefits. Acai, suppresses your appetite making you fuller for longer. This also impacts on your energy levels, giving you more motivation to carry out everyday activities.

Advantages of the Pax 2 Vaporizer

Business, Entertainment, Vaporizers

If you are planning to buy pax 2 vaporizer, you should know that it has many advantages, however there are many serious disadvantages too that you should be aware of before you go to the shop and place your order. In this article we will talk about the most common drawbacks of the product. After reading this article you can finally decide whether you need this vaporizer or not. We hope this article will help you.

  • Temperature and Combustion
    • You’re free to choose from between 4 different temperature settings so it caters to any preference that you may have.
  • Power and Batteries.
    • It’s powered for 90minutes on a single charge which makes it great for taking outside the house. A thing to note is that it takes an excessively long time to charge at 3 full hours for a full battery.


The Pax 2 has many good features like the ability to do both long and short draws. It also excellent with starting vapor, although it lags a bit with the flavor levels going down as the session continues. The comeback is that it provides you with a consistent vapor size and potency, providing large clouds of smoke all throughout a session. It’s very simple to use, so beginners and veterans won’t have problems with it. The startup time and 4 temperature settings are also a gem to find in portable vaporizer models today. If you’re okay with charging the unit for a full 3 hour period and do not mind cleaning up the unit frequently, the Pax 2 is well worth the high price tag.

Don’t forget that it’s very compact and lightweight even though it’s more expensive than the other portable vaporizers out there. And if you’re still not convinced, the Pax 2 herbal vaporizer gives you a massive 10-year warranty. If you’re choosing a vaporizer to buy for yourself, consider the Pax 2 a good buy.

Simple Content Plan For An Email Newsletter

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A regular newsletter is far easier to produce if you have a content plan. It not only acts as a prompt but also means you can prepare some material ahead of time, knowing what ‘slots’ you have to fill.

Here are a couple of examples:

Businesspeople having a business meeting

Client A: an accountancy firm

  1. Seasonal intro: include a key piece of (relevant) news if possible
  2. Article teaser: educational/best practice/learning. 100 words with link to rest of article on website, if possible utilising the stock of ‘more info’ articles client already has on site.
  3. Mini case study: how we helped a client save money – max 100 words with call to action
  4. Quick poll: Topical question (answers collated and may be used in a future article)

Client B: a kitchenware retailer

  1. Intro: informal welcome from the owner (with photo)
  2. What’s New: a new product (photo and chatty description with link to catalogue page on site where they can buy)
  3. Life at X (name of shop): a behind the scenes piece – could be a member of staff running a charity marathon, a ‘day in the life’ of a member of staff or how a new supplier was sourced
  4. Rosie Recommends: the head buyer (with photo) gives a care tip (eg how to keep knives sharp, how to extend the life of your coffee machine, etc)
  5. Offer: a timed offer, exclusive to newsletter subscribers.
  6. Competition: prize draw. Include winners of last month’s competition.


Not all the elements need to be included every month, for example if there’s nothing new to feature then that piece could be dropped and the Offer moved into that slot.

The content plan sits on top of your design template and in parallel with an agreed style guide. The examples here are outlines – you may want to add more detail such as word counts for each element.

Breaking it down this way should make the prospect of a regular newsletter far less daunting than if you had to start from scratch each month.