If you were on holiday in Egypt, you probably faced there the national Egyptian drink – Karkade tea. This tea has many beautiful names, but in fact it is a sweet-sour taste tea drink of bright red color, made of dried Sudanese rose flower bracts. You can drink it both hot and cold. They drink it hot in the heat and it considers to increase blood pressure this way, when it’s cold it lowers blood pressure, and tastes like fruit drink. Today I want to show you how to cook delicious punch of Karkade tea. Serve this punch in a glass teapot, because it looks very beautiful.
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With the end of the walnut season, some of them migrated from the garden to my home. Usually they would have a long lay somewhere in the fridge, but this time I decided to use them. Georgian cuisine came to mind immediately. In their dishes this nut is very popular, so there is a plenty of recipes to choose from. Kharcho was chosen actually because I’ve found half a jar of tkemali in the fridge for a wonder. There are many ways of preparing this wonderful Georgian soup. It’s usually made using beef broth with rice and some acidifier. A classic acidifier is tklapi but tkemali or tomato paste is also permissible. Actually as I realized I was cooking close enough to the classics. I’ve never tried it before, but it turned out to be quite tasty.
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Since it is indigenous to the Pacific Islands, kava is a rewarding crop that unfortunately has not been consumed by all those who could benefit from its power. Kava kava is synonymous with tranquility and being calm because it relaxes the brain and places the body in a comforted state. This is extremely helpful in allowing us to release endorphins, which happens immediately during thoughts of unencumbered sexual encounters.
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Not very many foods are simply referred to by a number, let alone aphrodisiacs, but soup no. 5 serves as an exception. The fact that it is a food whose main component is bull testes, it is likely to scare off most patrons. That being said, for those curious enough to experience its taste, it is an aphrodisiac that illuminates body stimulation in a positive fashion.
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A minimal amount of people will recommend eating seahorse to you, and even fewer will advocate that you try it in powder form. In actuality, seahorses have been consumed for over 1,000 years, with those dedicated to the delicacy singing its praises in regards to its positive impact on sex drive, particularly in men over 50.
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Last time we talked about the most popular aphrodisiac of all time – spanish fly – link here! Today we will talk about something special from Philippines.
Unless you are of Filipino heritage, you have likely never heard of balut. Balut is a hard boiled duck egg that can be eaten directly from the shell. The fetus is formed to the point that a beak, eyes and feathers are all present, waiting to be consumed by a brave soul. Balut is occasionally referred to as FDE, or ‘fertilized duck egg.’ The appeal of the delicacy is so debated that it is a cuisine used on food challenges, and as such, not for the faint of heart.
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Solyanka is a traditional Russian and Ukrainian dish. There are many variants how to cook it, but all in all it is a soup with meat, fish or mushroom broth and various spices. Solyanka usually has sour-salty-spicy base due to the addition of such components as pickles, olives, capers, lemons and sour cream. We will cook the meat solyanka with mushrooms.
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My wife and I have recently decided to find out, what the taste roasted beets has. It turned out to be very tasty. Actually to my taste it’s not much different from boiled. Actually, we have tested it in a salad with cottage cheese and in the cream soup, the recipe of which I’ll give below. Also, I will tell you how you can prepare all of a healthy and tasty beet soup in 15 minutes.
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Oranges are always in the season, so you can bake something with them at any time. Vanilla is also one of the ingredients that any lover of baking cakes and pies has at home. Another advantage of the cake recipe which I will show is that it is quite simple for making, because it is a flip-flopper cake. One more advantage of this cake is that the glazed pattern of orange on top of it is very simple to make. By the way, the cake will come out very sweet, so that one piece is enough for anyone. If you want a less sweet version, simply reduce the amount of sugar in the topping.
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Even despite of the fact that in the city where I live, the temperature rarely goes below 0, the transition to winter isn’t that easy. Everyone wants something hot to warm in the evening. And what could be better than warm tea or shotglass of some heating drink? Of course, a mixture thereof. This mix is perfect in the famous English hot alcoholic drink – grog. Originally it was strongly watered-down rum with sugar. But nowadays, there are many variations of it, and tea is used in this drink very often. The name of the drink comes from the nickname of the British Vice Admiral Edward Verona – ‘Old Grog.’ In his times rum was included in the daily diet of sailors, which caused some problems and Admiral Vernon ordered to water-down it. Besides tea, different spices like cinnamon, clove and ginger are often added to the modern version of the drink. I’ll show you a recipe without them, but with zest and orange slices. Of course, you can add your favorite spices to it and make it even tastier.
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