Have you ever imagined how much of water you use in a shower on a daily basis? No?

On an average, a standard shower uses 62 liters of water is used in an eight-minute shower and up to 136 liters in case of power showers. A big reason to worry about water conservation. Since we cannot suddenly change our lifestyle but we can bring some changes to improve it.

Switching to a handheld shower can make a difference not only in water conservation but in ease also. They are more flexible and efficient.

Here are some great reasons why you have a need to change your standard shower.

Usable For All Age Groups

More flexibility in these handheld showers make it convenient for all age groups. So if you want to give a shower to your pet, want to help your child in bathing or if there is an aged person in the family, these showers can be a great help. Handheld showers are connected with a long hose which is adjustable in terms of height.

People who use a shower seat due to any physical setback, a handheld is an appropriate choice for cleaning the body parts easily. While with other standard showers it is difficult to clean, especially the lower part of the body.

Water – Conservation

Water conservation is the major factor why a handheld shower is necessary. As discussed above, a large of amount of water is wasted when you go for a regular shower. With other showerheads, you need to stand under it and most of the water goes unused, while you can use a handheld directly on the areas you want.

This is not only helpful in conserving water but also save your water bills (more savings).

Handheld Shower 1

 

Give A Shine To The Shower

Not just your body needs cleaning, but your shower walls too. Soap scum and mildew become a headache when it comes to scrubbing. With regular shower heads, mildew and water stains are very common on the walls of a washroom, thus cleaning becomes little difficult. While with handheld showers you can easily wipe out the stains whenever you feel like and can work as a helpful cleaning equipment for regular washing.

Easy To Maintain

In case of any leakage or breakage, you don’t have to wait for someone to come and do the repairing. Because a handheld shower is so accessible, you can easily fix the problem. Installing a handheld is way more advantageous than other regular showers. Since you can easily reach to the shower without any support, so cleaning and mending become an effortless task and thus they are the top rated shower heads.

Spa At Your Home

What else do you want when you can get a good spa experience in your home? With handheld showers, you can get best of comfort and flexibility. Most of them provide a massaging option which becomes a perfect choice for relaxing after a workout. With a handheld shower, you can directly use water to those hard to reach areas which can be difficult with a regular shower. In fact, you can keep both your hands-free (whenever you feel like) by simply placing the showerhead back to the holder.

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The last recipe I shared with you was Perplexed Portobello Steak with Mushroom Puree & Mushroom Crudo, I asked to eat with any sauce after your queries on that I decide to share a spinach dip recipe which will go perfectly with that recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 10-ounce package frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed & squeezed dry of excess water
  • 1 8-ounce can Water Chestnuts, chopped
  • 1 8-ounce package of Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Splash of Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion, minced
  • 2 large cloves crushed Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • Sliced Crusty Bread or Crackers

Procedure:

  1. Over medium heat, heat up large saucepan, then add oil, onions, and garlic.
  2. Sauté until fragrant and light golden brown.
  3. Add spinach and water chestnuts and continue to sauté until the spinach cooks together with onions and garlic.
  4. Add salt and pepper
  5. Add cream cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and milk.
  6. When cheese melts, turn down heat to low.
  7. Continue stirring and allow dip to simmer until cheese and rest of ingredients are blended well together.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with bread and/or crackers.

If you are suffering from high blood sugar, then this is the perfect recipe to quench your sweet desires.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh rhubarb cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3-ounce packet strawberry flavored fruit gelatin (not sugar-free)
  • Dry sugar substitute, equal to 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Dry sugar substitute, equal to 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup All-Bran or other 100% Bran product
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons instant dry milk
  • 1 cup water

Rhubarb Cake

Instructions:

  1. Place rhubarb in a bowl. Stir gelatin and dry sugar substitute equal to 1/4 cup sugar together and mix with rhubarb.
  2. Set aside, Cream margarine, sugar, and dry sugar substitute equal to 1/4 cup sugar together at medium speed till the mixture gets light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla, and mix at medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl before and after adding egg and vanilla. Stir flour, cereal, baking powder, salt and dry milk together to blend well add, along with water, to creamy mixture.
  4. Mix at medium speed only until flour is moistened.
  5. Spread batter evenly in a 9-inch square cake pan that has been sprayed with Pam or greased.
  6. Spread reserved rhubarb mixture, including any liquid or powder left in the bowl, evenly over batter.
  7. Bake at 375F for 40 minutes, or until cake starts to pull away from the ides of the pan.
  8. Remove the pan to a wire rack. Let cool. Can be served warm or at room temperature.

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Planning to buy a kitchen faucet for yourself? Did you know that there is more than one type of Kitchen Faucet available in the market? Yes, you heard me right!

There are different types of Kitchen Faucets which work well for different types of sinks and usage. If you are looking for the perfect Kitchen faucet for your kitchen, then it would be wise to know more about the faucet types and then determine which faucet will be better suited for your kitchen.

Here are a few different types of Kitchen Faucets that you can consider buying for yourself:

1. Single Handle Kitchen Faucet

As the name suggests, this is a type of kitchen faucet which comes with just one handle to regulate the flow and temperature of water. Most of these single handle kitchen handles also come with a single sinkhole for installation.

These type of kitchen faucets are handy as you don’t require the use of two hands but one needs a lot of practice to ensure that they don’t burn themselves when trying to turn the water a little hot.

2. Double Handle Kitchen Faucet

In this type of Kitchen faucet, you have two separate handles to control the water temperature and a user can use a handle to either pour out hot water or cold water as they wish. This is the most commonly used kitchen faucet as it is easy to control the water temperature but is not good for those who would like to multitask while cleaning or washing their dishes.

3. Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

This type of Kitchen Faucet comes with a spray wand that can be pulled down into the sink for easy access which makes it useful for cleaning and washing the dishes in the sink without spilling any water outside.

Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

This Kitchen faucet is particularly useful for people who have a deep sink and can help in covering a lot of area without any splashes. You can also use it to clean the sink itself.

4. Pull Out Kitchen Faucet

A pull out Kitchen Faucet, instead of pulling down the spray wand you can pull out the spray wand towards yourself which makes this kitchen faucet particularly useful in filling tall pots and vessels with water.

They also come with a 360 degrees swivel functionality which makes it easier to use it for cleaning the dishes outside the sink too. This is a great type of Kitchen Faucet for those who have a smaller sized sink.

5. Touchless Kitchen Faucet

As you can guess by the name, this type of Kitchen Faucet doesn’t require you to touch the faucet to turn on the water and control its flow and temperature.

You just move your hand in front of their sensor and they will start pouring out water for you. This is particularly useful when you are cleaning dishes or when you have your hands full of vessels or vegetables.

6. Commercial Kitchen Faucet

One of the most commonly used Kitchen Faucet type in Restaurants and Hotels is the commercial kitchen faucet which is huge and classy. These type of Kitchen Faucets are tall and can be swiveled to 360 degrees to cover a lot of areas. It also includes a long hose and multi-option spray head which makes it easier to change from stream mode to spray mode.

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Coffee Shake is a great coffee treat, just like an iced cappuccino. You can easily make it at your home with your favorite milk.

Coffee Shake

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Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp chocolate mocha syrup
  • 1-1/2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • Few ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream

How to make Coffee Shake:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender except fresh cream.
  2. Blend until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Pour into serving glass and top with fresh cream and some chocolate syrup.

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Thai Chicken Satay is the wonderful preparation done with peanuts, peanut butter, coconut milk and several flavorful ingredients. It is truly a classic Thai chicken satay dish, contains flavors of lemongrass and natural spices. You can enjoy it with Italian Sausage Soup Recipe which I shared with you earlier.

Thai Chicken Satay Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds chicken breast (skinless, boneless and cut into strips)
  • 2 stalk lemon grass finely chopped
  • 2-1/2 tsp muscovado sugar
  • 4-5 cloves garlic crushed/chopped
  • 2-1/2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 3 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 (12 ounces) can coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp peanuts chopped
  • 2-1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 4 tsp tomato paste
  • 2-1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp hot chili powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Wooden skewers

How to make Marty’s Thai Chicken Satay:

  1. Combine the tamarind paste, garlic, lemongrass, coriander, cumin, muscovado sugar, lime juice, soy sauce and vegetable oil.
  2. Toss with some chili powder and transfer the mixture into blending jar.
  3. Blend for few minutes to prepare a smooth paste.
  4. In a separate bowl, place the chicken strips and add the smooth paste of ingredients.
  5. Cover the bowl and toss for few minutes until the chicken coated very well in the prepared paste.
  6. Refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  7. Preheat the outdoor grill on medium-high heat and slightly past the grate with some oil/butter.
  8. Combine the peanuts, peanut butter, coconut milk, fish sauce, curry paste, tomato paste and brown sugar.
  9. Heat a sauce pan and pour the prepared mixture without adding oil.
  10. Stir fry over medium heat till it smooths and remains warm.
  11. Now carefully thread the chicken onto the skewers and grill in preheated outdoor grill for about 6-7 minutes till the chicken is no longer pink from the center and little browned.
  12. Serve yummy with peanut sauce.

Italian Sausage Soup is a flavorful and everyone’s favorite winter soup recipe. This soup consists the enhancing fragrant of zucchini, Italian sausage, and spinach.

Italian Sausage Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 (20 ounces) can beef broth
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2-3 small zucchini cut into cubes
  • 1 (10 ounces) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach  (packed, rinsed and torn)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 (12 ounces) can Northern beans
  • 1-1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp black pepper powder

How to make Italian Sausage Soup:

  1. Heat a non-stick pan and saute the minced garlic and brown sugar together for a while.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, broth, sausage and sliced carrots.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Adjust with salt and pepper powder.
  5. Now stir the soup in beans, 2 cups of water and zucchini.
  6. Cover the pan, keep the flame very low and allow to cook until zucchini tenders.
  7. Check in between and if the zucchini is done then remove the soup from the heat.
  8. Add spinach and cook for 10 more minutes.
  9. Delicious Italian Sausage Soup is ready to serve.

Ketchup can be easily made at home. This one ketchup is made with fresh tomatoes, sugar, onion, and fennel. You just need to cool it down well until it thickens.

ketchup

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 big fresh tomatoes (cut into quarters)
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 1 bulb fennel, chopped
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

How to make Ketchup:

  1. Heat a big saucepan and add tomatoes, fennel, garlic, sugar, onion, molasses, vinegar, and cloves.
  2. Mix very well and adjust to salt.
  3. Stir continuously over low heat until mixture becomes thick.
  4. Allow the mixture cools down and then put it in a blender.
  5. Make a puree of the tomato mixture and strain through the sieve.
  6. Chill and store this homemade ketchup in the refrigerator

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Barbecue Shrimp is a classic seafood treat, here shrimp is cooked with freshly dried herbs and served with lemon wedges, French bread, and Smoked Gouda Grits.

Barbecue Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds large shrimp (unpeeled)
  • 5-6 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • French bread
  • 2 lemons (cut into wedges)
  • 1-1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1-1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1-1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Smoked Gouda Grits
  • Salt to taste

How to make Barbecue Shrimp:

  1. Combine the butter, garlic, lemon juice, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, salt, ketchup and dried thyme and rosemary.
  2. Mix very well and keep aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees and place the shrimp in a broiler pan.
  4. Pour the prepared mixture over the shrimp.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes till the shrimp turns pink.
  6. Stir every 5-6 minutes in between the baking.
  7. Now remove out the bay leaves and serve this delicious shrimp with some lemon wedges, Smoked Gouda Grits, and French bread.

If you have any doubts regarding the recipe, feel free to contact us here.…

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Welcome to Saints & Sinners Irish Bar & Grill, a bar with two sides, located in the heart of Woodside, Queens.

Our Warm buzzing atmosphere is on of the reasons why we attract so many different people and the other would be our love of good Irish food.

If it is a hearty meal or a cool pint of Guinness, Saints & Sinners is the place to be. So why not call in and sit by the roaring fire or sit at the bar and chat to one of our friendly & welcoming staff.

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