What are tonsil stones?


These are foreign “stones” that calcify in the tonsils’ crevices, in what are called “tonsillar crypts.” They can be very small to very large, up to the size of a peppercorn, and are a cream or white color. They’re mostly comprised of collagen, but they can make one have very bad breath, because the fact that they are comprised of waste material means that they emit gaseous substances like hydrogen sulfide. This makes bad breath a constant problem, leading to difficulty both personally and socially. It’s not healthy to have bad breath, of course, and it’s even more unhealthy to have this type of decay occurring in the back of one’s mouth.

Let’s take a look at tonsil stones, why they occur, their symptoms, and current (ineffective and even dangerous) cures as they exist today.

Why do tonsil stones occur?

Tonsil stones often occur in people who have recurrent infections; they can also be a symptom of poor oral hygiene or can simply occur because someone has very large tonsil “crevices,” that substances get trapped in. The tonsil stones can be comprised of a number of or combination of substances like dead white blood cells, mucous secretions, or food particles that have begun to decay.

What are the symptoms?

Adults get tonsil stones more often than children do, and many don’t have any symptoms. However, they can produce symptoms as they get larger, including tonsil swelling, difficulty swallowing, sore throat, or earache. Oftentimes, those with very large tonsil stones feel as though they have something lodged in the backs of their throats — because truly, they do. The most prominent and common symptom if one has tonsil stones is halitosis, or very bad breath. This can cause difficulties not only with health, but in social situations, as well. After all, it can be quite difficult to get close to people when one’s breath is very unpleasant. Some have described the smell as being that of rotten eggs.

Can tonsil stones be “cured”?


Tonsil stones can be removed, but this can be problematic and uncomfortable. Dentists and physicians, for example, recommend using a WaterPik and gargle, sometimes with hydrogen peroxide included. This can be difficult because when tonsil stones are removed in this way, it can be traumatic and cause sores.

Another alternative, of course, is simply having one’s tonsils out. Nonetheless, this is also problematic because physicians are now recommending that the tonsils not be removed except as a last resort. In addition, although this is a relatively simple operation for children, it’s very difficult for adults to go through.

 

Chicken wings from Buffalo, N.Y.

Buffalo wings and hot wings were invented in Buffalo, N.Y. We know the original recipes were delicious because the wings caught on fast. They are now served across the country. Hot wings are Buffalo wings that are topped with hot sauce – Cayenne based.

There are a few restaurants nowadays that offer “Boneless Buffalo Wings”. The way these are prepared is pretty much the same, although these look different because they’re usually made from chicken breast. The chicken breast is cut into smaller pieces, about 2 inches in length.

Where actual chicken wings are used, the tip of the chicken wing can be cut off and the remaining drummette with bones can be cooked. Sometimes the bone pieces are removed and just the drummette is utilized.

A popular method of preparing wings is to coat each piece with a flour mixture consisting of flour, paprika, Cayenne pepper and salt. Cover these and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes. Then fry these in oil which is already at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. When the pieces start turning brown, it’s time to take them out of the oil. The hot sauce can simply be poured generously over the cooked wings, or served on the side for dipping.

There is a great technique for cooking boneless chicken wings. This is a restaurant method and the results are amazing. For a batch:

1/2 cup butter milk
3 cups flour
4 tablespoons paprika
4 tablespoons Cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons dry mustard
4 tablespoons Montreal seasoning

The cut chicken breast pieces are drenched in buttermilk and then tossed into a flour mixture consisting of flour, paprika, Cayenne pepper, dry mustard and Montreal seasoning. This must be worked so that a kind of paste is packed on to the chicken, a little powdery on the outside, just not too thick. Then the pieces are carefully dropped into hot oil. This method works well with a gas powered commercial deep fryer because electric or small fryers do not have as much heat content. The temperature is kept at about 355 degrees Fahrenheit, and cooking time is less than 4 minutes. Using a home deep fryer, preheat to 375, and expect more time until cooked.

There are many different sauces that can be used to dress the wings, such as Cajun and Caribbean, and the amount of heat/spiciness can be mildly hot, medium or even extremely hot. Straight Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is great, although it’s usually mixed with margarine or butter. Blue Cheese or Ranch salad dressings go great, along with celery and carrot sticks.

Source:
1. Anchor Bar
2. Best wings Buffalo, NY – Yelp

Beer Review Black Cuillin

Last night I dreamed I went to Mander…oops, copyright infringement alert.
Take 2:
Last night I dreamed I went ‘over the sea to Skye’ and tackled some of the Black Cuillin. Not surprising really, as the previous evening I slipped on my hiking boots and scrambled up to the pub where I had a pint of Black Cuillin from the Isle of Skye brewery.

The Isle of Skye Brewery was founded in 1995 by a couple of teachers from the island’s high school in Portree.
They use only natural ingredients with NO additives, and their ales are either bottle, or cask-conditioned. Among these ales are Red Cuillin, Young pretender, and this one, Black Cuillin. These ales are widely available in both pubs and shops (in Scotland anyway), but they also do a roaring trade in mail order.  

Black Cuillin is brewed with roasted oatmeal and heather honey, which gives it a rather unique flavour. Pale ale malt and Challenger hops are also used. It’s like a work of art.
 
THEY SAY:
“The dark one, brewed with rolled roast oatmeal and honey. It takes its name from the world reknowned mountains of the Isle of Skye, and is a unique strong flavoured dark ale.”

BLACK CUILLIN pours a dark, almost black colour with some reddish tinges, and is topped by tan-coloured head foam which initially billows, but soon shrinks back to a wispy film which only leaves moderate lacing.

The aroma smoky, peaty and quite earthy, with a flourish of floral hops, and some plummy fruitiness. There’s a noticeable sweet, roasty malt tone, and a faint hint of licorice.

It’s full-bodied, with a rich and smooth mouth feel, and only a moderate carbonation. The initial taste is roasty, nutty and malty, with a certain graininess from the oatmeal. Again, it’s peaty, smoky and earthy, before a herbal bitterness from the hops forces its way through, along with a more fruity profile. It finishes on the bitter side, but not overly so, and it leaves an increasingly sweet aftertaste.

• The Verdict •

At 4.5% ABV, this is a very nice session ale. The colour, and indeed the texture, are somewhat reminiscent of a stout, but it’s not. It’s smooth, very easy-to-drink, and is fairly complex without getting complicated. It’s a nice, unassuming ale that hits all the right spots.

Would I drink it again? – Yeah, that would be cuill…

 

Source:
1. Skye Black | Isle Of Skye Brewery | BeerAdvocate
2. How to stick with your diet when traveling
3. Isle Of Skye Brewery | Isle Of Skye, United Kingdom … – BeerAdvocate

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A Guide Of Do’s And Don’t’s When Buying Special Presents For Woman

A majority of men have a difficult time shopping for women. It is usually easier to get a gift for a man compared to a woman. Men do not specify the kind of gift they want. There are valuable pointers that can help you pick suitable gift ideas for women.

Recycling – One of the don’ts to remember if you want unique gift ideas for women is to avoid recycling. This is one of the biggest mistakes that most men make. In some cases, the assumption is that it is still new therefore it is not a problem. The lady who is currently in your life should be respected and one of the best ways to do this is by selecting a unique gift for her. If the gift that you already have is something that she is interested in, go out and pick one for her.

House Help – Men like to be helpful to the women who are in their life. If you are trying to help the woman in your life, one of the things that you should avoid is getting her maid service. Some women will think you do not think they can maintain a home if you decide to get them maid service as a gift.

Personalized – A present is supposed to be personalized especially when you are shopping for a woman. Women appreciate personalized gifts because they demonstrate how much time and thought you put in when shopping. When shopping for a man, an appliance is a suitable option but this is not the case for women. This applies to small appliances that are designed to make work easier.

A few of the Greatest Houston Home Development Ideas

When conveying some repairs or developments to your home there might be a few thing’s that you have in mind as preferences. These are the jobs you have had on your mind for a while and which you know need to be carried out as urgently as possible.

Having said that, you will find also some basic alterations that are well known as being the very best ways to give your self a more comfy and greater value property in the simplest way possible. Here are some of them for you to consider before you go ahead and order some work.

Methods in which you are able to enhance your House

1.Revamp the Bathroom. The bathroom is a part of the home which a great deal of visitors and possible buyers pay most attention to. As well as this you need to think about your self. Do you want a enjoyable, family bathroom or a sophisticated place to relax? A Nice bathroom could be a actual sanctuary for stressed out people.

2.Make a better kitchen. Among the other most essential rooms inside the home is the kitchen, and this is also the case even if your not much of a cook. It could also be an excellent place for you to show to your visitors if it is big enough.