How to Carve a Turkey

Written by Michael Lansing

To someone who is just learning to cook, this topic may seem like one ofrepparttar hardest meals you will ever have to prepare. Needless to say, if you’re having a turkey there’s usually company involved which means a number of hungry people are relying on you to prepare a great meal. This can be very intimidating. Luckily we have allrepparttar 143075 information you need, in order to ensure a great meal for you, your friends and your family.

In order to successfully carve a turkey, you will need to haverepparttar 143076 following pieces of equipment:

•One warm serving platter •A pair of kitchen scissors •An electric knife or a large slicing knife (you may want to choose a manual knife since they provide more control than electric ones) •A small carving knife or fork for arranging and servingrepparttar 143077 meat

Now that you haverepparttar 143078 equipment you need to carverepparttar 143079 turkey, follow these steps in order to become a turkey carving expert:

1.Leaverepparttar 143080 turkey to sit 20-30 minutes after roasting and before carving. This will makerepparttar 143081 meat moister and easier to cut. 2.Afterrepparttar 143082 turkey has sat forrepparttar 143083 time indicated above, transferrepparttar 143084 turkey onto a cutting board; this is where you will begin carvingrepparttar 143085 turkey. 3.Removerepparttar 143086 Leg: To do this, holdrepparttar 143087 drumstick firmly with your fingers and gently pullrepparttar 143088 meat away fromrepparttar 143089 body ofrepparttar 143090 turkey. While doing this, cut throughrepparttar 143091 skin betweenrepparttar 143092 leg andrepparttar 143093 body. Next, cut throughrepparttar 143094 joint joiningrepparttar 143095 leg torepparttar 143096 backbone. Then separaterepparttar 143097 drumstick and thigh by cutting downwards throughrepparttar 143098 joint, untilrepparttar 143099 knife hitsrepparttar 143100 cutting board. 4.Slicingrepparttar 143101 Drumstick (Leg) Meat: Once you have detachedrepparttar 143102 leg fromrepparttar 143103 rest ofrepparttar 143104 body, you will want to slicerepparttar 143105 meat. Holdrepparttar 143106 drumstick in an upright position and turnrepparttar 143107 drumstick in a circular motion while cutting downwards. This will produce tasty slices of meat which are approximately equal size.

Coffee and Depression: Coffee as an Antidepressant! What?

Written by Randy Wilson

Coffee and Depression:
When you grab that morning cup of java, you’re probably not thinking of it as an antidepressant. You’re just trying to get that morning pick me up to get your day going.

However, recent studies have shown that java really does function as an antidepressant, raisingrepparttar spirits of people who regularly drinkrepparttar 142918 stuff. It acts onrepparttar 142919 central nervous system and has mild antidepressant effects.

Coffee and depression studies have found that drinking it reducedrepparttar 142920 rate of suicide inrepparttar 142921 large demographic populations observed.

The first coffee and depression study that raisedrepparttar 142922 topic of java as an antidepressant was done in 1993. In this study, a Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program study of 128,934 nurses found that java drinkers were significantly less likely to commit suicide than nondrinkers.

This Nurse’s Health Study on coffee and depression did not go so far as to establish a causal relationship between java drinking andrepparttar 142923 drop inrepparttar 142924 suicide rate. The study stated that it could be thatrepparttar 142925 coffees itself had little to do with it, but that people who drink coffee share other characteristics that make them less likely to commit suicide.

A second study on coffee and depression, however, confirmed these controversial findings and went farther as to state that it wasrepparttar 142926 coffee that droppedrepparttar 142927 suicide rate. This study was especially noteworthy, as it was large-scale and adjusted for confounding factors.

Published inrepparttar 142928 Archives of Internal Medicine in 1996,repparttar 142929 study followed more than 86,000 registered nurses inrepparttar 142930 United States between 34 and 59 years of age for ten years. Dr. Ichiro Kawachi, an epidemiologist at Harvard Medical School who led this study, looked atrepparttar 142931 data fromrepparttar 142932 Kaiser Permanente study hoping to discount their findings.

Instead of what he expected to find, he confirmedrepparttar 142933 original study’s results with his own: using coffee as an antidepressant reducedrepparttar 142934 suicide rate in these nurses.

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