Sparkling Apple Cider

Spontaneously Fermented Sparkling Apple Cider

Spontaneously Fermented Sparkling Apple Cider

Spontaneously Fermented Sparkling Apple Cider

Here’s what you need:

*organic apples

*a juicer

*swing top bottles or quart size Mason jars/lid

First, juice the apples, skin, peels stems and all! As long as your apples are organic and have not been sprayed, you don’t even need to wash them.

Transfer the fresh pressed juice to swing top bottles or Mason jars and close. Leave on your counter top for 2-4 days.

The skin of unwashed, organic apples is teeming with microscopic organisms – tiny yeasts and bacteria that feed off the natural sugars in apple cider and turn it into a bubbly, sparkling, sweet and tart glass full of flavor!

As the yeasts and bacteria get to work eating the apple’s sugars, they’ll begin to release carbon dioxide, especially by the end of the second day.

Make sure to check and burp your jars at least once a day.  Once the cider tastes like you want and has the fizz you like, transfer it to the refrigerator.

 

 

 

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13 Years and Counting!

Advantage Home Care has been in business for 14 years and here we are-celebrating 3 of our employees that have been with us for 13 years!

Over the years, Pat, Cathy and Ferida have brought so much joy and love to our seniors. These lovely ladies dedicate their days to enhancing the lives of those they care for. They each have something special to bring to their cares: delicious, home-style cooking, reminiscing of bygone days, laughter and love.

Caring for our clients in their homes not only benefits our clients, it brings enormous joy to us as well. Heartfelt moments happen every day, and we couldn’t be luckier that we are allowed to be an extension of our client’s families.

Call Advantage Home Care for your Home Care needs.

Did Your Grandmother Make Beet Kvass?

Beet KvassFermenting food is all the rage now, but it really is as old as humanity.

Preserving foods, making them more digestible and more nutritious, is an artisanal process that can’t be beat for enhancing the living structure of our foods.

Fermented foods carry beneficial probiotic bacteria directly into our digestive systems, where they replenish and diversify our microbiota.

Other benefits include:
1. Better bowel function
2. Protection against infections
3. Provides vitamins, minerals and enzymes
4. In Europe, used as a Cancer therapy
5. Alkalizes the blood

 

Beet KvassEasy Recipe
1. Chop your beets into ½ inch cubes. Do not shred.
2. Place them into a 1 liter jar, filling the jar 1/3 with beets.
3. Add 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
4. Add 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel
5. Add 1 Teaspoon sea salt
6. Add filtered water to the top of the jar, leaving about 1 inch. Stir.
7. Some people add a little whey or sauerkraut juice as a starter, but the beets have all the necessary bacteria to ferment.

Cover and let sit on your counter for 2-3 days. If temperatures are warmer, beet kvass will process quicker. In cooler temperatures, it may take up to a week. When the liquid turns a very deep burgundy, your beet Kvass is ready. Strain out the beets, then place in the juice in the fridge.

Start our drinking 1/4 cup a day, working your way up as you tolerate.

To your health!

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There’s No Place Like Home

As a nurse I fully understood the need for home care and the comfort it brought to so many families.

It wasn’t until a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s for my own mom that I truly felt the benefits on a very personal level.

Not only did the care givers care for my mom as the disease progressed, but the support they also provided to my dad as he gradually lost his wife of 65 years was an added layer of care I had not expected. My dad also grew to enjoy the companionship as well as my mom.

I knew my parents’ wishes were to remain in their home until death. Home care enabled me to honor those wishes.

I lost my mom in Aug. of 2016.

Though I miss her greatly, home care allowed me to give her the greatest gift of all- to stay safely in her home. There was no better way to say “thank you” and “I love you” to my mom than to allow her to live out her days in the comfort of her own home.

 

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There’s Something Special About Mary

We’ve all encountered people in our lives who somehow always leave you in a better state of heart and mind, and for us, that person is Mary.

Advantage Home Care has been present in Mary’s life for the past 12 years, caring for her as she ages in her home. Surrounded by the comforts of her home and her beloved memories, Mary has thrived beautifully up to her present age of 99.

Mary was born 7/28/18 in Boston, and came from a family of 6 children. She often told stories of living through the depression, and how her father fished to put food on the table. Brown bread and Boston baked beans were common.

Her family home burned in a large Boston fire, and the only salvageable item was her Mother’s wedding dress. Her family moved to Milwaukee, and Mary went to State Teachers College. She taught 2nd grade at Cumberland School in Whitefish Bay for 20 years.

Mary married later in life, to Fred Dohmen. Her life changed at this time, and travel became a huge part of her and Fred’s life. They travelled all over the world, with Africa being a favorite for her. Her home is filled with photos of her adventures. She also became the Step-Mother to Bill and Bob Dohmen.

As Mary aged, her care needs have changed. In the beginning, Advantage shopped, did laundry and drove Mary to appointments. When Dementia progressed for Mary, more care was put in place for her with showers and medication management. Because Advantage Home Care provides a Nurse to oversee every senior at home, Mary’s changing health needs were always managed quickly and safely.

One of the loveliest things about visiting Mary is her warm heart. To this very day, she is heartfelt when she asks about others, and is sincere in her request to know how you really are doing. We all feel supremely blessed to have Mary in our lives.

Next year, Mary will turn 100! Mary was a teacher of 2nd graders, but for many of us at Advantage Home Care, Mary has been “our teacher”. She has taught us all what is truly important.

Taking Care Of Your Parents

Let us be an extension of your Family

As a daughter or a son, we want to be able to care for our aging parents,

But with all the demands on our time, we realize we can’t do it all.

And that’s ok.

The pace of today’s world gets busier and faster every year, and adding caregiving to that ever growing list, can become unmanageable.  Your parents don’t expect you to give up your lives to care for them.  But they do want you there, ever present in a healthy and loving capacity.

By allowing us to help you care for Mom or Dad by our loving caregivers, and become a part of your parent’s lives, ensures that Mom and Dad  maintain their independence and dignity, and are able to remain in their homes safely.

And your decision to bring home care into their lives, provides you with a feeling of peace, knowing you made the loving choice to care for both you and your parents.

Call us to help you with loving, compassionate homecare for your Mom or Dad.