Thursday, June 30, 2016

LED Car Lightbulb Replacements Review

Every once in a while we receive a product for free or at a discount for an honest unbiased review. If it fits in with our lifestyle and we think others may be interested we will write about it on our blog.

These are nice little LED's. The light output is white which is not a problem especially for the interior of a vehicle. In the video I didn't state the fact that the light on the left side is the original bulb, and as can be seen, the right side is the LED. With the camera it is hard to see but there is a difference in the light output.

On a side note, there are two wires that are bent around the bottom of the base.If you straighten these you can remove the LED itself from the base, I found this to be a chance to experiment with these bulbs in other 12V applications. I am anxious to try these in some of our solar projects, I think they will work very well. They give out a good amount of light. #iTimo

Monday, June 6, 2016

Easy Baking Recipes, Desserts: Rhubarb Crumble (No Refined Sugar)

I love rhubarb season and am always looking for new recipes. I discovered this one last week, but made some changes to make it a little  healthier (no refined sugar).

Rhubarb Crumble

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup honey
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
3 cups rhubarb chopped into apx 1" pieces
1/3 cup maple syrup 
* more maple syrup can be added to taste. Some people don't like the sour taste of rhubarb as much as others.
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon orange peel (optional)

1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour, oats, salt, honey and butter and mix well. I used a mixer for this. You don't want to over mix.

Spread 1/2 mixture (or a bit more if needed) into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate, You can use your hands to pat the crust into the pan. Don't worry if the crust is not all the way up the sides.

Combine rhubarb, maple syrup, cinnamon, orange peel (if using) and mix well. Pour into crust. Dot with butter.

Spread remaining crumble on top of the pie, covering as much as possible. It is okay if a few spots show, but try to cover as much as possible,

Bake for about 40 minutes, until rhubarb is tender.

Delicious warm or cold. Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.