Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee Table Transformed

I found an old coffee table in an antiques emporium. I saw its potential. I took it home and gave the thing a coat of black enamel, to good effect. ©M-J de Mesterton

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Livingstone Pith-Helmet

Classic Pith Helmet for Elegant Survival

Livingstone Pith Helmet


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Nature's Clever Pharmacy

God's Amazing Pharmacy

A sliced carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating
lines look just like the human eye--and yes, science now shows that carrots
greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and
is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and
are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks
like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also
profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper
cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut
are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than
three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they
look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, bok choy, rhubarb and many more plants look just like bones. These foods
specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are
23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it
from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal
needs of the body.

Avocados, eggplant and pears target the health and function of the womb
and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's
research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances
hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And
how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado
from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical
constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has
only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the
mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to
overcome male sterility.

Sweet potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic
index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries 

Oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary
glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the
movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear
waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which
wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. Garlic, a small cluster-bulb full of antioxidants,
helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

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Elegant Survival tip: the more of your skin that is covered by clothing, the safer you are from the elements, sun and insects in particular. Even in the U.S., insects can cause deadly diseases such as Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and West Nile virus. People assume that hot weather requires a baring of skin, which is a fallacy. Natural fibres have a wicking action to keep your skin dry of perspiration, thus keeping you cool. And, everyone but the unenlightened knows now that getting sunburnt/tanned on purpose isn't cool! Smart people wear long sleeves and trousers, long socks, boots and skirts. Do all you can to protect against malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Desert-dwellers cover as much skin as possible, and for good reason. So, whether you're in the high desert, the heavily-wooded forest, or in the savannahs of Africa, my elegant survival rule of covering yourself from head-to-toe with luxurious fabrics is infinitely relevant.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Protect Yourself with Stylish, Versatile Gloves

I wear these gloves while doing the marketing, twelve months of the year. Supermarkets, shops and their surfaces are laden with germs and virulent bacteria that we can't see. Protect yourself and the health of your family with these elegant, washable gloves. The packet comes with four pairs of cotton gloves in useful colours; there's a pair to go with every ensemble.
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

M-J's Sweet or Savoury Coconut Flour Pancakes

My recipe for coconut flour pancakes can be adjusted to your taste. I sometimes add a few drops of Mapleine flavouring, which is in the spice section of the market, together with vanilla extract. For fewer carbohydrates per pancake, unsweetened almond milk is ideal to use rather than buttermilk. When making a savoury version, I usually serve sour cream on the side, which is perfect for a low-carb regimen.~~M-J

Here is the coconut flour that I use:

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Making Your Own Greek Style Yoghurt

Line a strainer with cheesecloth, strong paper towel, or a coffee-filter. Set this on top of a pitcher or bowl. Alternatively, you could use a nut-milk bag, pictured below. Place plain yoghurt inside the strainer and let the liquid whey drain from it until you are satisfied that it is thick enough. Liquid is a great thing, but when it makes your yoghurt all wobbly, getting it out is paramount for maximum creaminess. The whey can be stored in a jar and mixed with greens for your morning health drink. Making your own "Greek" yoghurt is superior to buying it at the store in cartons, since most of those products will be artificially thickened or, if it is done properly through straining, will be very expensive. It's better to find a high-quality pure yogurt and strain it at home--you can even make yoghurt cheese by straining the stuff a bit more thoroughly. ©M-J de Mesterton

Standard Coffee Filters, 700-Count

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

M-J's Spätzle-Chicken Soup

I chopped some red onion, celery and carrots, and sautéed them in olive oil. I added the other usual ingredients: chicken bits and a lot of bouillon, then a few cups of homemade spätzle that I had stored in the freezer. I created more flavour with red peppercorns and dried parsley. Similar soups appear on the web. This is my own version of chicken soup with dumplings--tiny ones called spätzle that are nutritious and slightly al dente. My mother, Lorraine, introduced me to this nutritious pasta named after sparrows. It is traditional fare in Alsace-Lorraine, Switzerland and Bavaria. There are many delicious ways to serve this economical ingredient, including with haricots verts and bacon, with walnut pesto, and with cinnamon, nutmeg and butter.
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