Do you remember this old ad? Thursday, Mar 31 2011 

Do you remember this old ad?
I wonder how old is this actor today?

Advertisements

The wine toast – Where did it originate? Tuesday, Mar 29 2011 

The word “toast,” meaning a wish of good health, started in ancient Rome, where a piece of toasted bread was dropped into wine.

Another cool wine ‘did you know?’

 Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the liquid to determine the ideal temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, for adding yeast. That is where we get the phrase “rule of thumb.”

Source: rackwine.com

Tomato Bredie- A great traditional Cape recipe Friday, Mar 25 2011 

Bredie is an old Cape name for a dish of stewed fatty mutton and vegetables. Try this traditional 18th century South African recipe for a taste of the Cape.

 Ingredients

  •  2 tablespoons (25 ml) Stork margarine
  •  1,5 kg stewing lamb or mutton, cubed
  •  1 3/5 cups (400 ml) water
  •  500 g potatoes, cut into large chunks
  •  1 teaspoon (5 ml) white sugar
  •  2 large onions, sliced
  •  1 packet Fresh Ideas Spaghetti Bolognaise (Knorr)
  •  1 cup (250 ml) red wine
  •  410g tin chopped tomatoes

 

Method

  1. In a large saucepan heat the margarine
  2. Sauté the onions for about 5 minutes or until transparent
  3. Add the meat and brown quickly on all sides
  4. Add the KNORR Fresh Ideas Spaghetti Bolognaise, 400 ml water and wine
  5. Simmer covered for 1½-2 hours, or until the meat is tender
  6. Add the potatoes, tomatoes and sugar, cook for a further 45 minutes
  7. Serve with cooked rice

Source: whatsfordinner.co.za

What memories come to mind? Wednesday, Mar 16 2011 

What memories come to mind when you hear this legendary song?

Food directly affects your mood and general health Monday, Mar 14 2011 

Research shows the food you eat directly affects your mood and general health. More so, it has an influence on the way the brain works – its general tone, level of energy and how it handles tasks.

The benefits of regular exercise and a balanced diet are well known. Yet by combining essential natural super foods into your daily diet you can also boost your overall wellness, says Mary-Ann Shearer, author and lecturer on nutrition and health.

Some of South Africa’s best super foods include avocados which are good for metabolism, citrus fruit which provides protection against cancer and limits stress and chickpeas which regulate blood sugar levels.

The brain operates off oxygen, water and food. According to http://www.brainfood.com, for optimal brain performance it requires four essential groups of food:

Proteins
Avoid red meat and opt for eggs and milk products instead. The body requires essential amino acids, which can be found in dried beans, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, fish, seeds and nuts.

Fats
The term “fats” usually sends women into a gut-wrenching panic, but fats need not set off alarm bells. Fats just need to be approached with caution – instead of eating processed trans-fats, choose the natural kind such as avocados, fresh coconut, fresh walnuts, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds.
Products that are rich in omega-3 fats, such as sardines, salmon, tuna, herring, trout and mackerel, are an excellent form of brain-food.

Carbohydrates
The body craves carbohydrates for energy, but you should steer clear of processed carbs such as potato chips, pizza, pasta and white bread. To maintain adequate levels of glucose, eat corn, carrots, beets, potatoes, cereals and crackers.

Micronutrients
Your brain needs a regular dose of vitamins and minerals to keep healthy. To ensure you get the right amount of micronutrients, you should eat as least five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. A serving comprises of a small fruit, half a cup cubed fruit, a cup of leafy vegetables or half a cup cooked or raw vegetables. Eat a variety, preferable raw.

Simply supplement
To ensure you get all the nutrients your body needs, take a multi-vitamin such as Berroca, Eye Q or Ethos Endymion.

Read more: destinyconnect.com

Onthou jy nog? Wednesday, Mar 9 2011 

Onthou jy nog hierdie legendariese TV program?

What a night! Friday, Mar 4 2011 

The VIP night with stars from Binneland Sun Judice was roaring success as every seemed to enjoyed themselves.

Here are few pictures from the evening.

For more picture visit our flickr page

   

  

Wine preference may reveal aspects of your personality Tuesday, Mar 1 2011 

Your preference in wine (and other tastes) can reveal aspects of your personality. This is according to recent research which for instance found that a preference for sweet wine was linked to a higher level of impulsiveness.

Scientists say your preference for sweet or salty tastes could also reveal an aspect of your personality.

Their results revealed that a preference for sweet wine was linked to a higher level of impulsiveness and a lower level of openness compared with a preference for dry white wine.

The researchers observed that people who prefer dry wine may be less likely to consume high-sugar products and their greater openness tends to result in a healthier diet.

However, with regard to other personality traits, there was not a significant difference in reported levels of risk-taking, empathy, extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness and neuroticism.

Source: saga.co.uk