Month: November 2013
Cashew is the fruit of the cashew tree, which is native to Northeast Brazil. Although it was “discovered” by the Portuguese in 1538, it had been domesticated long before their arrival in the country. The latter exported it from Brazil to their colonies in India (Goa) and Africa (Angola, Mozambique) shortly after. Since then, cashew […]
“(…) After a whole year of surgery and treatment, food tasted like cardboard and it took a few months for my sense of taste to return. And during this entire period when everything tasted like cardboard, I did not cook. I didn’t have the energy to either shop or cook. (…) So either my friends […]
“The thirties grind” is a well-researched and lively-written blog on the trials and tribulations of parenting. The author is Vancouver-based Melissa Carr, who is a working mother of two. Last week, Melissa wrote about how SOSCuisine’s meal plans can really help busy families through the most stressful time of the day: DINNER TIME!
“I am a man in his fifties whose health was not always as good as it is now. In February 2013, I was suffering from several major health problems: medically treated diabetes, very high blood sugar level, high pressure, very overweight… I was not at all in shape. I felt constantly tired and irritable, and […]
If you are a busy parent looking for useful information to make your life a little easier, chances are you already know the family-friendly Parent Club blog. Beyond the scene is Caroline Fernandez, a Canadian mom of three, who shares her experience on a variety of family matters. From activities for families to tech stuff to […]
Good news for the broccoli-lovers. A study published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, looked at the protective qualities of 3,3’-diindolylmethane, or DIM and found it to protect mice and rats from otherwise lethal doses of radiation. Rats in the study were given lethal doses of gamma ray radiation. Then, they […]
The American bison ensured the survival of Native Americans in the Prairies for thousands of years by providing them with cover, clothing, utility items and food. With the arrival of colonizers and the construction of the railways, this species came close to extinction.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Be inspired by these testimonials: ______________________________________________________________ I greatly appreciate all the time saved since I don’t have to do the research. One of the things I appreciate the most is the serving choice. We are only 2 in this family. I am proceeding slowly in trying the new recipes but […]
Every fall during truffle season, the city of Alba, in Northwestern Italy, holds a truffle fair that attracts connoisseurs and foodies throughout the world. The most anticipated event of the fair is the Worldwide Auction of White Alba Truffle, which usually takes place the second Sunday of November in the medieval Castello di Grinzane Cavour. […]
Each year, with time changes and shorter days, do you feel depressed and irritable? Is your energy flagging? Do you have sugar cravings? You may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is nicknamed “winter blues”. If this is the case, you’re not the only one suffering from it, because, according to the Canadian […]
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. Through the power of the moustache, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.