‘Tis Autumn

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Painter M-J de Mesterton Celebrated the First Day of Autumn 2019 by Wearing a Classic Knit Suit in Fall Colours ©Elegant Survival
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Home-Garden Harvest: Parsley

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From M-J de Mesterton’s Home-Garden Harvest, 2019: Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley

At Health Line: Impressive Health-Benefits of Parsley

Excerpts from the Health Line Article Written by Maria Zamarripa on April 5, 2019:

Parsley contains lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta carotene, plant compounds that protect eye health and may reduce your risk of certain age-related eye conditions like AMD.

Parsley is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense herb. It’s particularly rich in vitamins K, A, and C.

Parsley contains many powerful antioxidants, which may help prevent cell damage and lower your risk of certain diseases.

Parsley is rich in vitamin K, which is an essential nutrient for optimal bone health. Eating foods high in this nutrient has been linked to a reduced risk of fractures and improved bone mineral density.

Parsley contains various antioxidants — like flavonoids and vitamin C — that may provide cancer-fighting benefits.

Parsley contains lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta carotene, plant compounds that protect eye health and may reduce your risk of certain age-related eye conditions like AMD.

Parsley is rich in folate, a B vitamin that protects your heart and may reduce your risk of heart disease.

Parsley extract has been shown to have antibacterial properties in test-tube studies. Still, more research is needed.

Avocado Oil Is Beneficial to Health and Beauty

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Avocado Oil Has Many Qualities that Enhance General Health and Beauty

The Avocado’s natural monounsaturated fat is known for its power to lower blood-pressure. This beneficial lipid is pressed from the luscious green fruit to make avocado oil.

Avocado oil helps to alleviate arthritis.

Psoriasis is treated successfully in France with avocado oil; it is especially effective when incorporated into vitamin B-12 skin-cream.

Avocado oil’s high monounsaturated oleic acid content helps to improve general heart-health and lower blood-cholesterol.

Avocado oil, with its high smoke-point, is ideal for cooking. I like to cook popcorn in it instead of coconut oil. Avocado oil is used in vinaigrette for salads.  When ingested, this beneficial oil promotes the absorption of  antioxidants in food. Oil of avocado has such a mild taste and scent that it is extremely versatile;  it can be used as a healing emollient on the skin. ©M-J de Mesterton 2019

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Eating Nuts Helps Cognitive Function and Enhances Cardiovascular Health

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Ingesting Nuts Enhances Cognitive Function, According to an Australian Study

Read about Australian Study on Nuts’ Benefits for Brain Health in Our Later Years

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Walnuts Help to Prevent Prostate Cancer, Lower Your Levels of Bad Cholesterol, and Promote a Healthy Heart

The Benefits of Eating Walnuts

  • One-quarter cup of walnuts provides more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value of plant-based omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin.
  • Walnuts help reduce the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer as well.
  • Walnuts contain the amino acid l-arginine, which offers several vascular benefits to people with heart disease, and those who have increased risk for heart disease due to multiple cardiac risk factors
  • Walnuts contain several unique and powerful antioxidants that are available in only a few commonly eaten foods.
  • Walnuts, eaten responsibly in quarter-cup daily doses, help with weight control, offer support for brain health and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Walnuts are Nutrient-Rich
    The Nutritional Benefits of Walnuts

    From the Publication, “STUDY FINDS”:

How to Save Over-Ripe Cherry Tomatoes

Mini-Tomatoes Cooked in Olive Oil
Don’t waste over-ripe tomatoes. If you’re not cooking a stew or soup in which they would be useful, you can pan-roast them for concentrated flavour, adding olive oil and salt to preserve them in a refrigerated jar. These specially-prepared tomatoes are a fantastic condiment for vegetables, beef, in salads, and cottage cheese. ©M-J de Mesterton
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Above: grape-sized tomatoes are roasted in an oiled cast-iron pan, first on the stove and then for a few minutes in the oven under a broiling-flame. This process allows tomatoes to become concentrated in flavour, while making them easier to eat when incorporated into an egg dish. ~ Copyright 2018 ©M-J de Mesterton

A Rolled Omelette, Japanese Style, is Called
Tamogayaki.

My rolled omelet has a layer of farmer cheese, a layer of pan-roasted cherry tomatoes, and a third one of Ari’s Pepper Paste, from the Armenian market. It’s a breakfast dish with lots of Vitamin C and protein. ©M-J de Mesterton 2019

I placed a couple teaspoons of Ari’s Pepper Paste in a small zip-bag and snipped off one corner of it in order to apply the flavourful condiment to a layer of my rolled omelette.