Elegant Green Smoothie

Celery, Cucumber, Parsley, Broccoli, Jalapeño Pepper, Yoghurt, and Lemon are Blended to Make a Delicious, Elegant Winter-Health Smoothie

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Elegant Exercise Ideas

Elegant Exercise is Simple and Refined, Using Minimal Equipment and Dressing for Success

Sprinting on a mini-trampoline is my current elegant exercise routine. I have found that it is much more effective than just bouncing up and down. Taking high, alternating steps at a fast pace for as long as I can, lifting the knees as much as possible, is quite strenuous and gets the heart pumping.  I sometimes sprint three times a day. Using the mini-trampoline for sprints lets you do it without creating deleterious impact on joints and feet. The Gold’s Gym mini-trampoline is available for about forty USD. See my  2010 article, “Try Rebounding…,” reprinted below for more information.

Dressing for exercise means skipping the low-waisted tights and sweats, and instead wearing garments that fit snugly at the waist–that area which was designed to keep your trousers and skirts up, which is located at an inch or two above your navel. This traditional style of clothing prevents you having to stop and hitch-up your pants while walking, running and jumping….

Dr. Joseph Mercola has a new post at his blog about an almost-forgotten exercise that you can do without equipment, and which not only strengthens your legs, but is beneficial for other parts of the body, including the “core”. LINK to Dr. Mercola’s article, complete with a video demonstrating how to do “squats.”

©M-J de Mesterton 2012

Try Rebounding on a Mini-Trampoline

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Bounce your way to better health with this ideal mini-trampoline. As long as your feet are in fair condition and you’re able to stand, this mini-trampoline is easy to use, and its cardio-vascular benefits are similar to those acquired by jumping rope. And “rebounding” on a trampoline is easier than jumping rope, because there is nothing on which to trip. It seems like all the rage right now, but those in the know were using mini-trampolines in the 1990s. The svelte and intelligent character Charlotte Cavendish in the series Lovejoy, for example, used to bounce fifty times on her mini-trampoline in the morning, and another fifty in the evening.
©M-J de Mesterton 2012
This is the best and least expensive one that I have used:

Gold’s Gym Circuit Trainer Mini Trampoline, 36 inch

  • Build cardiovascular fitness, tone your legs, abs, buttocks, and back
  • Low-impact aerobic workout at home
  • Rugged, all-steel frame construction
  • Durable polypropylene rebounding surface

Gold’s Gym Circuit Trainer Mini Trampoline also includes:

  • 2 resistance cords for upper body workout
  • Electronic monitor that measures time, calories, and number of jumps
  • Mini-trampoline stands on 6-legs.
  • Gold’s Gym circuit trainer workout DVD

The Health-Benefits of Rebounding

Courtesy of M-J de Mesterton

My Elegant Garden

This section of my old gardens had a design that was both structured and naturally flowing. In this photograph, tasteful Lyon-Shaw wrought iron patio furniture and a few oil-torches were set up for a party. ©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant People Avoid Raw Garlic Like Vampires

Anti-Garlic Chefs, Elegant People after My Own Heart
Truly elegant and considerate people DO NOT EAT RAW GARLIC, nor do they sabotage their friends by inserting it into their cuisine. I thought this was common knowledge, proper etiquette and behaviour comme il faut among civilised cooks and those who entertain in elegant fashion. But, I have seen a new website that claims to be “elegant gourmet” while dishing out recipes that contain as many as “six cloves of raw garlic.” Heaven help the unwitting “gourmands” who end up reeking in the office or home for as long as a week after ingesting those poisonous concoctions. And the health-conscious who believe that eating raw garlic will extend their lives don’t realise that they are killing their friends!
In England, household staff are required to never ingest raw garlic or onions, in order to not offend those who live in or visit the home. Butlers especially are fired for such breaches in common, traditional etiquette. Why, then, is the culinary world bent on sabotaging our very lives with raw garlic in the most unlikely of dishes? Certainly, raw garlic is used by some classes of people in many European countries. Provence, for instance, where we have an 11th-century ruin, has among a certain faction of its population many adherents to the raw-garlic lifestyle. They keep to themselves, though, and don’t really mix with the elegant stratum of society. Tourists are bidden to partake of the stuff in some traditional Provençale peasant cuisine, however, and they announce their presence by bearing that tell-tale aroma.
There is an increasing awareness, among chefs and those who employ them, of the trouble caused by the “stinking flower”.  An anti-garlic movement has been in existence for at least four years.  Notables such as actress Monica Bellucci have been outspoken in the cause. Here is a Sicilian chef/restaurant-owner whose anti-garlic stance has made the news:
Filippo La Mantia
©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant People Avoid Raw Garlic Like Vampires

Anti-Garlic Chefs, Elegant People after My Own Heart
Truly elegant and considerate people DO NOT EAT RAW GARLIC, nor do they sabotage their friends by inserting it into their cuisine. I thought this was common knowledge, proper etiquette and behaviour comme il faut among civilised cooks and those who entertain in elegant fashion. But, I have seen a new website that claims to be “elegant gourmet” while dishing out recipes that contain as many as “six cloves of raw garlic.” Heaven help the unwitting “gourmands” who end up reeking in the office or home for as long as a week after ingesting those poisonous concoctions.
In England, household staff are required to never ingest raw garlic or onions, in order to not offend those who live in or visit the home. Butlers especially are fired for such breaches in common, traditional etiquette. Why, then, is the culinary world bent on sabotaging our very lives with raw garlic in the most unlikely of dishes? Certainly, raw garlic is used by some classes of people in many European countries. Provence, for instance, where we have an 11th-century ruin, has among a certain faction of its population many adherents to the raw-garlic lifestyle. They keep to themselves, though, and don’t really mix with the elegant stratum of society. Tourists are bidden to partake of the stuff in some traditional Provençale peasant cuisine, however, and they announce their presence by bearing that tell-tale aroma.
There is an increasing awareness, among chefs and those who employ them, of the trouble caused by the “stinking flower”.  An anti-garlic movement has been in existence for a at least four years.  Notables such as actress Monica Bellucci have been outspoken in the cause. Here is a Sicilian chef/restaurant-owner whose anti-garlic stance has made the news:
Filippo La Mantia
©M-J de Mesterton

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