M-J’s Blueberry-Fruit Smoothie Revisited

M-J’s 2009 Article on Health-Enhancing Blueberries Ginger, Chilean black grapes, plain yoghurt, bananas, apples, oranges, frozen blueberries, strawberries and a bit of honey are blended in an Osterizer for a health-enhancing morning drink. ~~M-J de Mesterton, 2009

The Sonya Apple, an Elegant Survival Favorite

The Sonya apple originated in New Zealand, and has been internationally available since 2002.  Its unique flavor is owed to its two parent-apples, the Red Delicious and the Gala.The Sonya apple is pleasantly sweet and crisp, with an intense, fresh apple-juice flavor. Sonya apples are perfect for snacks, and the ones available now are small…

An Apple a Day Just Might Keep the Doctor Away!

Apples, because of their pectin, polyphenols and bioflavonoids, have properties that really can, like the old adage says, keep the doctor away. In 1996, a study was conducted in Finland to determine whether or not eating apples can lower cholesterol. The Finnish team determined that eating three apples a day for three months can help…

Elegant Apple Pie

Photo Copyright Elegant Survival, 2008 M-J’s Elegant Apple Pie Recipe 4 cups of white flour 1 teaspoon of salt 1 stick of salted butter, cut into 8 pieces ¾ cup of chilled lard (“manteca”) 7 Fuji apples–cored, peeled, and thinly sliced (reserve peels and cores) 2 tablespoons of cornstarch 1/4 cup light-brown sugar (or more,…