Archive for November, 2012

November 26, 2012

zone tips

Do you want to live to be over 100 years old?  Check out the practices & lifestyles of people who live in the “blue zones“…

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

To view a short article of the concepts, click here.  The book gives in-depth research, interview stories, & additional information relating to the blue zone areas.

The lessons are common sense, holistic lifestyle choices—>  Eat less – focus on produce, whole grains & nuts (less meat & processed foods), be physically active, enjoy good relationships, be socially connected, prioritize family, engage in a spiritual life, & live without stress.

Favorite book thoughts:

  • from the Okinawans, “…eat until you are no longer hungry, not until you are full.”
  • the surface area of our intestines covers a tennis court…hello, inflammation
  • scientific studies suggest 25% of longevity is dictated by genes, 75% determined by lifestyles & everyday choices
  • there is a correlation between having a sense of purpose & longevity
  • “the most successful centenarians we met in the Blue Zones put their families first”

“Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human & divine, meet.”  ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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November 12, 2012

mushroom frittata

Credit for the following delish dish goes to chef hubbie…

  • large non-stick saucepan:  saute onions in 2 T. olive oil, add sliced mushrooms & saute for a few minutes
  • add thyme, salt & pepper, & half-n-half (approx. 1/3 to 1/2 cup)
  • beat 5 eggs (or so) in bowl, temper eggs by slowly adding & stirring in saucepan mixture
  • add back into saucepan & cook on stove top until set
  • put under broiler to brown top

Enjoy with a piece of toast & fruit for breakfast, or with a salad for lunch or dinner.

“Cooking is at once child’s play & adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.”  ~ Craig Claiborne

November 5, 2012

corn door

A cute candy corn freath:

The $3 thrift store frame before:

  • paint one coat primer
  • paint upper white & lower yellow colors
  • use painter’s tape for orange color boundaries
  • remove tape & touch-up

“People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’  Well, no, I was an accountant.”  ~ Ellen DeGeneres

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