I was really surprised and filled with joy and inspiration when Simon came to see Svein Erik yesterday.
Simon and Cathrine have lived in England for over 10 years. During that time they have established a coffee chain called «Little Italy Espresso Bar»(Read more about them and see nice pictures by clicking on the blue link!)
They run the chain very successfully at train stations. They also have a high street café in Haddenham!
Simon and Cathrine have worked so hard and they really deserve all the success they are having now!
Well, back to my surprise and joy! Simon had what I at first thougth was a «leaflet» brought with him to show us! But at a closer look I realize they are now officially editors and writers of their own Little Italy Epresso Bar Newspaper!
I think it is amazing! And it is so clever! Now their customers can have coffee and read a few stories about Little Italy Espresso Bar, about owners and staff AND other traveling customers! That was the genius thing about it! Simon and Cathrine uses their regulars and portrait them in the magazine in a very humorous way!
Good PR, and a win win!!
I take of my hat! I know how much they work running and managing the coffee bars. I also know how much time and effort it takes to make a paper like that! But it will be well worth the effort I predict. Cause this is something you want to read on the train going to work or where ever after being served the best coffee topped with the best service of the best owners and staff
The magazine is great reading over 32 pages!!!
WELL DONE and I wish you good luck opening the fourth in the chain in 2013!
It is a blizzard outside, and we are totally snowed in. But what does it matter when I can sit warm in front of the fire with a glass of Amarone red wine with all my near and dear ones around me, watching movies and packing x-mas gifts? That is the real BLIZZ!!!
And the thought of to morrow when we will be even more family and friends here just makes me smile and feel like the luckiest person in the world!
Remebmer, you get more lucky and will have more happiness if you believe you are lucky and happy!
There are not so many fruits I bother to eat. I’m very picky about my fruit…Oranges can be too tenacious and sour. Apples can have wrong consistency and too much acid, (pink lady is good) Pears can be all right if they are not too soft. I don’t like too much the consistency of banana. Kiwis are fine. Grapes without seeds will work, but the best fruit I know is MANGO!
The only thing with mango is that it is a hassle to peel! But than again it is worth the hassle!
I just discovered an easy way of getting into the delicious fruit meat! I simply used a cheese slicer! I sliced long tasteful mango sashimi right into a bowl. Found my chopsticks and dug in!
I baked a salmon in the oven for dinner last night. I put mango slices together with peeled red, green and yellow pepper. I also seasoned with lots of garlic, spinach, and spring onion. And topped it all with plenty of olive oil from Oliviers&Co! Baked it for 25 min and voilà!
YUMMI and BON APPETIT!
1. Prevents Cancer:
Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.
2. Lowers Cholesterol:
The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff)
3. Clears the Skin:
Can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mangos clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples. (Read more on page 5.)
4. Eye Health:
One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
5. Alkalizes the Whole Body:
The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
6. Helps in Diabetes:
Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then consuming the filtered decoction in the morning. Mango fruit also have a relatively low glycemic index (41-60) so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels.
7. Improved Sex:
Mangos are a great source of vitamin E. Even though the popular connection between sex drive and vitamin E was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, further research has shown balanced proper amounts (as from whole food) does help in this area.
8. Improves Digestion:
Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes for breaking down protein. There are several fruits, including mangoes, which have this healthful quality. The fiber in mangos also helps digestion and elimination.
9. Remedy for Heat Stroke
Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm to the body. From an ayurvedic viewpoint, the reason people often get diuretic and exhausted when visiting equatorial climates is because the strong “sun energy” is burning up your body, particularly the muscles. The kidneys then become overloaded with the toxins from this process.
10. Boosts Immune system
The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangos, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.
Nutrition by the Numbers
One cup (225 gms contain) contains the following. Percentages apply to daily value.
76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
25 percent vitamin A (antioxidant and vision)
11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
9 percent healthy probiotic fiber
9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)