ME and Ophelia

Monday, April 05, 2004

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Reduces blood sugar levels in diabectics

New Scientist reports that just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics. The effect, which can be produced even by soaking a cinnamon stick your tea, could also benefit millions of non-diabetics who have blood sugar problem but are unaware of it.

Thanks to the hungry tiger - a great food blog - via Anita
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Apple, banana and cinnamon dessert

Karim Haidar, head chef of the Lebanese restaurant Fakhreldine (85 Piccadilly, London W1) has this simple, healthy compote recipe that makes a perfect pudding for two - courtesy Sunday Times Style magazine, 4 April 2004:

5 apples (any variety)
1 banana
1 level tablespoon cinnamon powder

Peel and core the apples, then peel the bananas. Cut the fruit into chunks and place in a pan with the cinnamon and 50 ml of water. Cover and simmer on a low flame for 25 minutes, stirring from time to time. Serve hot in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla or, even better, cinnamon ice cream. [Note to self: try this in the microwave to cut down 20 minutes on stove and freeze thick Greek yoghurt mixed with Manuka Honey and cinnamon].

TIP FROM THE TOP: "Ever wondered how the slices of tart that you are served in restaurants have such a glossy, neat edge to them? Head your knife in boiling water and cut away." Denis Fetisson, head chef at Incognico, 117 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2.
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Spring forward again

Yesterday, the US sprang forward one hour. Imaginative post (and comment) on daylight savings time by blogging medic Nicholas Genes at Blogborygmi. I'd never noticed there's a week's delay between the UK and US springing forward.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 4/05/2004
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