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How can your Diet Boost your Immunity …let’s find out!

March 2nd, 2021|Blog|

How can your Diet Boost your Immunity …let’s find out! While no food offers a guaranteed cure or protection from disease, certain foods may give your immune system a boost to work effectively and efficiently against colds, the flu and other infections. Immunity-boosting foods give your body a fighting chance against illness. Incorporating a variety of nutrient-rich foods helps your immune system function effectively. Sugar, caffeine and alcohol may weaken the immune system.  Try incorporating more of these foods in your diet: Citrus fruits. These refreshing foods – such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes – are an excellent source of vitamin C, which increases your body’s production of infection-fighting white blood cells. Your body can’t produce or store vitamin C, so it’s important to eat foods daily that provide this nutrient. The recommended daily amount (RDA) for women is 75 mg; for men, it’s 90 mg. This translates to approximately a ½ cup of orange juice. Red bell peppers. This crunchy veggie is rich in vitamin C, with nearly 3 times the amount you’ll find in a small-sized orange. it’s also packed with beta-carotene, which [...]

Family Fun: Bake a Treat for Santa this Christmas Eve

December 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Bake a Treat for Santa this Christmas Eve This year try baking a special treat for St. Nick! …. easy, gluten free, fun!           Candy Cane Secret Kiss Cupcakes!!!  1 box (15 oz) Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free or Regular yellow cake mix follow mixing directions on box. Set up 2 cupcake [...]

Winter Solstice 2020 & The Rare Christmas Star

December 21st, 2020|Blog|

Winter Solstice 2020  & The Rare Christmas Star It's the Winter Solstice today. Traditionally Winter Solstice marks the beginning of Christmas and New Year celebrations worldwide. Winter Solstice is that day of the year when we see fewest hours of daylight. After Winter Solstice, days start becoming longer and nights shorter for people in [...]

The Secret History of Gingerbread…. Did you know gingerbread was once declared illegal….???

December 18th, 2020|Blog|

It’s Holiday Cookie Time … The Secret History of Gingerbread …. Did you know gingerbread was once declared illegal….??? Gingerbread …. originally a Halloween Treat…  In the 19th century gingerbread became a staple of the Christmas Season!  Let’s take a look at how that happened.... The term gingerbread derives from the [...]

Christmas Fun Facts: Did you know…. You can thank Prince Albert for your Christmas tree!

December 15th, 2020|Blog|

Did you know…. Mistletoe is an aphrodisiac! Christmas wasn't always on December 25 While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, there is no mention of December 25 in the Bible. Most historians posit that Jesus was born in the spring. And his birthday itself didn't become the official holiday until [...]

From Our Kitchen …Caramelized Pear & Rum Torte…a specialty of Our Executive Chef, Merv Henry

December 13th, 2020|Blog|

From Our Kitchen ……Caramelized Pear & Rum Torte…a specialty of Our Director of Culinary Services/Executive Chef, Merv Henry. A light sponge layer infused with Coffee & Rum… a novel twist on an Italian Classic …. Tiramisu.  ½ Cup Superfine Sugar 4 Large Peeled Pears, Cored & Cut ¼ Inch Slices 2 [...]

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