Bread in Bra Package to Promote Fight Breast Cancer Event

Kohberg, the largest bread manufacturer in Denmark is the proud sponsor of The Danish Cancer Society’s big annual event to fight breast cancer.

They came up with the bra packaging design idea for their rye bread buns that would increase breast cancer awareness and hopefully their bread sales. Part of the proceeds from the sales of the buns will be donated to The Danish Cancer Society.

Cool idea indeed!

Depression Can Lead to Heart Disease

Depression may have more far-reaching consequences than previously believed. Recent data suggests that individuals who suffer from a mood disorder could be twice as likely to have a heart attack compared to individuals who are not depressed.

This process has been poorly understood — until now. A new study led by Concordia University has found that depressed individuals have a slower recovery time after exercise compared to those who are non-depressed.

These findings suggest that a dysfunctional biological stress system is at play among depressed individuals. Published in the journal Psychophysiology, the research warns of the importance of testing for cardiovascular disease among people suffering from major depression.

“There have been two competing theories as to why depression is linked to cardiovascular disease,” says first author Jennifer Gordon, who is a PhD candidate at McGill University. “Depressed people may have poorer health behaviors, which may in turn lead to heart problems. The other possibility is physiological: a problem with the stress system known as the fight or flight response. Our study was the first to examine the role of a dysfunctional fight or flight response in depression in a large population.”

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A Soup and An Appetizer in One dish

Ingredients

2 cups dried cannellini beans
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup sliced onions
2 tsp chopped garlic
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 dried red chili pepper
1 bay leaf
2 lemon slices
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tbsp chive oil (see step 2 of method)
1 tbsp chili oil
few slices of smoked salmon
few slices of crostini
1 tbsp finely chopped capers

Method

  1. Place beans in water to cover and bring to boil. Set aside, covered, for one hour, then drain and rinse. Heat oil in soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, sauté for 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and sauté 1 more minute. Add beans and toss with flavourings. Pour in stock, chili, bay leaf and lemon slices. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to one hour or until beans are tender. Remove chili, bay leaf and lemon slices. Purée beans with broth in blender until very smooth. Return to pot and add cream. Simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. The soup should be thick; if too thin, then reduce slowly.
  2. To make the chive oil, blanch 1/2 cup chives in water for 1 minute. Drain and pat dry. Combine chives, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup green onions and a pinch of salt in blender. Blend until smooth. Use to garnish soups, fish and poultry dishes.
  3. To make the smoked salmon crostini, preheat oven to 350 F. Combine 2 tablespoons oil and capers. Brush on bread. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes a side or until crisp and lightly golden. Place smoked salmon on crostini and float on top of soup. Dot soup with chive oil and chili oil.

Source: The Globe and Mail


“Waiter! There is a fly in my soup.”

“Yes Sir, would you prefer it to be served separately?”


Traditional Thai Breakfast

Breakfast in the Northeastern Region of Thailand

Menu

  • Garlic Chicken Wings
  • Fish Sausage with Hot Chili Garlic Sauce (Jiao Bong)
  • Sticky Rice