Infographic: Coffee Served by the Major Passenger Airlines Around the World

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Source: FoodBeast

Cauliflower Omelettes


1/2 cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons double cream
pinch of grated nutmeg
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
pinch of dried basil
6 eggs
oil for frying
3 oz Emmenthal cheese, grated


  1. Place the cauliflower florets in a pan. Add just enough boiling water to cover, a pinch of salt, the cream and the nutmeg. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and cook gentle for about 20 minutes.
  2. Drain thoroughly and puree in a food processor. Add the egg yolk, Parmesan cheese and basil, mixing well.
  3. Beat the eggs with a little salt. Heat a little oil in an omelette or frying pan. When hot, add one quarter of the egg mixture and cook briskly for 2 to 3 minutes or until set, drawing the cooked edges towards the centre during the first minute.
  4. Spread with one quarter of the cauliflower puree, fold over to enclose and sprinkle generously with one quarter of the cheese and place under a preheated hot grill until the cheese melts; keep warm. Repeat with the remaining egg and cauliflower mixtures, making a total of four omelettes.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: Versatile Vegetables

Video: Why Olive Oil is Awesome

Whether you sop it up with bread or use it to boost your cooking, olive oil is awesome.

But a lot of chemistry goes on in that bottle that can make or break a product. Take the “extra virgin” standard: Chemistry tells us that a higher free-fatty-acid content leads to a lower grade, less tasty oil. And those peppery notes are thanks to antioxidants that contribute to olive oil’s healthy reputation.

Check out the video for more olive oil chemistry, including how to keep yours fresh and how to best use it to give your food a flavor boost.

Watch video at You Tube (4:50 minutes) . . . . .

What Is ‘Moderate’ Exercise?

Regina Boyle Wheeler wrote . . . . . .

You’ve probably heard the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s recommendation for most adults to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days to stay fit.

But what exactly is moderate? And how do you know if you’re working hard or hardly working?

One of the easiest ways to measure the intensity of your workout is with the “talk test.” If you’re working in the moderate range, you can talk without too much difficulty. But if you can sing, pick up the exercise pace, according to the American College of Cardiology. And if you’re doing vigorous activity, you’ll be able to say just a few words before pausing for a breath.

Another way to figure out how hard you’re working is to monitor your heart rate.

To do this, first figure out your maximum heart rate. Subtract your age from 220. For a 50-year-old, this would be 170 beats per minute. A person’s target heart rate for moderate activity falls between 50 and 70 percent of their maximum heart rate. So, for that 50-year-old, the sweet spot is between 85 and 119 beats per minute.

Once you calculate your own heart rate range on paper, check to see if you’re in this range during exercise by stopping to take your pulse for 30 seconds then multiplying that number by 2.

Walking, playing golf — without using a cart — and general gardening are ways to get moderate exercise. Aerobic dancing, jogging and swimming hard all count as vigorous exercise.

If you’re pressed for time (and in good shape), doing more strenuous exercise may be the way to go. Vigorous exercisers only need 15 minutes of activity a day to get the same results as moderate movers.

Source: HealthDay

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First Dual-targeting Nanoparticles Lower Cancer’s Defenses and Attack Tumors

Cancer immunotherapy has emerged as one of the most exciting directions in cancer treatment. But the approach only works in a fraction of patients and can cause nasty side effects. Now, in the journal ACS Nano, scientists report the development of the first dual-cell targeting immunotherapy nanoparticle that slows tumor growth in mice with different cancers. In their study, up to half the mice in one cancer group went into full remission after the treatment.

Immunotherapy works by giving the body’s own immune system a boost in its fight against disease. In cancer patients, there are two main lines of immunotherapy: One disables cancer cells’ ability to hide from the immune system, and the other recruits the body’s T cells to destroy tumors. Jonathan P. Schneck and colleagues wanted to see if they could combine these two tactics with one nanoparticle-based platform.

To incorporate these two functions into one system, the researchers developed “immunoswitch” nanoparticles. They’re designed to simultaneously turn off a pathway on tumor cells that would otherwise be used to become invisible to the immune system, and turn on a specific T cell process that launches them into action against cancer cells. Testing on mouse models of melanoma and colon cancer showed that animals injected with the nanoparticles lived longer than those that did not receive the nanoparticles, and their tumor growth was delayed or even reversed in some cases. That the nanoparticles were effective against two different cancers suggests that they could help treat a variety of tumor types. Further analysis found that the platform created a synergistic effect, which researchers say allowed them to use low treatment concentrations to potentially reduce the severe side effects that dual immunotherapy is known for.

Source: American Chemical Society

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