Archive for February, 2010

There’s still four months to go before Sex And The City fans will find out what happens to Carrie & Co.

But as the film’s stars and continue to film the eagerly anticipated sequel, the movie’s producers have released a teaser poster to whet the fans’ appetite.

While Parker, 44, evidently looks good for her age, studio bosses have made the actress look even younger in the digitally-enhanced image.

In a photograph taken of the star in September, they have smoothed out the skin on her face and body and accentuated her bust for the ethereal-looking poster.
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Champagne producers have always touted that it’s a wine worthy of daily consumption, not just for celebrations. A recent study found that subjects who drank moderate amounts of Champagne daily appeared to show improved arterial function

“This study into the effects of Champagne on the health of the circulatory system and the heart suggests that Champagne acts in a way more akin to red wine than to white wine and that these effects are due to polyphenols derived from both the red and white grape used in its production,” according to the researcher.

Read more on www.winespectator.com

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Some people just make it look so easy to dish up hors d’oeuvres. For others it is extremely stressful to make (or buy) the right mingle-friendly finger foods.

Some people have a ‘go-to’ hors d’oeuvres recipe and always know they can bank on that recipe. Feel free to add yours.

Here is a banker finger snack recipe.


20 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
20 fresh basil leaves
20 small balls fresh mozzarella cheese (often labeled bocconcini)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
20 toothpicks

Using a toothpick, spear a half of a tomato, a piece of basil, a mozzarella ball, and another half of a tomato. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Place on a serving dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix the vinegar and oil together in a small bowl to serve as a dipping sauce.

More easy hors d’oeuvres ideas

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Cabernet and chocolate are potent medicine for killing cancer, according to recent American research.

Red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies.

This according to the  Angiogenesis Foundation head William Li.

“We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities,” Li said. “What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day.”

The Massachusetts-based foundation is identifying foods containing chemicals that evidently choke-off blood supplies to tumours, starving them to death.

Li cited a Harvard Medical School study showing that men who ate cooked tomatoes several times weekly were 30% to 50% less likely to have prostate cancer.

“There is a medical revolution happening all around us,” Li said. “If we’re right, it could impact on consumer education, food service, public health, and even insurance agencies.”

Deprive tumours

About a dozen drugs are already in use to deprive tumours of blood supplies in a treatment tactic called “anti-angiogenesis”.

The foundation pitted some foods against approved drugs and found that soy, parsley, red grapes, berries and other edibles were either as effective or more potent in battling cancer cells.

Eaten together, the foods were even more effective in fighting cancer.

“We discovered that Mother Nature laced a large number of foods and herbs with anti-angiogenesis features,” Li said.

“For many people around the world, dietary cancer treatment may be the only solution because not everyone can afford cancer drugs.”

The foundation also discovered that anti-angiogenesis properties of foods melt away fat, which relies heavily on blood flow to sustain itself.

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A glass or two of red wine may increase a woman’s libido, a scientific study has found.

Researchers concluded that levels of sexual desire were higher in women who were moderate drinkers of red wine than in their counterparts who preferred other alcoholic drinks, or were teetotal.

One theory put forward by the team of Italian doctors who carried out the study is that chemical compounds found in red wine may improve sexual functioning by increasing blood flow to key areas of the body.

Read more – Telegraph.co.uk

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In ancient Rome they had a celebration of love day (mid February) and from this humble and romantic beginning, Valentine’s Day has evolved in a tremendous commercial and global event.

An estimated 1 billion St Valentine’s Day cards will be sent worldwide this year, making it the second most card-heavy celebration after Christmas.

Valentine’s Day generates an estimated $14.7 billion (R100 million) in retail sales in the United States.

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More love quotes

“We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.” – Eduardo Galeano

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

“When I saw you, I was afraid to meet you… When I met you, I was afraid to kiss you… When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you… Now that I love you, I’m afraid to lose you.”

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