Friday, July 28, 2017

Refrigerator Organization

Are you like me and stuff everything everywhere (except for those certain items that "have their place")?

Well, Kenji Lopez-Alt from Serious Eats has news for you and me - where we store stuff in the fridge (why does fridge have a "d" and refrigerator does not?) will make a difference to the quality and freshness not to mention healthiness of our food.

The Food Lab: How to Organize Your Refrigerator for Better Food Storage
J. KENJI LĂ“PEZ-ALT 
http://www.seriouseats.com/2017/07/how-to-organize-refrigerator-efficient-safe-food-storage.html

http://www.seriouseats.com/images/2017/07/seriouseats-fridge-organization-crop.jpg
I think I am going to rethink my cold storage this weekend and upend my status quo!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Drink coffee for your health!

A review of the literature seems to indicate that there is a positive benefit to a few cups of coffee a day - prevents type 2 diabetes, lowers body weight and waist circumference, and lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease!

Here is the paper (hurray for open access): 
How coffee affects metabolic syndrome and its componentsB. Baspinar,*a  
Food Funct., 2017,8, 2089-2101
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/FO/C7FO00388A

and a cool summary of the findings in this diagram

Time for summer drinks - gin and tonic!!

Here is an excellent explanation as to why gin + tonic does not taste like gin or tonic but something more subtle;
https://www.craftginclub.co.uk/ginnedmagazine/2016/5/31/why-gin-and-tonics-taste-amazing-according-to-science

In contrast, a rum and coke tastes like rum + coke.