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Keep away illness this winter with " onions " ! - 09/10/10
ONIONS In 1919 when the “flu” killed 40 million people there was a Doctor that visited many farmers to see if he could help them combat the illness.  Many of their  farmers and their family had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy.  When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing differently, the wife replied that she had placed a peeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions.  She gave him one, which he placed under the microscope.  He found the 'flu virus in the onion.  It had obviously absorbed the bacteria, thereby keeping the family healthy.   Another story regarding an hairdresser  said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers.
The next year she placed several bowls containing onions around her shop and, to her surprise, none of her staff got sick.  It must work... and no, she is not in the onion business. The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home.
If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk .  Try it and see what happens  this winter.  
If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better.  If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case.  What have you to lose?  Just a few quid on onions..!!!  
Another article I read whilst doing some food archaeological research was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black death / plague years ago.  They have powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
The Ancient Egyptians refused to work  on the Pyramids  unless they had a daily supply of Garlic as they believed that it gave them strength and kept away ill health .
In Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome onions were used to treat heart problems .
They also used them to rub on cuts to clean the wound and even on acne
This general natural medicine was also used clear sinus problems and today doctors have acknowledged that they may help reduce cholesterol and help prevent blood clotting !
The Romans also used to hand out onions to the poor who used to eat them as we do apples today !. 

Just a note of warning , never use a saved onion as the onion will have drawn in airborne bacteria and this will then  be found in the onion, causing potentially ill health or even food poisoning !    

The word Onion comes from the Latin Unio meaning single pearl and union , coming from the fact that the onion is made up of a variety of circles making one whole!.

There are over 500 different varieties of onion with relatives such as leeks, chives spring onion and garlic .

Have a healthy winter !
Singles Seperated and Divorced e-book now on line - 05/10/10
Delighted to announce the launch of a new e-book aimed at the singles seperated and divorced.Stunning healthy and tasty recipes for one !
Jean Christoph Noveli Cookery School - 01/10/10
I am delighted to announce that I will be teaching a full day cookery course at the Jean Christoph Novelli Cookery School on the 26th October 2010
The theme will be "Ready in Minutes " with recipes taken from my cook book.
Hope to see you there.
Judge of the Legacy of Taste Awards 2010 - 01/10/10
It has been a pleasuere to be a part of the judging team to find the UK`s best Chinese restaurant 2010 .
I recently visited restaurants in Scotland, London and Manchester.
The results will be out later this month ! 
New wholesale and retail store to open soon - 23/08/10
I am delighted to announce that I have obtained and about to open a new retail and wholesale store for my historic vinegars , Ale-gar and other products coming on board soon.
The store will allow me to offer customers a taste of the products as well as give me space to develop and expand the ranges and the hamper service.
I will keep you posted with the launch dates! 
Food range available from foodado - 19/08/10
Delighted to announce that I have a dedicated online store with my Unique multi award winning historic Ale-Gar , Roman and Ancient Greek Vinaigres.

click here to go direct to foodado
News Article for the historic vinegars - 12/08/10
Article written by Chrissie Walker "Mostly Food Journal "
Launch of a new e-book - 08/07/10
Delighted to announce the launch of a new e-book aimed at the singles seperated and divorced.Stunning healthy and tasty recipes for one !
New live web radio food show goes global . - 07/07/10
As from July  7th 2010 I will be launching a new global radio show via the internet , an opportunity to talk about every aspect of food, glorious food !  

To listen live go to the following website: 

Click on the Live button (first one on horizontal box).  This takes you into Windows Media where will be able hear the show live.
Why not call in or drop me a line with any queries you may have
New Radio Show via the internet - 01/07/10
July sees the start of my new radio chat show via the internet.
1 hour of non stop food and beverage chatter ! , topical and seasonal, with a sprinkling of guest foodie interviews 
I will be exposing to the world , the finest food and ingredients that Britain has to offer !