Tomatoes .. A major source of the antioxidant lycopene that reduces the risk of cancer by 40% -- notably prostate, lung and stomach cancers -- and increases cancer survival. Tomato eaters function better mentally in old age and suffer half as much heart disease. Concentrated tomato sauces have 5 times more lycopene than fresh tomatoes, and canned tomatoes have three times more than fresh. Olive Oil .. Shown to help reduce death from heart disease and cancer. Recent research shows that heart-attack survivors on a Mediterranean diet had half the death rates of those on an ordinary low-fat diet. Olive oil is also high in antioxidant activity. Red Grapes , including red grape juice. Red grapes have moderate antioxidant power, while purple grape juice has four times more antioxidant activity than orange or tomato juice. Red wine (not white) has about the same antioxidant capacity as purple grape juice or tea. French research shows that drinking red wine in moderation increases longevity, but excessive drinking has the opposite effect, so limit to two glasses per day. Drink grape juice. Garlic .. German researchers have found that garlic is packed with antioxidants known to help fend off cancer, heart disease, all-over aging, and prolong cancer survival time. Let crushed garlic "rest" for about 10 minutes before cooking to preserve disease-fighting agents. Spinach .. Second among vegetables only to garlic in antioxidant capacity and is also rich in folic acid, which helps fight cancer, heart disease and mental disorders. New University of Kentucky research shows folic acid may help prevent Alzheimer's disease. Eat both raw and steamed for best benefit. Whole grains .. A University of Minnesota study suggests the more whole grains you eat, the lower your odds of death by 15%. Whole grains contain anticancer agents and help stabilize blood sugar and insulin, which may promote longevity. Whole-grain "dark" breads, cereals such as All Bran, and "old fashioned" oatmeal are an excellent source. Salmon , and other fatty, "blue" fish. Contains high amounts of omega-3 fat that performs miracles throughout the body, fighting virtually every chronic disease known. Without it, your brain can't think, your heart can't beat, your arteries clog, and joints become inflamed. You need one ounce a day, or two servings of salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring or tuna per week. Nuts .. A Harvard University study found that eating more than 5 ounces a week can cut heart-attack deaths in women by 40% and help prevent deadly irregular heart beats in men. Almonds and walnuts lower blood cholesterol. Most of the fat in nuts is the good-type monounsaturated and/or omega-3. Unsalted nuts are best. Blueberries .. High in antioxidants, Tufts University researchers say a half-cup of blueberries a day can retard aging and can block brain changes leading to decline and even reverse failing memory. Tea .. Green or black tea has equal antioxidant benefit. Harvard researchers found that one cup a day can cut heart disease risk in half, whilst Tufts University shows that made from loose tea or tea bags, instant or bottled tea has little effect. (Un parrafo confuso, supongo que simplemente es mejor hacer el te que comprarlo embotellado o en polvo para disolver)
Free; very free translation by his mother: Maria Claudia; 8 to 10 servings.
Ingredients 1. Espresso syrup to moist the pastry: WATER, 1/3 cup SUGAR, 1/2 cup ESPRESSO, 2/3 cup strong brewed ITALIAN BRANDY, AMARETTO OR AMARETTO ESCENCE 1/4 cup, optional
2. Mascarpone Filling: HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM, 1-1/2 cups SUGAR, 1/3 cup VANILLA EXTRACT, 2 teaspoons MASCARPONE CHEESE, 1 pound, softened to room temperature SAVOIARDI, 1/2 pound, imported or domestic ladyfingers, or sliced sponge cake COCOA POWDER/IN ANY CASE CHOCOLATE TO SPRINKLE OVER THE LAST LAYER. 3. Directions Syrup Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, cool. Add coffee and optional brandy. Filling Whip cream with sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold cream into softened mascarpone. Assembly Place a layer of the savoiardi, ladyfingers or sponge cake slices in the bottom of a shallow 2-quart baking dish or gratin dish. Sprinkle with half the syrup. Spread with half the filling. Repeat with remaining savoiardi, syrup and filling, spreading the top smooth, using a metal spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving. Immediately before serving place cocoa in a fine strainer and shake a light coating on surface.
This is a very easy variation, again a combination of different others:
1. Ingredients MASCARPONE CHEESE, 3 cups CONFECTIONER'S SUGAR, 1-1/2 cups MARSALA WINE, AMARETTO OR AMARETTO ESCENCE 1/4 cup DOUBLE CREME, 3/4 cup WATER, 2/3 cup INSTANT ESPRESSO, 5 teaspoons BUTTER POUND CAKE, 1 store-bought (Lady fingers are better, easier, cheaper) 2. Directions In a medium bowl, use electric mixer set on medium speed and beat the mascarpone cheese, 1 cup confectioners' sugar and marsala until well blended. Add the creme and beat until fluffy, about 1 minute. Set aside. In a small saucepan over high heat combine water, remaining 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar and espresso powder. Bring to a boil. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and cool. Slice pound cake 1/4-inch thick. In a 2-quart oval or rectangular glass or ceramic dish, arrange slices of cake in a single layer over bottom of dish, trimming to fit. Brush half of the cooled espresso mixture over cake. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture evenly over the top. Then repeat and do layer number 2. Brush espresso over cake slices and top with remaining cheese. Cover with plastic and refrigerate until firm. Before serving sift cocoa evenly on top.
Hola. Este es el sitio de Monasterio de Piedra. Alli hay un alojamiento en castillo del 974d.c. muy bien. A 2 horas de Madrid. Nos. podemos irnos el Viernes y volver el sabado; uds volver el mismo sabado con nos. o de vuelta el domingo si quieren ir a Zaragoza por ejemplo. Que opinan? En La rioja y Huesca debemos estar 2 dias por lo lejos (400kms o mas) y con los ninos es muy aburridor. Bien, a ver que les parece! MC.