The Alfalfa Article of Your Dreams

Alfalfa, which is a Perennial Herb, has a long list of Dietary & Medicinal uses and research has proven that Alfalfa might lower blood levels of cholesterol and glucose. Many take Alfalfa supplements orally and is has been proven safe except in a small percentage of people where it produces lupus like symptoms. In the seeds and sprouts of Alfalfa, Amino Acid L – Canavanine is present and that is what is thought to cause this reaction. However, this is not present in the leaves of the Alfalfa. The whole leaf and the herb are what are rendered from the Alfalfa plant.

Since the sixth century the Chinese have used Alfalfa to relieve Fluid Retention and swelling. The Arabs were the first to find Alfalfa and they named it “The Father Of All Foods.” The leaves of the Alfalfa plant are very rich in minerals and nutrients, including Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Carotene. The Arabs first fed it to their horses because they believed the Alfalfa made them swift and mighty. Alfalfa has been an animal crop for over a thousand years but is also used as an herbal medicine.  Alfalfa is a good Diuretic and also a good Laxative. It also works well for urinary tract infections, and kidney, bladder and prostrate disorders. The latest and greatest discovery of Alfalfa is the benefits that it might provide for lowering cholesterol because there are certain agents in Alfalfa that stick to cholesterol which keeps it from remaining in the blood stream. Further, it may also have a very strong relationship with lowering blood sugar levels.


When it comes to Alfalfa it is something that many people enjoy in their cuisine. It is good in salads and some people eat it as a vegetable all alone. Many people claim that eating Alfalfa is a big part of eating healthy. Besides wheat grass and algae, Alfalfa has the most nutritional value. It is high in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and has all of the Required Digestive Enzymes.

It is warned by avid Alfalfa lovers that you likely will not like the way that it tastes in your mouth, it may feel like it is burning the tip of your tongue and you actually might just completely dislike it however, they urge you to not give up because it is an acquired taste and you will begin to like it. The best news is that soon after eating it regularly you will find that your appetite for Heavier Foods will diminish.

 Alfalfa is also great for reducing fevers and is very good for the blood. It contains Natural Fluoride and prevents tooth decay. Alfalfa makes a great tea because when the Alfalfa leaves steep in the hot water it is a source of nitrogen. The tea is not only made for human consumption because people who grow Irises and Delphiniums just love Alfalfa tea because of the great effect that it has on the plants when used as a foliage spray. Many with a green thumb also use Alfalfa as mulch for their flower beds.




10 Things You Didn’t Know about Barbecue


Every spring, North Americans gear up their grill, stock up on the meat and prepare for many mouth-watering barbecues. But how much do we really know about the art of barbecuing? From the familiar pastimes origins to surprising tips and tactics, this list will provide you with all the information you need to wow your friends at the next neighbourhood barbecue!

1) Barbecues originated in pig-pickins, feasts that were common in the Southern United States prior to the Civil War. Whole pigs were cooked and eaten by the crowd.


2) Smoking was used as far as 6000 years ago in order to make meats safe to eat and store. The meat was exposed to smoke and low heat in order to prevent bacteria and enzymes from growing.


3) In Australia, a barbecue is commonly referred to as a barbie. The famous statement Ill slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you, which appeared in Australian tourism advertisements, is often used to refer to the country.


4) What most North Americans partake in today isnt actually barbecuing. Barbecuing is cooking at temperatures around the boiling point of water (180-220*F) for a longer time period, in order to make the meat tender while preserving its natural juices. Today, the method most commonly used is in fact broiling: cooking at 475-700*F in much less time.


5) According to the Barbecue Industry Association, half of all marshmallows eaten in the U.S. have been toasted over a grill.


6) For an easy way to check how much propane you have left, bring your bathroom scale outside and weigh the gas tank.


7) The origin of the word barbecue is unclear. Some believe it came from the American-Indian word barbacoa for a wood on which foods were cooked. Others say it came from the french words de barbe queue, meaning whiskers to tail.


8) To add a smokey flavour to your gas-grill-cooked foods or foods cooked inside the house, use liquid smoke. A condensation of actual smoke, this product can be easily added to your barbecue marinade or sauce.


9) Brisket, the extremely hard cut of meat taken from a cows chest, takes one to two hours per pound to barbecue. Thats an average 12 hours on the grill for a basic 8-pound piece!


10) Kansas City, Missouri and Lexington, North Carolina both claim to be the barbecue capitals of the world. Memphis, meanwhile, stakes a claim to being the pork barbecue capital.


Now you’re set to impress!




Welcome to the History Of Chef’s Section,  Here You’ll See a List Of Chef’s  All which at some point in time have laid down the Culinary path to where we are today.  I hope you enjoy,  If you would like to see a name up on this list please let me know and I’ll do my best to add a section on them. 

Julia Child

Marko Pierre

Wolfgang Puck

Thomas Keller 

 Anthony Bourdain

Jiro Ono

Jeff Smith

Emeral Lagasse

Jamie Oilver

Gordan Ramsey

James Beard

Heston Blumenthal

 Magnus Nilsson

 David Chang

Joseph Favre 

Henri-Paul Pellaprat 

Marthe Distel

Auguste Escoffier


 Guillaume Tirel





Food & Drink Holiday’s


Here Is A List OF Food & Drink Holidays, Make Sure To Add Them To your Calendar So you don’t forget.


  • 3 Fruitcake Toss Day

  • 4 National Spaghetti Day

  • 6 Bean Day

  • 10 Bittersweet Chocolate Day

  • 19 National Popcorn Day

  • 20 National Buttercrunch Day

  • 20 National Cheese Lover Day

  • 22 National Blonde Brownie Day

  • 23 National Pie Day

  • 27 Chocolate Cake Day

  • 29 National Corn Chip Day


  • 6 Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – first Saturday of month

  • 9. National Pizza Day

  • 12 Plum Pudding Day

  • 15 National Gum Drop Day

  • 18 National Drink Wine Day

  • 19 National Chocolate Mint Day

  • 20 Cherry Pie Day

  • 24 National Tortilla Chip Day

  • 26 National Pistachio Day 


  • 1 Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day

  • 7 National Crown Roast of Pork Day

  • 10 Popcorn Lover’s Day second Thursday

  • 14 National Potato Chip Day

  • 15 Tea for Two Tuesday – third Tuesday in March

  • 17 Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

  • 23 Melba Toast Day

  • 23 National Chip and Dip Day

  • 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

  • 25 Waffle Day

  • 26 National Spinach Day

  • 31 National Clam on the Half Shell Day



  • 2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

  • 7 Caramel Popcorn Day

  • 7 National Beer Day

  • 14 National Pecan Day

  • 16 National Eggs Benedict Day

  • 17 National Cheeseball Day

  • 19 National Garlic Day

  • 22 National Jelly Bean Day

  • 23 National Zucchini Bread Day

  • 24 Pig in a Blanket Day

  • 26 National Pretzel Day

  • 27 National Prime Rib Day

  • 29 National Shrimp Scampi Day



  • 4 National Candied Orange Peel Day

  • 5 National Hoagie Day

  • 5 Oyster Day

  • 6 Beverage Day

  • 6 No Diet Day – a true food holiday, if there ever was one!

  • 11 Eat What You Want Day

  • 15 National Chocolate Chip Day

  • 20 Pick Strawberries Day

  • 24 National Escargot Day

  • 25 National Wine Day

  • 31 National Macaroon Day



  • 2 National Rocky Road Day

  • 3 National Doughnut Day always the first Friday in June

  • 4 Applesauce Cake Day

  • 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

  • 10 Iced Tea Day

  • 11 National Corn on the Cob Day

  • 16 Fresh Veggies Day

  • 17 Eat Your Vegetables Day

  • 18 International Sushi Day

  • 20 Ice Cream Soda Day

  • 22 National Chocolate Eclair Day



  • 1 Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

  • 4 Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

  • 6 National Fried Chicken Day

  • 7 Chocolate Day

  • 7 National Strawberry Sundae Day

  • 8 National Blueberry Day

  • 9 National Sugar Cookie Day

  • 12 Pecan Pie Day

  • 15 Tapioca Pudding Day

  • 16 Fresh Spinach Day

  • 17 National Ice Cream Day – third Sunday of the month

  • 17 Peach Ice Cream Day

  • 18 National Caviar Day

  • 19 National Raspberry Cake Day

  • 20 National Lollipop Day

  • 21 National Junk Food Day

  • 23 National Hot Dog Day

  • 23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day

  • 28 National Milk Chocolate Day

  • 29 National Lasagna Day

  • 30 National Cheesecake Day



  • 1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

  • 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

  • 3 National Watermelon Day

  • 4 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

  • 6 National Mustard Day first Saturday of August

  • 8 Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

  • 10 National S’mores Day

  • 14 National Creamsicle Day

  • 21 National Spumoni Day

  • 29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day

  • 30 Toasted Marshmallow Day

  • 31 National Trail Mix Day



  • 1 National Cherry Popover Day

  • 2 International Bacon Day – Saturday before Labor Day

  • 5 Cheese Pizza Day

  • 7 National Salami Day

  • 8 National Date Nut Bread Day – or December 22!?

  • 12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day

  • 13 Fortune Cookie Day

  • 13 National Peanut Day

  • 14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day

  • 17 National Apple Dumpling Day

  • 18 National Cheeseburger Day

  • 19  National Butterscotch Pudding Day

  • 20 National Pepperoni Pizza Day

  • 20 National Punch Day

  • 24 National Cherries Jubilee Day



  • 1 National Homemade Cookies Day

  • 1 World Vegetarian Day

  • 4 National Frappe Day

  • 5 National Kale Day – first Wednesday of October

  • 9 Moldy Cheese Day

  • 10 National Angel Food Cake Day

  • 12 Cookbook Launch Day

  • 12 National Gumbo Day

  • 14 National Dessert Day

  • 14 World Egg Day – second Friday of month

  • 17 National Pasta Day

  • 20 Brandied Fruit Day

  • 21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

  • 22 National Nut Day

  • 24 National Bologna Day

  • 25 World Pasta Day

  • 26 National Mincemeat Day

  • 30 National Candy Corn Day



  • 2 Deviled Egg Day

  • 3 Sandwich Day

  • 7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

  • 8 Cook Something Bold Day

  • 13 National Indian Pudding Day

  • 16 National Fast Food Day

  • 17 Homemade Bread Day

  • 23 Eat a Cranberry Day

  • 23 National Cashew Day

  • 25 National Parfait Day

  • 28 French Toast Day



  • 1 Eat a Red Apple Day

  • 2 National Fritters Day

  • 8 National Brownie Day

  • 9 National Pastry Day

  • 11 National Noodle Ring Day

  • 13 Ice Cream Day

  • 14 National Bouillabaisse Day

  • 14 Roast Chestnuts Day

  • 15 National Lemon Cupcake Day

  • 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

  • 17 National Maple Syrup Day

  • 18 Bake Cookies Day

  • 18 National Roast Suckling Pig Day

  • 19 Oatmeal Muffin Day

  • 22 National Date Nut Bread Day – or September 8!?

  • 24 National Chocolate Day

  • 24 National Egg Nog Day

  • 25 National Pumpkin Pie Day

  • 27 National Fruitcake Day

  • 29 Pepper Pot Day

  • 30 Bacon Day

  • 30  National Bicarbonate of Soda Day