Friday, February 26, 2010

Cold Cure

Ok, so I was at the Nutrition Shop in Vacaville yesterday getting my yummy veggie sandwich and was talking to one of the girls who was looking for a cold cure. Here is what Tina (the manager at the store) told her. Elderberry is supposed to do wonders if you drinks in every 2 hours. It is a refreshing cold or hot drink. I thought this was interesting So did a little more research. Here is some information I found on the Internet that I thought I would share.

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra, S. canadensis) reduces viral infections, including the common cold and flu.

Elderberry works as a simple cleanser and as an antioxidant. It is also a diaphoretic, diuretic, and hepatic. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal, and acts as a mild laxative. This gentle herb is used for bronchitis, catarrh, common cold symptoms including coughs and sore throats, fevers, influenza, neuralgia, rheumatism, sciatica, skin disorders, and hay fever.Two of the compounds found in Elder, alpha- and beta-amyrin palmitate, have been shown to exhibit strong antihepatotoxic activity, making it an excellent choice for combating liver damage. Other plant chemicals, the flavonoids, phenolic compounds and triterpenes, have antioxidant and antimicrobial qualities, with subtle “hormone-like” communication capabilities. This subtle herb can often avert problems before they get started, making it increasingly popular as an immune booster among people who have immune compromised health issues such as HIV. What is The Evidence? Elderberry’s use as a flu remedy dates back to Roman times. Current research shows a stimulation of antibody protection and a reduction of flu symptoms in three days or less. Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu of the Hadassah-Hebrew University in Israel found that Elderberry disarmed the neuraminidase enzyme, which flu viruses use to penetrate healthy organism cells. Twenty per cent of her flu study subjects reported significant improvement within 24 hours, 70 per cent within 48 hours, and 90 per cent were completely cured within three days. The subjects consuming Elderberry syrup also had higher levels of antibodies against the virus. In contrast, subjects receiving the placebo required six days to recover. Elderberry has been proven effective against eight strains of influenza. This gives it a stronger batting average than any antiviral vaccine.

Guadalajara Sweet Enchilada (9x13 pan $25 or 2 enchilada for $4)
These are savory with a little sweetness. Not overly spicy. A beef picadillo sauce, homemade tortillas and a sauce which includes a hint of chocolate. Topped with salad (served on side for re-heating).

Sausage with apples and grainy mustard braid($4/slice or $12 large braid)
pork sausage meat,apples, thyme puff pastry and grainy mustard

Spicy chicken hand pies $4/
Cumin, Coriander, pabalano pepper, homemade salsa and chicken in a shortcrust pastry.

Spinach and artichoke filo pie (piece $5)
fresh spinach, leeks, ricotta cheese, parm cheese, artichoke hearts, olive oil and filo pastry.

Roasted Vegetable Soup $5/quart
Seasonal Vegetables, Roasted in Olive Oil in a vegetable broth.


Date and Quinoa Muffins $2/muffin

Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake $4/piece


Meyer Lemon Cookies (6 cookies $4)
Fresh Meyer Lemons can my way so this seemed like a good way to use them. Cookies drizzled with icing

Chocolate and Vanilla Custard Buns $3
Chocolate and vanilla custard fill these pinwheel buns

Butterscotch and Banana Crumble $4
Banana, homemade butterscotch, pecans, muscovado sugar and golden syrup.

Chocolate and Orange Tiramisu $5
I am still getting lots of great citrus so thought I would do a take on the tiramisu. Fresh oranges, dark chocolate and No coffee.

I have an order for apple Breton pie so if anyone else would like one or a piece that is on offer as well. $20 whole pie or $4/piece.

Deliveries 9am - 11pm