Lemons!

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a few slices of lemon a day keeps you in tip top shape.

a few slices of lemon a day keeps you in tip-top shape.

I love lemons! When I visit a restaurant the first thing I’ll ask for when the drinks menu passes round is a glass of water with some lemon slices and a straw (sipping or drinking lemons with a straw is highly recommended due to the high acidic nature of the lemon when consumed without a straw as the lemon may recede your gum line).  I’m not being a cheap skate lemon water improves digestion.  Drinking a glass of lemon water half an hour before a meal does wonders for you. You’ll never suffer from indigestion.

 

In Ghana the Hammatan season has just begun, Hammatan is characterized by cooler weather and constant rain. It’s basically Ghana’s version of winter (the coolest the temperature will go down to is about 20 degrees centigrade). It’s also the silly season for colds, flu and the dreaded sore throat. A few weeks ago I woke up with a sore throat. I sliced a lemon into quarters and sucked the juice from the fruit two hours later I repeated the process every two-three hours.  I also gargle with hot water and salt solution. The following morning my sore throat had disappeared and I was feeling better.

A staple in almost every Ghanaian dish is the tomato. If we were to conduct a ‘what’s in your fridge’ survey across households in Ghana, tomatoes would by far be declared the food of choice found in all Ghanaian Fridges. With our present dumsor problems (power outages) most of our fresh produce decomposes in our fridges. Slicing lemons in half and placing them in strategic areas in your fridge will make sure that your fresh produce stays fresher for longer. Lemons slows down the molding process. by just placing 4 half lemons in your tomato chest your tomatoes will last longer. Try it! It really work,s not just for tomatoes but also keeps all produce fresh.

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ICED!Green Tea

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Today I met up with a friend in the evening to watch the movie Olympus (good movie just  a bit on the violent side) at the Silverbird Cinema.  We stopped at Enda Restaurant for drinks to while away time before our movie started.

I received good quality service today from a very charming waiter at Enda Restaurant in Accra Mall. Those who know me well, know that I am not easily impressed.  I’m constantly in distress about the  poor standard of services in our hospitality industry. Most times I leave a restaurant, hotel, or retail store stressed and fuming due to rude sales people, waiters and sometimes even owners.

So you know it’s a big deal when I decide to write about this topic.

Let me set the scene…

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My Big Chop: Going Natural

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Going Natural:

Last year I decided to go natural. Going natural meant that I could no longer use chemicals to straighten my hair and I would try within my control to make the healthiest food, clothing and beauty choices.

At the beginning of this year I went vegan for 2 whole months, which meant no eggs, dairy ,sugar,  meat, fish or chicken. Those were the hardest two months; my whole body felt like I was a drug addict going through a detox program. In the first two weeks I had symptoms ranging from headaches, to itchy skin, a few rashes on my chest and arms. Eeek I thought, what have I gotten myself into? I thought that going natural would be so easy.

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