Friday, 21 April 2017

National Tea Day- April 21st 2017

Tea Houses across the UK participate by offering discounts and special promotions on afternoon and cream tea.

An average Brit consumes a huge £1,475 worth of tea in a lifetime, wishing you all a Happy Brew Day :-)


Saturday, 15 April 2017

National Banana Day- April 15th 2017


Good morning Foodies, hope you are all enjoying the beautiful sunshine and Easter weekend?

Just to add to a very glorious day, today April 15th is National Banana Day. One random thing you probably didn't know about Bananas is that the scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.”Bananas float in water, as do apples and watermelons :-)

Benefits of eating Bananas:-

Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious.
  • They contain several essential nutrients, and have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss.
  • Bananas are among the most popular fruits on earth.
  • Bananas contain a fair amount of fiber, as well as several antioxidants.


Bananas can also be helpful in overcoming depression "due to high levels of tryptophan, which the body converts to serotonin, the mood-elevating brain neurotransmitter," Flores said. Plus, vitamin B6 can help you sleep well, and magnesium helps to relax muscles.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

National Cheese Fondue Day- April 11th 2017

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Today April 11th 2017 is National Cheese Fondue Day, its a day Observed annually on April 11 is National Cheese Fondue Day.  Fondue is a dish of melted cheese or other ingredients, served in a communal pot (caquelon) over a small portable stove (r├ęchaud).  Bread is then dipped from long-stemmed forks into the cheese.  Cheese fondue consists of a blend of cheeses, wine and seasoning.
A 1966 book published in Zurich, under the name “Kass mit Wein zu kochen” is known for having the earliest known recipe for cheese fondue.  It calls for grated or cut up cheese to be melted with wine and for the bread to be dipped in it.
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The first known recipe with cheese and wine was published under the name “Cheese Fondue” in 1875- source-nationaldaycalendar.com
Fun Facts about Cheese Fondue
  • Other nationalities have similar recipes involving things like creamy eggs.
  • The way the Swiss dish obtained a French name is a mystery, though there is a powerful influence of French language speakers in Switzerland even today.
  • The melted cheese dish known as fondue is Swiss in origin.
  • Cow herders, who had long winters with few provisions, invented the dish.
  • The Swiss nobles liked the dish so much that they adapted it from its humble beginnings to make it a dish of the nobility.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Tsofi recipe- Ghanaian Easter Special

As Easter's fast approaching, we are all probably thinking of what to make for our family during the Easter break!

This recipe is probably one of the delicacies we order when we go to a Ghanaian restaurant, but wonder how it is being made.

Try this Ghana's special Easter recipe and your family will ask for more.

Check out the video recipe here-https://youtu.be/DwfRpETvwu4





Friday, 7 April 2017

World Health Day- April 7th 2017



The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO).
In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.[1] The WHO organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme. World Health Day is acknowledged by various governments and non-governmental organizations with interests in public health issues, who also organize activities and highlight their support in media reports, such as the Global Health Council.
World Health Day is one of eight official global health campaigns marked by WHO, along with World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World AIDS Day, World Blood Donor Day, and World Hepatitis Day.- wiki.com

This years theme:-

World Health Day 2017, celebrated today 7th April 2017, aims to mobilize action on depression. This condition affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It impacts on people’s ability to carry out everyday tasks, with consequences for families, friends, and even communities, workplaces, and health care systems. At worst, depression can lead to self-inflicted injury and suicide. A better understanding of depression – which can be prevented and treated – will help reduce the stigma associated with the illness, and lead to more people seeking help.

Watch my video here where I shared my story on Depression.

National Beer Day- April 7th 2017



National Beer Day is celebrated in the United States every year on April 7, marking the day that the Cullen–Harrison Act was enacted after having been signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt made his famous remark, "I think this would be a good time for a beer. The law went into effect on April 7 of that year, allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4.05% by volume) in states that had enacted their own law allowing such sales. People across the country responded by gathering outside breweries, some beginning the night before. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring the future holiday. Today, April 7 is recognized as National Beer Day and April 6 is known as New Beer's Eve.- wikipedia.com



Enjoy a bottle of Beer today without counting calories or having a care in the world :-)