Did you know these five random facts ?

Did you know?

The Moon Has Earthquakes or Moonquakes.
Moonquakes (“earthquakes” on the moon) do occur, but they happen less frequently and have smaller magnitudes than earthquakes on the Earth. It appears they are related to the tidal stresses associated with the varying distance between the Earth and Moon. They also occur at great depth, about halfway between the surface and the centre of the moon.


Pineapple works as a natural meat tenderizer.
The fruit is packed with the enzyme bromelain, which breaks down protein chains, making it an ideal marinade for meats when you don’t have a lot of time. But for the same reason, pineapple does not work for jams or jellies, since the enzyme breaks down gelatine as well. The bromelain is so strong that pineapple processors have to wear protective gloves, otherwise over time the enzyme eats away at the skin on their face and hands, leaving dry skin and small sores.


You lose up to 30 percent of your taste buds during flight.
This might explain why airplane food gets such a bad reputation. The elevation in an airplane can have a detrimental effect on our ability to taste things. According to a 2010 study conducted by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, the dryness experienced at a high elevation as well as low pressure reduces the sensitivity of a person’s taste buds to sweet and salty foods by about 30 percent. Add that dry cabin air affects our ability to smell, and our ability to taste is reduced further.


Your nostrils work one at a time
When we breathe in and out of our nose during the day, one nostril does most of the work at a time, with the duties switching every several hours. This “nasal cycle” is dictated by the same autonomic nervous system that regulates heart rate, digestion, and other unconscious bodily functions and is the reason why—when our nose gets stuffed up—it does so one nostril at a time.


The dot over the lower case “i” or “j” is known as a “tittle.”
That tiny dot above lower case “I” and “j” letters has an actual name: tittle. It is thought that the phrase “to a T” is actually derived from the phrase “to a tittle”—a phrase that was used in the same sense dating back to the early 17th century. (The first recording of the phrase is in the 1607 play Woman Hater by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, in which the line reads, “I’ll quote him to a tittle.”)


~ time for a recipe suggestion ~
Tuna Steaks Seared : Served with a Pineapple Salsa

well pineapple was mentioned above 😊
This sweet and spicy salsa goes brilliantly with tuna,
but is also great with pork chops, too!
see recipe details here


This blog is presented in a magazine style – we hope something for everyone. You will find a variety of recipe ideas, food suggestions and articles within the blog. Not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.


… and just a reminder to keep checking your spam folder as some bloggers are still finding comments are going incorrectly into spam

All the best Jan

Did you know?

The Moon Has Earthquakes or Moonquakes.
Moonquakes (“earthquakes” on the moon) do occur, but they happen less frequently and have smaller magnitudes than earthquakes on the Earth. It appears they are related to the tidal stresses associated with the varying distance between the Earth and Moon. They also occur at great depth, about halfway between the surface and the centre of the moon.


Pineapple works as a natural meat tenderizer.
The fruit is packed with the enzyme bromelain, which breaks down protein chains, making it an ideal marinade for meats when you don’t have a lot of time. But for the same reason, pineapple does not work for jams or jellies, since the enzyme breaks down gelatine as well. The bromelain is so strong that pineapple processors have to wear protective gloves, otherwise over time the enzyme eats away at the skin on their face and hands, leaving dry skin and small sores.


You lose up to 30 percent of your taste buds during flight.
This might explain why airplane food gets such a bad reputation. The elevation in an airplane can have a detrimental effect on our ability to taste things. According to a 2010 study conducted by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, the dryness experienced at a high elevation as well as low pressure reduces the sensitivity of a person’s taste buds to sweet and salty foods by about 30 percent. Add that dry cabin air affects our ability to smell, and our ability to taste is reduced further.


Your nostrils work one at a time
When we breathe in and out of our nose during the day, one nostril does most of the work at a time, with the duties switching every several hours. This “nasal cycle” is dictated by the same autonomic nervous system that regulates heart rate, digestion, and other unconscious bodily functions and is the reason why—when our nose gets stuffed up—it does so one nostril at a time.


The dot over the lower case “i” or “j” is known as a “tittle.”
That tiny dot above lower case “I” and “j” letters has an actual name: tittle. It is thought that the phrase “to a T” is actually derived from the phrase “to a tittle”—a phrase that was used in the same sense dating back to the early 17th century. (The first recording of the phrase is in the 1607 play Woman Hater by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, in which the line reads, “I’ll quote him to a tittle.”)


~ time for a recipe suggestion ~
Tuna Steaks Seared : Served with a Pineapple Salsa

well pineapple was mentioned above 😊
This sweet and spicy salsa goes brilliantly with tuna,
but is also great with pork chops, too!
see recipe details here


This blog is presented in a magazine style – we hope something for everyone. You will find a variety of recipe ideas, food suggestions and articles within the blog. Not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.


… and just a reminder to keep checking your spam folder as some bloggers are still finding comments are going incorrectly into spam

All the best Jan