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newsletter 12-09

Winter Exercise Tips:


   Do it!  You'll burn more calories!

   Bundle up, but dress in layers so that you can remove clothing as you warm up, then put layers back on as you cool down.

   Drink a LOT of water. You dehydrate as fast, or faster in the cold as you do during the heat of the summer.

   Don't sweat.  You do not need to work so hard that you work up a sweat.  Sweating can also lead to hypothermia.

   Try to exercise during daylight hours to take advantage of the sunlight during the short winter days.

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Donate a Coat To People In Need and Receive $10 Off on your personal   clothes brought with donation.  

The cold weather is coming and the people need your help. Give me a coat, I'll clean it and give it to a person in need.

I participate in14th Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Just mark the coat clearly that you want to give away and leave it out on your pick-up day. Thanks for using Go Green Organic Cleaners. I do appreciate it-and my dog Bianca does too!!  And that people thanks you too!!


Your Goose is Cooked!

Many people choose not to eat roast goose during the holidays because they believe it is too fatty.  Here's a suggestion that will reduce the fat, but still give you the gastronomic delight of roast goose. Before stuffing the goose, prick it all over the skin, place it on a rack in a roasting pan and cook at 350 for one hour. Remove from oven, pat all over with paper towels to soak up as much of the grease as possible.  Now stuff your goose, place it back in the oven, and bake.  Plan on 25 minutes per pound, minus the one hour degreasing cooking time. Baste every 30 minutes and enjoy delicious goose with no guilt!


Wine and Cheese Demystified

NL 12-09-1There was a time when pairing wine with anything required an advanced degree in both chemistry and the culinary arts.  Thankfully, with the greater numbers of fine wines available to us and the ever increasing number of wonderful cheeses, having a hard and fast standard for pairings has become an impossible task.

This means the rules really are much more relaxed! We have as much freedom as we like to pair wine with cheese.  Here are a few tips that will help you to make the most of your wine and cheese choices and perhaps you'll even be interested in hosting some wine and cheese events during this busy holiday season.  It's much simpler than hosting a sit-down dinner, and the great advantage is that most people enjoy the sophistication of wine and cheese without worrying about pretension.

Keep this in mind, milder cheeses go best with milder wines. For cheeses such as mozzarella, feta, Jarlsberg, or Chevre, look at pairing them with a white wine that is crisp and has less than 12% alcohol like a Riesling, a Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, or a Pinot Gris.

More medium flavored cheeses like Brie and Camembert do well with a more robust white wine like an oak aged Chardonnay or the lighter and fruiter red wines like a Pinot Noir or a Malbec.

Your stronger cheeses such as cheddar, Roquefort, blue, or Parmigiano-Reggiano can stand up to a really solid red.  Consider pairing such cheeses with a Bordeaux, a Cabernet, or Merlot.

 When hosting a wine and cheese  gathering, have plenty of wine glasses, lots of crisp cracker choices, or great crusty French or Italian bread, and small plates. You may wish to offer gourmet olives, and some good quality olive oil for dipping the bread. Some plates of grapes or other fresh fruit will round out your food offerings. What's nice about having a variety of wines available is that your guests can then enjoy a taste of a wine that they might never have considered trying before.

How to Fight Back

Here are a few tips to fight this year's double flu season:

   Get more good, restful sleep. Chronic sleep loss compromises your immune system. Studies show those who sleep fewer than 7 hours increase their risk of coming down with the flu by 3 times! For those of you who toss and turn, your risk goes up 5 times!

   Exercise helps to boost immunity.  Do a little bit every day.

   Wash your hands. If no soap and water is available, use the alcohol based hand cleaners.

   Use saline nose sprays to help minimize the effects of the dry winter air. They can help if you're congested without resorting to drugs.

   If you do get sick, try to only take medication for the symptoms you have.

Celebrate all Wins!

I'm not sure if it is how we were raised, but many of us believe we should be humble about any successes we have, especially the small ones.  That might actually be hurting your chances of greater success.

Did you know that by acknowledging even your smallest accomplishments, you boost the chemicals in your body that relate directly to your self-confidence, your self-esteem, and your feelings of happiness?

By focusing on this done well, thoughts that once made you feel anxious and insecure will recede.  Some personal coaches suggest that your small wins are equally important to your greatest accomplishments.  A win is a win. 

Put this into effect today!  Some people use that Easy Button seen on the Staple's commercials that audibly congratulates you, "That was easy!" Try it!

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: 

it is the time for home.

~Edith Sitwell

This month's quotes:


Goodness is the only investment that never fails. -Henry David Thoreau


You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once. -Oprah Winfrey


Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. -Elsa Maxwell


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