Eat with your eyes

When we were on holiday in Mexico a few weeks ago, we had this beautiful outdoor setting for one of our dinners.  I loved the way they had taken individual flowers and arranged them so prettily.


Creating an attractive setting really helps with your enjoyment of a meal.   This is particularly important if you aren't feeling hungry as a result of treatment like chemotherapy or something like that.  If you are in that situation, see if your partner/friend can help encourage your appetite by making things look pretty and inviting.  Even putting a vase of flowers on the table can make a difference, or some candles....

Remember, we first eat with our eyes, then our noses and finally our mouths - so stimulate your eyes first, and the rest will follow!  Make the environment attractive, both the setting and how the food is arranged on the plate.

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Cliff the sniffer dog

Watch the clip below and see a clever little beagle dog who has learned to sniff out Clostridium difficile - a bacteria that causes severe diarrhea and colitis and spreads rapidly in hospitals. I have a friend who contracted it and she was out of action for a long time.

Go Cliff!...come to think of it, maybe he should be called "Button" (button nose!), or Courtney (as in short nose - court nez) or Cyrano,.... instead of Cliff!




Any other names you can think of for Cliff?
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