Posted: November 30th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web, The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Alex Brooks, Bad Body Odor, Bad Breath, BO Causing Foods, Body Odor, Causing, Halitosis, Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Intimacy, Personal Hygiene, Perspiration, Sweat, The Organic Gourmet, You Smell | Comments Off
It’s no secret, I’ve dated a stinker, a wonderfilled woman – full of talent and wit – who had the misfortune of suffering from halitosis, a condition that turned my bog-standard-bipolarized-blond-bird into a slinky-stink-bomb. Brooksy’s condition was initiated by a specific combination of food, give this girl a combo of garlic and red wine and you’d have to stand five feet away to avoid the pong, no joke, possibly THE most rancid smell my nose has ever been exposed to!
Most of us have had a similar experience, an outwardly gorgeous buddy who turns our nose. So were does the stink come from; diet, perspiration or bad personal hygiene, are we truly what we eat? ::
Alternative medicines like Ayurveda and Homeopathy reckon that toxins in our body – from impure or improperly digested food – can cause our body odour and breath to pong. According to mainstream medicine and science however, the causes of bad body odour are not yet fully understood.
Modern medicine says that bodily smells are caused by numerous factors working in combination, including the chemicals in sweat reacting with bacteria that have made a home on our skin. And while science is busily looking at our diet, conclusions are currently sparse. It’s easy to imagine that what we eat might sneak out through perspiration :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 17th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Department of Agriculture, National Food Plan, Organic Farming News, Organic News, Senator Joe Ludwig, The Organic Gourmet | Comments Off
A new blueprint for the nation’s food production is calling for 80 per cent of all Australian food to be sourced and processed within 150 kilometres of consumption.
The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance – AFSA – represents grass root producers and retailers, organic farmers, market networks, consumer and health groups.
The Alliance has responded abruptly to the governments proposed Food Plan.
AFSA has released a draft People’s Food Plan, emphasising the importance of local production and consumption, and gives the organisations response to the Australian Federal Governments Green Paper, the National Food Plan.
The main argument put forward in AFSAs paper is that the proposed National Food Plan represents a ‘business-as-usual’ plan that suits the needs of big business, major retailers, agribusiness and commodity exporters :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 23rd, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Mandy Poh, The Organic Gourmet | Comments Off
My Love for Mandy Poh is well documented on these pages, her perfect form is only topped by her überclever kitchen talents, this is Ms Mandy’s Phở recipe, and as always I’m in awe :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 26th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Borat, Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, Sacha Baron Cohen, tourism, Travel Ideas, Yerzhan Kazykhanov | Comments Off
Kazakhstan’s foreign minister has thanked Borat, the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy that the Central Asian nation once banned for lampooning its people, for massively boosting its tourism.
“With the release of this film, the number of visas issued by Kazakhstan grew tenfold,” local news agencies quoted foreign minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov as telling a session of parliament :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 12th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Cafe di Stasio, Restaurant Review, St Kilda | Comments Off
Cafe di Stasio
31 FITZROY STREET
ST KILDA 3182
TEL +61 3 9525 3999
I need to start this with someone else’s words, a good friend of a friend.
“Fitzroy St has edged steadily downmarket over the last decade and now much of it resembles an elongated ashtray pockmarked with beer bottles, takeaway leftovers and pavement hustlers under one influence or another. Cafe Di Stasio is, however, a culinary gem in this urban rough. Subdued decor and sure-footed service are complemented by food and wine that are equally ‘urbane…” via tripadvisor :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 8th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Gift Ideas, Leather Notebook, Midori, Notebook, The Organic Gourmet, Travel Ideas, Travel Tips | Comments Off
Established in Japan in 1950, Midori is a Design Stationery brand of international repute – famous and admired for the smoothness of its MD paper, the quality of its brass products and its beautiful leather traveler’s notebook. The Midori Traveler’s notebook is exquisite, the faultless execution of a noble idea! It is for all travellers who have a free spirit and it is a committed lifetime companion – ageing with grace.
The leather cover is handmade in Thailand – a roughly cut, naturally tanned leather fixed with a functional rubber band and tin clasp. Inside, the traveler’s notebook comes with a 64-pages plain paper refill of Midori’s super smooth MD Paper – made in Japan and fountain pen friendly. Thin, compact and robust, this is the notebook to take with you, whether travelling on holiday or through your everyday world. 21x13cm in size and beautifully packaged, the harmony between function and appearance is arresting, the writing experience gratifying. The Traveler’s notebook will help you find your free spirit. Read the full article »»»»