Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Dinner Events

Christmas is fast approaching, and many of the hotels and restaurants are now advertising their Christmas and New Year dinner menus. A selection of the best deals can be found below, keep looking back regularly, as more restaurant and hotel menus will be added as they are released.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Recipes with Olive Oil


Olive oil has many uses, however the most common use is as an alternative to sunflower oil when cooking. Olive oil is a much more healthy option, but is only suitable for medium heat frying (around 190C is the smoking point of virgin olive oil). Olive oil can be used for many different things including sautéing, browning, stir-frying and deep frying. It can also be used as an ingredient in marinades and sauces such as mayonnaise. One of the most delicious things is the most simple; a lovely piece of crusty bread dipped in olive oil, which is a popular welcome starter in plenty of restaurants in North Cyprus.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Uses for Olive Oil around the home


Uses for Olive Oil as a medicinal product

As previously mentioned, olive oil is a great source of vitamin E. Consuming olives or olive oil has got many health benefits, including lessening the symptoms of asthma and arthritis, lowering blood pressure, and even helping to prevent stomach ulcers and gallstones. One of the most remarkable properties of olive oil is its ability to help neutralise the damaging free radicals which lead to skin cancer. This is because the oil contains at least four different antioxidants, which help to fight cancer. Olive oil can also help your cholesterol levels, as it promotes good cholesterol (HDL) while fighting off bad cholesterol (LDL). 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Uses For Olive Oil - Part 2


Uses of Olive Oil on the Skin

Olive Oil is a fantastic source of Vitamin E, which you may have noticed is present in a lot of your normal skin care products. It readily absorbs UV radiation, and assists in repairing cells and preventing cell damage. The oil can be used on all skin types.