M-J's Default Blog for Elegant Survival: Stylish Living on a Shoestring
M-J de Mesterton
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Eat Pure Foods for Good Health
Having avoided eating both fish and the bottom-feeders known as "shellfish" all my life, and known many people to have been poisoned by them, I'm happy to report that my instinct was good. Shellfish contain domoic acid, which is responsible for kidney damage in humans as well as in sea-creatures who live on them. Domoic acid from shellfish is also known to cause a brain-condition known as amnesic shellfish poisoning. On my page, "Elegant Health", there are several articles about the dangers of fish and seafood. Here is an instructive report from February, 2014:
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Shredded apple and Romaine lettuce adorn a bed of cool brown rice. Please visit Elegant Cook by M-J de Mesterton for this and other elegant macrobiotic recipes.
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Labels: Antioxidant Turmeric, Celery, Cucumber, Elegant Survival, Elegant Vegetables, Ginger, Ginger Root, Health-Benefits Turmeric, Red Onion, Turmeric Okinawa Diet, Vegetables for Good Health, Yams
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Tea Gatherings, Explained
("High Tea" is a Workman's Supper, NOT a Formal Tea as per the Common Misinterpretation of the Term)
Hosting a Tea Party; Formal Tea; the True Definition of "High Tea" is "Workingman's Supper"
|Posted on March 2, 2015 at 7:50 PM|
Developed by renowned plastic surgeon Randal Haworth, MD, FACS, NightLift® is the first and only sleepwear collection specifically designed to protect the breasts and décolletage. During his 20 years of private practice in Beverly Hills, Dr. Haworth found that those breast patients who wore a bra while sleeping had higher, firmer bosoms. NightLift helps to prevent sagging and drooping over time by keeping the breasts perfectly immobile, but always comfortably supported.
|Posted on March 2, 2015 at 6:10 PM|
STOP WEARING CLOTHES THAT ONLY COME UP TO THE HIP!
Wear Garments at the Waist for an Elegant Appearance--Hip-High Jeans Make You Look Dumpy and Fat
(I took these photos surreptitiously from inside my Mini.~~M-J de M.)
Bulging in Front and at the Back Takes Talent--or a Really Lousy Pair of Trousers
And, what happened to her derrière? It is lost in a "Michelin Man"-style stack.
This is not sexy.
Copyright M-J de M., Elegant Survival, March 2015
|Posted on February 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM|
I made this classic Reine de Saba (Queen of Sheba) cake using Julia Child's recipe, which I found in The French Chef Cookbook, page 285. I believe it is also somewhere on the web. It's a good dessert for those who love almond cake with chocolate icing.
©M-J de Mesterton
|Posted on February 15, 2015 at 3:10 PM|
The so-called "unretouched" photo of Cindy Crawford dressed as a rapper-thug, with her torso and legs bare, is causing a lot of comment. What it should tell women and girls of all ages is that getting a suntan is really stupid, and will be a source of regret later on, when formerly soft skin turns to something that looks and feels like elephant hide.
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A few years before Facebook, I photographed myself in an elegant robe made of black velvet with white satin trim. It was the sort of thing in which one would not be embarrassed to be seen on an impromptu basis--answering the door to package deliveries, for example. I miss that old robe, but I still have my silk one by Sulka as a consolation.
©M-J de Mesterton 2015