A PASTRY TIP…

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A common mistake when rolling out pastry is to change the direction of the pin rather than the pastry which then encourages the pastry to stick.

To prevent this, give the pastry a quarter turn every few seconds while rolling with the pin in the same position and lightly dust the surface frequently with flour.

THE MIRACLES OF GREEN TEA…

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The question is are there any other foods or drink that have been reported to have as many health benefits as green tea?

The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times. It is made using the leaves of the Chinese Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves are then applied to heat quickly after picking which minimizes oxidation. This is thought to give the green tea it’s many benefits.

Researchers have suggested that it can help slash the risk of developing cancer by shrinking tumours. They say that it can ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, and can stabilize your cholesterol levels. It has shown significant reductions in deaths of cardiovascular disease.

It can boost your immune system and aid weight loss. It has been effective in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and can reduce tooth decay. A recent report has shown that it can also slow the onset of Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disease.

Other health benefits include fighting infections and allergies to the body. Finally, and one for the ladies – it can slow the ageing process to prevent wrinkles.