Monday, August 27, 2007

Leaf vegetable

Leaf vegetables, also called potherbs, greens, or leafy greens, are plant leaves eat as a vegetable; sometimes attend by tender petioles and shoots. Although they come from a very broad diversity of plants, most share a great deal with other leaf vegetables in nutrition and cooking methods.

Nearly one thousand types of plants with edible leaves are known Leaf vegetables most often come from short-lived herbaceous plants such as lettuce and spinach. Woody plants whose leaves can be eaten as leaf vegetables include Adenosine, Aralia, and Moringa, Morus, and Toona species.

The leaves of many fodder crops are also edible by humans, but frequently only eaten under famine conditions. Examples include alfalfa, clover, and most grasses, as well as wheat and barley. These plants are often much more prolific than more traditional leaf vegetables, but utilization of their rich nutrition is difficult, primarily because of their high fiber content. This obstacle can be overcome by further giving out such as drying and grinding into powder or pulping and pressing for juice.

During the first half of the 20th century many grocery stores with vegetable sections sold small bunch of herbs tied with a thread to small green and red peppers known as "potherbs."

Sunday, August 19, 2007


A jerkin is a man's short close-fitting jacket, prepared typically of light-colored leather, and without sleeves, worn over the doublet in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Leather jerkins of the sixteenth century were repeatedly slashed and punched, both for adornment and to improve the fit.Jerkins were worn bunged at the neck and hanging open over the pea’s cod-bellied fashion of doublet (as worn by Martin Frobisher).

During the Normandy disgusting, American troops had little reasons to feel under provisioned compared to the Brits and Canadians, but the lack of leather jerkins was one major deficit.
During the post war period, a much less idiosyncratic PVC version was introduced to the armed forces. WD excess leather jerkins swamped the UK during the 1950s and 1960s and were a common sight on manual workmen across the country.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Diesel engine cars have long been admired in Europe with the first models being introduced in the 1930s by Mercedes Benz and Citroen. The major benefit of Diesels is a 50% fuel burn competence compared with 27% in the best gasoline engines. A down side of the diesel is the presence in the wear out gases of fine soot particulates and manufacturers are now preliminary to fit filters to remove these. Many diesel motorized cars can also run with little or no modifications on 100% biodiesel.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Essentials of healthy life-cleanliness a brief review

Health is wealth so preserve it. Life is short so use it in the right way. Cleanliness merely fits with the apt meaning of being free from dirt, dust, germs and bad smells. A recent shift has now taken place to recognize that 'germs' may play a major role in our immune systems. So experts say washing hands frequently, especially when in an environment of many people with infections and diseases. Washing is one of the best ways to achieve cleanliness. Have a brief overlook on the following issue to be aware of how to keep one self clean.

A step way process regarding cleanliness of hands is given below:

• Use warm water
• But avoid scorching your hands.
• Use anti-bacterial soap or hand wash.
• Wash between fingers and use paper towels to wipe off.

Washing of hands has to be followed

• Before eating
• After eating
• After using the toilet
• After playing outdoor games
• After attending to a sick person
• After blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing; and after handling pets.

The proverb "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," a common phrase that describes humanity's high opinion of being clean. Purposes of cleanliness include health, beauty and to avoid the spreading of germs .If your hands have any kind of skin cut or infection, wash hands with an anti bacterial soap.