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Sunday, May 18, 2014


Jean popped over to Karuah and collected some fresh oysters while I mucked around in the kitchen.

Opening oysters isn't all that hard. The best way to learn is to get the Oyster Farmer to show you. They love doing things like that and don't charge you for the sample material. That way you get to eat a lot of oysters while you learn. I was a slow learner.

Here is a excerpt from a blog Cultured Palate

1. Oysters contain more zinc than any other food. Zinc is necessary for proper growth and development, strengthens the immune system and promotes healing.
2. Oysters are heart healthy. They are high in omega – 3 fatty acids, potassium and magnesium which can help reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke and lower blood pressure.
3. Oysters can help you lose weight! They are low in calories, low in fat and a good source of protein which makes you feel fuller after eating.
4. Oysters are a good source of other essential nutrients. These include vitamins A, E, and C, zinc, iron, calcium, selenium, and vitamin B12.
5. Oysters can help improve your energy. They are a good source of iron which helps the body transport oxygen to individual cells giving you more energy.
6. Oysters can help lower your cholesterol. A study done by the University of Washington found that eating oysters can help raise the HDLs (good cholesterol levels) and lower the LDL’s (bad cholesterol levels).

The opening station
Ready to serve without adornment
No Champagne today just sparkling home made Cider
And a healthy salad to follow

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