May 25, 2017

Since I started using zest of lemons to make homemade lemon tea, I’ve thought it a shame that, apart from its use in baking, we don’t have much use for the skin or zest of this...

January 12, 2017

Warming ginger drink that's very easy to make.

October 24, 2016

Several years ago, news came out that taking B12 could help slow down or prevent cognitive decline and, in particular, Alzheimer’s.  Since then, B vitamins have taken centre sta...

October 23, 2016

When news journalists report that the chocolate recipe on Creme Eggs has changed, and that Dairy Milk bars now have rounded corners, it's proof that in the UK, we do love our ch...

July 4, 2016

When I was last in Singapore, healthy cafes and restaurants were popping up, as if to combat the craze of delicious Chinese pastry shops that had populated the shopping malls.


April 18, 2016

I used to be a closet stock-maker because I was embarrassed to admit that I boiled bones.   Making your own stock A.K.A. bone broth has become trendy of late.  A trend which, I...

November 20, 2015

 For years post Christmas and post Easter I’ve been to the shops where they have a glut of cream and they reduce them to silly prices.  Well, I always buy them because I’ve foun...

October 28, 2015

I love attending training courses.  It’s a bit like going back to school but there’s no uniform, you wear as much or little make-up as you like, and you can drink tea while the...

July 27, 2015

Drinks can be deceptive, none more so than Long Island Iced Tea.  I sipped this gently on a lovely summer holiday one year.  It tasted like nothing more than a refreshing iced t...

June 5, 2015

where muscle meats are concerned, cooking at high heats forms carcinogenic chemicals.

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