Are you stuck inside your culinary box? Ever thought of stepping outside? Are you up for bending the rules? If so and you want to challenge your palette then here’s something to think about… When you use herbs in your cooking, do you usually add them to the customary meat dishes, potatoes, salads or sauces to liven up the taste, or have you ever thought of using them in desserts? When you pair them correctly, the result is fragrant, fresh and irresistible, and it just shows you how invaluable herbs can be. For many, it’s that ‘secret family’ ingredient which brings out the undertones and sweetness to a huge range of desserts.
It is not surprising that houseplants are now more popular than ever before, and it’s easy to see why. They have tremendous appeal and not only do they add a splash of colour, texture and interest to your interior decoration, but they also have a beautiful way of breathing life and good energy into your home.
Yes...it's that time of year again when most of you will have made a 'New Year Resolution' and I'm sure most of you will have at the top of your list; eat healthier, lose weight, get fit, or try to be less stressed! These are usually top of the list and I'm wondering whether we make those decisions because it's just after Christmas?
For all you egg lovers out there, this day is for you - it's World Egg Day! World Egg Day was established at the IEC (International Egg Commission) Vienna 1996 conference when it was decided to celebrate this 'ultimate convenience food' on the second Friday in October each year. A day to honour how fantastic the humble egg really is and help raise awareness of the unbeatable benefits that eggs offer.
More and more of us have woken up to the idea of growing our own food and the importance of knowing where it comes from. Knowing that there’s no harmful pesticides been used or wondering how long it’s been sat on the supermarket shelf.
More and more people are discovering these tiny edible plants called microgreens. You may be surprised to know that despite being so small, they are actually bursting with flavour and packed with nutrients.
It’s great to be outdoors in the fresh air at this time of year tending to plants in the garden (weather permitting of course!). There is so much satisfaction to be had in watching plants grow before your eyes