Just checking out the fresh produce that seasonal this month, whats new in the market and the best budget buys on the islands. It is important when we use fruit and vegetables in recipes to use it fresh. It makes a difference in the taste. So best to buy small quantities and more often and this also avoids waste. The budget buy this week … Read More What’s in season in late October?
Kefir is an Eastern European ingredient that I fell in love with as soon as I started seeing it on the shelves of the Bulgarian and Polish specialist shops and Russian deli a few years ago. It is an ancient ingredient and has been used for over 2000 years. The taste is tangy and fermented and it is a stronger version of a drinkable … Read More Kefir as a frozen dessert – and this one is lactose free
Kids are always more eager to eat something when they help to prepare it. I particularly like making ice lollies with them because the process keeps them occupied for a while and during the hot summer these have been a treat for all the family. We start off with preparing the moulds on the tray provided. Then simply use one of your … Read More Organic Iced Smoothies
Quite suddenly this summer, my hair started to feel dry and lifeless – a result of too much styling, the heat and the consequences of bleaching, highlights and days in the sun. So Antonella recommeded the new Moisture Plus Lotion by Milkshake Hair Products which accompanies the Moisture Plus Range. The Moisture Plus Lotion contains organic papaya extract and hyaluronic acid for age and colour … Read More A product that changed my hair this summer
Sunflower seeds in particular, offer a good replacement for nuts because they taste very nutty. I like to dry roast mine by shaking them in a very hot pan over high heat for a few seconds to add that roasted flavour. Portion size comes into this as well as although they are very high in fibre, minerals and vitamins [Vitamins E, B complex, magnesium, … Read More Calorie Counter #2
Why suffer many uncomfortable hours in the heat and cause damage to your skin when you can have an instant tan? I have tried over the years many self-tanning creams and inspite of using the same one which I was very happy with for a few years, I was given a new brand to try out this month and it has become a favourite. … Read More Which Self-Tan?
If you like the idea of increasing your intake of vegetables and perhaps find more interesting ways for kids to eat vegetables, then a spiralizer is the answer. Having tried a number of them, I still go back to my favourite which is the hand held one as it requires very little effort, except of course, that opposed to an electrical one, it needs … Read More Spiralize your way through vegetables
These delicate white flowers that grow in our garden are edible garlic chives or Chinese chives [Allium tuberosum [Latin], gau choy 韭菜 [Chinese] and nira [Japanese]. I remember seeing them in abundance in outdoor vegetable markets in Asia. The stems are a great flavour enhancer and the white flowers are perfect to finish off a salad. If you do not like the idea of … Read More Do these beautiful edible flowers grow in your garden?
Local produce is so fresh on the islands. The short distances make it possible that within less than 24 hours after harvest, vegetables and fruit can be found in retail outlets and vegetable vans all over the islands. It is not possible for the consumer to find any produce that is fresher. The entire process of the food chain is transparent and sustainable. This … Read More ‘God bless this year’s crop’ – Victor Tonna [farmer]
The square neckline that I am seeing so much at the moment reminds me of beautiful ladies in Jane Austen books. It makes an attractive neckline for wedding dresses. The square neckline is suitable for all body types. It is also good for ladies with a big bust as it provides a diversion and are a good frame for the decollete. This type of … Read More What do you think about the square neckline?