Pannacotta with Almond Crumble and Clementine

Keifer Derrin of food blog DonkeyFodder.com creates a favourite dessert of pannacotta with the delicious addition of almond crumble and clementines. I took a cookery course to make three different desserts and this is the recipe for pannacotta with almond crumble and Clementine. I am not a big fan of … Continue reading

Ten Tips for Happy Summer Feet

With the weather deciding it’s not quite ready for spring, our poor feet have had to endure months of being covered up in socks, opaque tights and heavy boots, our feet are crying out for a breath of fresh air. But as the warmer months arrive, so our feet could … Continue reading

Risk of E. Coli is Much Lower in Grass-fed Ground Beef

People may intuitively understand that local, grass-fed ground beef is safer than conventional ground meat, but I doubt that they understand just how much safer it really is, and why. There are three basic reasons why it is safer. First, cows are ruminants and evolved to eat grass.  Unfortunately, cows that … Continue reading

The Dangers of High-Fructose Corn Syrup

High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is healthy because fructose is found in fruit, right?  Wrong. Coke contained traditional cane-sugar until 1984 when the sugar was replaced entirely with HFCS. Fructose is found in fruit, but fructose is not healthy.  A USDA study observed that rats fed large amounts of sugar developed … Continue reading

Fresh Faced Fun in the Summer Sun!

Show off your glow at awesome bbqs with the bffs and beach parties with bonfires this summer! Summer can be the most tricky of times to get your skin looking perfect because of the humidity! So let’s take a look at some steps to achieve a more flawless look. With … Continue reading

Green Cabbage Curry

I usually use white cabbage for making sambharo, muthias and rasiya muthiyas but never make cabbage curry (kobi nu shak).  Whenever I think of Cabbage curry- I remember how my sister in law  who used to live in Mombasa (Kenya)  made the best  cabbage and potato curry.  No one can replicate that … Continue reading

Differences Between Kickboxing and Thai Boxing

Many people, too many people, confuse Kickboxing with Thai Boxing (also called Muai Thai). Perhaps it is because of the generalisation that many schools do in defining any fighting sport that uses upper and lower body strikes (e.g. punches and kicks) as Kickboxing.  I used the term fighting sport to indicate a … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Winona Ryder

City Connect celebrates the birthday of American actress Winona Ryder who was born on this day in 1971. Biography Winona Ryder made her film debut in the 1986 film Lucas. Ryder’s first significant role came in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice (1988) as a goth teenager, which won her critical and commercial … Continue reading

It is Immoral to Stop People from Medical Marijuana Use

People suffering from different types of pain and illnesses clamour for the legalisation of medical marijuana. These people won’t advocate for it if they think there are other options out there. They have tried several forms of medications through the years, and they found medical marijuana to be effective. Therefore, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Vanessa-Mae

Today on City Connect, as part of our Born This Day series, we celebrate the birthday of Vanessa-Mae, the internationally known British violinist, who was born on 27 October 1978. Her music style is self-described as “violin techno-acoustic fusion”, as several of her albums prominently feature the techno style. A … Continue reading

Men and Cupcakes – What a Recipe!

I remember many years ago attributing the male members of my staffroom to creatures of the animal kingdom; dependant on traits, age and mannerisms. It raised a few smiles and eyebrows; so I thought why not try again, but this time combine two of my passions together – men and cupcakes … Continue reading

Salus Wellness Clinics – One Year of Successes

Building a business from scratch can be challenging and, at the same time, very rewarding when results are outstanding. Salus Wellness Clinics celebrated this week its first anniversary; the complementary health centre is now a well established business that fits well in the local community, offering a rich variety of … Continue reading

Spicy Sweet Potato Juliennes

A lot of health magazines are classing  sweet potatoes as one of the  most nutritious vegetables.  I will leave that debate to the experts.  I grew up eating sweet potatoes in curries, chips and crisps and enjoy them as they taste slightly better than the potato.   There are two … Continue reading