Chocolate Coins

These simple and delectable little chocolate coins are simple and easy to prepare and make wonderful Easter treats. Ingredients: 8 oz / 220 grams White chocolate 8 oz / 220 grams Milk chocolate Edible coloured sugar or sprinkles to decorate. Method: 1.Break up each type of chocolate into small pieces and place … Continue reading

2019 – How to Manage New Year’s Resolutions

December 31st 2012 – on New Year’s Eve many of us decided on a list of new year’s resolutions, be it to work harder, spend more time with family and friends, loose weight and get fitter and so on. However, after only a few days many of us have forgotten … Continue reading

Climate change – strong action in the presence of uncertainty

Managing climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. We are already in a very difficult place with concentrations of greenhouse gases at their highest levels for at least 450,000 years. The science suggests that unless the world takes strong action to reduce emissions over the … Continue reading

Age, Acceptability and Children

I was reading how Caprice is overjoyed with the news that she is expecting at the age of 41, which I have to say is pretty awesome.  However in the eyes of society when does having children not become acceptable anymore? I am genuinely interested because I had my first … Continue reading

The Nourishing Foods of a Christmas Carol

In the mid-1800′s, Charles Dickens published his novella called A Christmas Carol.  It tells the now-famous story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a grouchy, miserly, and lonely old man living in England, who had no Christmas spirit and who, one Christmas Eve, was visited by four ghosts who attempted to show him the error of his heartless … Continue reading

Tourchi Batata – Tunisian Spicy Potato Salad

A delicious and spicy potato salad with a hint of cumin and lemon. Preparation Time-20 minutes Cooking time- 20 minutes Serves- 2 Ingredients: 4 medium sized potatoes 1 tablespoon Harissa paste 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin powder 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil Method: 1. Boil … Continue reading

Three Versions of Spaghetti Bolognese

Keifer Derrin of food blog DonkeyFodder.com shares a collection of three delicious but different recipes for bolognese sauce. I was visiting some friends  a while back and when I woke up, there was a wonderful aroma permeating around the house. I dragged my tired carcass into the kitchen where my … Continue reading

The Matching Myth

This has been the bain of bespoke tailors for generations: the little detail of matching pinstripes [and chalkstripes] through the shoulder seam of a bespoke coat. Over the years, I’ve had to constantly wrestle with customers to educate them that if you’re tailoring a hand-made coat properly, it’s practically impossible … Continue reading

Salt Cod with Chorizo and Chickpeas

The only time I eat dried food is normally when I’m having a “filthy” pot noodle or when I remember to soak some pulses, like black beans, chickpeas etc. But occasionally I use salt fish, which is also dried and something that is not very common in the UK, which … Continue reading