Exotic Food Series My first encounter with dragon fruit was during breakfast at a hotel in Bangkok. I was intrigued by these cubes of white fruit with evenly spaced little black seeds. Diffidently, i sampled this fruit that looked like small square dominoes. I was rewarded for my “bravery”– it tasted quite nice. The texture was semi-firm, more firm than a melon but less than … Continue reading Dragon Fruit
Diet is a four letter word That invariably spells trouble. When I see a dieter coming I am quick to take flight, Before I am forced To hear the virtues Of the Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, The Paleo Diet, Or the Keto Diet. Diets galore and Diets ad nauseum. When the simplest solution Is to eat less and exercise more. Written for … Continue reading With due apology to all dieters:
Overnight oats are the best breakfast option for busy people who want to eat healthy. They require almost no preparation and are a satisfying meal that you can pack with as many nutritious ingredients as you like. All you require is a Mason jar or deep cereal bowl that you can cover. Put in your oatmeal, whether white or wholegrain. Layer it with chopped fruit … Continue reading Overnight Oats
Yes, what do you keep in your Mason jar or jars? They are such a phenomenon nowadays that I am sure, like me, you have more than one. Why are Mason jars called Mason jars? Is it something to do with the Freemasons (always intriguing)? Is it something to do with stone masons? Do we even have stonemasons in the 21st century? This host … Continue reading WHAT’S IN YOUR MASON JAR ?
Blackberries are so very good for you and so delicious too ! They can be found in hedgerows and in fresh produce shops in many parts of the world these days. Even where blackberries are not native to the country they are widely available in the frozen fruit section of good suoermarkets. https://images.app.goo.gl/HNDmEpf2VPxeHLDT7 Here are some of the yummy and healthy ways you can … Continue reading Black berries —- so berry good for you
Ice cream, like fruit, is delicious enough to be enjoyed on its own as a dessert or snack. Yet ice cream, like fruit, can lend itself to many different combinations, recipes and serving suggestions. Baked Alaska is probably the most spectacular ice cream based dessert ever. It is a culinary feat as well as a lesson in Physics. It consists of ice cream covered with … Continue reading Fun Things To Do With Ice cream: Sundaes, Floats And More
Does one really need a reason / occasion for having tea ? Not in my book. In my book, any time is tea time. Tea does, however, form a backdrop for many things in your life. Here are just some of them: 1. Celebration—cake and tea 2. Stress relief — to soothe frazzled nerves 3. Stimulation– to boost mental faculties during work or … Continue reading Reasons/Occasions for Tea
Photo credit Pexels It is the attractive colour of strawberries that draws us to pick them up, inhale their heady scent and then put these lovely, juicy, bits of heaven in our mouths. We have derived so much pleasure, even before the first bite. But what prompted us to pop them? It was not the sweet tart taste, the freshness, the soft fleshy texture … Continue reading IS FOOD COLOUR ON THE MENU ?
Watermelon is the most versatile of fruit and each part of it can be used. You can eat it on its own, or combine it with other fruit and vegetables to create a multitude of appetizing and healthful salads. You can drink it in smoothies, slush, or fruit water. It is used in facial scrubs and body washes. Even the seeds and rind are edible. Continue reading Five Important Reasons Why You Must Eat Watermelon This Summer