British pears are at their best in September and October, so why is it so few of them hit the shelves in our supermarkets?
The English language certainly gives us plenty of food for thought. Phrases and expressions associated with the culinary arts are in use every day without us even noticing – but have you ever given any thought to exactly why you should ‘bring home the bacon’?
In my regular round up of content on my site, I look back at food, drink and gardening articles published in magazines as well as the advice and opinions I’ve given in my blog over the last few months.
An exploration of some fascinating and surprising facts about how our stomachs work and the important role they play in our wellbeing and health
While there’s still much debate on just what are the right quantities of garlic, salt and cheese needed for pesto – and whether it should be smooth or speckled with green; or what kind of nuts to use – the main ingredient can also be freely tweaked depending on what’s to hand in the vegetable patch.
As a gardening journalist I’m lucky enough to combine my love of growing with my work, so it was fascinating to be commissioned to look into the history of the …
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day, does scoffing after six always pile on the pounds and just who came up with the idea of three square meals?
I explore how the once-familiar sight and sound of the ice-cream van has changed since its heyday in the Sixties, and what sellers are doing to protect this very …
Hopefully those who visit my site will enjoy reading about the fascinating people and places I’ve written about – I’ve certainly had a lot of fun revisiting my writing archive!
I wade into the great gluten debate to uncover the pros and cons of this much talked about protein. Is there a grain of truth in the theory that …