Few other pieces of kitchen kit remain as distrusted as the microwave oven
What have battered road signs, discarded leaflets and crumpled tin cans got to do with the meaning of life? The word on the street is: more than you think.
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.
With everything from five-a-day vegetable blends to pizza-inspired muddles gracing cocktail menus across the UK this year, it appeared the savoury cocktail concept had been well and truly exhausted. But, it seems, something even more pungent is lurking in the shadows.
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 …
With lighter nights and warmer days, ditch the gym and start exercising outside. It could have surprising benefits
I look deep into my pint glass to look back at the history of beer malts, uncovering the ancient skills of soaking and roasting grain into malted barley and meet …
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 …