Ideas to make your home life easier, saving time and money They are all easy to carry out, and you'll be kicking yourself for not having thought of them yourself--indeed, you might even know some of them already
Oats are recommended by dietary health experts as a particularly healthy breakfast, giving you energy and making you feel full so you feel less tempted to eat snacks before lunch.
This article is full of cookery and kitchen advice to help you avoid discarding food unecessarily when it can still be used. Even small steps can have a big impact when it comes to saving money and being environmentally responsible.
I invented my own nutritious and diabetic-friendly banana bread, cutting down on sugar and salt whilst introducing extra fruit, nuts and seeds. My family loves it.
Custard is quick and easy to make and goes well with many styles of pudding and pies. It only takes about three minutes to prepare and a further three minutes to cook.
This is an unusual and delicious apple pie with extra texture and flavour that comes with the addition of poppy seeds. The recipe uses mainly ready-made ingredients, thus cutting down on time and avoiding culinary mishaps.
Learn about a few kitchen tricks to make life easier in the kitchen and save wasting food. These thrifty kitchen secrets are simple to follow, from using up pickle vinegar to storing fresh herbs and buying imported food.
Camembert leek and pancetta tart is a rustic French dish, very quick and easy to make, and suitable for an inexperienced cook to have a try. Use ready-made puff pastry to save time and mess.
A child suffered serious harm due to her mother continuing to drink during her pregnancy even though warned of the dangers. Should she be charged as a criminal, giving a new right to the victim?
Showcasing my collection of Beswick/Royal Albert Figurines in the Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit series; about Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit models, the Beswick factory, and significance of Backstamps.
If you like chilli and the flavor of prawns or shrimps mixed in with them, you're going to love this quick and easy recipe for a condiment which will keep for a few weeks. Make enough for a present for someone else, as well as a pot for yourself.
If you are learning English as a second language ( ESL or ESOL , TESOL or even TSL ) , you'll find it helpful to study these common English idioms about death, to learn when to use the appropriate phrase. Fun for English speakers too.
Sarin is a deadly poison, a toxic nerve agent which works swiftly, and is difficult to detect. It has been used in chemical warfare, and is very much in the news because of events in Syria and Iraq.
Ricin has been used as a political weapon in several recent cases. Here you can find out about the plant, the poison, the symptoms of ricin poisoning , famous poisoning cases and biological warfare
Ginger is a natural painkiller, honey is traditionally used for healing, and lemon is full of vitamin C. Here's an easy recipe that combines these ingredients into a healthy and comforting drink.
The English are very keen on their boundaries, marking out their land and ownership, which has given rise to many idioms and expressions relating to fences, ditches, boundaries and walls—Good for ESL or ESOL , TESOL or even TSL .
This article discusses why I hate wasting food and what its impact on the environment is.
Butternut squash soup is slightly sweet and can be eaten hot or cold. It is very easy to prepare, and the whole process can be done in 20 minutes. So it's a good recipe for the inexperienced cook.
Easy recipe for shepherd's pie or cottage pie with a little humor & advice about alternatives. This delicious recipe is suitable for beginners & has been in my family for over 50 years.
If you have a lot of vegetables, especially potatoes and greens, here is an easy way to use them up. Bubble and squeak is a traditional British dish that is quick to make and requires absolutely no culinary talent. You just mash and fry.
Chicken and mushroom risotto is a cheap and quick way to use up your chicken leftovers. This recipe is easy and suitable for beginners.
This recipe for oven-baked baby tomatoes is very easy and suitable for a beginner cook. Use it as an appetizer, spread, sauce, covering for meat or fish, or an omelette filling.
Globalization, immigration and technological improvements have caused our eating habits to change over the last 75 years. So much we now take for granted; it's hard to believe I was aged 6 before I ever saw a banana.
English taste in food has changed a lot since World War II reflecting immigration, technology, globalization, health, convenience and price considerations. Facts, photos and a poll are included.
Learn how to make delicious leek and potato soup with this easy recipe that's suitable for beginners. Very few ingredients are needed: leeks, onions, potatoes, and a few common flavorings.
I have researched stevia for my own information and summarise it here, as I know that many people will want to know more about it without having to study numerous scientific treatises in detail.
The Taliban in Pakistan decreed that girls should not be educated. Malala, a teenage activist resisted, and was shot in the head.Taken to the UK for treatment and education, she became the youngest Nobel Prizewinner for her activism. She was very brave, and I wrote a poem in her honour.
Learn what breadfruit looks like, where it comes from, how it grows and how to cook it. I've inclulded a quick and easy recipe for breadfruit curry as well as a simple recipe for roast breadfruit.
Kohlrabi is an unusual vegetable. Learn what it tastes like, how to use it, and how to grow it. I've included a video, links to a couple of my favorite recipes, and a fun poll. Try it—you might find you like it!
Learn a few English Proverbs and Sayings, wth some humorous examples of how the phrases should be used. If English is your home language, see how many phrases you recognize and use yourself.If you are learning Engliish as a Second Language ( ESL or ESOL , TESOL or even TSL ), this will help you.
My poem about a builders' depot, written whilst sitting and philosophizing outside the warehouse, waiting for my son to load up. A builders' depot is a little world of its own - a bit of a men's world
Words to help you conquer your doubts and overcome fear. Written as a song, but the meaning is loud and clear.
Bread and butter pudding is a traditional English recipe that is very quick and inexpensive to make. It uses just a couple of slices of stale bread.
5 ways to keep your children entertained or occupied whilst you are stuck in an airport queue. If you travel with children, you know the misery of having bored and restless kids creating havoc. And you may have heard that the queues at Heathrow Airport and other English airports can keep you...
I used to cook in a restaurant and learned to make the perfect omelette—it's so easy once you grasp the basic technique.
A moral issue about smoking and a man dying of emphysyma: how tough is "tough love", when the harm has already been done irreversibly? He's on his deathbed begging for cigarettes - what would you do?
If your home language is English, this web page will amuse you, and if you are a student of English, learning to speak English as a second language (ESL or ESOL , TESOL or even TSL ), you should find this list of sayings about eggs very helpful. See how many you can remember.
An easy recipe for a delicious French-style salad dressing or vinaigrette. All of my recipes are suitable for beginners and require minimal skill.
Do you recognize this two-faced character? Nearly everyone knows a version of him--you don't know where you stand with a man like that.
Learn how to cook vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli with these simple steps. Any of these vegetables are a delightful addition to the Christmas meal.
These veggies make a hearty meal that's perfect for any day of the year. I especially like to make them for Christmas dinner!
Onions are a basic ingredient of many recipes, and in this article I'll show you how to cook them properly. A fun poll and a quiz are also included.
Tips for Saving Money in a recession, and a true story about my recent experience. Also a poll. Does your heart sink when one of your kitchen appliances goes kaput? It could be unwise to spend your money getting old kitchen appliances mended. Be aware of the average life expectancy of your white...
This is an easy recipe for crispy, aromatic, baked stuffed aubergine—a delicious vegetarian dish that you can use for a starter, a main course, or as an accompaniment to meat.
English tongue twisters will help students of English as a Second Language to improve their speech. It will also help people who do public speaking, such as actors,barristers,and corporate public speakers. Learning to say tongue twisters is an enjoyable method of speech training to encourage...