Monday, 3 March 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
This week is National Chip Week so just in case you over order at the chip shop, here’s what to do with any fish and chips you can’t quite polish off.
Unlike curry, or even Chinese food, fish and chips isn’t very nice when taken into work the next day for lunch and reheated in the office microwave. However, a few week’s ago fate threw me a challenge when I over-ordered (or more accurately my daughter under-ate, and to be fair, it was an adult portion) at the chip shop. I didn't want to throw them out, but what can you actually do with cold fish and chips?
Friday, 14 February 2014
|Ooh la la: my cheesy Valentine|
By Susan Low
In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day, our inboxes fill up with press releases about pink champagne, chocolate, flowery cupcakes and all manner of gooey, sickly-sweet ‘treats’ – or, even more objectionably, with suggestions about (yawn) how to woo your love interest with 'aphrodisiacs'.
Honestly, does the world need really another hackneyed article about the purported Viagra-like properties of chocolate, chillies, truffles, oysters, asparagus, pomegranates, cinnamon or figs? It does not.
But even a confirmed VD-phobe (that’s VD as in Valentine’s Day, by the way) can feel an involuntary twinge of ardour when coming upon such a perfect pairing as this: creamy, tangy fourme d’ambert cheese with a heart-shaped slice of quince paste in the middle, from the fantastic cheesemonger Une Normande a Londres in Borough Market. Now that’s what I call ‘ooh la la’…
Thursday, 13 February 2014
By Prue Leith
Hospitals are exclusively concerned with health, right? Wrong. When it comes to feeding patients, for most hospitals health is not a priority. Indeed, it seems to me that hospitals have an incentive to serve bad food. That’s because, if the food’s horrid, few patients choose to be served it (after they’ve tried it once!) so less needs to be prepared and the catering bill is reduced. In some hospitals 60 per cent of the food prepared goes into the bin. If the grub were better, more people would eat it and the catering bill would rise.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
|The Dormy House Hotel|
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
|Collecting ormers is a wintertime tradition in Guernsey|
What am I doing in the sea, turning over rocks, in a force 8 gale with near-freezing horizontal rain, in weird headgear?
Looking for green ormers, that’s what – and I found lots of them.
Monday, 3 February 2014
The recent news that three men were to be charged under the 190-year-old Vagrancy Act for taking food from an Iceland supermarket skip has put the subject of food waste and food want back in the spotlight.