You Can Eat Roses

Did you know the unique flavour in turkish delights is from roses? You either hate it or love it. But did you know that there is a whole lot MORE you can do with roses eating wise. Olivier and Louis, founders of Ode á la Rose of New York recommend the most fragrant roses are best for … More You Can Eat Roses

Spring Roses

“With its leaves so rich and heavy with elation and its crimson face made brighter with visions of divinity the shadow of a certain rose looks just like an angel eating light.” ― Aberjhani, Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black As always, spring weather is topsy turvy here. In the space of one week we have experienced … More Spring Roses

Are You a Flexitarian?

Eating is no longer just eating. It has become an increasingly complex thing. There are omnivores. They eat anything. Then there are pescetarians. They eat fish. Vegetarians are meat-free eaters but they do eat dairy and eggs. May also be called ovo-lacto-vegetarian. Seriously? It’s such a tongue twister. Then of course we get to flexitarians. … More Are You a Flexitarian?

Brain Matters

The human brain has a staggering 200 billion neurons forming a  vast cellular network that makes us capable of thought and consciousness. Our brains are – simply put – simply AMAZING. For yonks we were told that what we  were born with brain-wise was it. Lose it, or bits of it,  and it’s gone forever. … More Brain Matters

Cheesy stuff

Are you a cheese lover? In this house we both are. I prefer sharp, aged, vintage, full flavoured. The Retired Husband (TRH) leans towards the milder flavours. He’s a lover of haloumi, Jarlsberg and feta. We both love a good blue vein. For me it was an acquired taste. A couple of years ago we … More Cheesy stuff

Who is Jack Kerouac?

To my shame the other day I found out that my education has been sadly lacking. I had never heard of Jack Kerouac. Words such as pioneer, iconoclast, quintessential, spontaneous prose, stream of consciousness are some of the words that drip off the pages I have looked at when researching just who this man was. … More Who is Jack Kerouac?

Bless this pizza

November is the month of the harvest festival in many countries. Widely believed to date back to 1621 it is strongly linked to the Pilgrim Fathers in North America  and the reaping of the first harvest in their new home country. A day for feasting. And for giving thanks for life’s blessings. Turkey of course is … More Bless this pizza