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
The soft glow of candlelight dances in the shadows. Sweet, evocative scent fills the room. Soft music, serene, soothing, soulful sounds play in time to the swirling shadows. Rainbow reflections shimmer in the finely etched crystal glass filled with a delicately pink ambrosia. Whispers of silk slip and fall in a tumble to the marbled … More Do Like Cleopatra – with 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
…and I said to my body, softly: ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath, and replied: ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’ Raili Tanska Steps for Peace Think Peace – Create Peace
It’s Halloween season, so here comes the spooky stuff! May your weekend be suitably spooky …..mwahahaaaaaa Raili Tanska Steps for Peace It is in your hands to create a better world for people who live in it. Nelson Mandela
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?
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
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
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?
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