All Measures Are Approximate (All Butter Is Real)

If you are reading this blog in a tense diet-rules-ridden worry about healthy eating and weight loss (I am all for the former for all – and for the latter, for the people who need it only), I have one word for you: relax.  There is nothing more likely to cause you stomach ulcers than stress – and getting those stressing over food issues is … Continue reading All Measures Are Approximate (All Butter Is Real)

Supermarket Offer Email Outrage

I have received one such email last night, and being on a tighter budget this month, trustingly and curiously went to click through it. “Stock your cupboard for half price!” Great, that sounds fantastic – and I click the link to be taken to a page which details which products are actually included in this great pantry-stocking offer. I scroll through the page, and as I do so, a sense of dread slowly overtakes me: all the products on this “cupboard-stocking” offer are, in fact, cookies, biscuits and cheap chocolates in large packs! Continue reading Supermarket Offer Email Outrage

Cooking From Scratch : The Mt. Everest of Tradition

While thinking about the subject of people (not) preparing food at home, and in order to figure out what it is that they are (or are not) cooking, I have, of necessity, had to consider what it is that people view as home cooking.  In order to understand why the people in a majority reject the idea, it is important to understand what it is … Continue reading Cooking From Scratch : The Mt. Everest of Tradition

Cooking From Scratch : About That Fish Soup Mom Used To Make

And so we come to the first thing people think of when they think of cooking from scratch (or why they aren’t doing it, more importantly) – provided, of course, that their parents or grandparents ever did so.  I have almost made the blithe generalisation that of course they did, but at least in the case of parents, I realise, that is not at all necessarily … Continue reading Cooking From Scratch : About That Fish Soup Mom Used To Make