How To Make Your Own Chocolate

Steph Matthews | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

These are best kept outside of the fridge once they've set as the cacao butter begins to rise to the surface of the chocolate resulting in a white appearance. If you plan on storing them for longer I'd place them in a sealed container, although they never last that long!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi With Rosemary and Chilli

Steph Matthews | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

These pumpkin gnocchi are so moreish and simple to make. They start off a little tedious but once you get the hang of them, they really are quick to have ready. I've been making this at least once a week since I started having it...

Healthy Eating - What Does It Really Mean?

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

Instead, eating healthily and enjoying food generally should be fun. I believe that the first step to eating healthily is to cook from scratch and eat cleanly whenever possible. Don't surrender to the convenience of supermarket 'healthy' ready meals and try to buy unprocessed food.

How To Make Custom-Designed Sweets (And Seaside Rock)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

No matter how old we get, we're still fascinated by custom-designed sweets. Just how do they get the word 'Portsmouth' running through the old-fash...

Celebrate Burns Night 2015 with a Haggis Manhattan

Michael Stringer | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

After hours of experimentation with different ingredients and techniques I think I have finally found the perfect recipe which encompasses the true Scottish feel in a glass - this is my Haggis Manhattan!

My Top Ten Homemade Foodie Gifts

Holly Bell | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Now I know it's not an easy option, especially given that a lot of hamper contents have a short shelf life, but it really is one of the those presents that makes the hair stand up on your arms. I thought I'd offer up a few ideas to include in a Christmas hamper for someone very special...

At Home Mixology - Cocktail Shaker Alternatives

Michael Stringer | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

Did you know that your kitchen is already a haven for cocktail making equipment? A huge amount of people love the idea of being able to shake up their own Cosmo or stirring a deliciously dry Martini in their own home for dinner parties or even just with your partner on a Saturday night in front of the TV.

At Home Mixology - How to Make Orgeat Syrup

Michael Stringer | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

Orgeat syrup, it's delicious, it's got great colour, and these days it's definitely tropical. Even though it was a cocktail ingredient well before the Tiki craze, many people still associate it with Trader Vic Bergeron.

Offerings From My Kitchen Today

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

My friend Vivienne Webb bought a bag of avocados that she left behind. We went to the sea-gypsies area in Rawai yesterday and bought some as-natural-as-you-can-get veggies and I had some other greens in my fridge from the organic section in Villa Market.

Give Your Dad a Greener Gift This Father's Day

Rob Crumbie | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Crumbie

Is your Dad a fiend for the barbecue? It's the season for it, so why not mix up a jar of 'Dad's Special BBQ Sauce' from store cupboard ingredients and present it to him with a handy basting brush.

Christmas Dinner - Nine Months to Make, Nine Minutes to Eat

Sian Breslin | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

This is a quick low down on the main components of Christmas Dinner and why we should take pleasure in every mouthful of the most anticipated dinner of the year.

Family Dinner - Together Is Better by Far

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Did your children eat the same meal as you. If the answer is yes, well done you. I am sure you managed to cook the meal from scratch, refused to buy... highly processed children's lunch box snacks from the chilled compartments in the supermarket and a takeaway is a rare treat for special occasion. You should be extremely proud because what you're doing is best for your kids.

A Sup of Soup - Canned Soup vs Homemade

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

'Only the pure of heart, can make good soup'. So says a little man named Ludwig van Beethoven. In fairness, I am not sure whether he is the soup expert, but his comments certainly don't say much about the makers of canned, dehydrated, pouched and chilled soups.

The Porridge Test - Homemade or Readymade?

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

It is porridge season after all. In line with some other blog posts that I have been doing, I decided to check out some of the store bought 'quick' versions and see how the cost, nutritional value and convenience stacks up against the homemade variety.

Party Like Your Ancestors This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Can you imagine what Christmas might be like without television, copious amounts of booze and an Xbox? If not, then it might be time to put away t...

Home(Made) For The Holidays

Tana Wojczuk | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tana Wojczuk

A free-for-all Christmas has had a surprisingly deep impact on my family and myself. It's not just that we save money, which we do, but we also approach the holidays with a sense of fun that we lost for a few years (beginning when we grew out of being children). This playfulness is a symptom of an even stronger emotional reaction--a feeling of having more than enough.

The Homemade Mama shaping the world

Joanna Papageorgiou | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Papageorgiou

Jolie O'Dell, a technology writer with Mashable wrote the following on Twitter a couple of months ago: women: Stop making startups about fashion, sho...