Jaggery and its Health Benefits

Jaggery is an unrefined sugar which is commonly used in India, Africa, the Carribean and Latin America. It is an Indian name for unrefined sugar. It is also known as Gaur, Bellam, Bella, Gur and Gul. Jaggery is manufactured from sugarcane, date palms or from…

Helping your Teen Cut Back on Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are extremely popular among teenagers today. Where ever you find a group of teens, you will almost always find an energy drink in their hands. It has become the coffee of the younger generation. So many teens now a days have very rigorous…

Do you have a Recipe for Victoria Sponge Cake

I have always loved baking, I started making cakes, scones and pastry at a very young age and learnt from any child’s best teacher – my mum! Cookery, Domestic Science, Home Economics, Food Technology – whatever title cooking ever came under at school was always…

Determining the Worlds best Whiskey

The first thing that struck me about Green Spot was how distinctively Irish it looked in its packaging. But that might be because there is still a ghost of the old, original brand still lurking somewhere in this spirit. Pat Whiskey, as it used to…

Do you have a Recipe for Baked Apples

I have always loved cooking and was lucky enough to grow up in a household with a mum who loved to cook and cooked really good, wholesome foods mainly passed down from her mother before her. I think my subsequent career in the food history…

Coffee is healthy

Even though one of my favourite composers, Johann Sebastian Bach, wrote a cantata that criticized coffee drinkers. Talleyrand [a French Politician] wrote that he received his inspiration from the coffee cup. Coffee for me is an inspiration to write and discuss clearly the issues of…

Coffee is a Health Benefit – Benefit

If people are drinking about 500,000,000 cups of coffee a year and the population is increasing, is coffee a health benefit or a health risk? The number of cups of coffee that people drink each year may not be a valid statistic to justify whether…

Breaking the Soda Habit

We train our palates as to what tastes good to us. There are certain tastes, like sweetness, that have had evolutionary benefits to us in the past, as natural foods like berries and fruits have been good for us. Unfortunately, we are no longer hunters…

Best Hot Beverages for a Cold Night

The winter chill can prove to be very overwhelming when it strikes out of nowhere, especially after such a beautiful summer comes and goes away. There are many ways that you can cope with a cold winter’s night at home and keep you warm in…

Beer Reviews Westvleteren Trappist 12 Gold Cap

For this beer review, I thought I’d start at the very top of the heap … at least the top of the heap in most beer aficionado’s minds. This beer is, for many, the holy grail of beer. Perhaps this is because it is such…