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Cold Brew Coffee: A New Trend

Cold brew coffee is the latest fad to hit the world of coffee. Over the years, coffee has experienced many innovations in taste and method. The types of coffee around the world have arisen from differences in taste and preference. The preference in recent years has been to find healthier versions of old favourites. Cold brew coffee is part of this trend. What is cold … Continue reading Cold Brew Coffee: A New Trend

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ColdCoffee

Cold coffee, Iced latte, Iced coffee, Frappe, Frappuccino, Iced cappuccino, Macchiato, Iced Americano, Café Freddo, Affogato, the variety of iced coffee beverages is bewildering. But first, picture this: Scenario 1 : You are sitting in your tiny cubicle at work. It is a hot, humid afternoon and the air conditioning isn’t working. It’s four pm and you have to hand in your report at five. … Continue reading ColdCoffee

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Five Important Reasons Why You Must Eat Watermelon This Summer

Watermelon is the most versatile of fruit and each part of it can be used. You can eat it on its own, or combine it with other fruit and vegetables to create a multitude of appetizing and healthful salads. You can drink it in smoothies, slush, or fruit water. It is used in facial scrubs and body washes. Even the seeds and rind are edible. Continue reading Five Important Reasons Why You Must Eat Watermelon This Summer

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Exotic Cake Names: A Cake By Any Other Name…………. Part Two

A Cake By Any Other Name would Still Be Cake The other day, four of us met at a friend’s house for tea. We had a whale of a time, remembering old adventures, planning new ventures, and of course, wolfing down the hi-tea spread. The highlight of the hi-tea was a lovely cake. It had a base of almond flour topped with a thick layer … Continue reading Exotic Cake Names: A Cake By Any Other Name…………. Part Two

Exotic Cake Names: A Cake By Any Other Name

Exotic Cake Names: A Cake By Any Other Name…………

Exotic Cake Names: A Cake By Any Other Name Would Still Be Cake If I were to tell you that I had tea with a Battenburg, what would you think? Maybe  that I was entertaining an aristocrat from a European country. Sorry to disappoint you, but a Battenburg is what you might recognize as a checkerboard or domino cake. It belongs to a series of … Continue reading Exotic Cake Names: A Cake By Any Other Name…………

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SMOOTHIES: Health In A Tall Glass

Smoothies come in all colours of the rainbow, all flavours in the world and can incorporate any ingredient under the sun. You can chuck just about any food into a smoothie as long as your blender or mixer can handle the texture. Dark coloured foods like strawberries, kiwifruit, spinach, beetroot, mango give lovely appetizing colours to smoothies. You can get the pickiest of picky eaters … Continue reading SMOOTHIES: Health In A Tall Glass

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MIND OVER MUNCH: 6 BENEFITS OF MINDFUL EATING

When you pick up an orange from a bowl of fruit, are you very mindful of what you are doing? Probably not; our general attitude towards food in this day and age is basically one of supply and demand. We feel hungry, we eat. Our body or mind craves comfort food, we supply it. Should this really be the state of affairs? Do people today … Continue reading MIND OVER MUNCH: 6 BENEFITS OF MINDFUL EATING

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WHAT’S IN YOUR MASON JAR ?

  Yes, what do you keep in your Mason jar or jars? They are such a phenomenon nowadays that I am sure, like me, you have more than one. Why are Mason jars called Mason jars? Is it something to do with the Freemasons (always intriguing)? Is it something to do with stone masons? Do we even have stonemasons in the 21st century? This host … Continue reading WHAT’S IN YOUR MASON JAR ?

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COFFEE CULTURE

Coffee culture— doesn’t that sound cool? But I could take cool to the next level and spell that with a “K”—Koffee Kulture. It would be uber cool but not very original. So what’s the big deal about coffee ? What is the appeal? What makes it the world’s second most traded commodity after oil ? What makes it the world’s favourite beverage? Is it the … Continue reading COFFEE CULTURE