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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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5 Productivity Hacks You Already Know But Keep Forgetting

After reading a piece on productivity or time management, have you ever thought, ”But I know that already.” Chances are, that like me, you are aware of many of the tips offered but you tend to forget them. We tend not to remember things that are not uppermost in our minds: hence the need for memos, agendas and to-do lists. The first hour of your … Continue reading 5 Productivity Hacks You Already Know But Keep Forgetting

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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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7 Easy Ways to Eat That Frog Now

In 2007, productivity and time management coach Brian Tracy wrote a book based on a quote attributed to the classic novelist and satirist Mark Twain. His book has been used and quoted by innumerable people since. Mark Twain is supposed to have said: If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the … Continue reading 7 Easy Ways to Eat That Frog Now

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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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Book Review: A Daughter’s A Daughter by Agatha Christie writing as MaryWestmacott

  Agatha Christie is one of the world’s most read novelists, Wikipedia calls her the world’s third best selling author. Yet not many of her ardent fans are familiar with the six books that she wrote under the pseudonym   Mary Westmacott. She wrote these when she was already established as a detective story writer hence the nom de plume for the books that she wanted … Continue reading Book Review: A Daughter’s A Daughter by Agatha Christie writing as MaryWestmacott

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Book Review: ORIGIN by Dan Brown

In this age of information technology, when news is old the moment it makes the headlines, when all kinds of information is available at the touch of a screen, making it to the limelight is no mean achievement. In this super-competitive, ever-changing world, what does an author do to get noticed? Looking at Dan Brown, many would say: write a controversial book. If you are … Continue reading Book Review: ORIGIN by Dan Brown

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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 ?