Capsicums are the taste of colour. They originated in South America and in 1585 were taken to Hungary where the red variety became synonymous with Hungarian cooking — in the form of paprika.Read more
In the 1970s, Wiener schnitzel was a popular meal-in-a-minute. It has fallen out of favour but a good Wiener schnitzel is a true delight.Read more
I rarely escape from a bookstore unscathed. When time and the mood permit, I’m an addicted browser.
It’s a good thing. All but one of the books noted here I discovered on the shelves of my favourite local bookshop.Read more
Throwing away food is throwing away cash. There is no excuse for tossing out leftovers from festive meals.
For one thing it’s cheaper than ordering in or rushing off to the supermarket, burning fuel and probably spending way too much on more festive fun food.Read more
I’ve noticed a surprising preponderance of folk who don’t know what to name things in a computer.
Here’s a bunch of terms for those who’re on the novice end of the computer-literacy scale.Read more
Festive meats are great but things on the side can be equally as appealing.Read more
Over the years, roasts have evolved — a plain lamb roast has morphed into a Turkish delight sprinkled with fennel, caraway and cumin seeds and basted in yoghurt.Read more
Travel will never be the same again. It won’t because Covid has helped us find closer-to-home things to do and enjoy. And it won’t because the planet cannot sustain us if we simply go back to our old ways when we can.Read more
“Bring out the figgy pudding” rings the Christmas song. But what is it and how is it made?
Originating in England in the 1600s, this fruit pudding was the forerunner of the Christmas plum pudding.Read more
When do you replace a computer? What are the obvious signs to look out for? There is no simple answer, unfortunately.Read more