Christmas dessert can make a fool of anyone

A CHRISTMAS DESSERT RECIPE CAN BE THE MAKE OR BREAK OF A FAMILY DINING EVENT. Eating during the Christmas time – especially in cold weather – is a happy, holiday indulgence. In Australia, with the summer heat upon us, this is a time to eat sparingly later in the evening. Here for your use is …

Christmas fool for sweet foods and beverages

CHRISTMAS FOOL IS WHAT WE ARE CALLED WHEN WE OVERDO IN THE GOURMET DEPARTMENT. Eating to excess over the holidays leaves us feeling lazy and tired like a Christmas fool. As a child, I wanted to eat everything pretty and sweet at Christmas because I thought ingesting it would make me more pretty and sweeter. …

Eating onions raw or cooked makes good sense.

EATING ONIONS WILL BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY LEVELS TO SURVIVE STRESSFUL EVENTS. Some people claim that eating onions is like taking a massive Vitamin C tablet. They say this because the vegetable is full of goodness that our bodies need to combat stress and improve immunity. Many households have family recipes that use a variety of …

Onions improve your inner good health but take care in their choice!

ONIONS ARE A STAPLE FOOD PRODUCE AVAILABLE TO MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTH THIS WINTER. Onions come in all shapes and sizes, colours, and textures. This vegetable makes a valuable fibre and Vitamin C contribution to our daily meals. The botanical name for onions is Allium cepa and comes from the cultivated species of the genus Allium. …

Toast – French style – is easy to make

FRENCH TOAST IS THE QUICKEST AND EASIEST SNACK TO MAKE SO DON’T DELAY. MAKE IT TODAY. A warm, nourishing snack will feed the soul and cheer flagging spirits. French toast is serious comfort food for any time of the day. It’s one of the quickest ways to cheer someone who needs food. In this pandemic …

Pain perdu: to cook or not to cook?

WHAT’S IN A NAME? A DISH OF ‘FRENCH TOAST’ CALLED BY ANY OTHER NAME TASTES JUST AS GOOD. WE LOVE PAIN PERDU! Some families have recipes which are handed down through the ages like family history. In my family, being able to cook in any weather, in good times and bad times, is critical to survival. The …

Bread is the staff of life for survival.

IF BREAD IS THE MAIN STAY OF LIFE, WHAT IS THE USE OF STALE BREAD? In any kitchen pantry, the bread bin occupies a special place on a shelf with limited access. The bin usually contains a morning-fresh loaf to enjoy for breakfast and several pieces called ‘odds and ends’. The white bread loaf is …

Breakfasts in season

BREAKFAST BRINGS A HOUSEHOLD TOGETHER AT THE START OF THE DAY. Enjoying breakfasts in the season is a way of prompting happy memories from the past. Seasonal fruits make a taste difference especially with hot cereals and toasts. We don’t have gargantuan Sunday breakfasts anymore. My parents used to begin their days with a hearty …

Friends fair weather or foul?

FRIENDS SOMETIMES DELIVER IN FAIR WEATHER AND FOUL. HOWEVER, NOT EVERY FRIENDSHIP IS AS HARDY AS AN OXEN OR ABLE TO SCALE TALL BUILDINGS IN A SINGLE BOUND LIKE SUPERMAN. BUT, SOMETIMES, ‘FRIENDS’ CAN SURPRISE IN THEIR ATTITUDE. Friend: what sort of friend are you? Are you an extroverted friend or an introverted friend? In …

Seen and not heard at breakfast is helpful

SEEN AND NOT HEARD Sometimes it might be better to be ‘seen and not heard’. The expression ‘children should be seen and not heard’ is an old English proverb, dating from the 15th century. In the original form, it referred specifically to young women (girls) who were expected to keep quiet and not to chatter. …