A good novel can transport us to other worlds – ones where there are fantastic characters, vivid landscapes and often some delicious-sounding food and drinks. Do you dream of enjoying a beer in Hogsmeade or fizzy green pop in Giant Country? Maybe you long to set out on an adventure with Bilbo Baggins, with some […]
Whether you are a cooking novice or the next Jamie Oliver, there are some days where the amount of time lost to grocery shopping, chopping, preparing and cooking your food makes it a chore. The task may seem so daunting that you end up surrendering to easy frozen meals filled with sodium or spending loads […]
One of the best methods for getting to know a culture is to experience their cuisine. The signature food from a country reflects its environment, what the land provides and the temperament of its people, and it shares the stories of time long ago through a variety of flavours. Because the culinary layout is primarily […]
With blistering wind and temperatures close to freezing, a big bowl of warm, tasty soup can be a very satisfying way to end a long winter’s day. Thick and creamy, thin and salty, vegetables or noodles (or both) — the varieties of toasty, bowl-based entrees are endless!
Standard recipes can be pretty basic. You throw the same old ingredients in and wind up with a predictable result. You’d like to do something a bit more adventurous, but anything too complex always seems to end up in disaster! There must be some simple ways to spice up your repertoire. Indeed, there are! You […]
Everyone has their own approach to cooking. Maybe you like to keep it simple, or perhaps you like to try something more adventurous once in a while. But whatever your standard as a cook, it only takes one little mistake to ruin a meal. How can you ensure your efforts in the kitchen are the […]
Going out to eat can be lots of fun, but it’s not always affordable. If you have upcoming plans to catch up with your best friend or enjoy a special date at home, these recipes for two are a great place to start. They’re quick to make and comprised of easy-to-find, frugal ingredients.
Expiration dates come on almost everything — from butter and eggs, to your lipstick and pillows. Some grocery items are not always entirely accurate, and certain household items should be recycled earlier than expected. The truth? The lifespan of the things we buy isn’t always as straightforward as you may think.
When the air cools down, the wind begins to howl and there is an eerie feeling in the air, you know it’s time to get spooky! Halloween is the perfect time of year to gather together and watch classic horror films or fun hair-raising adventures with friends. Getting scared can make you work up an […]
A little sauce can get you a long, long way. Whether you’re trying to rescue a culinary disaster, or just to spice up something bland you cooked on a budget, knowing how to throw together half a dozen common ingredients can make all the difference when it comes to keeping the kids happy or impressing […]