Healthy Summer Meal – Chicken Kebabs

Chicken Kebabs INGREDIENTS Fresh chicken breasts Skewers (if using wooden skewers soak in water for 3 hours first). Chopped fresh pineapple Chopped (in thick slices) zucchini Cherry tomatoes Chopped haloumi cheese Chopped red onion NB. Cut all ingredients into roughly...

Astar’s – ‘Little Dot, this is your lot…’

Astar's Blog - 'Little Dot, This is your lot...'   I’ve just returned from working in India.  It was supposed to be for a fortnight, but ended up being a month.  Even I’d wanted to stay, my visa was almost up and you don’t muck around there any longer than allowed. ...

Vivere come un italiano…

…to live like an Italian. And this, befittingly, is exactly what you will do when you travel to Italy with Virginia Jeeves, editor of La Vita, on one of her bespoke tours of Italy. Growing up in an Italian household, Virginia was always spoken to in 'la bella lingua',...

Homeopathy – What is it and How does it work?

Homeopathy - What is it and How does it work? Homeopathy is the system of medicine which has been around for over 200 years and is used widely in Europe, India, Africa and the United States. Worldwide, it is the second most commonly used form of medicine after...

Fresh Pasta Sauce

Fresh Pasta Sauce There is something about the smell of Tomatoes growin in the Garden..These are my Dad’s Italian Tomatoes..He loaded me up and I had fun trying to get these back on the plane. When I got home I made a fresh salsa rossa.. Taste even better the next...

Jar pumps up Radio Sound

Jar pumps up Radio Sound “Transistor radios produce a deeper, more melodious tone when placed speaker-down on top of an open fruit jar.” This worked in February 1961. And it works today for an...

Plump up your Cushions

Plump up your Cushions Put them outside in the sun for a few hours, flipping them halfway through. (Be careful―leaving them out too long may fade the fabric.) The sun will help evaporate the moisture that gets into the filling over time, and the cushions should plump...

Social Media Confusion

Social Media Confusion TWITTER, LINKED IN, FACE BOOK, INSTAGRAM…WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN…AND DO? Ah the old dilemma of social media. Which “bit” of social media to use and how might it work for you? Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram (and new...

Back to Basics

Back to Basics We are well into spring and the usual rush of gardening related injuries is beginning. Have you ever got up from weeding or planting or even sitting in a chair and felt like you have aged 10 years, taking a little while to straighten up properly? This...

Set your Table like a Stylist

Set your Table like a Stylist 1. A tablecloth is the foundation for a beautiful table setting. So having a good arsenal is important. New ones, vintage ones, ones that have been passed down, they all immediately elevate a meal. Even if it’s just the family sitting...

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