Surviving and Thriving in a Recession

The economic downturn has affected everyone in some way or another. Many people have had their lives catastrophically altered by it, even having to start over from scratch. Others may not have been affected as badly this time around but they may still bear the scars from recessions past. Nearly every decade has had a Read More…

My Top Travel Tips

Our family and friends have always been spread all over the world, and my husband’s career takes us to many different places. While we are UK based, we have an apartment in Canada where our son is living while he goes to college, and we visit as often as we can. So basically, I fly Read More…

Chinese Style Broccoli and Cashew Rice Bowl

Wondering what to cook for dinner this Meatless Monday? I’ve got the solution. In my Chinese Style Broccoli and Cashew Rice Bowl, tender crisp broccoli, crunchy cashews and nutty brown rice combine in a deliciously healthy vegetarian main dish that takes only a few minutes to prepare. Every week I buy an organic fruit and Read More…

Just As You Are

One of the biggest personal issues women face today is their body image. We are barraged with pictures of slim, perfectly formed women online, in magazines and on billboards.  A huge number of women in the public eye seem to have unattainably fit bodies. Even though we know in our hearts that many of these Read More…

Pistachio Crescents

Nigella Lawson’s first book, How To Eat, doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. First published back in 1998 to wide acclaim, many of Nigella’s fans (including myself) didn’t discover it until after the publication of ‘How to Be a Domestic Goddess’. My kitchen-stained copy of How to Eat doesn’t have a lot of pictures, Read More…