2017 February

Lasagna – the ultimate comfort food

There is nothing like the aroma of a freshly-cooked lasagna to bring everyone in my house rushing to the dinner table. Served with a side salad, or maybe some garlic bread, the delicious combination of tomatoes, herbs, mince, pasta and, my family’s favourite part, a creamy béchamel sauce, all make this one of the ultimate […]

The Rationed Spirit Lives On

On 31st July 1970 the Royal Navy gave out the last ‘grog’ ration on HMS Endymion, a tradition that had become part of Royal Navy life. It was quite rightly thought that it was not conducive to concentrating on the job at hand. Happily it is a drink that continues to be popular in leisure […]

Ways to tell if the food we eat is healthy

Many of us do our best to stick to a healthy, balanced diet but with complicated packaging, confusing food labels and misleading marketing campaigns, it isn’t always easy. Sometimes the foods we think are good for us can in fact have hidden ingredients that boost the calorific value and undo any of the nutritional benefits […]