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Sep 29 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Matcha Tea: Why the celebs are flocking to try out Japan’s latest 1000-year-old green tea trend

Delicious, vibrant, distinctive matcha tea. It’s so now. Whether you’re supping it bare foot and cross-legged on a body-nourishing yoga retreat, or necking it with a raw egg and a side of last night’s cold pizza (we don’t recommend this) in search of that all-elusive hangover cure, it’s impossible to escape that wonderful matcha tea mystique – that green tea with a difference. ...

Sep 23 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Posh Practicality: Smart Steps for Setting Up Your Living Room

As far as size and dimensions, it is not of any larger importance than the rest of the home, yet the living room is the place where the majority of your time is spent indoors.  So it makes sense that you should spend a significant amount of time and energy to ensure that it’s set up for practical success.  Tread lightly through the following steps regarding living room furniture and space. ...

Sep 11 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Farm Safety Week: Support your Local Farm

We can’t deny that on sunny days; where blue skies stretch over green fields and white fluffy clouds dapple the landscape, the appeal of working the land has a certain appeal… but looks can be deceiving! Farming is statistically one of the most dangerous occupations in the UK. ...

Aug 26 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Superfoods and How To Use Them

You’ve probably heard that eating beet does wonder for your blood test results. Certain foods are an inevitable part of every healthy diet and are known to help in reducing risk of various types of illnesses, boost immune system and positively affect peoples’ overall health. They are called superfoods. Superfoods are considered viands packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Rich with necessary nutrients such as magnesium, fiber, calcium, iron, zinc and many other,...

As you all know, I’m a massive fan of kitchen-life; I love my cooking, experimenting with new ingredients, baking ‘wow’ cakes for my kids, etc etc, but I’ve also found a second-favourite hobby – writing! My latest masterpiece. And now I’ve managed to combine the too, not only in my Little Ol’ blog you all love (!) to read, but actually for OTHER SITES as well. Fame at last…er, well, maybe one day! But a piece I write combining my...

Apr 20 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How To Get Your Kids To Eat Healthily

As a dad to four growing kids, I know just how difficult it can be to get your little ones to eat their greens and snack on fruit instead of chocolate and sweets. But what I didn’t know was that eating habits aren’t intuitive, they are learnt. This means that the eating habits your kids develop at home, will most probably stick with them throughout their lives. It’s a scary thought that as a dad, if I don’t teach my children about health and nutrition properly, I could...

Apr 16 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on 5 Foods You Need to Watch Out for food poisoning!

Being a father of four, I have to be concerned with the food on our table. Food is necessary for our survival but there are incidences when food causes food poisoning. And whereas this may clear within days, there are incidences when food poisoning became life threatening. Particularly in a family setting, I have learned to be more cautious. As a father, I may not have such a hard time with food poisoning as compared to the children. It is important to remember that food hygiene...

Jan 14 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Are Mealtimes Breaking Your Heart? Try These Heartfelt Strategies For Coping With Fussy Eaters

If you have always been a foodie, having kids can really be a culture shock. Suddenly everything needs to be blitzed and mushed, or cut down into tiny sizes. Strong flavors, nuts and seasoning are all out for the first few years too. You probably don’t have the time to prepare the gourmet menus you were used to before the kids. Eventually, though, the kids get bigger, and their tummies can take a greater repertoire of flavors.  Then the real trouble starts! Every texture, sight,...

Dec 30 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Making the Shift to Growing Your Own Produce

Let’s face it; there is no substitute for a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to saving money and maximising your health, it may be wise to grow your own produce. Making the shift from shop bought food to home-grown fruit and vegetables can seem a little scary. But, you don’t need to worry. On the contrary, there are some practical ways that you can make the shift and lessen your dependency on wholesalers. You can make sure that the food that you buy and consume is grown exactly...

Nov 29 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Hearty Winter Foods and Why You Should Eat Them

Image Source With the winter upon us, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. Dark is drawing in, and the sun is out less and less. As a result, the days and nights are becoming much colder. It’s important to wrap up warm, but it is of equal importance to eat right. Our bodies crave different things dependent upon the time of year. And during winter time our body wants us to eat hot and filling meals. This is your body’s way of preparing you for the...

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