Rediscovering Beetroot

Posted on: February 27th, 2012 Posted by

For many people, the word beetroot conjures up images of crunchy slices of deep red, vinegary veg which stains everything that it comes into contact with a glorious pink. True, beetroot has remarkable colourant properties (more on that later!) but there is far more to this underrated root vegetables than hard-to-stomach pickled snacks. Read the rest of this entry »

Londons Top Three Attractions for Kids

Posted on: February 20th, 2012 Posted by

Attracting countless international visitors each year, London is host to an array of museums, galleries, historical buildings, theme parks and zoos. If you are travelling to the city with kids, knowing which of these exhibits to see can be tricky. Some, like the London Dungeon, are designed for more adult tastes, while others are designed with the younger generation in mind. To help you decide which to see we’ve cherry-picked three of our favourite attractions in the capital, based on the appeal of the exhibits to young minds, and the child-friendly facilities on offer. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 Posted by

Holidays – a time for ditching the diet?

Many of us like to ditch the diet and indulge for a week or two. Unfortunately, putting on weight seems to be considerably easier than losing it. In just a fortnight of treating yourself to fatty, sugary, high calorie snacks, the toned, healthy “swimsuit ready” figure that you worked so hard to get before your holiday may be starting to bulge a little more than you’d like. Read the rest of this entry »

Hiring A Private Chef for Your Holiday

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 Posted by

This could be a perfect compromise on a self catering holiday.

If you are reluctant to put your cooking skills to the test for a fortnight, or simply prefer not to worry about what is for dinner every night, hiring a private chef could be the solution.

Self catering breaks have been traditionally associated with holidays on a budget, and basic cooking facilities. However, as upmarket self catering accommodation has become more widely available, many people have begun to add a luxurious touch to their holiday by arranging for a personal chef to do the cooking for them. Read the rest of this entry »