Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

Supervillians: this week we’re featuring the dreaded dyno-sprout!

Fear not: sprouts really needn’t taste awful!

Follow our step-by-step guide and you too can produce veges that you and your kids will actually like!

One of the problems with the well-known purveyors of “fast food” is that they too understand our preferences and especially the younger mind with it’s shorter route to gratification! We need therefore to make good ‘slow food’ more accessible like fast food! If you’re watching MacDonalds, here’s an autumnal serving tip for you!

Learn how to emulate their tricks using healthier fresher ‘un-processed food’ ingredients with our step-by-step guide ..

Our series continues with some flavorsome additions

We’ve given ourselves a 90-minute time frame for scheduling the cooking into a ‘Brussels away match’ with quarter-time, half-time and three-quarter-time sequenced activities – and even allowed ourselves 10 mins extra time for penalties!

Showing you how to bake your vegies rather than boil them to death!


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Tips for midnight fridge-raiders .. keep a plate of roast veges under cling-film in the fridge – this will stop them drying-out

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Dyno-sprouts on the vine can be twice as big as their smaller relatives served-up in-the-bag .. the final reckoning is to cut them in half so they will cook within the 45 minute time-frame allotted – without requiring extra-time!


Final stages – finishing touches

Review and feedback

Stop Press! is  getting noticed! Step into the Adventure this Christmas with Sky Movies!


Lots to see and do: cookery theater

Cookery theater under a marquee wows crowds!

All good organic green stuff grown in the ground! Locally-produced fresh produce.

Cottingham Sunday food and drink market packed yesterday!

also catering for those ‘on the wagon‘ ..

Some Sasparilla Sir?

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Also seen: Great Newsome Brewery

Local farmers made a wise business decision to diversify getting a grant in 2007 to expand their micro-brewery to now provide a range of seasonal beers


And now for something completely different – ‘off the back of the lorry’, Sir?

Certainly not!

There was none of that slightly dowdy ‘off the back of a lorry‘ feel you get in some markets, as all the stalls presentations and produce were of first rate quality – credit to Cottingham Sunday Market and the event organizers!






Our seats are slowly killing us!

Vehicle seats

The seat we are familiar with is also being radically improved!

The editor has a further interpretation of the sit or stand to work dilemma: he has been developing as an inventor a patented dynamic posture seating  system that allows us to maintain balance whilst sitting and keep our trunk muscles active.

The statistics are quite worrying: Americans spend over 100 hours commuting to work   every year and when they do get to the office, they spend a further 6 hrs x 5 days x 50 weeks = 1500 hours mostly sitting at screens – and several more hours per day sitting whilst watching tv!

With obesity steadily increasing, we need to seriously reconsider our lifestyles if we are going to out-live our parents in terms of life span!

Our parents led more active lives which required more physical and manual activity – but we have with the advent of automation and computing become too sedentary!




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