Cryptocurrencies – Find out who hold the top 8 positions
Aug15

Cryptocurrencies – Find out who hold the top 8 positions

Cryptocurrencies have exploded into the mainstream media recently and Bitcoin is certainly hogging the limelight. However, the cryptocurrency world is bigger than Bitcoin or the next big player, Ethereum. At the time I began writing this post, the coinmarketcap.com website claimed that there were 840 cryptocurrencies in existence. Now that number has increased to 847. Each cryptocurrency has its own purpose and varies in price range...

Read More
Cumquat season
Jul20

Cumquat season

Have you ever tried a fresh cumquat? It’s an experience. It’s the only citrus fruit where the whole fruit can be popped into the mouth and eaten. Weirdly, the skin and pith are very sweet and the flesh is extremely sour and both parts of the cumquat  are required to balance the flavours. I love slicing up cumquat and adding them to salads. It adds a wonderful citrus-y brightness to every mouthful. However, a little goes a...

Read More
Tricolour paper wreath tutorial
Jun28

Tricolour paper wreath tutorial

Need a quick decoration idea for an upcoming celebration? Then you might want to consider this paper wreath that you can print and fold yourself. You will need 12 sheets of paper, the PDF download from below a colour printer, a gluestick some Blu-Tack or double sided tape. Each folded knot is 3 5/8 inch in width and it makes a 13 inch paper wreath. I got the idea for the basic folded knot shape from a mathematics book of all things....

Read More
Empanada – Easy Peasy Spanish Pastry Pie
Apr28

Empanada – Easy Peasy Spanish Pastry Pie

I first ate empanada at my friend Veronica’s place. Her family comes from the north of Spain and her mother makes a great empanada. She showed me how she makes it and it’s her recipe that I have shared  here with you. Empanada makes a great dinner served with a salad. This is a recipe that can be made ahead of time as it’s delicious cold. Don’t skip the step to rest the dough after kneading. A well rested dough...

Read More
Snapshot – Gardens in Singapore
Apr22

Snapshot – Gardens in Singapore

I was in Singapore recently and, while I didn’t plan to, I ended up visiting two very different gardens the two days I was there. One was Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay. Beautifully designed and maintained gardens built on reclaimed land. It has quickly become a huge tourist attraction for the island nation. I was taken there around sunset so that I could catch the daily light show that takes places at the super trees....

Read More