Help your immune system in the winter by keeping in your store cupboard some health boosters. Honey has natural anti-fungal and antibacetrial properties. Garlic has natural anti-fungal and antibacterial properties as well. Tumeric acts as an anti-inflammatory. Ginger also contains natural anti-inflammatories. Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, which helps infection-fighting white blood cell activity. […]




It’s back again, and ran from 10-17th October British Egg Week in association with British Lion Eggs.

British Egg Week culminates with a celebration of World Egg Day at a #PutanEggonit street food event at Hawker House on 14th October.

The event, which has been created for key journalists and food bloggers, but is also open to members of the public, continued throughout Saturday 15 October.

The event featured Seb Holmes, street food pro and #PutanEggonit ambassador, cooking up two of his six British Egg Week recipes, an egg-topped smokey aubergine salad, and a wok fried egg and spicy minced pork with garlic and ginger, at a British Lion branded street food stand.

Top chefs have cooked up lots of egg-citing recipes for us to try – just visit the Egg Info website for the recipe details.

Daily Prompt: The Ancient Tea Horse Road, China…

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The ancient Tea-Horse Road was a trade route mainly through Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet. In ancient times, people in Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces exchanged tea for horses or medicines with people in Tibet. The tea, the medicine and other commodities were transported by mabang – groups of travelers with horses, the special mode of transportation in the south-western region of ancient China – and thus the pathway was called the Tea-Horse Road.

The Tea Horse Road or chamada (simplified Chinese: 茶马道; traditional Chinese: 茶馬道), now generally referred to as the Ancient Tea Horse Road or chamada (simplified Chinese: 茶马古道; traditional Chinese: 茶馬古道) was a network of caravan paths winding through the mountains of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou in Southwest China.[1] It is also sometimes referred to as the Southern Silk Road. The route extended to Bengal in South Asia.

Tieguanyin Tea

Daily Prompt: Candle or not a Candle, that is the question?…

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Well I don’t know about you, but that sure looks like a candle to me. But actually it’s an 8″ wax drip pillar battery candle with a timer. With these Wax Drip Pillars you can enjoy the natural and authentic look and flickering effect of traditionally melted candles without the mess or hot wax damage. It’s available in 4”, 6” and 8” or as a bundle and has a 5 hour timer. These cream pillar candles will look beautiful anywhere in your home so why bother with a real one.


If it’s the real wax smelling candle that you like then you could go for this 5″ candle pillar. A beautiful 5″ real wax flickering candle as appealing as its smaller relative. Have a family of candles side by side to add extra effect. This pillar candle has a real wax dripping effect at the side. Unbelievable and fascinating, they never melt or burn down, no messy wax to scoop out. Taking on the look of a traditional pillar candle, flameless candles are an amazing authentic substitute where candles could never go before. All of the above and lots more to choose from at Battery Candles. They would make a great Christmas present 🙂

I guess you still have to say ‘when is a candle, not a candle’?…



If you have never been to the Chocolate Show before then this is what you can expect on your visit. From Truffles, bars, fudge, brownies and cakes galore await you at The Chocolate Show, which opens its doors at Olympia’s National Hall 14th-16th October as the UK’s biggest celebration of the nation’s favourite sweet treat!

Some of the delightful and delectable things happening at The Chocolate Show include:

A selection of the finest chocolatiers and pastry makers from the UK and many countries around the world will introduce their new creations!

Celebrity chefs who will be showing off their skills on the Chocolate Theatre, with demonstrations taking place across the weekend !

The world-famous Chocolate Fashion Show will be taking place at 5pm every day, with designs made out of chocolate.

A small plates bar hosted by Adam Rawson, former chef at Pachamama, featuring chocolate in each dish, including Beef, Chocolate and BBQ sauce sliders, Crispy Cauliflower with Pecan Mole and Smoked Yoghurt and Porcini Chocolate Truffles.

Hotel Chocolat will be bringing their School of Chocolate to The Chocolate Show, giving you the opportunity to make your own bean to bar chocolate, learn how to sculpt with chocolate and more.

Paul a Young and The Intercontinental Park Lane will be hosting afternoon tea at the show with a menu including brown sugar scones with sea salted caramel.

Check out The Chocolate Show Video for even more information on the show and if that doesn’t tickle your taste buds nothing will.