An Overview of Beer Microbreweries in the United States

The microcrobrewing industry in USA is the largest segment of the craft beer industry. It is also the segment with the most rapid growth. The big three control 92 % of the American beer market with micro and imports sharing the rest. Microbrewers have moved past the import market and have started taking a bite […]

Beer Review Shepherd Neame Spitfire

I had to work down in London last week so obviously promised Mrs P that I wouldn’t be scooping up every night. With a straight face, I told her I wouldn’t be heading off to the pub at every opportunity and I certainly wouldn’t be pouring copious amounts of Youngs and/or Fullers down my neck. […]

Actimel Danone Coconut Probiotic Yogurt Drinking Yogurt

My favourite Danone Actimel is the Coconut flavoured. I started to drink it when I was pregnant as I had some problems with my digestion.  About Danone Actimel  –  It is said that it is a scientifically proven product that helps support your body’s defences. Actually it is a kind of yogurt that has no […]

Bangers and Mash

Bangers and mash is the colorful and descriptive British name for sausages and mashed potatoes. Anyway you say it, it is a comfort food, delicious, hearty and satisfying.  Tradition has it, that at some point during WWII, someone came up with the name banger for the English sausage. Apparently, back then, there was a lot […]

Addiction to Energy Drinks

When it comes to energy drinks it must be said that I have some serious problems. I’ve been addicted for several years now, I just can’t function until I’ve got some energy drink inside of me. I’m not at all fussy, I’ll happily drink down the nearest can of Rockstar, Red Bull or whatever else […]

The only way to Make Artichokes

This writer learned many years ago from her mother-in-law how to make stuffed artichokes. They are a family favorite and, though they take a bit of work, are well worth it. Artichokes in the northeast are not at their best all year. When they come into the grocery stores and are well priced, that is […]

Turmeric for Health

Turmeric (Curcuma longa, Jiang Huang/Yu Jin) is known primarily for its use as a spice in the culinary delicacies of India, China and Southeast Asia; it has also been shown to possess abundant medicinal properties.   The turmeric rhizome itself is yellow and gets its color from curcumin, the actual chief active component of the […]