The meaning of mealtime

Dan Franch on why eating together is about so much more than food. If you have kids, life is busy. If both you and your spouse have jobs, life is busier. If you are a single parent with a job, life is well… busiest. Add to that lengthening commutes, further demands outside the home, plus […]

Happy Soup Season!

This week the colours in the forest are breathtaking, they almost make up for the dark mornings and evenings, it is the really rich reds, oranges and golds that are only there for a short time just before the leaves fall.   Nature’s colours are also inspiring for the kitchen, as you find the wonderful […]

Seven. Lucky seven. Seventh heaven

Everyone is aware of its magical allure. Seven is the most common dice roll in gambling. In ancient times, seven celestial bodies could be seen by the naked eye. There are seven continents. Seven seas. Seven days in a week and seven wonders of the ancient world. Don’t forget the seven colors in a rainbow. […]

Finish your plate!

-Finish your plate! A well-known mom-/dadism still in use. Now there’s a study to show that we actually do finish our plates – in general. The study, from Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, reveals that adults eat 92% of the food they put on their plate, on average. One can easily dish out reasons for this, […]

Colorful breakfast

August is the perfect time for healthy breakfasts. A quick visit to the farmers market and you’ll find everything you need. If you pre-wash your greens, fruits and berries and store them in bowls or stackable glass containers in your fridge – it is quick to serve too. Just get the bowls out and place […]

Am I going to have a heart attack doctor??

It is funny, but nobody ever asks me that question. Doctors love to talk about cardiovascular risk (i.e. your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke). Patients often get very upset if their cholesterol is a little bit out of range, or their blood pressure is too high, but patients and doctors are […]

Midsummer up north

The midsummer celebration is an old pre-Christianity tradition in many European countries, mostly so those in the north.  At some stage however Rome decided that church should be part of it, so instead of celebrating the solstice, the nature and fertility – everyone were now supposed to celebrate the birth of John the Baptist. 

Stroke – act FAST

We’ve all heard of “heart attacks” but have you heard of a “brain attack”? The National Health Service of the UK had a publicity campaign a few years ago about stroke, where they “rebranded” strokes to try and teach the public that they need to act fast if they suspect somebody is having one.

Healthy eating on a budget

Would you like to eat healthy whole food, buy only organic and not totally blow your budget? At first this might seem impossible when you check the price tags, but stay calm and keep reading – I’ll give you my personal tricks for feeding your family awesome food while keeping the cost down. Let’s start […]

Shaky legs & a six-pack vision

I think about fitness a lot. Normally it’s while I’m eating ice cream or finishing off a pack of cookies. Normally my thoughts are that I need to eat less ice cream and cookies and workout more.  When a friend invited me to try a boxing class with her, I thought it would be a […]