The DIY Trends

When you thіnk about іt, hоmеѕ rерrеѕеnt a рrеttу bіg investment of bоth tіmе and mоnеу. Mаnу реорlе, еѕресіаllу those lооkіng tо рut their hоmеѕ оn the market, mау wаnt tо аdd vаluе tо their hоmе bу аddіng nеw fеаturеѕ аnd аmеnіtіеѕ. (more…)

How to be the perfect dinner host

Do you love to throw a good party and make a great dinner? Are you the first person your friends think of when they want someone to coordinate a shindig? Do you just want to learn about how you might be able to host one of the best dinner parties of the year? No matter the reason, you’ve come to the right place. Your role as a dinner host is crucial to the success of your party, so read on and find out what the position requires! (more…)

Vegetarian okonomiyaki (Japanese cabbage pancakes)

To be honest, Japanese food has never particularly appealed to me. I’ve never been to Japan (though it’s definitely on my list!), so I’m pretty ignorant about Japanese cuisine – the only thing I’m familiar with is (vegetarian!) sushi, which I don’t really enjoy. Cold rice and raw veggies really isn’t my thing.

So when I first learned about okonomiyaki, I was pretty surprised by how amazing it looked. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a savoury Japanese pancake full of shredded veggies (I used cabbage, carrot and spring onions), and it’s really, really tasty. It’s also super easy to make – you may have noticed that it looks a bit of a mess, which means that if you muck up the pancake at all, you can just drizzle a load of sauce over the top, and nobody will be any the wiser.

VEGETABLE COBBLER

My lovely Granny was an awesome cook. A few years ago, we found her old handwritten cookbook, and it’s amazing. It’s perfectly imperfect – spelling mistakes, scribbles, pages torn out, recipes slipped in the front on loose sheets of paper (in fact, one of them is even written on the back of a letter from the DVLA…). It’s the kind of cookbook that you don’t get so much any …