15Jan/13
Date Biryani

The Biryani Revisited

I don’t think a dish exists today, such as the Biryani, that has been so painstakingly researched over the years. It has left culinary historians baffled and its myriad theories have intrigued countless food enthusiasts, many of whom claim to have decoded its past. If the Da Vinci Code has to be re-written, Dan Brown should certainly chose the Biryani as its focus this time around. And if I were to have my last supper, I certainly wish it was a good Biryani; and so my epitaph should proclaim- “died peacefully, with a bellyfull of Biryani”.
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09Jan/13

Martin Baynton on WotWots, Jane and the Dragon and world domination

Martin Baynton creator of WotWots, Jane and the Dragon and also the author of more than thirty children’s books is talking to Berkshire Woman from New Zealand’s world famous Weta Workshop about his work and his plans for the future.

BW: Many of our readers would know your WotWots from the Channel 5’s ‘Milkshake’. So 99 countries with WotWots is quite a number. Are you planning World domination?

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29Dec/12

Interview with Denise Linn and her daughter Meadow Linn

I was delighted to hear world famous writer, lecturer and spiritual teacher Denise Linn had agreed to do an interview with Berkshire Woman. I read Denise’s books for years and always learned something from them. This year Denise has written a new book with her daughter Meadow Linn which is just about to come out. I was interested to read and review this book, called ‘The Mystic cookbook’. Suffice to say I was intrigued by the idea of a spiritual kitchen and mindful cooking. (My review will be available online very soon.)
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01Nov/12
Autumn colour from an Acer

Winter in the Garden

Autumn is now well advanced, but hopefully our careful dead-heading of bedding plants and herbaceous perennials, extended the flowering season well into October. Now summer bedding is spent and the asters are the stars of the season along with the remaining dahlias hanging on until the first hard frosts.
Colour at this time is mainly provided by the leaves of trees and bushes as they take on their autumn hues before they drop.
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01Nov/12
KidKraft Vintage Kitchen in Pink

Hubble Bubble – What was cooking in our kitchen this week?

We were asked to review the girls pretend kitchen built by KidKraft. So we put one together (and timed ourselves), we smelled it, we poked it, we photographed it, we gave it marks on looks and functionality, we played with it and finally we lived with it for few days. What’s more we asked the participants to tell us what they thought of it. This is what we found out.
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