Do chickens burp?

  When you look happily at a lovely piece of brie, chocolates or if you are a meat eater – steak  – new research confirms that cows when they burp release significant amounts of methane – from the front not the back. Perhaps its something to do with double stomach. We do eat dairy but […]

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The Magical Toxeth

“For a cook, this is an incredible place to be, and I want everyone to know about it. I immediately spot ingredients I’ve never seen anywhere before. Mulberry syrup, which is used to make cold drinks – sharbats – in Egypt, Afghan rice, sold in huge sacks covered in multi-coloured script, a creamy almond liqueur, […]

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Teflon Burgers

Every now and then, disastor appears… mind being somewhere else. was intending to make veggy burgers .. with home grown leeks and onions, red peppers and tomato puree,  spinnach, potato, herbs, some apple – but got little stressed and the vegetables wernt cooking, so added some liquid and to speed things up – blitzed them […]

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Major cause of dementia discovered

Just by chance saw this newspaper headline yesterday – “An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis”. more Professor Garth Cooper from The University of Manchester, who leads the Manchester team, says the build-up of urea in the brain to […]

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