Lime, Lemongrass and Ginger Cordial
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Lime, Lemongrass and Ginger Cordial

My Nutri Ninja has been a massive hit. Not only do I make breakfast smoothies which help massively with my hatred of weekday mornings, but I have perfected a few juices and cordials which are helping my current non-alcoholic ways- such as this lime, lemongrass and ginger cordial. Read More

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Oxfam: building futures through chilli farming
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Oxfam: building futures through chilli farming

I hadn’t really thought about how many chilli products I had in the kitchen until I started to write today and took a quick look. There is Mr Vikkis chilli jam, chilli powder, chilli flakes, a chilli, garlic and salt grinder, hot sauce, chilli in my curry paste and even a chilli chocolate in with my easter egg (I may be the only person in the world not to like chilli chocolate so I will give that to my hubby). Chillis are so ubiquitous that I’ve never given much thought to where they come from until Oxfam got in touch about the work they are doing to improve the lives of women and their families in Bangladesh.

Oxfam: building futures through chilli farming

Chilli farming is giving women like Joygun food for the table and plans for the future.

Nestled between Burma and India, Bangladesh is a low lying country with a patchwork of rivers across the southern end which lead out into the Bay of Bengal. With so many rivers, the country is extremely vulnerable to flooding during the rainy season which regularly washes away crops and livestock. With men working away in order to earn money, it is often left to the women to farm the land and+ deal with the cycle of low employment opportunities and hunger during dry months and lost assets and disease during the rainy season.

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Yo! Sushi new menu #thisistokyo
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Photo Diary: New Yo! Sushi Menu

Going back to their Tokyo roots

Yo! Sushi have never been ones to sit on their laurels, but this year’s menu overhaul sees the biggest changes they have made to date. They have gone back to their Toyko routes, where the company was founded, and added more street food and home cooking items to the menu, as well as trying to introduce more Japanese language and culture into the business.

Yo! Sushi new menu #thisistokyo

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