One of the most fundamental parts of eating healthily on a daily basis is making sure that you shop well for your food. It can be so easy to be tempted into buying all sorts of unhealthy extras when you’re wandering around a grocery store. Many people make the mistake of just shopping for food […]
As an avid blog reader barely a day goes by without seeing a reference to ‘paleo diets’. For those who are unaware the paleolithic diet (or caveman diet) is a nutritional plan based around food types that were available to our ancestors nearly 2.5 million years ago. By eliminating grains, dairy and processed foods (among […]
In March, Starbucks fanatics were excited to see the new Hazelnut Macchiato debut. Now Starbucks is coming out with new drinks and foods for the spring and summer seasons. Among the most talked about drink coming to the Starbucks’ line is the Carmel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino, which will debut on April 30th. The drink will […]
Like a lot of the globe, here in the UK spring is more a hope than the current season, with flurries of snow as late as April making winter feel endless. Over the weekend it seemed nice enough to open the windows and let some fresh air breeze through the apartment. Coupled with the light […]
I am not a big consumer of alcoholic beverages, so when I do choose to partake I want a tasty sipping drink (as opposed to the unpleasant experience of something you have throwback as quickly as possible or that burns your throat on the way down). I’m always on the lookout for yummy and refreshing cocktail recipes I can serve at […]
St Patrick’s Day means two things to me (not being Irish, or even having visited Ireland) my annual tasting of Guinness to see if I like it yet – and this year I do! – and making Delia Smith’s Chocolate Guinness cake. After a little morning-after-the-night-before cake baking accident (maybe I’m more Irish than I […]
With the fast paced and sometimes frankly hectic lifestyles that we live in this modern age, food can sometimes become of little consideration. I mean, who has the time to devote to thinking up exciting new meals or slave away in the kitchen for a couple of hours a day? We all have our quick […]
February may be short, but there was no shortage of exciting articles this past month on The Daily Quirk! Here are a few of February’s highlights on The Daily Quirk!
I don’t know what I liked more about this Passion Fruit Meringue Pie Recipe from Sam at Drizzle and Drip, the fact that it’s a new twist on a classic recipe or the adorable individual serving idea, but either way I thought it was pretty awesome. This dessert is as pretty as it is tasty and […]
As much as I enjoy trying out new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, molecular gastronomy is way beyond my capabilities. Making sure a souffle does not fall is about as technically complicated as my cooking gets and even that is not always a successful endeavor. As much as I would love to learn how […]
Whether you’re celebrating with your boyfriend, girlfriend or a great friend today these sweet pink meringues are the perfect way to share your feelings.
Chocolate cake is a guilty pleasure of mine, but not just any chocolate cake will do. When I am having a serious cake craving, there is nothing worse than breaking off what seems like a delicious bite only to find that what looked pretty on the plate is a dry bland lump in my mouth. Dry […]
Who could say no to Baked Potato Soup? Not me. When I saw this recipe from Barefeet In The Kitchen, I was all about making some as quickly as possible! The recipe is shockingly simple to execute and incrediblly declicous to eat.
As I talked about over on my blog, I am well and truly throwing myself into the standard January diet. I think it’s going well, I know 2 weeks in is a little early to be claiming this but my snug work trousers are fitting more comfortably and I don’t feel too deprived. I think […]