Lifestyle

Are tote bags better for environment than plastic shopping bags?

|     Khang Nguyen & Lisa Forster     | IN MANY countries around the world plastic shopping bags are only handed out in return for a small charge. And...

How to find the right cleaning service for your home

|     Jana Illhardt     | HOUSEHOLD chores are taxing, and many people would rather hire either an individual cleaner or a specialist firm to take care...

Five reasons not to diet in 2018

|     Carrie Dennett     | JANUARY, aka National Dieting Month, is once again upon us. Before you sign up for another restrictive eating plan that has...

Chicken legs destined to be a runaway hit

CHICKEN drumsticks are often relegated to kids’ meals, perhaps a notch up from chicken tenders. This is a surprisingly winning and simple preparation -...

Prepare yourself to see grown men wearing rompers in 2018

A NEW look that has been threatening to become the men’s vogue in 2018 is causing quite a stir in fashion circles. The so-called male...

Pre-washed, pre-cut fruit and veggies aren’t really ‘ready to eat’

CARROTS are often presented on supermarket shelves in small, transparent bags, already washed, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces. Supermarkets also often target shoppers seeking...

A head-scratching word salad: It’s on the menu

|     Becky Krystal     | WE ALL know the feeling. You’re at a restaurant deciding what to order when you start to wonder about a description...

This black bean dish will make you forget how cold it...

THERE are black beans, and then there are black beans cooked with orange juice. If you haven’t tried squeezing some in, trust me, it’s...

If you want to mix it up, a duck stir-fry fits...

WANT to expand your culinary horizons in 2018 without adding a belt notch? You could start by picking up a package of duck breast...

Life grinding you down? Apple-celeriac soup is your new secret weapon

THERE is something about a steaming bowl of soup that helps melt away everything that ails you. This apple-celeriac soup not only can warm you...

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