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Simple Cooking Makes Me Happy

Cooking my own food is (nearly) always a pleasure. There’s a lot to be said for being able to choose exactly how you want your food cooked and served. While I do enjoy eating very elaborate dishes when I’m “out”, I tend to stick to much simpler fare when I’m the one doing the cooking. […]

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Geeky Chopping Board

I’m not sure if I’d want this kind of style of chopping board in my kitchen, though that’s also partially because I prefer wooden boards. The “motherboard” chopping board is a glass chopping board. It’s got the design of a motherboard printed on to it, so if you’re a bit of a geek you might […]

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Non-Slip Wood Fibre Chopping Board

Over the past couple of years I’ve picked up a variety of cooking utensils on trips to the US. At some point on a trip I usually end up in a shopping mall somewhere and invariably it’ll have a shop dedicated to cooking. On my most recent trip I ended up in “Sur La Table” […]

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Gadget: Peeling Garlic Easily

I have to admit that I am a little addicted to Kickstarter (and to a lesser extent Indiegogo). I tend to spend at least an hour or two per week browsing the latest projects on Kickstarter to see what people are creating. Sure, some of the stuff they come up with is either totally pointless […]

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Getting Back in the Saddle (Literally!)

As I mentioned, I’ve been either walking or cycling in and out of the office for the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately (though this depends on your perspective) I live a little too close to the office for the commute to be a decent workout. So the only way for me to get a proper […]

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Weather and Exercise

How good, or bad, the weather is has a direct impact on how much outdoors physical exercise I want to do. If it’s cold, damp and grey I’m highly unlikely to want to get off my ass and walk or cycle. But if the weather is pleasant then it’s a hell of a lot easier. […]

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