issue 10: ginger beer

“Lashings of ginger beer…” – Five Go Mad in Dorset I had never had a real ginger beer. Until I sat down to research this piece I hadn’t had one. I thought I had. I’d had ginger beer that I enjoyed, ginger beer that burned with goodness, ginger beer that other people turned and ran Read more about issue 10: ginger beer[…]

issue 07: honey

“It is the honey which makes us cruel enough to ignore the death of a bee.” – Munia Khan I gotta say, I don’t love honey. Never have. Never liked the flavour, never liked how the stickiness got everywhere. I was never one to add it to tea or to drizzle it over walnuts and Read more about issue 07: honey[…]

issue 05: cucumber

“A cucumber should be well-sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.” – Samuel Johnson While I wouldn’t go so far as to say the cucumber is good for nothing, I will admit that it took me a long time to find a point in it being around. Read more about issue 05: cucumber[…]

issue 03: orgeat

“The scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez” Orgeat will, quite simply, change your life. Some people might think that’s overstating the case a little but it is a game-changer when it comes to making your drinks. Go out, buy a bottle, and write down Read more about issue 03: orgeat[…]

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issue 01: basil

“Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.” – St. Basil There’s a scene in the French movie Amelie in which the narrator lists off a series of things that bring joy to the title character. As each item is listed (dipping her Read more about issue 01: basil[…]