Category: Caines Corner

Drink to your health

Drink to your health

| June 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

If like me you were brought up on homemade drinks then this list should mean something to you: Ginger Beer, Mauby, Sorrel, and Guinness Punch. These drinks make me nostalgic for a time when it seemed that there was a wider variety of cold drinks and the business of thirst quenching didn’t begin and end […]

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Eat soup and stay Supa!

Eat soup and stay Supa!

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Food commentary. There’s something reassuring in the saying, the more things change, the more they are the same. The aphorism can’t always be taken at face value but it does suggest that life is about the fundamentals. Take soup for instance, well this is a feature on food, no matter how fancy we get with […]

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Eat your fill and leave the pills

Eat your fill and leave the pills

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cooking commentary. If you were to do a count of the prescription pills you’ve taken over the last few years would you (a) be surprised that you’ve been so sickly or (b) justify your consumption by claiming you wouldn’t be here today if you hadn’t taken them? If your answer was b, here’s another question […]

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The Poor don’t need to eat Poorly

The Poor don’t need to eat Poorly

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Food commentary. In the time that I’ve been doing this article I’ve been acutely aware that income is a major factor in deciding what we eat. Unsuprisingly this situation has been greatly exacerbated by the current economic down-turn. In the UK over the last two years we’ve seen the rise and rise of the discount […]

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Bend the tree while it’s young

Bend the tree while it’s young

| October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Food news. It seems that not a week goes by when there isn’t concern raised about childhood obesity, which is something that I’ve written about and commented on in other articles. This  month has seen President Obama naming September as National Obesity Month and obligating Americans to help children make healthy choices while in the […]

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The benefits of eating to retain muscle mass

The benefits of eating to retain muscle mass

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Health news. In all of my reading on the benefits of a good diet there seems to be two recurring themes: (1) regardless of your income level if you aren’t considered in what you eat you’ll end up with a poor diet (2) what you eat on a day to day basis will have a […]

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Eat well, sleep well, and live longer

Eat well, sleep well, and live longer

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Health news. Recently I made mention of a spate of news stories concerning the problems caused by a lack of sleep: it seems the medical world is concerned that too many of us are spending too much time in the digital world rather than getting a good night’s sleep. This situation is further exacerbated by […]

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Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe Video

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe Video

| June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is bread really the stuff of life? Caribbean news. Since I last wrote, a number of food issues have surfaced or in some cases resurfaced: issues with sugar and the amount that we eat on a daily basis continue to occupy the news media. There’s been some action on the horse meat scandal with a […]

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We need to raise our per day fruit and veg intake

We need to raise our per day fruit and veg intake

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Health news. You’d be forgiven for thinking that you were doing well getting in your fruit and vegetable five-a-day but I’ve got some bad news for you: the latest thinking is that we all need to be eating a seven-a-day diet. What’s more that thinking comes with the conclusion that those eating a seven a […]

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The rise of Type 2 diabetes is a threat to us all

The rise of Type 2 diabetes is a threat to us all

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Health news. Another week and yet another food related health scare, or so it would seem if you are sceptical about being told what to eat. The latest UK food scare, if you pay attention to  the news media, concerns the rise of type 2 diabetes. According to National Health Service data since 1996 cases […]

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