For those of you who have intimate knowledge of hospitality/F&B industry relationships, you must be chuckling under your breath at the headline. Only you know why (well now we do too). We may be experts in our fields but where this baby thing is concerned, we are definitely working out way through it. Here is what we can tell you… Continue reading
When you are pregnant, you are likely to have one of these two perspectives about food- you either love it or you hate it. Sometimes these feeling could alternate right after each other or even happen simultaneously. If you are married to a pregnant woman, you probably know how intense expectant mothers can get about food. It may be a weird caving that forces you out on a while goose supermarket chase late at night, or the fact that you are banned from having your favourite food in the same building as her or else she will be utterly sick- food and pregnancy are certainly a phenomenon! Can we get a witness?!
It is funny how even the healthiest eater pre-pregnancy can find her food world turned upside down. Simple foods like tomatoes can trigger painful heartburn and acid reflux and your craving of jug loads of orange juice can produce nightlong indigestion 12 hours later. The first trimester is the most notorious where food is concerned as horrible morning sickness may eliminate lots of food choices, relegating a normally balanced eater to dry cereal and crackers as the only things that will stay down. We ourselves bought fresh ginger root by the kilo and Lij was amazed that I had to add it to almost everything! However, once, the threshold is past into the second semester, symptoms are likely to ease up and if they do, that it the time to really jump on feeding your body and growing foetus the nutrition they need. Here are a few tips.
For several months we have been very naughty. We feel like naughty twins sharing something totally precious. We could have announced what were up to earlier, but wanted to treasure it a little longer. You see when life throws you something really huge, sometimes you just have to pull back and acknowledge it. But we have been absent for good reason. Continue reading
I, The Steward, have a proposal for you that will cut your grocery bill, and also reduce your exposure to harmful and environmentally unfriendly cleaning products. Are you interested? I bet you are! Well, I hope not to disappoint you much, because what I am about to tell you, though it may sound novel to you, is not news for your mother or grandmother. You see, they were right all along. Aren’t they always?
Nowadays, we have gotten so used to buying a wide array of specially formulated pre-packaged products labelled for every possible use under the sun that we have lost touch with reality. Pretty spray bottles containing coloured substances so pungent that they make your head hurt and your chest wheeze are not only dangerous for our health, but also for the environment. And do we really need 5 different cleaners for every surface in the home? Continue reading
Since we moved from Dubai, we have been trying to focus on settling into our new life and unfortunately have not had much time to keep up with our usual posting schedule. We’ve certainly been missing out on sharing with you and on this precious blog and as things continue to settle down, we hope to be back to business as usual in the very near future!
Today we wanted to shake things up a little and do them a little different. That said, we are going to add a new Dining Out series to share some of our many restaurant haunts. We are huge on helping you hone and showcase your culinary skills, but we also want to celebrate the art of eating out without prejudice, preconceptions or agendas. We are doing this simply for the love of good food and the support of the industry in which we earn our living. Continue reading