Grandparents are family members and form an important element of the extended family. In traditional cultures, grandparents often have a direct and clear role in relation to the care and nurture of children. This has tended to be lost with the development of the nuclear family. In cases where the parents are not willing or… Read More
You’ve probably been drinking soda since you were a kid. Whether you call it pop, soda, or anything else, it is served in every restaurant and sold at every store. Soda is sweet, delicious, addictive, and it can (and does) spell disaster for your health. There are plenty of reasons to give up soda for… Read More
Kabul, Afghanistan – At the The Afghan Women Skills Development Centre (AWSDC) shelter in Kabul, Maryam, Shokufa, Malae, and Asifa make ends meet behind locked doors. The AWSDC, a non-governmental organisation, helps severely traumatised girls and women who are victims of forced prostitution, domestic violence, and child marriages. These women are hidden behind guarded walls and protected… Read More
Mango panna cotta is a delicious, easy, light and refreshing dessert. Mango and coconut milk together makes it a layered, tempting vegan delight that is hard to resist. Ingredients: for Cream Layer 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk unsweetened 1/4 cup sugar 1teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 teaspoon agar-agar for Mango Layer 1-1/2 cup mango puree,… Read More
Triple Chocolate Caramel Cake This beautiful chocolate caramel cake is what’s known as an ‘ombre’ cake; each layer sports a different shade, using dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel. butter 500g, at room temperature, plus a little for the tins golden caster sugar 400g Billington’s dark muscovado 100g eggs 10 buttermilk 200ml plain flour 250g… Read More
The Issue To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to… Read More
I haven’t had paella in Spain, but if I ever hit up Valencia I know paella will be on my must eat list. Paella has bits of everything I love: rice, seafood, and most importantly, crispy burnt parts. Not everyone is into that toasted rice flavour, but I think the socarrat is the best part.… Read More
Wahaca is the brainchild of Thomasina Miers, winner of TV’s MasterChef 2005. Ms Miers is a woman with her heart embedded in the Sierra Madre, and her taste-buds tinglingly attuned to Mexican food. The front window of Wahaca boasts the words “MEXICAN MARKET EATING” in mile-high letters, above picturesque sacks of dried chillies. Downstairs, in… Read More
Catalonia’s regional government last week “suspended its campaign for a planned independence vote,” reports Raphael Minder for The New York Times. And so ended “separatism September.” As Paul Taylor noted in a Reuters dispatch republished by The International New York Times, had Scotland voted “yes” in its own independence referendum on Sept. 18, the result may… Read More
“A homeless woman was given a camera and asked to document life on the streets of Athens.” As Matina Pashali closed the door to her home behind her, she tried not to cry. She was in her early 50s – and homeless. Carrying a suitcase that held all of her belongings, she began to walk.… Read More
Channel 4’s ‘The Three Day Nanny’ is Back and Looking for Families!
"Parents! Are you at the wits end with your children's behaviour? In a new series ...