Some people think that food poisoning is a mild illness which if anything might help them lose weight, but I recently watched this clip about a man who contracted Campylobacter food poisoning and developed Guillain-Barré syndrome, causing him to be paralysed. Having seen a friend also go through similar slow recovery from this syndrome, I […]
It is that time of year when many people find themselves with colds, flu or norovirus – those typical winter bugs. But getting ill is not a foregone conclusion, and there are some things we can do to protect ourselves against illness. Many of my tips are very cheap, if not free, and by taking a […]
Why anyone serving food should ask their guests about allergens Recently I have noticed a large amount of road kill near me – all baby animals – rabbits, squirrels mainly. It got me thinking – why are so many young animals getting run over? Well I guess by now they are young adults, have left […]
Getting formula ready in a hurry All parents have been there – someone hasn’t sterilised the bottles, there is no made up formula in the fridge, and it is 3 am and your baby is waking the whole household and probably the street as well! You are half asleep, desperate to go back to sleep […]
Frozen Foods associated with Listeria There is currently a Listeria outbreak in Europe and the UK, and it is thought that it may be associated with people using frozen vegetables without cooking them first. Listeria bacteria can cause very nasty symptoms including miscarriage and death, so it is very important that everyone is aware of the […]
How often should you clean…… I get asked this question daily and the answer is – it depends – and that applies to bedroom hygiene as well. So here are some answers that don’t make the headlines because they are a) boring b) not sexy c) complicated. If you want the truth, then read on.
I know it is incredibly trendy to eat food off anything other than a “boring” plate, but really, do you want a mouthful of someone else’s meal mixed with their saliva with your dinner? Or maybe the dirty washing up water has softened up the food debris which then got stuck in the cracks of […]
With the 5p bag tax, bags for life are becoming a norm, and it’s great news for the environment. But one problem is that we could be putting our food into dirty bags, not just visibly dirty, but bags with dangerous bacteria on the inside.