So many gifts are lame and uninspired. A tie? Socks? Again. Really. Some people just can’t get it right. When it comes to present buying, it pays to take a few chances every now and again. Unusual gifts are a bit of a risk, but if they work then the recipient will be delighted. If they don’t, then the effort will be appreciated and at least the present will be something of a talking point. [Read more…] about Take a chance with unusual gifts
Catering equipment is a much used commodity in the UK and many other countries. It is vital for the production of food and drink and many organisations would grind to a halt without it.Recently, a number of items of kitchen equipment were stolen in a burglary in the south-west of England. According to reports in the Express & Echo, thieves made off with a range of goods that were being stored in a barn. [Read more…] about Catering equipment stolen in raid
A group of students from the Grimsby Institute recently achieved success using catering equipment. The collection of learners made it through to the final five of a national catering competition, the Grimsby Telegraph reports.The Toque D’Or contest challenges people to form a team of chefs and front-of-house staff to create and run their own restaurants, complete with kitchen equipment. [Read more…] about Students achieve success using catering equipment
Solar power can be very expensive to install. Over time, you will almost certainly recoup the money you spend through a rise in the value of your home, savings on energy bills and through the ability to sell the energy you produce on to power companies, but the initial outlay can be very costly. However, for those who want to do their bit for the environment, but can’t afford the upfront investment, there are still ways to utilise solar power on a smaller scale. [Read more…] about Utilising Solar Power on a Budget
The rise in popularity of food and cooking in the UK has meant that the dream is no longer of writing a novel or decamping to rural France, as it might have once been, but is instead of owning your own cafe and restaurant.As with writing a novel and living abroad and other dreams of grandeur, excitement or fame, people often don’t realise how much work you need to put in and how little real glamour is involved. [Read more…] about Why catering equipment is the building block of the new dream..
Thinking of buying new ovens or washing machines? Before you go to any shops you can make things easier for yourself by putting some thought into what you want and need from your new appliances. In addition, using the opportunity to purchase energy-saving models of ovens and washing machines will mean that you can contribute to saving the environment as well as potentially shaving hundreds of pounds off your annual fuel bills. [Read more…] about A useful appliance buying guide..
There’s nothing like getting used to things to make you take them for granted.Most of us have fridge freezers and ovens as part of our integrated kitchens. It is only when we are on holiday or visiting friends with less integrated kitchens that we start to appreciate the difference that these appliances can make to our lives. [Read more…] about Why you should look twice at your oven..
Once upon a time everyone felt guilty about using dishwashers; and while there is new evidence to suggest that dishwashers are more environmentally friendly than washing up by hand, it seems that the jury is still out on what the conclusive answer is.On the one hand, it seems that the machines use less power and less water than the traditional washing by hand method. [Read more…] about Is your dishwasher good for the environment..