Is there anything more comforting when you are craving chocolate than the chewy goodness of a home baked brownie? Maybe, but if a decadent slice of goodness is calling you then this recipe may be just the ticket. This is … Continue reading
This is one of those products that seems like a good idea, but the reality is less than expected. The Simple Kind to Eyes Make-Up Corrector Pen cannot distinguish between mascara, eye liner, and/or eye shadow, and it is not suitable for sensitive skin…Continue reading
The eyeliner brush has lovely short, perfectly trimmed synthetic bristles that were not too long, and not too short. Just right for being able to pick up enough product from the pot, and are incredibly soft without compromising accuracy in application.Continue reading
Hello, just wanted to let those of you who check in here at De Materia Domestia regularly, that I will be away for a bit visiting family and friends. I may take this opportunity to get my facebook page up! … Continue reading
A very quick, tasty and nutritious lunch of soba (buckwheat) noodles with pieces of Mackerel, garnished with green onions, soy sauce and sachimi.Continue reading
It seems that every other week there is a ”new” food that heralds a miracle cure for all the worlds’ ills. Have you noticed, they are almost always fresh, organic whole foods, usually from the kingdom of the plants: grains, pulses, fruits, vegetables, almost never anything highly (or even a little bit) processed. Hemp, the seeds and its oil, is actually a very old food and well worth consideration as a ‘super-food’Continue reading
You don’t need a bigger kitchen, the newest flashiest gadget or the most obscure culinary widget that you can imagine to make great meals. You may need a kitchen with a better lay out, or with more organization, and/or better appliances, but for the most part, the lack (or temporary delay of attaining) these things cannot be used as valid excuses for not cooking healthy and delicious meals from scratch.Continue reading
When I arrived in a far off developing country with an aide organization, travelling light was required. Fine by me, I love travelling but hate schlepping luggage around. Space in my bag was therefore at a premium but I reserved … Continue reading
Sublime… and sub-lime. A play on words. The former stands as testament to the flavour of these tender treats and the latter as an apt description of the ideal way to serve them.
When you just don’t know what to make for that special luncheon, whether to impress someone special or to make your sweetheart smile.. or just because you deserve it, these are fit for purpose.
Accompanied by slices of avocado and fresh lime wedges, of course! Sometimes I just don’t know what to make for dinner. I usually get food cravings; a yearning for a particular taste. That then determines what goes on in the kitchen. Other times the menu is dictated by what is in season, or by what is in the fridge and needs attention.Last night, no such luck…Continue reading