I love cooking, finding it a great way of relaxing. Planning a meal, prepping the ingredients and cooking is a way of shutting off from the outside world and being creative. I’m normally reluctant to adopt new equipment into my routine but have been highly impressed with the Ninja Foodi. I’ve used it frequently over recent weeks.
Stuart Forster reviews the experience of accessing the internet using a Huawei MiFi. The device, also known as a personal hotspot, was supplied by Cellhire. Disclosure: The MiFi being tested was loaned by Cellhire, which did not review or approve this article. I was recently asked if I’d be interested in testing a personal hotspot,...
Designed for use in sub-zero temperatures, the Torrent jacket is filled with Snugpak’s trademarked Softie® insulation. It is designed to provide comfort when worn in temperatures to -5°C (23°F) and for use in lows to -10°C (14°F). Importantly, the jacket is light in weight. The extra-large version of the Snugpak Torrent jacket that I can be seen wearing in the photos illustrating this article weighs 950 grams.
Lavender and Lovage is a hardback book that runs to 396 pages. The introduction conveys the author’s passion for tasty, no-nonsense food made with quality, fresh ingredients. It also hints at the global influences that have influenced Burns-Booth’s palette and style of cooking; she has lived in South Africa, Hong Kong, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, France and North Wales. As a food and travel blogger she has had opportunities to traverse the globe and taste dishes that have inspired some of the 160 recipes that feature in this book.
The 232-page guidebook consists of 106 chapters. Most of those chapters run to just a couple of pages in length, meaning it’s easy to pick up and put down Only in Boston. It’s one of those books that’s good to carry around and delve into during quiet moments.
Research takes me to a variety of environments around the world. Sometimes it means spending time in comfortable surroundings reviewing luxury hotels. You’ll also find me jolting along in jungles or remote national parks. Inevitably, I want to feel confident that my laptop is as safe as possible from damage while on the road.
The Vintage Fine Ale, a full-bodied beer, is brewed with Bramling Cross, Goldlings and the wonderfully named Fuggle varieties of hops. Too many of these ales, at 6.5 per cent alcohol by volume, and perhaps you could well say that anyone would be ‘fuggled’ up. But, of course, beer consumption is all about enjoying the product in moderation and enjoying the subtleties of the flavour.
The Bizhop carry-on suitcase has been designed to meet the needs of business travellers while complying with the size requirements for cabin baggage of several major airlines. This piece of baggage carries a relatively new name among luggage producers. The Bizhop Luggage company was founded by Iain Begg. Crowdsourcing, via Kickstarter, provided funding for this venture. Shipment of the cases began in December 2017.
I like to stay presentable when I travel. Part of that, in my view, is being clean shaven. Of late I’ve been doing that Cornerstone shaving products. Pulled pork, craft beer and avocado on sour dough toast all appeal to me. I even own a couple of pairs of skinny jeans and a tweed jacket....
The grip handles feature a Velcro seal, for additional comfort while carrying this sizable piece of kit, and there are hand grips at either end. You can, should you choose, carry the bag via a shoulder strap that spans its length. Alternatively, the Kitmonster 70 G2 has detachable twin shoulder straps, meaning you can carry the bag on your back, in the style of a rucksack, should you so desire.